Now, before you ask why I use both, it's because not every device at home works with 5g, I only use 5g because my house is large and I can be working at my bedroom, you know what I mean.
So each time when I try to connect to my 5ghz network, it fails to connect. I tried a factory reset, but still, no. Anyone knows the solution?
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I suspect these days that users probably have more 2.4 Ghz devices than 5 Ghz devices, so, running both networks is fairly common. Potentially stupid question, but are both the 2.4 and 5 Ghz network LEDs lit on the front of the CGN3? Just checking, because I've seen factory resets completed without the wireless networks starting as they should. If they are not running after the reset, do as many factory resets as necessary to get them running.
I wouldn't call the settings tab for the 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks intuitive. Under Wireless.....Basic Settings...each network has its own tab that you have to use in order to turn the network on, and to give each network an SSID (network name). Once they are turned on and named, you then have to go to Wireless.....Wps & Security....and then select each network individually on the right hand side (blue links) to give each network the passphrase. The only reason that I can see for not connecting with the 5 Ghz network is either its not running, or possibly the passphrase has not been set and its still using the Rogers default. The same passphrase can probably be used for both, although that isn't a good practice for network security, but, if you set the 2.4 Ghz passphrase, from what I remember, it doesn't automatically set the 5 Ghz passphrase to the same one. Each one has to be set individually.
Here is a link to the user manual for the CGN3 in case you need it:
Page 21 contains the LED states for the wireless networks and page 75 contains the WPS & Security page showing the two network setting link on the right hand side in blue.
If you don't already have a network monitoring application, here is a link to inSSIDer, which you can use to check on the wireless networks in and around your home:
Also, this usually goes without saying, but I've seen it happen:
Make sure you don't name the SSID the same for your two radios. This can cause unwanted confusion and frequent disconnects!
Thanks everyoone, but hate to say it, it couden't have serpperate passwords :/
Am back, tried *SSID* to *SSID*-5G. Nope. I need name ideas
?? Is that for the CGN3 or for the device. I have different SSIDs and different passphrases on my CGN3. Use a random name or phrase for the SSID, something like "Taj Mahal" for one and "My Castle" for the other. Use something that can't be used to identify you personally, or your house. You could use completely random characters, which is what I do. The SSID is 32 characters in length, so you can fill that space completely with random characters.
It's just a cannot connect.
Let me login to 192.168.0.1..... okay the mode is 802.11a/n mixed