|reply to RyanT in Edm |
Re: [AB] Any tips for improving WiFi performance with Shaw?
You guys are on crank,
if the guy's router doesn't penetrate the wall to the next room,
then the guy needs to RMA his router 99.99%
I live in a highrise, with about 50 visible networks,
I have a D-LINK DIR655 I bought from BB 4 years ago,
I can "see" it with my iPhone from outside of the building over 200 meters.
No inside connectivity troubles,
except my buddy's HTC Pnash completely crashes the Wi-Fi capability on the DIR-655 - so I make sure he turns off the Wi-Fi when he enters.
Aside from scanning the local Wi-Fi for the free-est channel, I did nothing. Mind me saying, i was on Ch6, scan showed Ch 1 to have less signal power on it - so I switched.
The thing about Wi-Fi signal strength - if the Channel looks "low" on the scanner - does not mean you will be better off on this channel. Wi-Fi devices "talk" to each other to mitigate air-time,
so in practice it's better to set your channel to the one where all channel devices have good communication with each other.
So at the end I switched back to Ch6 - and I'm getting good 40mbps out of the Wi-Fi