Simplified LuCI interface project: dashboard, quick setup, configuration

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.l-h at
Fri Jul 31 15:28:30 EDT 2020


On 2020-07-31, baptiste at wrote:
> On 31-07-20, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > > As there has been no negative feedback about this, we will move to
> > > configure the same SSID for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz in the quick setup.
> > > This will simplify the user experience.
> >
> > We have never tested it, but we did notice vendors nowadays, as well as the
> > *large* ISPs witht their own CPEs and firmware, append _2G and _5G (or do
> > something to that effect) to the default SSID.
> I noticed that too.  Do you know why they do this?

Personally my observation, especially with higher priced devices, is to
the contrary. In my experience modern (highend 802.11ac/ 802.11ax)
devices typically push[0] a single SSID/ network covering both bands,
often with band-steering enabled; especially for devices touting the
"mesh" mantra. Semi-modern mobile devices (e.g. android[1]) are also quite
good at choosing the best band/ channel for their current needs, sticky
clients should be less of a problem these days.

The only potential reason to separate both networks for the common user
would be broken-by-design IoT devices, which sometimes do fall over this
(it's totally beyond imagination why these would care about the SSID of a
5 GHz network they don't even use/ see, but it happens). Obviously the
option to configure this as needed must be available, but imho not
necessarily for the simplified/ easy setup assistant (as long as full luci
is easily available - and considering that the easy overview doesn't get
confused by this).

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

[0]	push := default and strongly suggested by the OEM firmware, but
	usually (not always) still offering both.
[1]	at least android 7 or newer

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