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  1. Glad you finally got things sorted out and you'll just have to get used to having a fast broadband connection. I know it's a bother but you just need to stick to it.

    Just a bit ago I bought a TP-Link basic wireless router in order to provide another source of wireless for the laptops that live downstairs (the computer room is upstairs). This new wireless router is hard wired via Ethernet cable into my Comcast "all-in-one" cable modem/wireless router which has had a bad time competing with all the wireless security cameras we've been forced  to put up.

    The Comcast thingy broadcasts wireless at 2.4 Ghz. The cameras (7 of them in all) also broadcast at 2.4 Ghz so the wireless connection downstairs on the laptops went from having a beautiful signal and downloading at 30 MB/s to a lousy signal and downloading at around 1.0 MB/s or less.

    The new wireless router offers up a beautiful signal and starts downloading at around 30 MB/s and immediately craps out to to a speed of around 100 KB/s or less (yes, kilobytes per second). Too late I found out that the TP-Link firmware for that particular model is pure shit and is known for crapping out. The only solution is to install open source router software and reconfiguring everything which may or may not have been blocked by the FCC. As you say, I couldn't be arsed.

    So I guess the only way to get back my downstairs wireless signal is to eliminate the reasons we had to put up the cameras in the first place. But I need to clean and oil my old rifle first.

    • So far so good.  The speeds are constant and no interference from anywhere.  It was really just a case of reverse feeding a few cables [the feed from the junk room to the satellite box is now a feed from the router [by the satellite box] to the junk room where it's split to feed an existing router at the other end of the house [for the second wifi channel].  It's simple enough but looks a right mess until I tidy the cables a bit.

      If you want to know what router I now have it's a ZyXEL D1000.

      I do a daily download of backups which used to take 2.5 to 3 minutes.  It now takes less than a minute which is handy.  One of the tiny benefits.

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