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Wireless Network Setup

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Rastan, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Rastan

    Rastan Network Newbie Member

    This is a stupid question but I couldn't find the answer in the FAQ thread. When I setup wireless networking, I didn't know if I should use Wireless (2.4 GHz / eth1) or Wireless (eth2) so I setup both with the same type of encryption & same password. Everything works fine but I think I set it up incorrectly. I recently downloaded Kali to test my network using Reaver and when I did this, it reported 2 different access points for my network. I assume it's because I enabled both eth1 & eth2.

    What is the correct way to set it up? Does it matter if I use eth1 or eth2?
     
  2. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    eth1 is generally your 2.4 GHz radio and eth2 is your 5 GHz radio. I (and many others) prefer to give them different SSIDs so I can control which one my devices are using.
     
  3. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Each wireless interface is seen as a separate access point. Reaver doesn't have a way of determining that both radios are in the same physical box.
     
  4. Rastan

    Rastan Network Newbie Member

    If I leave both of them enabled with the same SSID & password does it work sort of like dual band where devices that connect can take advantage of both frequencies if I set one up on 2.4GHZ & the other on 5.6GHZ or should I stick with one?
     
  5. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Each of your devices will connect to either one or the other. Most dual band devices will likely connect preferentially to the 2.4GHz radio since the signal will be stronger. If you want a particular device to stick to 5GHz then you will need to adjust settings on that device.
     
  6. Rastan

    Rastan Network Newbie Member

    Thanks for your help, guys.
     

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