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Topic # 229164 10-Feb-2018 12:51
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I've recently upgraded to the Orcon Gigantic offering, and I've been pleased with the 5GHz Wireless performance (known in my house as the parents internet...).

 

 

 

But I've been having problems with the speed and reliability on the 2.4 wifi (kids internet...). The person I spoke to on the phone said I wouldn't be getting the 100+ Mbps unless I used the 5GHz network, which is fine.

 

What I'd like to know is what speed I should expect on 2.4 and what sort of slow down occurs as more devices jump on. Currently I'm getting a max of 40-50Mbps, more usually less than 30, and sometimes it goes under 10, all the way down to 1.

 

 

 

Is that normal? Any tips on how to improve that would be greatfully received.


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  Reply # 1954769 10-Feb-2018 13:01
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30-40mbit out of 2.4ghz wifi is about normal. There is a lot of congestion on 2.4ghz and other than changing channels, you won't be able to improve it. (Well, unless you faraday cage your entire house)

 

 

 

Check out https://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8728

 

Get a wifi analysis app and see which channels out of 1/6/11 are least congested and switch your 2.4ghz radios to that channel.

 


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  Reply # 1954794 10-Feb-2018 13:29
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Totally normal.





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  Reply # 1954795 10-Feb-2018 13:29
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Thanks, was a great summary to read. And the solution appears to have been as simple as changing the channel from 6 to 1. Am now getting 70, which is more than enough for the kids.

 

 


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  Reply # 1954796 10-Feb-2018 13:31
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Kirwan:

 

Thanks, was a great summary to read. And the solution appears to have been as simple as changing the channel from 6 to 1. Am now getting 70, which is more than enough for the kids.

 

 

 

 

bingo, a little manual work goes a long way. auto-channel is nice in theory, but it really doesn't often work well.. 





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