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August 27, 2014 1:59:00 PM

Got new fibre ultrafast internet yesterday but it had to be installed in the garage and the furtherest possible point in the house from my room where I use my laptop. Before the upgrade I was getting 15mbs download and 0.90mbs upload. Now I get 1.5 mbs download and about 8-9mbs upload. If i can transfer data that fast one way why not the otherway? My wireless signal is at 2/5 bars. When i move my laptop into the garage I get the 28mbs download speed that I expect. Is there anyway of having this speed in my room or am i screwed? It cost $300 to install this new internet so getting rid of it and reverting back to the old one isn't much of an option

August 27, 2014 2:02:25 PM

1. An ethernet cable to the other end of the house
2. Powerline devices to send the signal through the house wiring
3. A WiFi access point midway between
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August 27, 2014 2:07:01 PM

I don't have a 50 meter ethernet cable but would the WiFi access point through my old router speed it up or just improve signal strength?
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August 27, 2014 2:11:11 PM

Mateo25 said:
I don't have a 50 meter ethernet cable but would the WiFi access point through my old router speed it up or just improve signal strength?


Buying a 50 or 75 meter cable is pretty cheap, and the best solution as far as speed and reliability.

A WiFi solution may or may not get you a better connection. WiFi is very environmentally dependent.
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August 27, 2014 2:16:59 PM

Your speed is low because of your signl stregnth. The farther you get from the router the slower your speed will be.

For the access point to truley help you would need to run an ethernet cable from the primary routerto the access point. WiFi repeaters are not good because they split the bandwidth in half because it is one radio having to communicate with the router, and then communicate with you. While an access point has a radio to communicate with the laptop and a wired port to communicate with the router.
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August 27, 2014 2:29:00 PM

So theres nothing I can really do except move into my garage? Guess I can only keep disconnecting the wifi so my parents will get mad and revert back to good ol adsl
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August 27, 2014 2:29:58 PM

One more thing my connection speed is 72.2mbs to the router and my internet is 30mbs. Shouldn't i be able to reach that speed?
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August 27, 2014 2:48:46 PM

Mateo25 said:
One more thing my connection speed is 72.2mbs to the router and my internet is 30mbs. Shouldn't i be able to reach that speed?


OK, hang on....you're getting 72mb to the router?
And your plan from the ISP is 30mb?

I'm not seeing the issue here.

What do you get, both wired and WiFi, when you go to speedtest.net?
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August 27, 2014 2:51:58 PM

Well In my room where I am getting the 72mb to the router i am getting between 1-4mb dowload and 8-9mb upload. In the room next to my garage I am getting the 30mb download. Now randomly i have 4/5 connection bars. It feels really unstable
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August 27, 2014 2:57:53 PM

Mateo25 said:
Well In my room where I am getting the 72mb to the router i am getting between 1-4mb dowload and 8-9mb upload. In the room next to my garage I am getting the 30mb download. Now randomly i have 4/5 connection bars. It feels really unstable


I'm not sure this makes a lot of sense.
What is showing you 72mb to the router? And what is showing you 30mb?
And what is showing you 1-4mb down and 8-9mb up?
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August 27, 2014 3:03:19 PM





And for that one it shows 28mb/s download speed when I am closer to the router
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August 27, 2014 3:13:41 PM

OK. That's saying your WiFi adapter is capable of 72.2....not that it's getting 72.2

The 4.17 is what you're actually getting end to end. And needs to be fixed.

As said way above, in decreasing order of speed/reliability:
1. ethernet cable
2. Powerline solution that goes through the house wiring
3. A WiFi access point. Preferably wired to the main router, and that it propagates a WiFi signal closer to your PC
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August 27, 2014 3:16:40 PM

Ah okay. Thanks for your help. I guess I'll get an ethernet cable to run through my house.
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