During initial setup, the Milo mobile app will give you two options:
- Option 1: Join Milo Wifi with your existing network
- Option 2: Create a new network
Essentially, the first option will merge your Milo network with your existing router's network, creating one network with extended coverage, while the latter option results in the creation of two separate networks.
Both options 1 and 2 will provide the same extended wifi coverage area.
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 (option 1). 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 (option 2).
This is because with option 2, 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.