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Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Thu 30-Jun-16 12:31:45
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Re: Low Wifi signal


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
Reloaded inSSIDer on the same laptop as ACRYLIC.

Restarted both.

General agreement of results.

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Not having used inSSIDer for a couple of years, today I noted two things-

Very good training lessons-

http://www.metageek.com/training/resources/


On the working inSSIDer, at the top-left, there is a line-

"Your Link Score would be improved if you move to Channel x"

No idea of how effective at present; and don't want to disturb my present satisfactory settings.
Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-Jul-16 15:42:31
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Re: Low Wifi signal


[re: ggremlin] [link to this post]
 
No the aerial is pointing straight up.

Conor

There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation
BQM
Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-Jul-16 15:47:05
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[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
How much will the HubOne cost me from PlusNet?

Conor

There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation
BQM


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Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Mon 04-Jul-16 13:14:52
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[re: ConorMK] [link to this post]
 
Another aspect is basically the aerials in his laptop or such-like should ideally be facing "square-on" to the local source of his wifi signals.

Over the past two days, I have been mapping the signal strengths separately for my three wifi circuits.

I was using NetSpot mentioned in this issue of "Computeractive" on an older laptop which basically is the main user device that has 5 GHz as well as 2.4 GHz.

During some of the measurements, it was obvious that the Signal Strength varied with respect to the angle of the screen, the aerials usually being fitted at and behind the "top" of the screen.

Typically sitting with the screen at a comfortable angle, the WiFi symbol at the bottom right, was full and solid.

If I simply angled the screen away from me towards the horizontal, it could reduce to being the "centre dot" only.

So positioning is relatively critical.

As expected, walking one pace could also change the signal strength deastically.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Jul-16 13:52:26
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In reply to a post by 10forcash:
Sorry if i've missed it somewhere... what exactly is the issue with using channels other than 1, 6 & 11?
From the spectrum usage shown here https://1drv.ms/i/s!AnOT_guNf7hGiKRJtvBt0b-iBiPJ9g , by using channel 13 to me it appears that i'm less likely to pollute others airspace and them mine.


http://www.metageek.com/training/resources/why-chann...

Hope this helps smile
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Jul-16 13:53:19
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It is likely to be free if you renegotiate the contract.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 04-Jul-16 14:04:40
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Wouldn't it be better to use 1, 5, 9, and 13 ?

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Jul-16 14:34:59
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In the US there are only 11 channels available, so it makes sense to use 1, 6 and 11.

In Europe there are 13 channels available, so yes, 1, 5, 9 and 13 may very well make more sense. That said, it would only make sense if everyone stuck to it. Unfortunately, Cisco, BT, Sky et al will choose 1, 6 or 11 on AUTO channel selection, hence why 1,6 and 11 is the best choice here.
Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Jul-16 14:43:03
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So I got in touch with PlusNet about upgrading our router to the Hub One. I was told that it was 99.99 or if i recontracted I could get a better deal and get the hub for free.

Im on Fibre up to 78 unlimited at £19.99 but get £3.00 referral which brings it to £16.99. The deals on the website start at £22.99 so I fail to see how i could get a better deal.

Conor

There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation
BQM
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Jul-16 14:43:57
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Hope you jumped on it - the router is worlds better.
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