Recently, Ive just started getting with the times and purchasing some smart home components such as some LIFX bulbs and Kwikset Premis lock with more to be added over time. Due to my limited availability of outlets, I prefer wifi connected devices instead of those relying on a hub. Now with all the components I plan to add, I feel like the response time will get slower and slower due to more devices being added and straining the network. My router does offer both a 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections and Ive been connecting arbitrarily to either or without any thoughts. But now I want to be a bit more organized, but since my knowledge on networks is limited, I turn to these forums for help. Ideally, Id like to connect my smart components onto one, and my media streaming devices like the mac, iPhone, iPad, apple TV, etc. all on another. But it raises a few questions: 1) Which of the 2.4GHz vs 5GHz would work better for the media consumption vs the smart components? Does it even matter? 2) The smart components require a 'hub' (the iPad is what I use in my case). Would the hub and the components need to be on the same wifi network to work remotely? 3) I feel the obvious answer to the above is yes, so if so, with Apples new password sharing, when I connect to a wifi on my iPhone, it automatically connects my other iCloud enabled devices to the same wifi. But is there a way I can force the iPad to always connect to a different wifi network than the iPhone and Mac? Thank you in advance for any responses!