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Topic # 112321 4-Dec-2012 22:06 Send private message

So I've recently switched to Orcon and hadn't been using wireless outside my WDTVLive. Previously, i could stream to my live fine, recently since Orcon, it stutters every few seconds. Initially i thought it was my player and then my media server. However today i connected my laptop to the wireless, and it turns out it's super slow.

Wireless, I'm getting around 0.7Mbit down and 0.6mbit up on speedtest.net . Wired I get normal speeds of 9down.
I also tested download from my local media server, and i get 100KB/s.
I tested both sitting right next to the modem.

I plugged in my old modem, hooked up my media server & my laptop, and i get speeds in excess of 5MB/s.


Is there something i need to change on the modem? I had a look at the settings and there's very few and I didn't change anything from what came default. Apart from changing the wireless key.


Edit: I've used wireless on my phone/tablet from time to time, and it was always slow however i just put it down to my media server downloading something at the same time and didn't really think much of it.

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  Reply # 727136 4-Dec-2012 23:37 Send private message

It is most likely wireless interference.

You mentioned that your old router has reasonable speeds on the wireless, so I would check what channel that is operating on and apply that channel to the Genius router.

Alternatively, just access the Genius and test on channels 1, 6 and 11 to determine the best one.

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  Reply # 727163 5-Dec-2012 05:56 Send private message

What type of environment do you live in? What channels are you using and have you tried changing channels?

2.4GHz wireless is very quickly becoming a train wreck in many urban environments.

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  Reply # 727193 5-Dec-2012 08:05 Send private message

You can also use an application to check neighbouring wireless connections to see what frequencies they are operating over, whether these overlap with yours, and compare signal strength (or amplitude of the signal)



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  Reply # 727219 5-Dec-2012 08:44 Send private message

WrEK: You can also use an application to check neighbouring wireless connections to see what frequencies they are operating over, whether these overlap with yours, and compare signal strength (or amplitude of the signal)


What application would this be?



I checked my old router and it's currently running on "auto" channel, which is the same as the Orcon one. I'll cycle through the channels and see if i can get close to normal on any.




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  Reply # 727222 5-Dec-2012 08:48 Send private message

If you have an Android device, download Wifi Analyzer, brilliant tool for checking out local wifi channel use.







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  Reply # 727224 5-Dec-2012 08:50 Send private message

Thanks Xfd, got it and am running it now.


So it turns out simply changing "Bandwidth" from 20/40mhz, to 20mhz seems to have got me full speeds on wireless now.

Not sure what this setting does at all, but it's solved!

Thanks everyone.


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