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  Reply # 987548 14-Feb-2014 22:21 Send private message

Some routers bog down depending what WiFi security mechanism you use. As a test change the security or even remove it entirely and test again.

I get about 5MB/s between wireless devices on my Cisco E4200, just remember though that just because a device says its connected at xx mbps that's the downlink speed, the upload sync rate is typically much much lower! But not displayed. Not unusual for me to see speeds of say 135/20 for example on 4/5 bars. Check if your genius shows both TX and RX speeds per device.


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  Reply # 987550 14-Feb-2014 22:23 Send private message

Protocol is very important - because wireless is only half duplex the TCP performance will always be a lot worse than UDP performance.

Likewise there are also instances where wireless is a dead loss - it's a waste of time for example using TCP apps that require huge SQL lookups.

You'll really need to provide more evidence of a problem, because I can't see one. The simple reality is that 2.4Ghz WiFi is a lost cause in most urban environments.





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  Reply # 987555 14-Feb-2014 22:29 Send private message

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Oddball: Most of those devices were off, although my phone wasn't that could have an affect but not to that degree.


Most? All? Cool, I was just asking, you wouldn't have been the first to think they had full use of the bandwidth to find a flatmate chewing his chunk of bandwidth too :-)

No the plastic cover is just designed to protect the cover from scratches in transit but it won't affect the WiFi signal at all.

Is the router stood up on its stand or flat on its back? You could try the other position as most WiFi antennae create lobed signals that prefer certain orientations. Mine is up on its stand which seems to give pretty good coverage directly away from the faceplate...


Played with the positioning a lot, getting over 85% signal quality from both antennas. It's standing up and facing my (wireless, not the wired one) computer.

Two of us home at the moment, one's away for a cpl weeks and has everything off - other one I was talking to and confirmed he wasn't using the network for anything.

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  Reply # 987560 14-Feb-2014 23:10 Send private message

You're using 2.4ghz wifi, what do you expect? (Too much)

Try wired ethernet. If you want "fast" wifi, then replace all your gear with 5ghz 802.11n or 802.11ac gear.



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  Reply # 987561 14-Feb-2014 23:14 Send private message

Oops, didn't even notice there was more replies on the second page, doh.

Alright so I'll just have to accept the fact I'm not going to get adequate speeds over wifi :(

Thanks for the help, at the very least I understand the issue.

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  Reply # 987586 15-Feb-2014 06:16 Send private message

Oddball: Oops, didn't even notice there was more replies on the second page, doh.

Alright so I'll just have to accept the fact I'm not going to get adequate speeds over wifi :(

Thanks for the help, at the very least I understand the issue.


If you want good speeds over WiFi go and buy a 802.11ac access point and plug it into your existing router as a 2nd AP, and buy some 11ac USB dongles. You're expectation then will be to get ~200Mbps over WiFi.


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  Reply # 987591 15-Feb-2014 07:45 Send private message

Oddball: Alright so I'll just have to accept the fact I'm not going to get adequate speeds over wifi :(


WiFi is just something that should be used to supplement a wired network - there are simply far too many variables that can impact performance. If you need reliable repeatable throughput, use a physical cable.



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  Reply # 987661 15-Feb-2014 10:32 Send private message

Going slightly off-topic now but didn't see the need to make a new question:

I've been trying to avoid buying a switch (or anything, I'm a student..) to hook mine up, but there's this 'reserved for fibre' thing on one of the ports, and we're not even on fibre we're on the ADSL2 unlimited plan, the router is set to UFB but that would just default to ADSL and I read that it's now the default for the orcon genius. I can remove the 'reserved for fibre' and use that port then?

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  Reply # 987823 15-Feb-2014 16:26 Send private message

300 meg is a fantasy figure. That is assuming that all carriers can get total spatial separation. They won't under any normal situations so really all you get is improved reliably of the connection and all small boost to transfer speed. Improvement is even less than that when going to "450meg" 3x3 gear.

only way for more speed that actually works is wider channels which 802.11ac gives you up to 160 my wide vs 40 of 802.11n.

Going between 2 wireless devices is even worse than half the speed as there are delays between receive and transmit and you have the 2 devices colliding with each other.




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  Reply # 987892 15-Feb-2014 17:57 Send private message

I can remove the 'reserved for fibre' and use that port then?

No.




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  Reply # 987908 15-Feb-2014 18:13 Send private message

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I can remove the 'reserved for fibre' and use that port then?

No.


You can. You go into the Genius home page and change the modem type from UFB into ADSL.

However, you will need to turn it back to UFB if you ever move onto UFB.

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