SSID

liolio Member Posts: 6
Hi there

What are the pros and cons of using the same SSID for 2 or 3 Xi-3s in a 3 story detached house with about 10 users, as opposed to a different SSID for each AP?
How aware is each unit of the others in it's vicinity?

Comments

  • ericsrericsr Member Posts: 457
    Each SSID will provide a different BSSID (MAC address) but there are no real smarts. The client will decide which SSID to join. The APs are not aware of each other. There should be no problem if you deploy it this way. Good luck!
  • liolio Member Posts: 6
    Thanks.
    So the APs don't look out for other APs of the same SSID?
    What about channels, do the APs see what other channels are being used and avoid those?
  • ericsrericsr Member Posts: 457
    lio said:

    Thanks.
    So the APs don't look out for other APs of the same SSID?
    What about channels, do the APs see what other channels are being used and avoid those?

    Not for SSID but they do for channel selection. They will make the best choice based upon channel availability.
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