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Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz

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Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz

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Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2019-12-28 09:19:58 - last edited 2022-11-02 10:47:49
Model: Deco M5  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: Latest

Hi,

Is there a way to create another wireless wifi point 5ghz or 2.4?

I down want to use the same ssid with both 2.4 and 5.

Since theres a speed issue in mt case 5ghz much faster and a lot of my wireless devices are already connected to 2.4 with deferent ssid.legacy things or devices that not support 5 google home.alexa smart bulbs etc...

 

The guest network can give the solution but seems like its an isolated network and not working properly.

 

Please advise...

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz-Solution
2019-12-30 02:21:55 - last edited 2022-06-29 06:14:26

@Eladeb 

Update:

Hi, thank you very much for all the feedback.

Currently, Deco does not support setting up different SSID for 2.4ghz and 5ghz yet.

For more details, please refer to Does Deco support separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz SSIDs?

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz-Solution
2019-12-30 02:21:55 - last edited 2022-06-29 06:14:26

@Eladeb 

Update:

Hi, thank you very much for all the feedback.

Currently, Deco does not support setting up different SSID for 2.4ghz and 5ghz yet.

For more details, please refer to Does Deco support separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz SSIDs?

Best regards.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2019-12-30 17:09:21 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

@Kevin_Z 

Hi,

Mesh system can mesh 2.4 and 5 ghz separately.

The thing is the ssid.

I have 30 devices connected at 2.4 and i need to go to every device and change it separately to meet 5 ssid?

 

What you suggested is not a solution since if there an power outage the 2.4 or 5 will mixed again.

Or what if i want to join a new device under 5ghz a week later.

Had ddwrt before and mesh worked separately just fine.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2019-12-31 06:04:25 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

@Eladeb 

 

Hello, yes, you are right, they can mesh between different wifi networks and different nodes. The SSID is the same. 

 

If you want to connect specific device to 2.4GHz or 5GHz only, per I mentioned before, you can connect to it first and then disable the mesh technology. 

 

For your information, the Mesh Technology option is the switch for 802.11k/v. With this feature enabled, the client can seamlessly switch to the Deco node that provides the fastest speed as you move around. Disable this feature only when you want to turn off seamless roaming between Decos for this client. After this option is disabled, roaming can only be initiated by the clients themselves.

 

So with mesh technology feature turned off, the Deco won't suggest clients to roam. Therefore we can use it to satisfy your needs. 

 

May it help. 

 

 

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2020-06-18 23:37:19 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

Is it possible in AP mode, to run the mesh as normal and the guest with a separate ssid and only in 2.4Ghz in order to have the equipments connected that can do only 2.4ghz ?

is that possible with the DECO line?

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2020-07-06 23:01:58 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

@Eladeb You can use guest wifi to connect 5g.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2021-10-17 17:31:52 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

Whilst this thread sheds some light on the issue and also states a few workarounds, we still plea to TP-Link to give us better user customization options for example regarding separate SSIDs and channels.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2021-12-12 05:12:14 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

Deplorable that this option is not provided.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2021-12-22 06:53:16 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

@jmap 

 

 

jmap wrote

Deplorable that this option is not provided.

 

I agree.  I am contemplating returning secondary to being unable to separate ssids.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2021-12-22 20:28:42 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

Basically im happy with the m5 all 5 of them.

But its for "Dummies" less configuration less headaches .

But if your a tech savvy and now your stuff you should be buying something else.

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Re:Deco m5 separate 2.4 from 5 ghz
2022-01-05 22:10:05 - last edited 2022-01-11 07:29:35

@Kevin_Z FYI, I returned my Deco unit a while back for the lack of *rational* options for having separate SSID's for the different bands, but on top of that I have also convinced other people that were looking at buying a Deco unit OUT of buying them for this reason.

 

 

I will continue to anti-advertise this product until sensible options are added.

 

Could you possibly tell us *WHY* you don't offer this standard option? Other mesh networks can do it. It seems like the ability could even be added via a firmware update.

 

P.S. Don't respond telling me how to workaround the dumb design decision, I am only interested in hearing a reply explaining why the feature is *missing*.

 

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