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Offline Bill

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wi-fi
« on: Aug 29, 2019, 03:57 PM »
Last night I was struggling, again, with streaming speed with both Netflix and Prime.  One of the suggested "adjustments" was to change channel on the ASUS router.  If I'm understanding this, I am presently using 11 although I don't know why.  The article said 1, 6, and 10 are common in the US, higher numbers in Europe.  Also the comment was made that after changing channels a reboot of the wireless devices is necessary.
My router is presently set for Auto Select.
The other suggestion is to add a 2nd router.  I have my older Netgear but it seems both have to use the same IP or something to that effect.

This afternoon I rebooted the STB, the TV, the FIOS modem and my router.  If I have this speed difficulty again tonight I'm going to be looking for a better solution.  Jusy FYI my speeds are 50 ish, up and down.  I hadn't thought to run a speed test last night but I will if it pops up again.
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Re: wi-fi
« Reply #1 on: Aug 29, 2019, 07:46 PM »
I just took a look at my router, and the channel set to Auto. To my knowledge, it works fine as is. As small as your home is, I'm not sure what the advantage would be of setting up a 2nd router. Your AC1900 should be able to handle everything just fine on its own.

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Re: wi-fi
« Reply #2 on: Aug 30, 2019, 08:21 AM »
That's what I've thought all along.  Last night I no difficulty at all, Netflix or Prime. Guess I'll just put up with the off nights. 
Fractal Design R5 | Asus  Z170 Pro | Intel i5 6600k | 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws  DDR4 2133 | Seasonic 650w PSU | eVGA GTX 550 TI | Samsung 960 M2 500 GB | Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB | ASUS Burner | Windows 7 64-bit