What do the various SSID's do with "Separate WiFi SSID" Enabled?
My goal, when I set out, was to force certain clients to use the 5G Radio and be able to roam between the Router or the two Mesh Points that I have in my house.
Once I enable "Separate WiFi SSID", I notice that I now have 5 SSID's:
So, my question is, what is the difference between the basessid-5g and the basessid-mp-hd-5g?
Welcome to the Community, @Brian-Pavane! I asked around, and the basessid-5g will be the SSID coming directly from the router, and the basessid-mp-hd-5g will be the one coming from the mesh points.
@UBNT-AlexCaldas Thanks for the info! So, there's no -5G specific SSID that would include both the base router and mesh points, and point me towards the "best" device?
In summary, I either disable the Separate SSID function and let the Amplifi pick 2.4G or 5G and the best of the 3 devices for me, or if I manually select 5G, then I have to pick the router OR the mesh points, but can't roam between?
Sounds like there should be an option to roam between the 3, but also select only the 5G radio.
Hm....yes, I see what you mean. Let's get @UBNT-Chance over here. I'm not sure about this one. If it's not available, that's a good feature request you could post in Suggestions.
Hey @Brian-Pavane! You're correct, currently your options are to either disable Separate WiFi SSID and let AmpliFi handle the Band Steering and mesh handoff, or you have to manually select -5G for either the router or mesh points. I agree with @UBNT-AlexCaldas, that is a great feature request that you could post in Suggestions.
Thanks! @ubnt-chance. I've submitted the following "suggestion".
@ubnt-alexcaldas are those SSIDS broadcasted by all devices (mesh points and router)? Support told me they are. In my case I have one router and 8 mesh points
Hi, so we know the difference between the basessid-2g and basessid-5g, but what would be the purpose of basessid? Does this mean that if we are connected to 'basessid', band steering will still work? Thanks!