Does naming the 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks the same thing (default setting) cause AirPlay and AirPrint problems?

I have had problems with HomeSharing, AirPrint, AirDrop, AirPlay, and iTunes wifi syncing and I was wondering if the dual-band capabilities of the AirPort Extreme might have anything to do with it. I know some of the devices in the house are older and may not be able to use 5GHz or 802.11ac.

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  • Well, I have them named differently and have no such problems (except for occasional drops between my devices and ATVs, but that's par for the course I think). I would try naming them uniquely, and then connecting using one or the other. The range for 5ghz is less (weaker signal strength) so that is something to consider when planning your network. Cheers!

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