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  # 1651971 16-Oct-2016 16:46
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Chromecasts can be hard wired... get Googling for the kits that will allow you to do this.


Wifi is handy, ethernet is your friend.

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  # 1660866 30-Oct-2016 13:25
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OK, so I've changed the SSID so that the house router and the garage router share the same SSID and password. I've turned DCHP off but I haven't assigned a static IP to the garage router.


Problem is the internet is fluctuating from very very slow to 300Mbps out in the garage. Most of the time it is very slow. Seems like my devices are trying to get WiFi from the different routers instead of the strongest/closest one.


Also, when I come back in the house the Internet is also very slow. I have to take out the Cat 6 cable from the LAN1 port in the house router for the Internet to resume in the house.


Ideally I'd like to move between the house and the garage with the Internet working seamlessly and picking up the strongest WiFi signal.


What am I doing wrong? Thanks!


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  # 1660964 30-Oct-2016 15:34
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You are not going to get seamless roaming between them on consumer equipment.


At a minimum you need gear that will let you set a minimum RSSI before kicking devices off, then they will go and hunt out a stronger one.


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  # 1660969 30-Oct-2016 15:59
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You can try turning down the tx power level on each router to create smaller cells of coverage. This will force your roaming device to switch sooner - but you will get about 10 seconds of downtime as you transition while the roaming device switches to the newly stronger base station.




Each roaming device has a hard coded "stickyness" setting. because of the 10 seconds of transition they try not to switch AP so often otherwise if you are sitting right in the middle it would be constantly changing.


In some windows laptops you can change the hardware settings in the device manager to adjust the stickyness depending upon the wifi chipset but that wont help android or mac devices


So you are best to cut down the power level of the routers wifi output.

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