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BarnyG
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HH4 & SSID

Set up on Infiniy2 this morning & I am well impressed, hope it continues.

Couple of issues with HH4 however. 

I'm trying to change the broadcast name from the default. Why BT insist on the same for both I don't know.

If I change the 5G band to Myname-5g then it does not show up as an available connection. Using WiFi analyzer, nothing shows up in 5G.

In the home hub manager it shows as ok but no devices connected.

I've reset to defaults and all ok again.

 

As an aside I assume that if both ID's are the same, any device will connect at the best speed. i.e. 5g will connect @ 5g & 2.5 @ 2.5.

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: HH4 & SSID

did you try the ssid without the hyphen?



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BarnyG
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Re: HH4 & SSID

Thanks for the quick reply.

No. This wasn't an issue with my last router.

Will give it a try.

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BarnyG
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Re: HH4 & SSID

Thanks for that - worked a dream. Easy when you know how Smiley Wink

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db218
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Re: HH4 & SSID

SSID's are defined to be unto 32 alphanumeric characters, so hyphens, underscore and other punctuation are not allowed.
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Re: HH4 & SSID


@db218 wrote:
SSID's are defined to be unto 32 alphanumeric characters, so hyphens, underscore and other punctuation are not allowed.

Another one I am confused about, must be an age thing. How come the BT homehub ones start BTHomehub3-xxxx. If you can't use hyphens how to they use a hyphen after the BTHomehub3

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db218
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Re: HH4 & SSID

There are always exceptions to any rule, the hyphen is probably the only punctuation character allowed.

 

The length of 32 characters has only been the limit since 2013, it was shorter, it has to be embedded in the MAC header block.

 

You would have to search in the 802.11 spec downloadable from standards.ieee.org for exact details. Several versions are available, including the 1999, 2007 and 2010 versions.

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soapy
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Re: HH4 & SSID

as far as i know the hh3 can use hyphens in the ssid but the hh4 cannot, no idea why they changed that but they did

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