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# 257092 14-Sep-2019 14:58
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the modem spark gave me that is connected to the nokia g-140w-c give me ok wifi to my room but really bad wifi to other pc in the house the nokia g-140w-c has a huge antenna on it that would give very good wifi and would even give pc in my room slightly better wifi but when i press or hold down the wifi button or even the wps button nothing happened

are they blocked or am i doing something wrong if it is blocked is there a way to connect via lan and configure the modem

as i really don't want to have to go out and buy a better modem just to get better wifi and i think its a waste of power having 2 modems running


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  # 2317787 14-Sep-2019 15:05
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The Nokia unit is your ONT.

 

It is not confiured as a router and the WiFi is not enabled. There is no way to utilise it.

 

 




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  # 2317793 14-Sep-2019 15:15
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sbiddle:

 

The Nokia unit is your ONT.

 

It is not confiured as a router and the WiFi is not enabled. There is no way to utilise it.

 

 

 

 

that sucks do you know of a cheap modem i could get to replace the crappy spark one?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2317803 14-Sep-2019 15:38
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There is nothing wrong with the Spark router.

 

In your case it seems your only issue is WiFi coverage. The simple reality is that in a large sized home a single router / access point will be insufficient to provide coverage everywhere. Buying a "better router" won't necessarily change this - the fix is to move towards several access points connected via ethernet cable.

 

 


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  # 2317804 14-Sep-2019 15:39
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shapes:

 

sbiddle:

 

The Nokia unit is your ONT.

 

It is not confiured as a router and the WiFi is not enabled. There is no way to utilise it.

 

 

 

 

that sucks do you know of a cheap modem i could get to replace the crappy spark one?

 

 

Your issue isnt the modem, it's your expectations of wireless coverage.

 

 

 

i'd recommend looking at a mesh unit option.

 

Even if you did opt for a "High power" or "Long range" wireless router, You would then have the problem of slow speed or poor reliability. 

 

 

 

Remember your devices need to be able to send and receive to work. a powerful antenna can get you in the situation where your device can receive but not talk.

 

Also because of how power emissions for wifi work, sometimes an integrated antenna is actually better.. 





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  # 2317814 14-Sep-2019 16:10
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sbiddle:

 

There is nothing wrong with the Spark router.

 

In your case it seems your only issue is WiFi coverage. The simple reality is that in a large sized home a single router / access point will be insufficient to provide coverage everywhere. Buying a "better router" won't necessarily change this - the fix is to move towards several access points connected via ethernet cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wifi to the other pc in my house is like 8meter away and my old i3 laptop in the same location get much much better wifi i tried 3 wifi dongles all are the same speed :( it can take like 40seconds just to open a youtube page my phone even works better and the wifi dongle give good signal on this pc 

 

 


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  # 2317817 14-Sep-2019 16:14
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So if an other device and phone in the same location works fine the issue is not the router, it's the WiFi adapter / dongle you're using.

 

 


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  # 2317818 14-Sep-2019 16:16
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sbiddle:

 

So if an other device and phone in the same location works fine the issue is not the router, it's the WiFi adapter / dongle you're using.

 

 

Or the physical location.

 





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  # 2317851 14-Sep-2019 18:00
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i found out the problem is im not using 5g my nephew had his iphone asked for the wifi password i saw he had 5g wifi and i connected to it and used speed test and tested it and got our max download speed  i pay for 100 down and 20up  iphone got a speed of 103 down and 21up

 

 

 

so i now know its the wifi dongle

would anybody know of a cheap 5g wifi dongle that would be good for my pc or maybe a 5g wifi card

 

 

 

thanks


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  # 2317893 14-Sep-2019 18:08
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Wait, so your getting full 5G coverage? then it's nothing todo with distance at all!

 

 

 

bandstearing should fix this misconception..





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  # 2317904 14-Sep-2019 18:49
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hio77:

 

Wait, so your getting full 5G coverage? then it's nothing todo with distance at all!

 

 

 

bandstearing should fix this misconception..

 

 

 

 

im should of said im using a skylink to connect to wifi in my room other pc was using a wifi dongle that has antenna

 

 

 

both device i come to find are only 2.4GHZ not 5g i get 50 - 62 up and and 1.5 using the skylink device

 

 




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  # 2318469 16-Sep-2019 13:04
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what 5ghz network card or usb should i get?


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  # 2318482 16-Sep-2019 13:21
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5GHz Wifi tends to have shorter range than 2.4GHz so it seems unusual that 5G devices are getting stronger signals than 2.4G.

 

It is possible that the signal to your USB dongle is being blocked or shadowed.

 

The signal to a USB dongles can be blocked by the metal case of the device they are plugged into. In this situation, putting the dongle on a USB extension lead and moving them above the device/up the wall can improve coverage. Some USB dongles come with USB extensions specifically for this reason. If you have a USB extension lead handy, it would be good to try relocating the USB dongle prior to potentially wasting more money on a 4th USB device.

 

 


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