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Standard User WelshWArrior
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Jul-16 09:43:44
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[re: woodroyd] [link to this post]
 
I'd definitely give it a few days. Mine seems to have done the opposite. Download before Smart Hub was about 55Mbps, now it's consistently at 59Mbps.

Seems the Smart Hub isn't consistent with people reporting lower and higher speeds and also better and worse WiFi signal than before.

I've generally had a good experience so far though.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Thu 14-Jul-16 10:04:48
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If you don't manually cause a re-sync in those few days it will not change in either direction from what it is now. Do it well inside daylight hours, and not if there are thundery showers within miles.

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Standard User woodroyd
(member) Thu 14-Jul-16 10:05:14
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[re: WelshWArrior] [link to this post]
 
Wi-Fi is definitely slower.
My wife has really got the ache.
I've tried different channels without any noticeable difference.
I had this delivered 2/3 weeks ago and put off installing it as a suspected it might be trouble.
I hope it sorts itself out before I get it in the neck.
Needless to say I'm getting "I don't know why you had to change it in the first place"


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Standard User WelshWArrior
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Jul-16 10:13:29
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Hahaha women just don't understand these things wink

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Thu 14-Jul-16 15:09:10
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[re: mlmclaren] [link to this post]
 
Yes

i have but i didn't have any problem before not separating them.

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Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Jul-16 11:04:31
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In reply to a post by epyon:
I have but I didn't have any problem before not separating them.


Some might not, depends on the what devices are using what band really.

My issues when the bands where together was mobile devices picking up 2G signal before the 5G signal on return to coverage (home) and then getting stuck on that network with it constantly dropping every few minutes.

Some mobile devices prefer to stay on 2G WiFi too, I assume this is for battery reserving.

Since I've now got all my devices on 5Ghz and only a couple on 2.4Ghz (which don''t stay connected long) I don't really have WiFi issues... just issues with the damned hub crashing.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Jul-16 17:34:29
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The only issue I have is DHCP allocates IP addresses terribly.

It often allocates two devices the same IP, so one of them works and the other just displays IP address conflict messages. The only fix I have found is to reset the hub when it does this. You can see in the address table DHCP has allocated the devices same IP.

Otherwise I have had no drops on 2.4 or 5ghz.

Your behaviour is normal, 2.4Ghz has a higher signal than 5Ghz and devices connect into whatever wifi band has the best reception generally. This means 2.4 gets used by almost all devices with devices into going onto 5ghz when in the same room.

Band steering should have fixed this, what it does is blocks devices it knows are dual band from connecting into the 2.4ghz network, it physically says no to them connecting in at 2.4ghz until they fall into 5ghz. BT disabled this feature though - which honestly was the main reason for me getting the smart hub. So back to split ssids
Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Fri 15-Jul-16 18:48:26
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Yes and annoyingly with split SSIDs it puts a -5 on the end for the 5ghz channel which is ridiculous!

I have the same SSID set up across two houses and now I can't because it has added the -5 on the end!
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Jul-16 19:24:32
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In reply to a post by Icaras:
Yes and annoyingly with split SSIDs it puts a -5 on the end for the 5ghz channel which is ridiculous!

I have the same SSID set up across two houses and now I can't because it has added the -5 on the end!


Yes I mentioned this on my review as an issue. I also do not like how they have stopped us using any DFS channels.
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Sun 17-Jul-16 19:37:59
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I have

2 laptops

1 on 2.4ghz
1 on 5ghz

2 mobiles both on 5ghz

1 chromecast on 5ghz

and my tv in the bedroom and desktop on ethernet

not seen anything affecting my performance.

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Edited by epyon (Sun 17-Jul-16 19:39:02)

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