Hi, I've got the T3200M modem and just got a starter pack of Boosts. I used to have an Extender, which I did not like because it was running a different SSID (I was told it's not a good idea to use the same SSID for it as the main router's for conflict reasons), so as I moved from one part of the house to the other, I'd have to manually disconnect from the main router's wifi network, and connect to the Extender's.
When I got the Booster Starter Pack, I was told their main benefit is the mesh network they create, and that I'd basically end up with a stronger signal for my main network name all over the house, and would no longer see two SSID's. I figured it would be seamless going from one part of the house to the other, and always have a strong signal. I thought that's the whole concept with these repeaters, etc.
Except when I set them up, I see they still have their own unique SSID and password... I expected them to pick up the main router's network name and password, so I'm no better off than before!
I see that I can change their SSID and password:
But I'm wondering whether it's ok to do so, or may cause issues, like I was told with the Extender? I'm surprised it's not explicitly stated in the guide that you can or cannot do so...
Anyone know if I can, and whether it would cause any issues / conflict with the main router broadcasting the same SSID?
I'm guessing it's not this one, which is the closest looking Actiontec product? I doubt Telus would have them change the casing for them, as they didn't for any of their other products - they just rebranded them.
Or this one, which looks totally different:
The new white wireless hub Telus uses is from Arcadyan. There is no user manual publicly available for it, nor does the manufacturer list the device on their website.
$120 for an additional Boost unit isn't unusual. Other mesh devices cost around that much for a single additional unit. Only the Boost ones as far as I know will directly extend the home network from the hub.