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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 28-Apr-11 16:54:58
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Problem with Billion 7800N


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I recently purchased the Billion 7800n router to replace the standard O2 Wireless Box. I was happy with the speeds of the O2 Box, but had recently moved the iMac to another room (previously it was wired) and wanted to upgrade from 802.11g to n

As expected, wireless speed increased substantially. However, it's incredibly unreliable. I'll be downloading at upwards of 1MB/sec, and it will suddenly cut out. The iMac wireless reception indicator will jump up and down. Even if I'm not downloading, sometimes web surfing will be pitifully slow. It doesn't seem to affect any other wireless device (iphone/ipad/laptop)

Before, on 802.11g, from the same location, it was not unreliable. Speeds were not great (not enough for HD streaming), but at least it stayed connected.

Before I buy some home plug adapters, any ideas why this might be the case?

Advise/suggestions greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 17:52:25
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Re: Problem with Billion 7800N


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On the 7800N under advanced>configuration>LAN>wireless, for mode choose "802.11g+n" and choose "auto" for channel id. Make sure wireless security is set to "WPA/WPA2-PSK" and "AES". Also ensure you're using the latest wifi pci/usb drivers on your imac. Let us know if this makes any difference.

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Attenuation 27db down / 9db up
Noise Margin 3.3 db down / 12db up
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Edited by baby_frogmella (Thu 28-Apr-11 17:55:52)

Moderator billford
(moderator) Thu 28-Apr-11 17:56:29
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Re: Problem with Billion 7800N


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I'd also suggest iStumbler to check for neighbours etc who may be competing for the same channel.

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Standard User e102gamma
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 18:12:59
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Re: Problem with Billion 7800N


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I thought running g+n virtually halved your speed compared to n alone. Is that not correct?
Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 18:26:47
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Re: Problem with Billion 7800N


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In reply to a post by e102gamma:
I thought running g+n virtually halved your speed compared to n alone. Is that not correct?


Nup, has no effect on speeds smile

TalkTalk Plus LLU ADSL2+ connected @ 17612/1019 kbps
Attenuation 27db down / 9db up
Noise Margin 3.3 db down / 12db up
Powered by Billion BiPAC 7800N
Standard User e102gamma
(committed) Thu 28-Apr-11 20:22:14
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Re: Problem with Billion 7800N


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Good to know. Thanks.
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