Separate 5 GHz?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Apple Fan 21, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Apple Fan 21 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2012
    We recently up grading our iPads (2 X's) and iPhones (2 X's) to the latest models (all wifi AC). Also running the newest AirPort Extreme (also AC). We have about 10 other devices on the network ranging from G to N. Question is should I make a separate 5 GHz SSID so the newer devices are always on AC? Any pro's or con's to doing that?
  2. Apple Fan 21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2012
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Generally, you can leave the AirPort broadcasting the 2.4 and 5 GHz networks on the same SSID unless you see clients constantly going for the 2.4 GHz network.
  4. jdphoto macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2014
    Agreed, devices are usually smart enough to pick up the 5Ghz band when it's available, especially when there isn't much competition as in your case.

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