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Author Topic: DAP1320 - Same or different SSID for Extended WiFi  (Read 5233 times)

superfrog80

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DAP1320 - Same or different SSID for Extended WiFi
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:56:59 AM »

My DAP1320 extender behaves in a peculiar way - if I set the SSID in the Extended WiFi settings the same as my existing router's WiFi (eg, "HOMEWIFI"), my client (both Samsung Galaxy Tab3 & iPhone 4s) keeps dropping/reconnecting to the WiFi.
However, if I set the SSID in the Extended WiFi to a different name (eg, "HOMEWIFI-EXT"), it works fine!
I connect to the router's "HOMEWIFI" when it's within range, and disconnect when out of range and then connect to "HOMEWIFI-EXT" (as I'm within range of the extender).
A speedtest done when connected to either SSIDs showed decent speed.
Both the router and extender are about 15 feet apart, but around a corner.

To get into more detail:
1) Router
- Cisco Linksys E1000
- Firmware Version: 2.1.02
- Network Mode: Mixed
- Channel Width: 20Mhz only
- Channel: Auto
- Security Mode: WPA2 Personal

2) Network Extender:
- D-Link DAP1320
- Hardware Version: A2
- Firmware Version: 1.21
- Security Mode: WPA/WPA2-Personal

I can have 2 SSIDs ("HOMEWIFI" and "HOMEWIFI-EXT"), but would preferably have only 1 SSID.
Please help!
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FurryNutz

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Re: DAP1320 - Same or different SSID for Extended WiFi
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 09:59:18 AM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under router.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?
  • 2.4Ghz Routers only: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N on the main host router?
  • Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz on the main host router.
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superfrog80

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Re: DAP1320 - Same or different SSID for Extended WiFi
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 10:38:54 AM »

Hi FurryNutz,

Changing the Channel Width to "Auto 20/40Mhz" appears to have solved the issue.
I've tried changing the Network Mode, but it didnt seem to have any effect, so I had set it back to "Mixed".
I'll continue to monitor in the next few days - thanks!

Regarding the other info you had requested:
- I'm not sure if this was the Hardware Version, but it was the only thing on the sticker that had a "V", and it said V2.1 (not sure if it refers to the Hardware or Firmware version)
- the Firmware version (as per the web page) is 2.1.02
- I'm in the AsiaPac region
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Re: DAP1320 - Same or different SSID for Extended WiFi
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 10:40:03 AM »

Ok, Try single mode N if you can get a chance later on.

Let us know how it goes....
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