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Burnaby, BC
reply to RyanT in Edm

Re: [AB] Any tips for improving WiFi performance with Shaw?

Serious post:

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