Boost wifi and 2.4 ghz devices

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Fisherguy
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OK, for whatever reason my Wyze cams all went down last night around 8pm so since I have to reset them anyway I figured I might as well setup the wifi boosters that came in the mail last week. Set up the boost without a problem but now I can't setup my cameras which use 2.4g.

 

When I try the cameras automatically see the boost wifi name, I enter the password and it fails.

 

I try to manually select the 2.4g from my 3200M and wifi extender by inputting the network name and PW but it doesn't work.

Guess the thing to do would be to shut down the boos, reset the cameras then fire up the boost again?

One of the reasons for getting the wifi boosters was for my cameras, bit of a letdown the 2 do not work together.

onovtec
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I agree,
i can go look at my settings if you like, but overall for me:
setup the boost as indicated, THEN:
in the router:
turn off smart steering
turn off routers 5G antenna
keep 2.4 Ghz on.
connect the wyse cams to the 2.4 ghz network. same with any other device that is 2.4 ghz, like my plugs, my wink hub.
rest of the devices to the 5 ghz boost network. like laptops, ipads, iphones.
not ideal, but for my tablets, laptops and iphones, they are now blazing fast.

Powderjockey
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Do you turn back on the steering?
Fisherguy
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@onovtec wrote:
I agree,
i can go look at my settings if you like, but overall for me:
setup the boost as indicated, THEN:
in the router:
turn off smart steering
turn off routers 5G antenna
keep 2.4 Ghz on.
connect the wyze cams to the 2.4 ghz network. same with any other device that is 2.4 ghz, like my plugs, my wink hub.
rest of the devices to the 5 ghz boost network. like laptops, ipads, iphones.
not ideal, but for my tablets, laptops and iphones, they are now blazing fast.
 

Thanks.
Not sure why but it looks like the 2.4G of our 3200M stopped working last night, that's why I lost all my cameras.  That's also why I couldn't re-link them , my 2.4G wasn't working. 
I  shut down the boosters, went into the settings and shut off the 'smart steering', re-linked the cameras then fired up the boosters again, so far everything's working fine.

Still bothers me the boosters don't work with my cameras, the camera in my shop  which is about 100' from my house could use a little help connecting.

Fisherguy
Advocate

One thing though, not sure my 6000Q wifi extener is working now, I can't seem to log into it using the IP address anymore, something to do with disabling 'smart steering' on my modem?  This would explain why my camera in the shop is not always connecting now. 

Fisherguy
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@Powderjockey wrote:
Do you turn back on the steering?

I just turned it back on to see what happens,, everything fine so far, cameras are all working again including the one in my shop, links right up. 

Powderjockey
Connector

I was going to try and disable the SmartSterring tonight, but I see the wifi would be telusXXXX-2.4-guest and TelusXXXX-5-Guest. Would the passwords stay the same as the main telusXXXX?

Fisherguy
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I don't know, I don't use the 'guest' thing, know nothing about it nor why the average person would use it..?

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@Powderjockey 

No, you can set an independent password for the guest SSID, with or without SmartSteering in use.

 

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xray
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@Fisherguy wrote:

I don't know, I don't use the 'guest' thing, know nothing about it nor why the average person would use it..?


The average person would definately use it for a more secure network.

 

When you have guest that want to connect to your WiFi you give them the password to the Guest network not your regular network. Then you are free to manage the Guest WiFi independently of your regular WiFi.

  • regularly change the password of the Guest WiFi without having to update all your devices which are on the regular WiFi.
  • turn off your guest network whenever you like, like when you go on vacation.
  • prevents guests from accessing your home devices because they are not visible on the Guest WiFi.
Fisherguy
Advocate

I guess if some of your friends are on the seedy side the guest account would be a good idea!  Smiley Very Happy

xray
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@Fisherguy wrote:

I guess if some of your friends are on the seedy side the guest account would be a good idea!  Smiley Very Happy


LOL, yeah.

By the same token there's no need for guest WiFi if you don't have any friends at all.  Smiley Wink

Powderjockey
Connector

I want to get htis steraight. I have the Telus Boost install and according to the Telus serviceman, this is the wifi ssid that I should be connecting to and not the main TelusXXXX. The signal strength is very strong, yet I have device dropping left right and center. To this point, I have the Smartsteering enable. Yet the devices that seem to drop, seem to connect and stay connected better on the main TelusXXXX ssid.

 

I'm baffled. Telus has replaced two routers in the past year and yet problems still persist. 

 

Would the actual modem play any part?