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Our house is a 1970s typical uk design. Wifi is terrible though, no idea why. The wireless (fibre) coming into the house is fine, and in the room the router is in, it's great.
The only way so far I've found to get a bit better reception is by using powerline to connect an extra apple airport extreme, and a further airport express. Works 'ok', but that's all.
Google wifi looks good, but it's not in the UK.
Are there any other systems I could try, similar to apples / googles system. Apples is old now so I dont really want to keep adding airports to an old system. We have the new BT smart hub modem / router, but happy to change that too for a good system throughout.
all needs to be wireless rather than ethernet (except router / modem and powerline)
Construction of the house will be interfering, probably solid brick walls rather than plasterboard, along with metal components between you and the WiFi source.
You could try moving it to 5GHz as other houses in the area which use the lower band may be also cause disruption.
thanks, yes it's on auto dual band then I switched to 5 and not a great deal of change. I've read another issue might be that the house was extended, so the 2 / 3 electric circuits are kind of split by the fuse box, which means the powerline has to go via the fuseboard... I have no idea about stuff like this though!
Could just do with something to keep the speed and connection in each room. Been looking at nighthawk router / extender but again...no idea!
- Yeah, s solution would be to extend your ethernet to each room and have a dedicated WiFi hotspot in each rather than use the powerlines.face_melter
- But that may mean a bit of construction work and potential YUGE expense for hardware.face_melter
- yea, bugger that! Does anything exist like (but not) apples airport / googles wifi systems?craigatkinson
^ Yea. Try moving over to 5GHz, it really helped in my house.
I'm in a concrete building in Manhattan with hundreds of competing 2.4 wifi signals, including from two gyms, a hotel, businesses and a high school. The only solution so far was moving to 5ghz where it's not so crowded. Even still getting the signal through the heavy duty walls in my own apartment is near impossible.
Whattabout an antenna on the roof?
- is it true that these halve the speed? Whereas powerline keep the original speed?craigatkinson
- Every 'thing' you put in between you and the source will have an affect on speed - if you do it badly, sure it could halve it.detritus
- If you want quick, use cables.detritus
- ah, hm, need dongles!craigatkinson