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faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

Insanely slow wifi in one area of my house

In my living room, directly underneath a wifi bridge (20 feet from the router upstairs) my wifi is VERY slow. To the point where it takes an hour+ to copy a 750MB file from a laptop to a PC upstairs. Upstairs PC's on wifi get 40mbit down and 55mbit up on my FIOS connection. All machines are on Wireless-N. PC's in this slow area always have full signal to the router but the network speeds are just horrid. Half the time when I'm copying files to the PC that sits down there, it times out and I lose connection to it. What can I do to fix this?



Onedollar

join:2001-08-27
Pomona, CA
kudos:6

Buy a new house?

Would recommend run some wireless statistics analyzers to see if there are transmit receive failures. Most likely caused by interference.

Other things you can do is setup another access point, but would require you to run a cable. Change channels etc..


faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

Well I'm the only AP on this channel, channel 8 but somehow it's still crap.


guppy_fish
Premium
join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
kudos:1
reply to faze

This is a wireless network issue , nothing to do with FIOS. DSLR has a forum of this you may want to check out for ideas


faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

I realize that, couldn't find a wifi forum on here, though.


guppy_fish
Premium
join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
kudos:1
reply to faze

Here you go

»Wireless Networking


hubrisnxs

join:2009-12-30
Fountain Valley, CA
kudos:1

buy extra ap's to cover hard to reach areas or go with a moca adapter (preference)



More Fiber
Premium,MVM
join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
kudos:29
reply to faze

said by faze:

Well I'm the only AP on this channel, channel 8 but somehow it's still crap.

Channel 8 is not a good choice. Channel 8 overlaps both 6 and 11. See »Wireless Networking Forum FAQ »What channel should I choose for my wireless network?

Channels 1, 6 and 11 are the only channels that don;t overlap.
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faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

If the channel were the issue, I'd be having issues all over. Not just one room.


guppy_fish
Premium
join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
kudos:1
Reviews:
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Depends where the interference is coming from, you could have a neighbor on either channel 6 - 11 and that room is closest, it could be your material the house floor is made of and about 100 other things.

Best solution is add a AP using a MOCA bridge .. if these terms don't seem familiar, head over to the wireless networking forum where that's all they talk about


bt06437

join:2001-12-03
Carrollton, TX
reply to faze

if you swap one pc for another & see if the problem moves or stays, that may help.
Any appliances next to a problem pc that can powered off, unplugged ?


faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

Any PC in the living room has crap throughput.


knarf829

join:2007-06-02
kudos:1
reply to faze

If you're getting full signal strength and still having problems, adding an access point is not going to help you. An access point is to provide stronger signal.

It is almost certainly interference on the channel you're using from a neighboring network or appliance.


faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

I have tried every single channel...


faze

join:2011-01-10
Reisterstown, MD

I guess they moved the initial thread. One of these can be closed.



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

»VERY slow wifi in one area of my house