We recommend setting the MiloWifi Network (SSID) with a different name than your existing router network name (SSID). You have the opportunity to change the network name and/or password during initial setup or anytime afterward by accessing the Dashboard in the mobile app.
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Join existing router's network or match current network will merge your Milo network with your existing router's network, creating one network with extended coverage. They will use the same network name (ssid) and password for both.
Leave it as is during initial setup results in the creation of two separate networks. The Milo network will use the default network name and password that are on the label on the bottom of the Milo.
Modify name and Change network name and password will allow you customize the network name and password to something that meets your needs. The results in the creation of two separate networks.
For simplicity's sake, you might want one single, unified network in your home or business. In this case, you would choose to have Milo join your existing network. This option gives Milo the same network name as your existing router's network, which combines them into one singular network.
However, we typically recommend that you create a new network with a unique name
This is because you get a few additional functionality insights and features, such as:
- The ability to see whether your device is connected to your router's original network or to Milo's network at any given time.
- Your device automatically choosing which network to connect to based on which network has the best signal in any given location.
- This option will also allow you to manually choose which wireless network to connect to.
This can be very helpful in certain scenarios, such as if you're trying to print to a wireless printer that is only accessible from the same network to which it's connected. In this case, having the ability to manually switch between networks will allow you to connect your device to the same network that the printer is connected to.