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Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?

lance0
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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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FURRYe38
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?

What NH router do you have? R#### or RAX or something? 

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plemans
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Re: Netgear Nighthawk issues - am i overloading it?

Don't turn off wmm. That'll drop your speeds. 

What router do you have? 

What modem/gateway is it connected to? 

How big is the home and what materials are your interior walls made from? 

 

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