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    • OneYorkshireLass
    • By OneYorkshireLass 14th Jul 17, 3:29 PM
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    Dual band repeater/range extender
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:29 PM
    Dual band repeater/range extender 14th Jul 17 at 3:29 PM
    Just had to switch to a new router which is 5GHz, but now my wireless printer won't talk to it because that's on 2.4GHz.

    If I buy a dual band extender will the printer just know to accept the printing from the 2.4GHz, or will I have to print in a different way?
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    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 14th Jul 17, 5:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:34 PM
    I've never seen a router that is 5GHz only, if it isn't dual band there will be an option to switch between 2.4 or 5 GHz. That may be an easy solution if you're happy with using 2.4 for everything.

    Otherwise yes, the extender will join up the two networks. If the SSID or key is different you'll need to set the printer up to use the new network but that's all. Keep both the same and it should just work.
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 14th Jul 17, 10:42 PM
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    I agree, only ever seen dual band

    Some 2.4 are set to 40 instead of 20 which makes them invisible to old kit

    Go to your router admin portal and check the settings
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    • OneYorkshireLass
    • By OneYorkshireLass 20th Jul 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 3:01 PM
    Right, I'm in the settings (it's a Sky Q hub), and it seems it IS dual band and the 2.4 and the 5 are synchronised, but still my printer doesn't work.

    Anyone any ideas?
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    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 20th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
    If by synchronized you mean they are combined to give you the bandwidth of both, that will be your problem. Give them two separate SSID's and make sure the 2.4 is set to 20 not 40
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