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Old 10 February 2019, 21:54
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Two Asus Wifi Routers; Same SSID For Both Or Different?

As posted above, I have an Asus RT-N66U on the upper level and an Asus RT-AC1200 on the main level of my home. Right now I have different SSIDs for them. I have read a little bit on-line about pluses and minuses of running the same SSID on more than one router.

However, I want to hear from people here. Do you run the same SSID and password on more than one wifi router and, if so, how well does it work out for you?
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Old 10 February 2019, 22:01
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The smart guys will be along shortly with a better (read: correct) answer, but from my limited personal experience the only way a single SSID across more than one router has worked right for me is if I have one set up as a wifi repeater.
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Old 10 February 2019, 22:47
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I think by default two routers means two SSID’s. I would think you would have IP issues. I’m not an expert
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Old 10 February 2019, 23:12
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ASUS actually has a subset of software on many of their routers / access points.

https://www.asus.com/us/aimesh/

So one device “controls” the other (for lack of a better term) but you should be able to put one at either end of your house and have a single SSID. You’ll switch between the two whichever has a stronger signal.
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