5 tips to easily speed up your home Internet connection

Genisys

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Or just actually spend some money on decent routers and Access points. Been using Unifi APs for the past 5 or so years, the only issue I had was that AC devices don't run on the 2.4GHz band.
 

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5 tips to easily speed up your home Internet connection

There are few things more frustrating than a slow Internet connection, especially when you are working from home and trying to communicate with colleagues.

Slow Internet connection speeds are often linked to problems at your ISP, infrastructure providers, or even undersea fibre cable breaks.

Wow...just,wow!!!

If your device is located far away from your router and you cannot get decent Wi-Fi coverage, it may be worth it to purchase a Power-over-Ethernet adapter.

These use your existing lines as direct LAN connections to your router, meaning you do not need to drill holes in your walls to run Ethernet cables between rooms.

The lack of technical knowledge is staggering.

Also these, and the rest, are the kind of tips you find on a flyer lying next to the till at Makro or Game...or what my daughter would write in a Gr.3 Sciences "paper"....if she does it completely on her own.
 

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What is the entry-level price-point for one of these?
The best price that I have seen recently is R999 for Ultralink AC 1200 from Makro, on promotion which ends on 25th May 2020, sorry for the short notice!
In essence, a Mesh network has an advantage over range extenders, in that Range extenders in most cases create multiple networks, whereas mesh networks give you seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.
 

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What is the entry-level price-point for one of these?

The best price that I have seen recently is R999 for Ultralink AC 1200 from Makro, on promotion which ends on 25th May 2020, sorry for the short notice!
In essence, a Mesh network has an advantage over range extenders, in that Range extenders in most cases create multiple networks, whereas mesh networks give you seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.

Just install a Ubiquity UniFi AP somewhere central. Job done...
 

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The best price that I have seen recently is R999 for Ultralink AC 1200 from Makro, on promotion which ends on 25th May 2020, sorry for the short notice!
In essence, a Mesh network has an advantage over range extenders, in that Range extenders in most cases create multiple networks, whereas mesh networks give you seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.
Thanks. I think R1000 outlay kind of defeats the object of the post though?
 

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And I'd hate to have you as a client.

You know, the typical one that wants Platinum IT at home, but have a R200 budget for hardware and labor.
Who said that? Maybe a channel change or a simple cable run will be sufficient and here you are throwing a bazooka at a budgie. Not everyone has a few k lying around to increase home WiFi speeds.
 

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Who said that? Maybe a channel change or a simple cable run will be sufficient and here you are throwing a bazooka at a budgie. Not everyone has a few k lying around to increase home WiFi speeds.
Do you even know which post in this thread, you are throwing this hissy fit about?
 

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Do you even know which post in this thread, you are throwing this hissy fit about?
Yes, article lists a few simple ways to improve WiFi performance. Forumites miss the whole point and reply with "install a mesh system" followed by "ubiquity is the answer".
 

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How is that an issue? AC only works on the 5Ghz band
You don't seem to be getting what I'm saying. I'm saying that a 2.4Ghz AP was cool and did the trick before everything moved to AC, meaning I had to get AC AP's. The article should encourage users to get a better AP, or even better AP's rather than moving a router around to try and find "the spot".
 

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Yes, article lists a few simple ways to improve WiFi performance. Forumites miss the whole point and reply with "install a mesh system" followed by "ubiquity is the answer".
Sorry for contributing a valid input to the thread in that case. I didn't know we are not allowed to now give better solutions. I guess its all within reason. If you are willing to spend no money you can just skip past our posts, no need to get annoyed because someone is recommending spending money on a decent AP for wireless. At the end of the day if people are willing to spend time on something that will likely not make a difference, its their decision.
 

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Yes, article lists a few simple ways to improve WiFi performance. Forumites miss the whole point and reply with "install a mesh system" followed by "ubiquity is the answer".
The article is infantile and full of technical errors...I wonder who's really missing the point here?
 
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