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Improve download speed?

by rra78 / December 18, 2013 9:43 PM PST

I have a spot in my home where my download speeds are significantly lower than what I'm signed for with my provider. Unfortunately, this spot is where I use my laptop most often. There is a TV and Blu ray player in this room also. I have had 2 ATT service techs visit and neither could come up with a solution. The modem is in a lower level room (basement office). The interesting thing is that if I take just 3 steps into another room, the download speed jumps from 3-5 mgps to 16-20 mgps. The ping and wifi reception are both very good, as measured by the techs. Can anyone out there offer a solution? Thanks.

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Re: download speed
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 18, 2013 9:52 PM PST

Possible solutions.
1. Move the modem. The line connecting the modem to the phone outlet can easily be 20 or 30 feet.
2. Move the laptop (works very well as you noticed).
3. Go wired.
4. Buy a repeater.


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by pgc3 / December 19, 2013 12:42 AM PST

Look into getting a Wireless Access Point....most box stores should have them..

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 12:50 AM PST

Sorry but given all the advice about wifi in basements I wonder if you can be helped. A wired or powerline link may fix it but the basement is not where we place the WiFi access point. I guess some folk want to try their luck.

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"the usual"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 3:13 AM PST
In reply to: "basement"
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by linux_guy5 / December 19, 2013 3:03 AM PST

Have you tried the tools?
I was able to improve a client's wifi download speed significantly with their tools. Use their optimizer, speed test and TCP/IP analyzer.

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