Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
10665 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 385

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 725104 30-Nov-2012 12:34 Send private message

I can see the flatmates wifi from my shed just fine, but it doesnt actually work from out there. Same for my house AP.

The truth about wifi coverage is the ranges specified by manufacturers are total BS and are the distance where you can ping and perhaps load a webpage eventually, but are certaily not deserving of being called "working".

Also the blame goes to microsoft etc for not showing weak networks (less than -80dB) as "I can see it but your not going to be able to use it" or something.




Richard rich.ms

2899 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 882


  Reply # 725135 30-Nov-2012 13:32 Send private message

Want fun with WiFi try using it in a Lockwood home, weird coverage that has no apparent rhyme or reason.




Mike

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

3415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 335

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 725149 30-Nov-2012 14:01 Send private message

We stuck a Ubiquiti UniFi-Pro in at work, no issues here now, plus its so good we can warm pies anywhere in the building, don't need to use birth control anymore and can listen to streaming music in our tooth fillings.

1891 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Subscriber

  Reply # 725155 30-Nov-2012 14:11 Send private message

freitasm: Stop stuffing tinfoil hats on top of the access point folks...



Went to a motel who had bad wifi coverage. Someone had told them to stick soft drink can's over the top of the antenna of the old WRT54GL *facepalm*

1211 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 198

Subscriber

  Reply # 725159 30-Nov-2012 14:48 Send private message

There's nothing wrong with ISP supplied modems; it's your builder's fault for putting 3" lead sheets in all the walls! Tongue Out

5079 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 689


  Reply # 725184 30-Nov-2012 15:22 Send private message

I get good wifi all round my house. Good enough. To stream netflix with no issues anyway. I do wish I had better coverage in my garden though, so I can sit outside in the summer and stream the cricket.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by nathan on 26-Jul-2014 04:30 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by ScuL on 24-Jul-2014 21:40 (203 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by rphenix on 26-Jul-2014 22:20 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Pursuing someone who owes money - What to do?
Created by TimA, last reply by TimA on 26-Jul-2014 17:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Is chorus going to deliberately slow adsl internet down
Created by rugrat, last reply by juha on 26-Jul-2014 14:25 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


What Size iphone 6 will you be buying?
Created by mattbush, last reply by myopinion on 26-Jul-2014 20:19 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Skinny's new aggressive ad campaign
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Yabanize on 22-Jul-2014 23:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Sickening floral smell in car, What next?
Created by TimA, last reply by Athlonite on 26-Jul-2014 14:42 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.