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  Reply # 1545029 1-May-2016 21:04
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The wifi roaming is a function of the client device.

 

So to encourage roaming, you will need to turn down the tx power level on each access point.

 

Some windows laptops allow you to access the wifi device hardware settings and there is sometimes a roaming stickyness slider where you can make the laptop super sticky, or more willing to roam. The cost of roaming more is the higher chance of downtime as the wifi card changes access point.

 

So by lowering the power level on the 'master' access point, a client device will think its getting a better signal from one of the slaves, and decide to roam sooner. This is helpful when devices such as ipads, generic windows wifi drivers or other simple devices dont allow you to choose the roaming stickyness.





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  Reply # 1545225 2-May-2016 10:34
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raytaylor:

 

The wifi roaming is a function of the client device.

 

So to encourage roaming, you will need to turn down the tx power level on each access point.

 

 

or give each wifi access point a different name/ssid . eg upstairs, bedroom, kitchen etc etc
That connect to the wifi that matches the area you are in

 

That makes it a bit more foolproof, but without roaming.
Some powerline devices a pain to change any wifi setting though, some(one) brands really put zero thought into that

 

 


 
 
 
 


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If you have an entertainment hub (smart tv, console etc) on the lower floor, put the powerline adaptor there. Then use a router as AP so you can plug your fixed devices into the built-in switch. It will take load off the wifi network and improve streaming/gaming performance.

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I live in an old 1950 cottage and the old plasterboard limits wifi range dramatically. I've put in tp-link av500 powerlines adaptors (to avoid getting into the crawlspace to put in cat6 cable) and they work brilliantly: one pair of tl-pa411 adaptors and a tl-wpa422 WiFi adaptor. The speed is as fast as the cat6 connection that I had at the last place (10 MB/s on backups).

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  Reply # 1552343 13-May-2016 18:43
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your cat6 cabling must have been s*^$ or your devices couldn't do GBE

 

if your equipment can handle it Ethernet should easily hit 100MB/s+ which is 10x faster than what you got.

 

80mbps isnt too bad but its still at the lower end of a EoP setup


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  Reply # 1552498 14-May-2016 05:22
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100 Mb/s (megabits per second) is the standard non-gigabit Ethernet speed. 10 MB/s (megabytes per second) is how this converts to real world data transfer rates.

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  Reply # 1552502 14-May-2016 06:17
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ocs: 100 Mb/s (megabits per second) is the standard non-gigabit Ethernet speed. 10 MB/s (megabytes per second) is how this converts to real world data transfer rates.

 

yep i know that but you said cat6 which im sure anyone would take to mean gigabit ethernet as thats generally what its used for not fast ethernet.


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