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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:40:42
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


[re: jingerman] [link to this post]
 
Just choose the best of 1,6 and 11. There's nothing more you can do.

The long term solution is to ensure future devices are 5GHz.

2.4GHz performance is not great, I am in London and even at home I have excessive interference. It's common to see speeds below 10Mbps in busy populated areas on 2.4GHz.

Give 1 a go, as it's furthest from 13 where you were having issues.

EDIT: What AP are you using? ISP kit?

Edited by ukhardy07 (Tue 05-Feb-19 23:42:03)

Standard User jingerman
(newbie) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:40:51
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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https://www.thinkbroadband.com/_assets/speedtest/but...


Channel 1
Standard User jingerman
(newbie) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:47:54
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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Asus rt-n56 with bt modem, tried plusnet hub, usless


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:48:34
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


[re: jingerman] [link to this post]
 
Is it possible your device is failing?

It would be odd for interference to be across the whole 2.4g band.

Got an ISP device you can pop in just for a troubleshoot?

How far away is the router? What if you stand next to it?
Standard User jingerman
(newbie) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:53:12
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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thanks for everyones support, I'm going to quit 2.4 n buy 5ghz adapter or lan adapter n run it off Ethernet.

Take a loss on this.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:54:32
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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Fair, I would personally pick the best Speedtest on 1 6 or 11 and see how you go.

I can't say my Speedtests are very good. Usually 11PM is the worst speeds I get, which is common as users head to bed and stream on iPads etc.

On 2.4 I vary from almost no throughout (like struggle for a 320P video) to 50Mbps...

I do live in a new-ish build block of flats however. The way the flats are setup I pickup everyone's AP on my floor with strong signal (4 other flats) and upstairs is quite strong too.

I have got everything other than a printer and a tv on 5Ghz now... although I do need to get around to splitting the SSIDs as devices often stick on my 2.4. The smarthub type b seems to do some sort of band steering close up.

EDIT: great shout on the 5GHZ adapter front!

Edited by ukhardy07 (Tue 05-Feb-19 23:55:16)

Standard User jingerman
(newbie) Tue 05-Feb-19 23:55:37
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Is it possible your device is failing?

It would be odd for interference to be across the whole 2.4g band.

Got an ISP device you can pop in just for a troubleshoot?

How far away is the router? What if you stand next to it?


Tried plusnet hub and it does same thing, all ok on 5ghz but overnight a week ago 2.4ghz flopped intermittently, for the 1st time in years.

Got 6 virgin isp's around me, varying from 1,6,11, but my rssi is lowest at 61 n nearest is 66.

Edited by jingerman (Wed 06-Feb-19 00:02:02)

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Feb-19 01:36:41
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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It is hard to say with any absolute certainty...

Virginmedia speeds can be 300Mbps, but often more like 100Mbps. Even then, one AP has the ability to saturate the whole 2.4GHz channel if a user is downloading.

Older VM hubs used to split the 2.4 and 5GHz SSID by default, and users would opt into 5GHz as it was faster. Since the Hub 3, they now have same SSID, and hence most users fall into 2.4GHz...

It could be as simple as a couple of users have upgraded to the latest VM Hub, and now many more users are on 2.4GHz... It could also be something entirely unrelated e.g. a cheap baby monitor on 2.4GHz that someone purchased.

Most likely it is a combination of things.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Feb-19 11:42:19
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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If you get chance run inssider - it lets you see visually the channels in use by APs and the overlaps of channels. It can be quite useful for choosing a channel.

https://www.metageek.com/products/inssider/free/

It also makes you realise how 5Ghz overlap is likely to be a problem soon smile

Edited by ukhardy07 (Wed 06-Feb-19 11:42:51)

Standard User jingerman
(newbie) Wed 06-Feb-19 12:55:26
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Re: Wifi Dropped only on.2.4GHz, 5ghz working Fine.


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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
If you get chance run inssider - it lets you see visually the channels in use by APs and the overlaps of channels. It can be quite useful for choosing a channel.

https://www.metageek.com/products/inssider/free/

It also makes you realise how 5Ghz overlap is likely to be a problem soon smile


Yes got inssider, n 5ghz will definitely be next.

By the way my neighbours moved in recently and I can hear baby crying. Your theory of baby monitor might be spot on. I cannot tell them to turn it off ?
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