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Advice needed on dual band routers

I have the standard Plus-net Technicolor router and although it is about 12ft away from my desktop computer I have to connect via a 10mtre ethanet cable I can connect my iPad upstairs without to much trouble My printer sits just beside the desktop computer and shows a low signal when I try going wireless in all I have 4 devices connected to it I have spoken to Plusnet about changing the router but they were not much help so I am considering getting a dual band router (I also have a TP Link booster connected) has anyone got helpful suggestions like best brand

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A booster at 12 feet?

That's very strange. Did someone forget to connect an antenna?

What channel is the router on?

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routers and rotten wifi

Not sure what you mean, I admit I added the bit about the TP link but I would not use this when I am connected via the 10 metre ethanet cable I try this now and then when people point out the trip hazard of the cable. but I am think of buying a dual band anyway because the routers supplied by ISP's are not the best, it could also be failing but I do not know of a way to test them

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Use their support site to learn how to change channel
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Technicolor routers

thanks for the reply, I have done as you suggested and tried several channels but have settled on channel 1 although I do not get the speed that I get with a cable 24 Mbps instead of 35.5 Mbps whether I would get any better with another router say a dual band
the other thing is my router could be an old model as the layout of the router interface is not the same and Plus net did say that there is a later model anyway I will see how I get on Thanks

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It is expected to drop speed on WiFi

I'll keep this short. Because WiFi is half duplex and shared air space the drop you wrote about isn't unexpected. Try pulling the router back to 802.11g and a 20MHz spread too.

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Technicolor routers

This morning I have checked my speed using my iPad and I am getting about 34 Gbps so I checked the speed on the desktop 10 Gbps same router so what's going on? could it be something to do with the card in the desktop I have done a Speccy readout and will try to attach it if I can find a way

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At 10 and over gigabit speeds

That's really amazing so I wonder if there's a typo here.

If you feel this is 10 megabit then I would try other WiFi client devices.

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Problem of slow routers solved(I hope)

you misconstrued the 10Mbps as the speed that I get from my ISP my actual speed is 35+ Mbps but my desktop computer's network card is at the bottom of the case, the case stands on the floor with the back against the wall thus shielding the two aerials from the router signal, so I have bought a Netgear USB Network adapter and at the moment I am getting about 34 Mbps long my it continue, so this closes my post regarding "slow browsers"

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I checked again, you did write

"checked the speed on the desktop 10 Gbps same router"

I see you did change the client device and it worked. Good choice.

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