Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




445 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 150574 27-Jul-2014 10:29
Send private message

I've just switched Broadband providers  - when the install happened (I'm on Fibre) they switched from my CISCO router to a HUAWEI one.

I have no issue with internet on my Ethernet but I do with my WIFI

1X Ethernet connects to a 3COM router as the original CISCO one in the garage didn't cover the house.

I still have this and my HUAWEI range is better. When I go onto my iPAD, iPhone, Laptop (wireless) I sometimes have to turn off wifi or switch between the profiles to kick the internet connection into gear.

It's almost as if the wifi is asleep and needs to be woken up lol 

Anyway what's wrong?

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1096504 27-Jul-2014 10:31
Send private message

Have you tried changing the WiFi channel?



445 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1096505 27-Jul-2014 10:33
Send private message

Never heard of that, how do I do that?

 
 
 
 


20715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4015

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1096554 27-Jul-2014 12:12
Send private message

An ipad with wifi issues. I have had many friends with problems with their ipad wifi on isp supplied routers.

Got a $15 one from PB tech to use as an AP and problems went away.

Try fixing the channels to 1 or 11, setting the router to 20MHz only and setting it to 802.11n only mode (if it supports it, may be called greenfield or similar)




Richard rich.ms



445 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1103584 6-Aug-2014 19:28
Send private message

I'm still stuck with this.
I've turned off my new Huawai modem. No different.

5519 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1593

Trusted

  Reply # 1103593 6-Aug-2014 19:44
Send private message

Log into the modems interface and change the WiFi channel and bandwidth.

 

Usually found at http://192.168.1.1

Most new apple Devices, Sbiddle would say they are not wiFi compliant and do have these sort of issues quite a lot.




Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.




445 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1103653 6-Aug-2014 21:04
Send private message

How do I change the channel

5519 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1593

Trusted

  Reply # 1103656 6-Aug-2014 21:11
Send private message

kiwis: How do I change the channel

Should be able to find it from there. Most likely under "WiFi" or "Home Network"

I should link some "HowToBasic" :)




Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.


3116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 538

Trusted

  Reply # 1103700 6-Aug-2014 22:19
Send private message

Google the model of wifi router and follow its setup instructions.
There is a website within the router which is used to configure it.

In new zealand, we have 13 channels of wifi to centre itself on, but in the USA they only have 11 channels.
When a router configured as being in NZ boots up, it will scan and automatically choose the least noisy channel.
But if it lands on channel 12 or 13, you will have problems on devices that only use a USA chipset.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




1787 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 330

Subscriber

  Reply # 1103789 7-Aug-2014 08:10
Send private message

Find a wifi analyser app and it will show the close wifi transmitters and the channel they are on. Will point to the best (least crowded) channel.

I use Wifi Analyzer on my Android devices and it is invaluable.

1312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 171


  Reply # 1103976 7-Aug-2014 12:19
Send private message

TimA: Most new apple Devices, Sbiddle would say they are not wiFi compliant and do have these sort of issues quite a lot.


What do you mean they're not WiFi compliant, dont they have to be to be advertised as having it?





631 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 174


  Reply # 1103984 7-Aug-2014 12:31
Send private message

if you have a dual band router, make sure the SSID is different for each band, this has caused no end of issues with MAC users over the past few years.
John




I know enough to be dangerous


1675 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 117


  Reply # 1104054 7-Aug-2014 13:51
Send private message

Whereabouts in NZ are you ... some kind GeekZoner might pop round and help you check router's settings, viz. DHCP, conflicting channels, etc?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.