Smart Connect for 2.4 and 5 GHz. What about 6 GHz?

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Smart Connect for 2.4 and 5 GHz. What about 6 GHz?
Smart Connect for 2.4 and 5 GHz. What about 6 GHz?
2023-07-07 21:36:06
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Model: Archer AXE300  
Hardware Version: V20
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When using Smart Connect, it says when enabled, "the 2.4GHz and 5 GHz networks share the same network name and password".

 

If I configure the same network name and password manually, does this make Smart Connect redundant?

 

Also, out of the box, the AXE300 gives the 6 GHz network a separate network name. My MacBook complains about this and Apple suggests:

 

 "Don't give your 2.4GHz, 5GHz, or 6GHz bands different names. All bands should have the same name."

 

Other than some devices not being able to use 6 GHz, why does Smart Connect ignore 6 GHz it when Apple suggests everything should have the same name?

 

I'm trying to understand the need for Smart Connect.

 

Thanks!

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Re:Smart Connect for 2.4 and 5 GHz. What about 6 GHz?
2023-08-03 06:29:52

  @4nthony 

 

If smart connect is disabled and you set the same name&password for all the three WiFi, it would be your client devices that decide which band they connect or roam among different bands.

 

Anyway, TP-Link should consider integrating all the three bands when using Smart Connect.

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