NEED TO SPLIT WIFIRST PLEASE HELP!

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I was told by a Vias at employee I had two sets of Internet power & that I could split the devices to help with the down load & TV watching-how is that done?
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lynnette warren

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Phyllis Madden

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i have no idea, they didnt tell me anything about this. why didnt she explain?
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Phyllis Madden

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i have no idea, they didnt tell me anything about this. why didnt she explain?
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Bradley

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Probably means run Ethernet to your tv (assuming it or a device is ready for it), and run other devices on WiFi. Corded devices usually get prioritized, but in all reality, it doesn’t make as much a difference as people think.
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Old Labs

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Most of today's routers support dual bands (or even have tri-band support) at 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. This allows establishing a mixed wireless network and can be beneficial on your local network only to eliminate problems caused by interference using multiple devices - however, it doesn't do much for your WAN (satellite connection).

However, I'm not sure why a Viasat employee would even attempt to point that out - it would only be applicable if you had your own third party router - the Exede WiFi modem only supports a single band at a time based on the available documentation (i.e. you can choose either 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz wireless network, but not both simultaneously).
  
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Apparently somebody went off script ;)
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Phyllis Madden

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does this mean I can't run a smart tv and my laptop at the same time with this router 
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Bradley

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You can run multiple devices.

I have an Xbox One and 360 plugged in. Pc plugged in. Six wireless devices, a wireless Roku, a satellite receiver, and a partridge in a pear tree. They all work at once. Depending on congestion of course.
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The WifI can be one band or the other and, multiple devices can connect to the wifi simultaneously, in addition to that, you can connect a device to the modem via an Ethernet cable, 3 devices can be connected via cables.
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Using a decent third party router, you can connect multiple devices using the 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz and wired ports simultaneously. As Bradley mentioned, you will only be limited by the amount of bandwidth available at the time.
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Phyllis Madden

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i am getting a smart tv today so i may be back on to ask for help. Im not use to this kind of wifi. i always had att this is a new ball game for me
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hello Phyllis,

Your smart TV should have a easy to use setup. Once you're setting it up you'll find your WiFi network on the screen and enter your password and you should be in. You can always call us at 855-463-9333 if you need someone to walk you through it.