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WiFi
« on: January 14, 2017, 06:04:48 PM »
My phone, chromebook, chromecast sometimes looks connectivity to the internet and even my wired tv and xbox sometimes cant connect. Whats the dealio?


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 06:47:29 PM »
Probably your id-10t connection


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 06:51:12 PM »
I've never heard of an Id10t connection. How so I check it?

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 06:57:23 PM »
It's on a lot of new routers. Might have to hold the router up to a mirror to see it, though.


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 07:00:22 PM »
Hmmm still didn't work. :(

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 07:00:55 PM »
I didn't have this problem with my old router and modem. Now this combo one from cox sucks.

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 07:19:13 PM »
Unplug it and plug it back in


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 07:24:03 PM »
Hahaha I'm done playing the idiot role in here.

If anyone has any idea what the issue is, let me know.

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 07:29:27 PM »
OMG I called this guy an idiot in his own thread what a noob.

Take it back to cox and tell them it's broken


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 07:46:38 PM »
Hahahah good call. And I knew you had called me an idiot from the onset.

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017, 08:26:52 AM »
Switch to a 5ghz radio
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Re: WiFi
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2017, 09:06:53 AM »
It has both? Just only hook up to the 5ghz and don't enable smart switching?

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2017, 10:30:21 AM »
It has both? Just only hook up to the 5ghz and don't enable smart switching?
Yeah dude, only put devices that are only capable of 2.4ghz on the 2.4ghz network. If all of your devices are 5ghz capable, disable the 2.4ghz radio.
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Re: WiFi
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2017, 01:36:25 PM »
Ok. I'll see what I can do about that. Thank you.

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2017, 01:55:39 PM »
My cable guy told me that the 5ghz is great if close to router, but not great further away compared to 2ghz.

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2017, 01:57:28 PM »
Science!

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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2017, 02:34:29 PM »
My cable guy told me that the 5ghz is great if close to router, but not great further away compared to 2ghz.

I guess you could say that.  5ghz is the "sightline" band, as long as you can see the router it's pretty good.  It doesn't go through walls/obstacles well, however 2.4ghz does very well further away and through walls and stuff.

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2017, 02:38:02 PM »
2.4ghz is just crowded as crap.
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Re: WiFi
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2017, 03:41:40 PM »
Just how far away from the router you planning on going CNS.


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2017, 03:59:28 PM »
Everything is on 5ghz only. Aside from my old ass chrome cast in the bedroom. So I'll have to flip over on my phone when I use it.

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 05:36:22 PM »
I've notice that a lot of apple devices eat crap at 5ghz. is there some setting I can tweak to make my idevice better at this or just roll on at 2.4?

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2017, 06:41:48 PM »
my apple devices love the living crap out of the 5 ghz channel


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Re: WiFi
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2017, 07:53:54 AM »
If you are losing wired ports as well I would check the modem.  You can log into most brands by opening up a browser and going to 192.168.100.1 (it's also usually documented on the modem somewhere).
Generally the downstream power (from the plant) isn't the issue but rather the upstream channels.  If most or all are hovering over 50 db (max is generally 56 before channel loses sync) then you have a physical issue somewhere.  Making sure the run to the modem isn't behind multiple splits from the incoming feed from the house is a good place to start.  A good way to check is to plug the modem into the main feed line and verify the upstream channel power.  If there is only a single split and the power difference is significant (more than the loss that is documented on the splitter itself) you have an internal wiring issue somewhere (bad splitter or end)

 

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Re: WiFi
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2017, 08:02:39 AM »
My cable guy told me that the 5ghz is great if close to router, but not great further away compared to 2ghz.

I guess you could say that.  5ghz is the "sightline" band, as long as you can see the router it's pretty good.  It doesn't go through walls/obstacles well, however 2.4ghz does very well further away and through walls and stuff.

This is correct.  But it's a combination of alot of things.  Probably the best way to know for sure is to download a wifi analyzer app (Wifi Analyzer for Android or I believe Netspot for Macs)  and check the signal strength and channel association for both bands (2.4 and 5 Ghz)  That will tell you how well the signal is propagating through your home and give you a better idea of where you need to fill gaps.