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islesfan4lyf

join:2013-02-08
Brooklyn, NY

[TWC] NYC TWC Arris Modem/Router Combo

My speeds hardwired are perfect and what I pay for.

On every device in my apartment, the WIFI is slow. I'm talking about 1mbs on download and under 1 on the upload. I have the same exact set up as my old apartment so please don't tell me it's my cordless phone or something else jamming up the wireless frequencies.

It's probably a defective arris?

What do you all think?



DrDrew
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Are you sure your neighbors aren't using the same or overlapping wireless channels?

islesfan4lyf

join:2013-02-08
Brooklyn, NY

analyzed networks....wireless channels don't seem to be a problem


TWCdude

join:2006-04-28
San Antonio, TX
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Download this program

»www.metageek.net/products/inssider/

See how disgusting the wireless interference is and set your router to a less used channel. Ideally use channels 1, 6, or 11. Chances are options will be non existent because everyone and their dog is using wifi at your apartment. There are a few bad options to fix it. One would be switching to the 5ghz band which would be ideal except many wireless devices do not support it. Another would be to get a router that allows you to set the euro or japan bands and set the router to channel 13 (Illegal in the USA, but I really doubt the FCC will ever notice it.) Third would be to move out or line your walls with lead If the device you are trying to get the wireless is not going to move much you can try getting some power line adapters and use those. The Time Warner here gave them out for free but a tech had to go out and install them or you can buy a set some what cheep at newegg.

Also the problem isn't limited to other wi-fi networks its anything that uses the 2.4ghz band. baby monitors, microwaves, wireless controllers ect



tonyram57

join:2001-11-08
Brooklyn, NY

2.4 Ghz sucks for wireless period. I have 68 networks in my area which is a overlapping mess. I just got a new iPod Touch and even just streaming music on 2.4 Ghz it would drop out or even disconnect Now with WiFi on 5 Ghz is so much better.

Anything that has a Ethernet port is hardwired and the only thing on 2.4 Ghz is my printer.