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can't see wireless SSID after connecting a wireless access point


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#1 arrayprofile

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:58 PM

Hi, I have a wireless router (TP-Link AC1900) at home in my closet on the 2nd floor. Yesterday I connected a wireless access point (TL-WA-901ND) to have better coverage for spaces on the 1st floor that do not have good signal from the router. Now with AP connected, for 2 laptops and 1 desktop I can no longer see the SSID from the wireless router, I can only see SSID (different from the router one) from AP. I have another laptop that can still see and connect both SSID though, but I noticed the signal strength from the router became weaker than before.  My cell phones can also see both SSID.  what is going on here? Why I can't see wireless from the router from those 3 computers?



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#2 smax013

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 07:32 AM

First, I am going to assume you are using two different SSIDs. If that is incorrect, then let me know.

The first thing to try is adjusting the 2.4 GHz channels that each device is using. Set one to use channel 1 and the other to use channel 11. See if that helps. If so, then it likely is just an interference issue.




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