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Wireless vlan and reduced power

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  • #4222

    timbo777
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    Does using/turning on all the wireless vlan networks reduce the range and speed of individual networks? ie having one main wireless network stronger and faster vs 5 wireless networks that become reduced in speed and range.

    By that notion would there be incremental differences by reducing one network at a time? ie reducing from five to 4 to gain a slight increase in power?

    Thank you

    #4224

    support
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    The range should not be affected. When you create multiple SSIDs, they are basically time-sharing. BTW, what kind of range are we talking about? Are there any concrete walls?

    #4225

    timbo777
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    Thank you.

    We’re talking about 50-75 ft. No concrete walls but some aluminum siding to reach one exterior area.

    #4227

    support
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    Sounds like pretty long distance. I’m not sure how much signal degradation there is, but if the signal strength is > -80dBm range, you may get pretty good transmission speeds by trying different channels.

    #4230

    timbo777
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    what kind of average distance should the pcwrt be capable of for 2.4 and 5 ghz networks?

    #4231

    support
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    We have reports of up to 50-feet distance two story house without needing WiFi extenders. For longer distance, the 2.4Ghz channel works better. The number of walls between the router and the device plays a big role. But usually the signal strength is a good indicator (check the Status page, need to be >-80dBm to get decent transmission speed).

    Picking the right channel is important if there are a lot of WiFi signals around your house. On the far end, your neighbor’s signal might be stronger than yours. Please check out this post: https://www.pcwrt.com/2017/10/how-to-avoid-bad-wifi-connection-by-changing-the-channel-on-your-router/.

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