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G3100 router second 5GHz band on the tri band router?
PDO0011
Newbie

The G3100 is supposed to be tri band providing two 5GHz bands (along with another single 2.4GHz band).  When I disable SON, why am I only showing two bands?  Shows the 2.4 and only one 5GHz (which I relabeled 5GHz to differentiate in the settings)

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Re: G3100 router second 5GHz band on the tri band router?
Edg1
Super User
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The second 5 GHz band is for providing a wireless backhaul for the E3200 extender. If you don't have a E3200 connected wirelessly then there won't be anything broadcasting. There is a hidden SSID for the mini set-top boxes but it uses the same channel as the regular 5G SSID so you may not see it on a wifi analyzer. 

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Re: G3100 router second 5GHz band on the tri band router?
Edg1
Super User
Super User

The second 5 GHz band is for providing a wireless backhaul for the E3200 extender. If you don't have a E3200 connected wirelessly then there won't be anything broadcasting. There is a hidden SSID for the mini set-top boxes but it uses the same channel as the regular 5G SSID so you may not see it on a wifi analyzer.