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Topic # 242736 12-Nov-2018 09:16
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About a month ago I purchased the Amplifi base unit, with the intent to add a satellite at a later date.  I added that satellite to my lounge last week.  The setup was simple and fast, and by all accounts it is all working fine.....except that 5Ghz is super slow.  2.4Ghz is giving me really good speeds (up to the usual 2.4Ghz limits) but when I do a speed test on 5Ghz I'm only getting around 3-10Mbps up and down.   

 

Has anyone experienced this?  Any tips about resolving it?

 

The Amplifi is using 2x SSIDs - one for 5Ghz and one for 2.4Ghz.  The satellite is not showing it's own SSID (by design).  

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2123926 12-Nov-2018 09:29
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What is the uplink from the Satellite to the base station like? Is this operating over 5GHz itself?

 

This does kinda sound like the satellite doesn't have a good connection to the base router (or) your device is connecting back to the router instead of the satellite.







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  Reply # 2123928 12-Nov-2018 09:32
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Well I'm not too sure as I can't seem to get much visibility into that via the Amplifi app.  It's a bit dumber than the Unifi app.  I guess I could move the satellite to another location and see how that looks.  There are a couple of small walls between the base and satellite, though not enough to impact the mesh coverage I'd have thought.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2123931 12-Nov-2018 09:34
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I don't have an AmpliFi unit myself however I am pretty sure going into the properties of the satellite units in the app will show you signal strength to base. Else, the LED's on the front.

 

There is a configuration option to also ensure that the uplink is over 5GHz.







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  Reply # 2123933 12-Nov-2018 09:36
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It has full bars on the signal, but I'm not sure if it displays an actual figure.  




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  Reply # 2123938 12-Nov-2018 09:39
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Luckily I set up remote access, so just checking the app now I can see it has Great signal, 92% "Your signal strength is great, the Mesh Point is positioned for optimal performance".  The band is 5Ghz.  I can't get into any more detail than that apparently.


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  Reply # 2123950 12-Nov-2018 10:13
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I still can't recommend any WiFi mesh solution. If you want WiFi that works Ethernet fed APs are the only solution IMHO.

 

 




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  Reply # 2123956 12-Nov-2018 10:27
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sbiddle:

 

I still can't recommend any WiFi mesh solution. If you want WiFi that works Ethernet fed APs are the only solution IMHO.

 

 

Noted but not relevant :)




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  Reply # 2124010 12-Nov-2018 11:58
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Changed the channel, seems much better now.  


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  Reply # 2124018 12-Nov-2018 12:05
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gehenna:

 

sbiddle:

 

I still can't recommend any WiFi mesh solution. If you want WiFi that works Ethernet fed APs are the only solution IMHO.

 

 

Noted but not relevant :)

 

 

Don't come complaining to me when your mesh network implodes totally in a few years. smile




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  Reply # 2124021 12-Nov-2018 12:08
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I wouldn't dream of complaining to you, my standards for complaint aren't nearly as high as yours.


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