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Recommended Reading--Ars Technica Article about How WiF Works

st_shaw
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Recommended Reading--Ars Technica Article about How WiF Works

 

This Ars Technica article on WiFi has some good explanations of how WiFi works, what throughput to expect, how devices interfere, etc.  It's definitely a recommended read for anyone having issues with their WiFi or wanting to know more about the technology.

 

"802.eleventy what? A deep dive into why Wi-Fi kind of sucks"

 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/802-eleventy-what-a-deep-dive-into-why-wi-fi-...

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netwrks
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Re: Recommended Reading--Ars Technica Article about How WiF Works

Moral of the story - turn down your routers wifi radios. Considering most phones / ipads max out at around 18dBm, the rest is noise. Results in all sorts issues. Disconnects is a big one. Sad part is, with this home router stuff, you can't acurately set TX output, unless you are using some sort of wifi scanner, you might get close. Another case for not dumbing down the routers wireless settings.

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st_shaw
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Re: Recommended Reading--Ars Technica Article about How WiF Works

 

That's definitely one takeaway from the article.  You would think higer power would be better, but that's not the case.

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Re: Recommended Reading--Ars Technica Article about How WiF Works

apply that logic to prob half the reported connectivity issues with the orbi and you would prob fix most of them , the old saying too much of a good thing comes to mind

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