On Mon 09 Apr 2018 at 10:21:46 (-0000), Dan Purgert wrote: > Celejar wrote: > > On Sun, 8 Apr 2018 00:32:05 -0000 (UTC) > > Dan Purgert <d...@djph.net> wrote: > >> If you have a device repeating a WiFi signal, it *will* use the same > >> channel as the upstream AP. It *cannot* use a different channel. > >> > >> In the event you have a dual-band AP, and the following conditions are > >> true > >> > >> - 5GHz uplink > >> - 2.4 GHz for clients > >> > >> Then you are not "repeating" the WiFi signal to the downstream client > >> devices (and the throughput losses I mentioned would not come into > >> play). > > > > There are also apparently some units (even consumer grade ones), that > > have two diferent radios both on (different) 5 GHz bands, so one could > > use one for client access and one for uplink (although I have no > > experience with this): > > Well, nice that they're starting to do that ... it's still a Linksys, so > (not having any experience with it either), I'd lean toward it not being > that great of a device.
That's a shame. I was moving towards linksys after Reco's suggection earlier. > But then again, my views are skewed by dealing with equipment that'll > handle 50-60 (active) connections per radio (anything more, and there's > simply not enough bandwidth on the AP -- granted wave-2 ac / MU-MIMO is > quite interesting in that regard). I'm sorry I'm not in your league, being merely a home user trying to improve coverage around the house. I was aiming to make just one purchase to further that end. I couldn't afford to have the place wired up like a data centre. Cheers, David.