Originally Posted by RocketJSquirrel
What problems? I find my "i" devices roam better between the 2 APs when using the same channel. iPhones & iPads seem reluctant to roam to the closer AP unless the 2 APs have the same settings.
If I was extending a network wirelessly I would try to use non-overlapping channels to reduce contention, but that of course depends on how many active wireless devices you have and their physical distribution. For home use with few devices itís not really an issue unless thereís a lot of video streaming or suchlike going on. There should be no technical issue with using the same channel and SSID, the APs are distinguished by their MAC addresses. The only minor issue might be for someone who wants to connect to a specific AP but canít tell the difference.