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Topic # 148655 26-Jun-2014 11:18
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Hi there, we were given a telecom wireless modem for our vdsl plan for our business and the modem seems really bad as the internet is alway laggy/unstable/slow. Are there any wireless modems you guys can suggest for me to get as a replacement? All I'm looking for is good speed and large range for the wifi. Our business is a restaurant so we have the modem at the front counter and want to be able to get good wifi from back of the room which is about 25m away.

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  Reply # 1074904 26-Jun-2014 11:34
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  Reply # 1074906 26-Jun-2014 11:39
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That said, depending on what's in that 25m (say, an industrial kitchen), you may still struggle for wifi signal. If wifi in that back room is essential, I'd really look at getting a cat6 cable run from the router to that room, with an access point back there.




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  Reply # 1074909 26-Jun-2014 11:48
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The room is just the main dinning room. Don't need wifi in kitchen. There no walls etc. it's just a massive open area



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  Reply # 1074910 26-Jun-2014 11:51
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Also would it be possible to get a product that's not too expensive such as around $100-150 range?

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  Reply # 1074911 26-Jun-2014 11:56
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panda123: Also would it be possible to get a product that's not too expensive such as around $100-150 range?


Not really.  There aren't a lot of VDSL modems in the market.

On your WiFi signal strength, the access point needs to be somewhere it's not trying to get through all of the big bags of water sitting and walking around the room.

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  Reply # 1074924 26-Jun-2014 12:09
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Your solution isn't to get a better modem, it's to ensure that wireless access points are located where you want wireless to work.

The belief that a single device can cover an entire premise is a very dated and misguided approach.





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  Reply # 1074936 26-Jun-2014 12:35
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So it would be better if we placed the wireless is the middle of the room somewhere high?

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  Reply # 1074975 26-Jun-2014 13:06
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panda123: So it would be better if we placed the wireless is the middle of the room somewhere high?


The aerial orientation can matter so you need to be careful how you do it, but yes it will improve coverage.  That's basically why commercial APs are discs that you ceiling mount.  It may not fix your current issues tho'.  I imagine you have people using some kind of mobile device for ordering.  Potentially the modem\router you were given might not have enough CPU to handle the workload.   It's hard to say either way without some form of telemetry 



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  Reply # 1074988 26-Jun-2014 13:26
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Thanks for the reply. The wifi is not for ordering. It's just for normal internet usage on mobile phones and tablets such as Internet browsing, YouTube etc

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