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Wifi signal and speed

by hmongvue / December 2, 2012 9:49 AM PST

I have a d-link 655 extreme router. I need better signal and speed.

I can't get much signal through out the whole house and outside of the house. So I have been suggested to use powerline bridges. One place down stairs and one place upstairs. Any recommendations for which powerline bridges to get? I was looking at the netgear 500 nano.

Which one would work better?
repeater?
extender?
powerline bridge?

There is even a thought of using powerline bridge and another router for extender(access point).

Any help????


Now with the speed. Whenever I restart my router I usually get speeds of 150mpbs but after a hour or less, I just get 65mpbs. Any help or input about this? Or is it normal?

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I've done that powerline and router as a WAP trick.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 3:38 PM PST
In reply to: Wifi signal and speed

It's very nice. HOWEVER sometimes you find folk that have everything on WiFi. WiFi is shared access so that space gets crowded quickly.

As to speeds of 65 or higher, it's rare to see an internet connection that high so faster shouldn't get you more speed from the internet.
Bob

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powerline and router
by hmongvue / December 3, 2012 9:07 AM PST

Would you recommend it or any other set ups?

As of right now I have 2 laptops, 3 dvd, 1 tablet, and 2 phones that usually use the wifi.

So just so I know correctly, 65 is pretty normal for wifi speed? I am just curious because I notice when I first restart my router 150 will stay on for awhile then will drop down to 65 and it'll just start there until I restart my router again.

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by hmongvue / December 3, 2012 1:37 PM PST
In reply to: powerline and router

Any more suggestions, ideas, etc..

Anything that will help is greatly appreciated!!

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The speed drop could be some device is pulling it back to
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 2:08 PM PST
In reply to: powerline and router

802.11g speed. Even a second router as a WAP could double the available WiFi bandwidth. Just select different channels (about 4 or more channels apart) and it will ease the congestion.
Bob

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Speed drop
by hmongvue / December 4, 2012 11:59 AM PST

Umm.. Never thought about that. I am currently running N instead of G or mixed. It the speed be pulled back by interface with neighbors wifi? I just checked and 2 of my neighbors decided to run on the same channel as mine. So I am going to change it to see if it helps.

Also you mention you did or current use router --> powerline bridge ---> powerline ->router(AP). How is that running? I am trying to decided on which powerline bridge to get and start with 2 to see how well it works before getting more or even if I need more.

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The powerline bridges and router as WAPs are all fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2012 1:59 PM PST
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There's not much to write except folk seem to want long discussions about it. I hope you understand it's a classic solution that's been around for years but you don't see it often because of the cost and the ONE THING that can trip it up. Ready? The bridge units have to be on the same AC circuit or 'side'. I can't teach electronics in this space but in short, this is a great solution.

My bet is if the units are connecting to what you have, the second router as a WAP may be all you need to get some relief.
bob

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by hmongvue / December 4, 2012 3:21 PM PST

Thanks for the information and suggestions. I will most likely get another router and play around with it and see how it goes. Maybe get powerline bridges too.


Thank you!

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