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Re: One visible SSID broadcasted by 2 routers?
i assume the security cameras and wifi units are mounted and not mobile. why cant they connect to 1 specific AP?
Security cameras are awesome Sharx outdoor units (I have 4 of them). Yes, mounted on the house and garage. 1 router on the 1st floor and 2nd router on the 3rd floor.
I don't want them to be bound to just 1 AP in case that AP fails. I want be able to monitor this location while being away (which is easy using DDNS and either a smartphone or just another PC)
As I mentioned, I would like to be able to set them up so each camera picks the strongest signal first (it looks like each AP hooks strongest on 2 different cameras), but I have no idea how to do it or even if it's doable without 2 separate SSIDs which would beat the fallback advantage.
what if your internet goes down but both APs are online? you have the redundant SSID setup for nothing. what if a breaker trips?
i guess what i am saying is.....i think your APs will be fine while you are gone. if not, try another brand.
i am not trying to get you away from your original plan/question, but sometimes it is good to talk about why you want to do something a certain way.