Thanks guys.Comcast recently bought out my old cable/ISP company Bright House. They have a 300Mbps package I bought but they also discontinued Bright House's home networking package that allowed you to put an ethernet connection in other rooms for a direct connection. So unless I want to run cables from my living room to the other rooms I have to rely on the wireless connection which tops out around 40Mbps.Comcast customer service was no help whatsoever. I asked her if I have a 300Mbps internet package but can only access the internet from other rooms using wireless why should I pay for the 300Mbps connection when I'm only able to effectively connect at 40Mbps?Ugh, I knew Comcast would be a nightmare when their merger was approved.
Yeah, I'm just going to run the wires and hide them best I can.
Why is a wifi signal limited to about 50Mbps? Or is it and I've just been sold a bill of goods?
Below is a breakdown of the various 802.11 WiFi standards and their corresponding maximum speeds. Theoretical wireless speeds (combined upstream and downstream) are as follows:802.11b - 11 Mbps (2.4GHz)802.11a - 54 Mbps (5 GHz)802.11g - 54 Mbps (2.4GHz)802.11n - 600 Mbps (2.4GHz and 5 GHz) - 150Mbps typical for network adapters, 300Mbps, 450Mbps, and 600Mbps speeds when bonding channels with some routers802.11ac - 1300+Mbps (5 GHz) - newer standard that uses wider channels, QAM and spatial streams for higher throughput
Below is a breakdown of actual real-life average speeds you can expect from wireless routers within a reasonable distance, with low interference and small number of simultaneous clients:802.11b - 2-3 Mbps downstream, up to 5-6 Mbps with some vendor-specific extensions. 802.11g - ~20 Mbps downstream802.11n - 40-50 Mbps typical, varying greatly depending on configuration, whether it is mixed or N-only network, the number of bonded channels, etc. Specifying a channel, and using 40MHz channels can help achieve 70-80Mbps with some newer routers. Up to 100 Mbps achievable with more expensive commercial equipment with 8x8 arrays, gigabit ports, etc.802.11ac - 70-100+ Mbps typical, higher speeds (200+ Mbps) possible over short distances without many obstacles, with newer generation 802.11ac routers, and client adapters capable of multiple streams.
It was like a tiny box that hooked into the coax and boosted the wifi range but also had ethernet ports in the back for hooking up with a wire.
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That definitely makes the task more difficult.
Yeah, with a little practice it's not difficult at all. Unfortunately, I only end up doing it every 5-10 years so I have to re-train myself all over again.
Nope, not color blind.
Quote from: SkepticTank on February 21, 2017, 07:59:08 PMYeah, with a little practice it's not difficult at all. Unfortunately, I only end up doing it every 5-10 years so I have to re-train myself all over again.same here
Quote from: ksen on February 22, 2017, 06:39:30 AMNope, not color blind.one of my friends didn't realize he was colorblind until he was in his twenties. he had always wondered why the DC metro had two brown lines.
buy a dorky alien-spider-beast routerhttps://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320244alternatively you can buy a pair of N66U or AC66U routers, reflash them with ddwrt, and use them to make a wifi link that can easily reach 200mbps, over a fairly long distance, through multiple walls, using the less-congested but not-good-at-wall-penetration 5GHz spectrum
Gigabit routers are only like $25 so I'm just going to get one of those.
FYI, check the existing BIOS on the router. I've noticed a few new ones have the same capability as ddwrt provides on the older models.
get an ac router with good specsgigabit is meaningless if the router cant handle the thruputlots of ram (32+mb) and flash(8+mb), and fast cpumost routers supported by dd-wrt or tomato are good enoughhttps://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
Quote from: MikeS on March 21, 2017, 06:25:49 AMFYI, check the existing BIOS on the router. I've noticed a few new ones have the same capability as ddwrt provides on the older models.Routers don't have BIOS, they have EFI. You moron. You idiot. You cretin.