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Topic # 235994 12-May-2018 18:40
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Basically, my family and I have been on Vodafone's UFB for years and EVERY HOUSE we've moved to (about 5 in the past 8 years) we've had internet troubles. Even now, we still get slow speeds and buffering etc. We've considering moving to a new ISP now (we do not use a phone line, just broadband) and we don't know which one to pick. We're located in the Manawatu. What would you guys recommend?

 

 

 

Another question. In our current housing situation, my room is located a decent distance from the modem and I get TERRIBLE connection and am unable to play online video games. I get constant high ping, etc. I can barely load pages at some points of the day. Would I need to look into buying a Netgear router or something of the sorts? Or one of those access point things? Sorry, not too knowledgeable on the topic. We have about 15 devices connected at once (ranging from phones, consoles and computers).


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  Reply # 2014884 12-May-2018 18:47
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@Jorgen Are you on UFB now and how are you connected to the access point via Wi-Fi or Ethernet?

VodafoneNZ UFB is not slow something else is at play here

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  Reply # 2014886 12-May-2018 18:49
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@Linux I don't believe it has anything to do with our wiring, as we've had the same issues at all our previous houses as well. We are not rural, we're in Palmy. We've already called Vodafone support and to be quite frank, they were sh*t. They just kept trying to change the channels on the modem. The internet is fine sometimes, and bad other times but I think it's primarily from where I'm located in the house (not near the modem at all).

 

 

 

edit: Yes I'm on UFB, and I'm connected via WiFi. Currently in my room. If I recall correctly, we get 100/20 or something around there when connected via ethernet and it's all fine. We just have terrible issues with WiFi.


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  Reply # 2014888 12-May-2018 18:56
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You've pretty much answered your own question.

 

Your problems are a combination of 15 connected WiFi devices and presumably poor signal strength due to your location.

 

The best way to resolve this is to buy a standalone 2nd access point for your property and connect this back to the main router via Ethernet.

 

 


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  Reply # 2014889 12-May-2018 18:57
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So here you are blaming the ISP but you are using the internet over Wi-Fi

Internet providers have zero control over Wi-Fi as its works on public spectrum the further away you are from the Wi-Fi more chance of slow downs / issues

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  Reply # 2014890 12-May-2018 18:59
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And 15 devices attached over Wi-Fi all trying to share the same bit of radio space

As above the issue is not with the ISP but your setup

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  Reply # 2014894 12-May-2018 19:07
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@Linux @sbiddle so what would you guys recommend? What hardware should I get to help resolve the issue?


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  Reply # 2014895 12-May-2018 19:12
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Purchase a good access point to extend the Wi-Fi connected over Ethernet only do NOT get a Wi-Fi extender that is connected over Wi-Fi

@sbiddle I am sure could recommend some good hardware

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  Reply # 2014896 12-May-2018 19:20
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Yeah, I've tried a WiFi extender and it was horrific. It didn't do anything. And how am I meant to use ethernet to connect to an access point? Do I have to run the cable through the roof or something? Because I assume you don't put it right next to the modem.


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  Reply # 2014900 12-May-2018 19:43
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do not use a wifi extender

 

yes you will need to run a cable if you want a stand alone access point.

 

or you could consider a mesh wifi system like google wifi or netgear orbi. its a bit more expensive but the generally just work.




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  Reply # 2014916 12-May-2018 20:09
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@Jase2985 so after looking into the whole mesh WiFi thing, it might be a good idea. What device would you recommend?


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  Reply # 2014918 12-May-2018 20:12
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never used them myself but netgear orbi seems to be one of the better ones, and you can use one of the stations to replace your router




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  Reply # 2014921 12-May-2018 20:18
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What about those power-to-Ethernet devices? Are they any good?


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  Reply # 2014924 12-May-2018 20:21
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Jorgen:

What about those power-to-Ethernet devices? Are they any good?



No

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  Reply # 2014928 12-May-2018 20:34
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Linux:
Jorgen:

 

What about those power-to-Ethernet devices? Are they any good?

 



No

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I suppose I'll just look into the mesh WiFi devices. It seems like the best solution for me right now.


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  Reply # 2014933 12-May-2018 20:43
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The best solution is Ethernet

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