Helping my brother with his local WiFi set up Not sure if this the right forum, I looked at the list for a few minutes. If the wrong forum, please move...
I received an e-mail from my brother this morning. He has a large home with many walls. His network was professionally installed and set up. It worked fine for years, but now it's painfully slow.
quote:As this is the blind leading the blind, I suggested that he make sure his router's firmware is up to date. Other than that, I suggested that routers and adapters have a finite life and the hardware might have degraded.
"So- my issue seems to be router/access point driven.. i think
Here is what we have-- hooked into a cable modem in susans office is a Liksys/cisco wireless n router (model wrt160 n) and a Liksys/cisco powerline network adapter (model plt e 200)
Susan's computer which is in the same room, and is wirelessly connected, seems to work fine and her internet connection is fast
In the living room we have a Liksys/Cisco wireless n access point with power over ethernet (model wap441 on) and a powerline 4 port network adaptor (model plt s200)
the rest of the house - media room/ my office/ bedroom etc shows full signal on the computers and ipad and show internet access but is incredibly slow-- like really really slow and impossible to use -- there is an issue somewhere--"
What else might I suggest?
quote:You wouldn't BS your own brother, would you? So quit saying things like that.
I suggested that routers and adapters have a finite life and the hardware might have degraded.
In all seriousness, I thought that was so. Not sure where, but heard, from what I thought were reputable sources, this. As I am not an expert on the topic, I passed on what I believed.
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