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Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?


Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?

Hey all, i'll try to keep this brief.

I've recently moved in to a new house & have been in the process of smartify-ing it.

We're running everything off a Netgear Nighthawk & no matter what i do, the connect never stays solid.

We've got:

  • Hue bridge (Ethernet)

  • 7 Sonos Speakers (split across our tv & dining room)

  • 4 or 5 Nest Hubs

  • 2 Chrome Casts

  • 2 playstations (Ethernet - via a network switch)

  • 2 laptops

  • 2 Pcs (1 on ethernet)

  • 2 ipads

  • 2 phones

Several times a day *something* drops, however it's usually not the same thing. Right now one of my Nest hubs is working fine whilst another says it can't find the wifi & i'm going crazy.

I've tried a single SSID that combined both 5ghz & 2.4hgz & splitting them. I've turned off WMM & QoS. I'm not sure if it could be a issue of conflicting IP/Mac Address? Or if it's just a case of having too much on the internet.

I'm very out of my depth when it comes to this stuff & really have no idea where to start?

If anyone is able to assist I'd be much appreciative.

Thanks all.

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Re: Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?

You won't get much in the way of informed advice unless you tell people just what this Nighthawk router is. They aren't all the same.



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Re: Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?

Details are key. 

1. what router is it? (model number)

2. what firmware is on it? 

3. what modem/gateway is it connected to? 

4. What speeds (both upload and download) do you pay for? 

5. how big is your home and what is it made of?

6. what actually happens when it drops? Does it say "connected, no internet'? Does just one device fall off the network? Does the ssid stop broadcasting entirely? 

7. what usually fixes the issue? 

8. Is it isolated to 1 or a couple devices (Like the sonos)?


Kind of key in determining if your setup is enough for your home or not. 

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