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kiwiharry

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#195906 11-May-2016 12:45
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Hi.

 

Wife has been having issues with the WiFi for the past 4 days, but I have been overseas, so upon my return this morning I had a look at it and this is what my WiFi signal is doing.

 

 

I'm assuming my wifi router needs to be replaced? It is a TP-Link TD-W8960N?

 

I've tried powering down the router for about 5 minutes and restarted it, but no change.


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Jase2985
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  #1549814 11-May-2016 12:50
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could try changing the wifi channel to 1 or 11?


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  #1549815 11-May-2016 12:51
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It was on Chan 1 before I repowered it. The router is actually set to Auto.


 
 
 
 


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  #1549824 11-May-2016 13:04
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Think its generally regarded as a good idea to manually set to a channel thats not quite so busy if possible.

 

 

 

Is it v1 of that TD-W8960N - the one with a smooth, flat white top with absolutely no ventilation?

 

The v2 and above model had the blue curved top with ventilation holes on top.

 

I had a v1 and it used to get really hot in the summer - it would then start going a bit odd. I ended up carefully pulling it apart (was tricky but I found a youtube vid) and I ended up drilling a bunch of holes in the top. Seemed to fix it completely. Its now at the stepsons house still doing sterling work apparently.





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  #1549831 11-May-2016 13:15
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robjg63:

 

Think its generally regarded as a good idea to manually set to a channel thats not quite so busy if possible.

 

 

 

Is it v1 of that TD-W8960N - the one with a smooth, flat white top with absolutely no ventilation?

 

The v2 and above model had the blue curved top with ventilation holes on top.

 

I had a v1 and it used to get really hot in the summer - it would then start going a bit odd. I ended up carefully pulling it apart (was tricky but I found a youtube vid) and I ended up drilling a bunch of holes in the top. Seemed to fix it completely. Its now at the stepsons house still doing sterling work apparently.

 

 

 

 

I've set it manually to Chan 1. Still the same. I have a v4 unit.

 

 


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  #1549835 11-May-2016 13:19
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Suggest you buy a new one with 2.4Ghz and 5GHz bands and reap the benefits.


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  #1550826 11-May-2016 13:20
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What problem are you having? That behavior could just be dynamic power management as clients connect and disconnect.


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  #1550834 11-May-2016 13:35
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timmmay:

 

What problem are you having? That behavior could just be dynamic power management as clients connect and disconnect.

 

 

None of our devices, i.e. smartphones, tablet and wireless printer are connecting to the WiFi.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1550836 11-May-2016 13:36
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kiwiharry:

 

timmmay:

 

What problem are you having? That behavior could just be dynamic power management as clients connect and disconnect.

 

 

None of our devices, i.e. smartphones, tablet and wireless printer are connecting to the WiFi.

 

 

So you're not using WiFi, and you haven't noticed any problem, you just don't like the look of that graph???!!!


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  #1550839 11-May-2016 13:37
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Have you checked if they have any firmware updates for it?





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  #1550841 11-May-2016 13:37
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sqishy:

 

Suggest you buy a new one with 2.4Ghz and 5GHz bands and reap the benefits.

 

 

Thanks. If I do need to look at replacing, then want to ensure I get something that is also capable of taking Fibre as I'm looking to start the process to have fibre installed to our house. Current unit is only ADSL


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  #1550852 11-May-2016 13:46
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OK. Looks like I've possibly resolved the issue.

 

Unhid my SSID and now all devices have automatically connected without any other intervention on the devices.

 

 


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  #1550870 11-May-2016 14:00
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Well done - I often wondered if it was a good thing to have a hidden SSID - the results from google suggests it probably isnt.

 

1) You can use tools to find hidden SSIDs

 

2) Many devices dont handle them too well.

 

 

 

At least you had an easy fix in the end.





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  #1550942 11-May-2016 15:05
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timmmay:

 

kiwiharry:

 

timmmay: What problem are you having? That behavior could just be dynamic power management as clients connect and disconnect. 

 

None of our devices, i.e. smartphones, tablet and wireless printer are connecting to the WiFi. 

 

So you're not using WiFi, and you haven't noticed any problem, you just don't like the look of that graph???!!! 

 

Surely the devices not connecting to the wifi is the problem he's noticed?


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  #1550953 11-May-2016 15:15
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andrew027:

 

 

 

Surely the devices not connecting to the wifi is the problem he's noticed?

 

 

Ah I get it now. When he said "none of our devices are connecting to WiFi" I took it as "we're not trying to connect to WiFi", when he actually meant "when we try to connect to WiFi none of our devices will connect".


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