I've decided to retain my DSL connection once my new VM connection is installed. With my wife and I now permanently based from home and the kids doubling our needs it's useful to have a backup and I thought of dedicated the DSL connection (from Vodafone) for gaming due to the supposed more response latency connectivity. My query is, am I going to create all sorts of issues having two lots of WIFI feeds so close to each other? I'm looking to use a MESH WIFI for the VM connection which I don't believe you can select channels for (the whole purpose, right?) so I'm assuming if I retain my current DSL router settings the MESH should just work itself out?
Appreciate any input on this. Any potential show stoppers or suggested actions to help. TIA
Re: Running new VM connection alongside existing DSL
2 weeks ago
depends how much RF interference you already have in the area..
in theory, the two networks should automatically sort themselves out so that they use different channels - but this is dependent on the quality/features of the router/mesh units you use and also on how many other networks are competing for airtime in your vicinity..
you could use something like inSSIDer to have a look at the number of networks around you, this will only give you a picture of the number of networks competing for airtime, but not the utilisation of each band - so it's just a bit of a "flinch test".
You could, ofcourse, invest in a mesh that provides dual-wan features (failover, loadbalancing) and possibly policy based routing (i.e. "all traffic from my gaming PC & ps5, send out the adsl link") but this is obviously a little more advanced and something you should check your desired router/mesh system supports.. in this scenario, you'd just have one wireless network (the mesh network) and the mesh making decisions about which gateway to use..