Terrible spectrum routers that do not allow setting up 2.4 ghz independent of their default 5 GHZ & 2.4 ghz mesh. What does the community recommend for replacing the spectrum junk routers for separating SSID?
You can purchase any router out there, whatever meets your needs. Remember to tell Spectrum to set their modem to bridge mode and turn off both WiFi radios Then they will drop their $5/month fee for WiFi router management. Wire their LAN port #1 into your new router's WAN connector.
Greetings Isra - below is the recap of wireless router links and reviews from some of the popular internet sites that might help guide your decision making.
Most recent models have some implementation of a feature known as "band steering". It has become more common these days to use a single SSID (wifi name) for both 2.4 and 5Ghz wif frequencies.
You can use separate wifi names if you choose. Toggling that feature on and off doesnt make the router "horrible/ and or junk"
Depending on the model of router you have, the feature to have single or separate wifi names can easily be toggled on or off.
Kindly let us know what model router you currently have. If you decide to get a new one , there are some good options listed below that would work based on your unique requirements.
@Isra I would have to agree with @Lake802 Different needs for different households does not make
one piece of equipment awesome or terrible. It just depends on the end users needs. For a lot of households it wont matter which set up they have. For a lot of others they prefer to have it just do its thing and switch as needed. For those with different needs, a different router.
Lots of different choices. If ours does not meet your needs you can definitely use a different set up.
Hope you are all having a great day!