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Replacing an Airport Extreme with Google Wifi
Posted by: decay
Date: January 21, 2021 02:28PM
Got a Google Wifi here (3 unit mesh) to replace my lagging Airport Extreme 5th gen.

Would it be best to create a new network name and re-connect all of our devices to that, rather than use the same name?

WPA/WPA2 Personal is what's being reported from the Wifi menu on my Macbook Pro.

Thanks... hope this fixes our wireless performance issues (old brick & plaster home)



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Re: Replacing an Airport Extreme with Google Wifi
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 21, 2021 02:41PM
Your Macs will see it as a different network even with the same name.


This might help:

[support.apple.com]
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Re: Replacing an Airport Extreme with Google Wifi
Posted by: tronnei
Date: January 21, 2021 03:45PM
When I retired my Time Capsule in November and replaced it with a TP-Link mesh system, I set up the network with the same name and password I used with the Time Capsule. Some devices never blinked and automatically connected to the new network. On others I had to join the network anew.

YMMV.
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Re: Replacing an Airport Extreme with Google Wifi
Posted by: Schpark
Date: January 21, 2021 04:21PM
I just switched from my AirPort Extreme to Linksys AC2200 and gave it the same name and pw and all my devices connected automagically.
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Re: Replacing an Airport Extreme with Google Wifi
Posted by: decay
Date: January 21, 2021 10:43PM
Thanks - maybe I'll try the same name and password and see what works and what doesn't. Can't hurt, right?



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