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Optimum settings for two Xi-3 APs

KaizenKaizen Member Posts: 9


I currently have a single Xi-3 that uses the same SSID for 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. I am considering adding a second Xi-3 for improved coverage.

What is considered best practice when adding the second AP (same/different SSID, same/different channels, same/different SSID per frequency etc.)?

Any advice would be welcome.

Best Answer


  • vybhavramvybhavram Xpert, Moderator Posts: 1,063
    edited April 2016

    Hello @Kaizen ,

    The advantage of having the same SSID broadcasting on the second AP is that your client device can move between the two networks with minimal connectivity loss.

    So, the best recommendations would be :
    1) Same SSID on both APs
    2) 20 MHz channel width for 2.4GHz on both APs
    3) 40/80 MHz channel width for 5HGz APs
    4) Non-overlapping 2.4 and 5GHz channels to be selected on both APs.


  • KaizenKaizen Member Posts: 9

    Thank you!

    Is there any disadvantage to having different SSIDs for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz? My thought was to try to separate those devices that can use 5Ghz from those that can't.

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