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VirusQ
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Wifi Signal

Short ... long story
My router is downstairs in the living room
Downstairs...i can stream , download , upload with no problem at all.
Going upstairs my room ( above living room )
Streaming , download , upload ..REALLY BAD
Things i did myself :
1. Got wifi repeater , booster .......same thing
2. Got powerline adapters ........same thing
Upstairs signal suck big time
My guess :
The wall between living room and my room is thick or whatever that signal dont go thru at all.
My last option is ( from what i can think of ) :
Drill a hole between my room and living room and have a ethernet cable connected to router downstairs and upstairs ( i do have a wifi repeater that can be made a acces point ) then connect it to the acces point in my room ...........

Does anyone have a better suggestion or solution at all ?
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VirusQ
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Re: Wifi Signal

Gave up ....... in the end and using
Powerline Adapters - TPLink
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VirusQ
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Re: Wifi Signal

P.s
Did change channels
Disabled 5Ghz and left only 2.4Ghz since signal goes better thru walls
NO difference
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schnapps Legend 3
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Hi @VirusQ

 

Out of curisoity are you using the NowTV Hub 1 or newer Hub 2 Router ?

 

I am guessing who have tried different WiFi channels in the Hub setting ?

 

Surprised the powerline adaptors over Ethernet didn't improve things (what make and model did you try) ?

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schnapps Legend 3
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Hi @VirusQ

 

Missed the bit on your post that you change the wifi band from 5ghz to 2.4ghz, therefore I am assuming you have the Hub 2 Router.

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VirusQ
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Hi ....
Yes i do have Hub 2 router ( the new one that nowtv provides )
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Re: Wifi Signal

@VirusQ you might find it useful to download a WiFi analyser app that tells you what internet is on which WiFi channel and which are most clogged. You can then chose a less clogged on.

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VirusQ
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Re: Wifi Signal

The channel i am on .....nobody on it Smiley Happy
Im on channel 1 ...and i see only my connection
Using ( always have it on my phone ) Wifi Analyzer
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Wiggy1977
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Try using another channel, I have numerous divices that dont work on channels 1 or 12

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VirusQ
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Gave up ....... in the end and using
Powerline Adapters - TPLink
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AndyBro
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I appreciate you are settled with powerline adapters - just a word on that from my own experience - I had 5 powerlines on my network - 3 upstairs to get better connection than wifi.  They kept dropping out.  Put ferrite core clamps on everything that looked like it was a power cable but no different.  Cut the number back to 3 powerlines and it works a treat.  Mine were a mix of 1200mb, 500mb and 200mb powerlines.  Now using 2 x 1200mb and 1 x 500mb.  I have been told that the higher speed powerline adapters are more susceptible to quality within the power cables in your house so more stable connections with the slower speed adapters - however I have settled on reducing the number and hardwiring an ethernet cable up the side of my house and into an upstairs room to get rid of two of them.

 

Good luck

 

 

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