I have the router and the extender and I want to combine the SSIDs so I don't have 4 different network names in my house. I get around 75-90mbps of my 150 because the signal from one isn't strong when I get farther away. I assume there is some way for me to fix this by not having my devices connected to different networks, and instead, connect to the "main" one?
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I can definitely help you by setting up that configuration, however, take into consideration the following:
You will be facing issues with your computers and wireless devices getting disconnected and reconnected to the wireless network all of the time and surfing the web will become very unstable, as the wireless devices aren't always able to differentiate the two networks. This will result in you randomly getting logged out from pages, streaming videos getting interrupted and VoIP calls like Skype getting interrupted. So if you decide to stay with the extender solution, you should make sure to use separate network names (SSIDs).
If you keep it into 2 different SSIDs and just remember the 2 network on all of the devices it is possible that the wireless device may stay connected to the main router unless moving entirely out of its coverage area. In an ideal situation, each individual wireless device would connect automatically to the strongest signal, and to accomplish this, advanced setup may be needed for each individual device.
My recommendation is to keep 2 different SSIDs in order to have a more stable WIFI connection.
Wi-Fi based repeaters can be worse, as they have to receive and retransmit each packet, slowing the process by 50% or more with each hop.
Remember, the main reason for greater delivery speeds is to provide reasonable speeds to multiple devices on a network, not to provide great speed to a single device. Most servers simply can’t deliver the data to you at anywhere near 150 Mbps.