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If I recall, the WEB6000Q Access Point, like the VEN501 before, was used to provide the necessary multicast properties lacking in the T1200M. The T3200M includes these properties, removing the need for the AP.
If you need to extend your network, other options, including a quality router or AP of your own choosing, might be a better choice.
Thanks for the info, but that isn't quite the issue I'm trying to address. Since we have quite a large area to cover, I'd like to add a wifi extender to our network - there are currently a few spots with weak signal. But I want an extender that's fully compatible with the T3200M router. That is, fully compatible with the Smart Steering feature. Specifically, merging the 5G and 2.4G bands to have only one SSID for the network; we don't want to have anything like a separate "upstairs network" SSID. Having the guest network feature would also be nice, although less essential.
Smart steering doesn't merge the wireless bands. It switches between them depending on the signal quality. If you have devices that are 2.4GHz only, it will cause problems. 5GHz also has a shorter range so if range is important, 2.4GHz would be the better choice.
Thanks for confirming this incompatibility! I'm interested in finding a WiFi Extender that is compatible with the ActionTec T3200M, and the SmartSteering feature.
Does anyone happen to know if ActionTec makes such a device ?
Thanks for any info!
Once you turn smart steering on, it will change the passcode and SSID of the 2.4 GHz access point to match the 5GHz one, however it does not "merge" them into 1, they simply share the same name. Once you turn smart steering on, log into your WEB6000Q and rename the 2.4 and 5GHz access points to the same as the T3200M.