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Recommendations for wireless setup

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Well we don't have another access point around, so what would you recommend? Keep in mind that I do gaming and HD videos, but I can only go as far as 30 (seeing that's all I have available).

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by spongebot64 View Post
    Well we don't have another access point around, so what would you recommend? Keep in mind that I do gaming and HD videos, but I can only go as far as 30 (seeing that's all I have available).
    There are plenty of A/P's for that price but the problem is it would also require a wire going to the A/P. You can also set up an old router as an access point if you disable DHCP.

    Some access points also have a bridge mode which allows the use of Ethernet connections to the bridge, but bridged connections will cut the bandwidth in half so not nearly as good as a wireless access point.

    With this weak connection there is no way online gaming or HD streaming will work reliably but I'm sure you already found that out.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    If your router has a QoS setting, disable it.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    ...it would also require a wire going to the A/P.
    What kind of wire?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    If your router has a QoS setting, disable it.
    I believe I've disabled it. I did it going via the connection's properties in Windows, and unchecking a box labelled 'QoS Packet Scheduler'.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by spongebot64 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    If your router has a QoS setting, disable it.
    I believe I've disabled it. I did it going via the connection's properties in Windows, and unchecking a box labelled 'QoS Packet Scheduler'.
    You have to do it in the actual router setup. That is if your router even supports QoS.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Well I can't seem to find it. What would QoS usually be under?
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  8. #18


    Ok I have to speak up here, QoS will have zero effect on signal strength, period. It won't help anything in this case.

    QoS doesn't do anything unless you set it up on a per IP basis so disabling it will do nothing because it's not set up.

    Turning off the other two guest networks may help but the signal strength in this case is simply inadequate. No magic buttons will fix this.

    The only thing fixing this problem is either moving the router closer to the PC, moving the PC closer to the router or installing an access point.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Ok I have to speak up here, QoS will have zero effect on signal strength, period. It won't help anything in this case.

    QoS doesn't do anything unless you set it up on a per IP basis so disabling it will do nothing.
    Sorry, I thought he was also having speed issues. My mistake. QoS can negatively affect speed in some situations. You are correct, nothing to do with signal strength.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Well thanks for that. But all that's left now is to decide on an access point, since the other two suggestions are out of the question.
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