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G3100 router second 5GHz band on the tri band router?

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G3100 router second 5GHz band on the tri band router?

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The G3100 is supposed to be tri band providing two 5GHz bands (along with another single 2.4GHz band).  When I disable SON, why am I only showing two bands?  Shows the 2.4 and only one 5GHz (which I relabeled 5GHz to differentiate in the settings)

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The second 5 GHz band is for providing a wireless backhaul for the E3200 extender. If you don't have a E3200 connected wirelessly then there won't be anything broadcasting. There is a hidden SSID for the mini set-top boxes but it uses the same channel as the regular 5G SSID so you may not see it on a wifi analyzer. 

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The second 5 GHz band is for providing a wireless backhaul for the E3200 extender. If you don't have a E3200 connected wirelessly then there won't be anything broadcasting. There is a hidden SSID for the mini set-top boxes but it uses the same channel as the regular 5G SSID so you may not see it on a wifi analyzer. 

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