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Split your router's SSID (wireless network name)

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Your router automatically chooses a wireless frequency to broadcast on every time you connect to Wi-Fi.

 

5GHz frequency

This frequency encounters less interference from other devices, so it can handle much faster speeds. But your Wi-Fi coverage will probably not be as good. As the frequency is higher it doesn’t penetrate solid objects nearly as well as the 2.4GHz frequency. 5GHz is the best frequency to use when you're close to your router.

 

2.4GHz frequency

This frequency can travel much further and penetrate solid objects more easily. However traffic from other common household devices can limit your overall speed – microwaves, cordless phones, even your neighbour’s Wi-Fi. 2.4GHz is the best frequency to use if you're outside or in a different room to your router.

You can choose which frequency to connect to by giving each one its own wireless network name (SSID). This way, you can connect different devices to different frequencies depending on what you're using them for. Choose your router from the options below to get started.

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
  2. Login with your router username and password. You’ll find these on the sticker underneath the removable settings card on back of your Wi-Fi Hub
  3. On the Dashboard page, click the See Wi-Fi settings button
  4. Now click Manage advanced settings
  5. Click on the blue cog icon in the Wi-Fi 2.4GHz section
  6. Type a new network name into the SSID text box
  7. Click the Apply button
  8. On the change confirmation box, click the Continue button
  9. To change the SSID for 5GHz too, simply follow the steps above but click the blue cog icon in the Wi-Fi 5GHz section instead

 

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
  2. Enter your router username and password. You can find these on the sticker on the back of your Super Router
  3. Select Wireless
  4. Scroll down the page
  5. Type in a new Wireless Network Name into the box beside Wireless 2.4 GHz SSID
  6. Type a different Wireless Network Name into the box beside Wireless 5 GHz SSID
  7. To confirm your changes, click Save

 

 

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