2 range extenders in different part of house with some overlap should they be given different names

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2 range extenders in different part of house with some overlap should they be given different names
2 range extenders in different part of house with some overlap should they be given different names
2020-06-22 21:26:46
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Hello, I have 2 TP Link re200 range extenders (not daisy chained) in separate parts of my home, there is some overlap due to the nature of my home. Should they be given different names and passwords (SSID?) so mobile devices and their users don't get comfused if they are in the overlaping spot? 

Also should mobile devices be able to seamlessly go from one main router to extender - during a wifi call for instance - if the caller is walking around the house. Currently this doesn't happen - if you start a call by the router then roam to the bedroom where the extender gives the best signal often the call cuts out as the mobile sticks with the signal from the router. We are on EE and have and EE router.

any thoughts greatly appreciated. thanks

 

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Re:2 range extenders in different part of house with some overlap should they be given different names
2020-06-23 01:20:53

@Tim-Black 

 

Hello, if you or friends want to distinguish the two extender networks, you may create two different networks. If that is not necessary, then you can keep them the same.

 

Generally, the clients will choose better and stronger signal wireless automatically, but there might be short disconnect-reconnect behavior on the clients when roaming, which is obvious when doing the Wi-Fi Calling.

 

For a wireless device roaming issue, you may refer to this FAQ below:
https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/592/

 

May it help.

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Re:2 range extenders in different part of house with some overlap should they be given different names
2020-06-23 09:56:38

@Solla-topee 

 

Thank you for your help.

So I've looked at the FAQ on the subject of roaming.

Currently the extenders have the suffix _EXT which distinguishes them from the router.

Am I correct in understanding that if the extenders and router had the exact same name (SSID) and password then the problem, of sticking to the router when in the rane of the extender,

Solla-topee wrote

@Tim-Black 

 

Hello, if you or friends want to distinguish the two extender networks, you may create two different networks. If that is not necessary, then you can keep them the same.

 

Generally, the clients will choose better and stronger signal wireless automatically, but there might be short disconnect-reconnect behavior on the clients when roaming, which is obvious when doing the Wi-Fi Calling.

 

For a wireless device roaming issue, you may refer to this FAQ below:
https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/592/

 

May it help.

may go?

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Re:2 range extenders in different part of house with some overlap should they be given different names
2020-06-23 12:19:34

@Tim-Black 

 

Generally, when a client or device is moving around between the main router and the extender, it will choose to connect to a better wireless signal automatically and you may even hardly "see" this disconnect-reconnect process. However, some special applications such as Wi-Fi calling or video calls may feel this small and short disconnect-reconnect.

 

A mesh network such as Deco mesh or Onemesh network may help a lot in such situations if you have a high requirement for the roaming experience.

 

May it help.

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2020-06-23 14:38:24
Thanks for your help
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