Hi there, Telus recently installed an ActionTec T3200M in my home, and the SmartSteering feature has been a big win.
I would now like to deploy a WiFi extender that works with the T3200M, to potentially extend the SmartSteering feature throughout the residence.
In looking at the ActionTec support web site for the WCB3000N extender, they say this:
"The WCB3000N WiFi Network Extender communicates directly with your Actiontec router over your home’s existing network. The extender takes the credentials from your existing Wi-Fi network and creates a second network with the same name. This means that your devices go from one network to the other, seamlessly."
Yes, the WCB3000N will pick up your existing SSID and use the same name, if using a standard 2.4 & 5GHz setup. The WCB3000N does not support SmartSteering as it's an older device. The T3200 is much newer. If you had 2 separate networks (disable SmartSteering), it would extend both of those just fine. I personally have disabled SmartSteering as it caused problems for me and my wireless devices.
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