on 18-10-2020 11:53 AM
Fibre signal is poor on both of my security cameras and my central heating control system. The latter goes from no signal to one dot, seldom even reaching the first curved bar.
TBH I don't think that the new router is any better than the old one.
I see no reason why I should have to pay £85 for an extender especially if a significnat improvement cannot be guaranteed.
Any ideas welcome
on 20-10-2020 09:10 AM
on 18-10-2020 12:12 PM
Nothing is guaranteed regarding signal strength around your home, all routers put out the same power as they are limited by law.
If you have a choice, connect your devices to the 2.4 Ghz network as that has better range and penetration of solid surfaces.
Try moving the location and orientation of your router, if it's on the ground floor, put it on the highest possible shelf.
Download a WiFi analyser and move around your home checking for WiFi interference from neighbours, then select the clearest channels for your location.
If that doesn't work, you'll just have to get yourself an alternative solution such as this.
18-10-2020 12:00 PM - edited 18-10-2020 12:05 PM
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