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eddie00001
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Re: Slow WiFi and error messages

I’ve been testing on 5Ghz on Win10 laptop, iMac and iPhone

I’ve just changed the 5Ghz channel and channel width, that seems to have improved it, getting plus 100Mbps now.

wonder if I can just smash up my neighbours WiFi router instead Smiley LOL

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jbrennand
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Re: Slow WiFi and error messages

Or join the arms race and get a bigger more powerful one to swamp them out ! Smiley Happy


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griffin
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Re: Slow WiFi and error messages


@jbrennand wrote:

Or join the arms race and get a bigger more powerful one to swamp them out ! Smiley Happy


NO, wireless doesn't work like that, CSMA\CA doesn't care about the signal strength just the fact that another network is in range using the same channel.

The strength of the sky signal just indicates that the sky router is close. very close.

EDIT

What are the models of iPhones, iMac and which wireless adapter does the Laptop have?

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eddie00001
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Re: Slow WiFi and error messages

The iMac is a 2011 version and I have iPhone X. The laptop is a HP Pavilion with a Realtek RTL8821CE

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The Realtek RTL8821CE is a single stream 1 x 1 Wireless AC adapter , so running on a 40Mhz wide channel which your graph is showing, will give speeds of around 75- 85Mbps.

To run at around 200Mbps (close to the Hub) on this device you need to run a 80MHz wide channel in AC mode.
I would double check that the Hub is set to ac\n mode with the 80/40/20 channel width enabled, bearing in mind that you will need to use a channel away from other networks so you can use the 80MHz wide channel unhindered.

The iMac 2011 I believe is a wireless N device so, max channel width would be 40MHz, (worth checking if the wide Chanel is enabled on the 5GHz network) but i believe it is MIMO with either 2 or 3 5GHz antennae so should be capable of around 150 - 170Mbps n the 5GHz band. (more if it is a 3 x 3 MIMO)

The iPhoneX is a MIMO wireless AC device so should be capable of around 150 - 170Mbps even if the channel width drops to 40MHz, much faster with the 80MHz wide channel.

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eddie00001
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Ok, so made same changes to the router settings (changing channel etc) as suggested on here, plus with the WiFi booster now exceeding the speeds on WiFi across the house now Smiley Happy3B1EF1A7-457B-449D-AA81-72403800249A.jpeg

 

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