Any WiFi techies out there?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stevie_Eye, Jul 25, 2016.

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  1. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    You were totally right man. You said "roughly".
    I always calculate like that when I just need a round about value.

    The correction from @Cowprince wasn't right at this point :)
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  2. Cowprince

    Cowprince Member

    Yeah I wasn't going to correct the divide by 10 since he said "roughly".
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  3. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    This is good information. How can I check to see if my cable router/modem combo is throtting my speeds (other than googling the device model?) i.e. is there a way to check it on the router page?

    I'm paying for 100 mb/s, but speed test only shows 40 mb/s download.
  4. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    Depends on your router.
    AVMs Fritzbox for example shows you any connection and you can even choose between which speed they should running with.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
  5. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    I have a commercial Arris cable modem from Time Warner Cable.
  6. To check the router speed, try transferring large files across your internal lan and watch the speed. You will want to get a router with gigabit cabled Ethernet for fast internal transfers. This really matters if you get a NAS at some point so worth doing now. Then try internal transfer over the wifi.

    Get AC wifi at this point. Even if you don't have any AC devices yet.
  7. koh1250

    koh1250 Active Member

    My wifi for techies is very good, the remote detonation always works. The signal strength covers the whole entire map.
  8. Stevie_Eye

    Stevie_Eye Active Member

    With the AC routers what kind of specs should I be looking for? I have to go buy this crap tomorrow... I'm moving in.
  9. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    Just be sure that the Router has AC Wifi, and from then on:
    The bigger the Mbit/s count is the better :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
    Normally they should advertise the router like
    "[router name here] with W-Lan ac. Able to transfer [number x ]Mbit/s".

    It is not urgent, but if they have two routers and one has only 2,4Ghz and the other 2,4 and 5 Ghz. Go for the one with 5 Ghz. Higher transferring speeds and less connection problems.
  10. Stevie_Eye

    Stevie_Eye Active Member

    Ok, so I went with the Netgear AC 1900 AKA "Nighthawk" and I'm running into some issues. Our connection is supposed to get 70 Mbit/s and on my Razerblade Pro 2015 I'm screaming at 92 Mbit/s however my roommate is only getting around 50. Now this is using the Bing speed test... if we use the google speed test they are both registering like 10-20 Mbit/s. ALSO My computer and cellphone can access the 5 GHz a/n/ac network but his computer and phone (his phone is newer than my phone and his laptop sucks XD) can't find the 5 GHz wireless network, only the 2.4 GHz network. I don't really know what any of this means. Also, when my laptop connects to the 2.4 GHz network I can get like 80 Mbit/s. I'll also add we were in the same room, same distance from the router blah blah blah.
  11. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    1. Good Choice

    2. Connect the Router via Ethernet to your pc/laptop(a cable should have come with it). Now go on a speedtest site of your choice and let it run. Now you should get the Speed that your provider really delivers(No bottleneck through the wifi connection).
    From there on you can compare the results you and your roommate get over WiFi.

    3. Not all devices support the 5.0Ghz WiFi. Got the same problem with me Huawei Mate S. It's only about a year old, but have no 5,0Ghz wifi.

    4. It's the router AND the client device that need to support the connection standard(like 5.0Ghz or ac) and depending on these your speed to the devices may variate.

    So an old laptop and a new router will only be able to achieve Speeds that the old laptop supports. Same in the other way around.
  12. Stevie_Eye

    Stevie_Eye Active Member

    It's funny, my friends make fun of me for spending so much money on technology but at the end of the day, I can make fun of them when their internet speeds suck because their equipment sucks. My Razer TV gets double the speeds of his laptop and his cellphone. None of his devices support the 5 GHz network and all of mine are dual channel. Thanks again SO MUCH for helping me through this. I feel much more educated on the basic network terminology and some of the specs associated with it. I named my networks after my friend Kyle "Kyle Sux" haha.
  13. Vaypron

    Vaypron Well-Known Member

    It's always good to know the basics about networking.
    If you ever need help again, feel free to ask and I'm pleased to help:D

    Sounds like an awesome network name ;)
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  14. Estacon

    Estacon New Member

    My internet sucks anyway so I don't even pay attention to any of these.
  15. Estacon

    Estacon New Member

    XD I don't even care at this point it's ridiculous.
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