So I would run an Ethernet cable from my router to a wall outlet Powerline device and that would allow any other 120V outlet in my house to receive internet via a 2nd ("slave") Powerline device. And then the question is - what router should I buy? Before you go through all the work of adding a second WiFi access point,  get the first one in your Spectrum router working and set it up to connect to all of your devices.

THEN you can experiment with a second WiFi access point (NOT an extender!) The router has been located where it is now for many years with no wi-fi problem until Spectrum replaced the old Technicolor cablemodemrouter with the new Spectrum modem and separate router. And then maybe reboot the router to check out connectivity via Ethernet and wi-fi's. It looks like you're new here. Is this a work computer? Spectrum router on 5ghz - control channel = AUTO,  current ctl.

If I change the router to use channels as suggested by you, I may have to reconnect my devices or maybe reboot the router and connect the devices - I don't know. Have you noticed any troubles with connection direct to the modem? And if the previous router you were using is owned by you - by all means use it. The Spectrum Community is a public area for peer to peer support where customers and employees can exchange ideas, ask questions and create valuable, relevant content about our products and services. Perform two runs of Ookla Speedtest on the affected computer, using only the. I need signal to go only another 10-15' + 1 wall to cover my patio. Can't help you with the 5 GHz. I believe mine came with a "quick-setup" card. Ultra gave me 350Mbps download speed, and Spectrum is the ONLY provider in my area that offers any speed at all. On 5ghz wifi it downloads at about 120-150Mbps (same download speed to my wife's iPhone7). In other words, keep Spectrum router to broadcast both wi-fi bands as it does now, and also feed the Powerline devices, the slave of which would broadcast via wi-fi the same 2 network names  that the router is broadcasting? Test each smartphone, computer,  and printer so you know they all can work together.

At first, it had trouble connecting to the speed test at all.

Wi-fi signals no longer quite reach my patio as they did from my old Spectrum Technicolor cable/modem/router - so I wanted to use the extender to get the signals to reach further - at least to my patio. I did run the speed test on the computer as is. This may be a simplistic approach, but is your wi-fi router centrally located? This is an average size 1 story home install, and of course cost is a consideration. Buying 2 singles would also cost too much.

Not really so happy because laptop has no 10-100-1000 speed network adapter, so laptop actually runs much faster internet  using the USB 5ghz dongle  on wi-fi. My opinion is that you might go through buying and returning a lot of routers before you find one with that little extra bit of power you are looking for. I need for wi-fi connected cell phones to work well on my back patio. If so, please check the IP4 Properties. Find great deals on our WiFi plans. @LGT  router is on a shelf, about 5' above the floor, about 3' from the desktop PC that it is connected to via Ethernet cable. New network names are same as old but with "_ext" something-or-other added to the end of network name.

It looks like you're new here. This would imply that maybe some repositioning of the wi-fi antenna might help. Buy your own wireless router - one with external antennas - and get control of your home LAN.

That means enough speed and range for your residents to stream and game, no matter where they are. - If 1, 6 and 11 are heavily used, I'd set my router to use 3, 4, 8, or 9. At least with (only) Spectrum hardware and software I could always say to Spectrum "it's your stuff - fix it!". Both phones connect to the new networks (2.4 & 5ghz) quickly, but neither phone will connect to internet. Hello! to add dual-band coverage in  more areas of your home. Thank you. 5g band AC local transfers can potentially go to 866mb/s in the 1750 class or higher, depending on different factors. 4. Have never had any problem with interference  - ever.

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When you fire up your browser, I am sure you will be redirected to the router's home page, where you will set up the channel number, the passwords, etc. The 2 Powerline devices would be on the same home electric circuit panel in my garage but the 2 electrical outlets would not be on the same actual circuit breaker - problem? I have phone, TV, and internet with Spectrum and I do pay for wi-fi. If it does work, my $5 monthly saving from Spectrum will pay for the new router in 18 months. The router should be located in the center of the coverage area. The Netgear router is about $89 on Amazon. I don't think we tried connecting router to extender with Ethernet cable (if that is what you meant). I'm not sure if it was supplied by Spectrum or not. So the router is not centrally located now,  never has been,  and cannot be moved. Range extenders wont normally provide a higher speed than the router its self unless you are testing from a place in the home/business that has poor signal. You want to be the only WLAN on a channel. (Would be a $5 per month adder on your bill.

(Defaults are in the box, or on a label on the underside of the router.). For the 2.4GHz network, perform a site survey. With industry-leading WiFi speeds, unlimited Voice, endless entertainment options and 24/7 support, Spectrum Community Solutions provides the edge you need … If companies made wi-fi at many different power outputs range extenders would never be needed, people would just buy a more powerfull wi-fi transmitter. For one thing, the computer in question does not have WiFi, only a network card. Is there a reason the modem and router needs to be hard wired next to the  PC? Password is the same for both the old and new networks. My daughter's linksys went AWOL at her college apartment (3 hours away), and her trying to get help from them was an exercise in futility, as she pretty much just knows how to reboot it and how to put in the password for their PS4's, phones, etc. I have a router that uses it, but I don't. Post both sets of numbers back to this group and we'll try to answer your questions and optimize your network performance. Hello!

I will try it out and if it does not do what I need I'll just send it back to Amazon. (Modem + WiFi Router), Are you paying Spectrum for Home Wi-Fi? Your ruter will pay for itself. If you can’t get signal coverage, a range extender might still be your best bet.

I would then run an Ethernet cable from the slave to, for instance, my laptop PC, and the laptop would be sort of happy. The old and new hardware works perfectly EXCEPT that the new router broadcasts wi-fi a shorter distance than my old hardware did - thus my problem.

You mentioned Windows 7 Professional. Sign in for the easiest way to view and pay your bill, manage your account, watch TV anywhere and more. It looks like you're new here. Also did not try to connect any device to extender (other than my PC) using Ethernet cable. Welcome the the Spectrum Community! When you add the second device, make the SSID (network name) the same on both units, but set the radios to different channels in both bands.

Apparently, I need a router that will throw the wi-fi signals a greater distance than the Spectrum router. Our newer routers dont have access, changes would be made through the app. That improved my download speed to about 14 MBPS. Hi there, it seems that the one computer I have wired up directly to the modem via Cat-6 cable is having a lot of issues lately accessing web sites, e.g. Spectrum router is broadcasting 2.4ghz on channel 1. Save yourself some money, and stop paying for "Home Wi-Fi" from Spectrum. Would a wi~fi connection to the PC not work? @ccr67  Just trying to see if there is a simple solution. Access WiFi anywhere on the property; Instantly stream favorite shows + movies; Residents can even connect to WiFi outside We value your opinion and want this Community to be the best experience possible, so we need your feedback! My wife bought us a Netgear Range Extender AC1200 EX6120 and I cannot get it to work. There can be a number of reasons the connection may be slow. Problem is, the wi-fi signals from this new router do not broadcast as far as my old TW equipment, and I can't connect with my android (2.4) and iPhone7 (5ghz) telephones from my patio at the far end of the house. Much of the rest is marketing fluff. Under General, try checking the radio dials that read "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically". I know I need AC and dual band 2.4 & 5ghz. I still am thinking about the Netgear AC1750 router.

And they should do it for free since you are not getting the service you are paying for. James it is a home computer, but I will try to follow the steps you outlined to see if it helps. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Changing to a Spectrum plan from my old TW plan REQUIRED that Spectrum change my Technicolor cablemodemrouter to the separate modem and separate Spectrum router I have today. You can’t have your neighbor broadcasting his wi-fi signal at 1000 watts. What router should I buy? You are paying for home wi-fi. Plus the return signal from your phone is limited to a certain level so you don’t have a microwave oven next to your head. My ISP, Spectrum, internet plan is "Basic" at supposedly 200 Mbps, but I always get 220-240Mbps Ethernet to my desktop PC. Also, my cell phones require wi-fi . There is a reason TV Stations put their antennas on the tallest structures available. How do I log into my router to change through the app? Logged into extender from PC via that Ethernet cable but we (Netgear support and I) were never able to see anything to click on to get the firmware upgrade to install. (100-200mbps as opposed to 20mbps on Ethernet) . I have asked in this string for someone to tell me about a strong-signaling routers but  only RAIST5150 has replied. Your router will pay for itself in just over a year. Not sure whether current firmware level is same as what came on extender which we just received new from Amazon. Example:  For your new AP2, use Ch4 on 2.4 GHz and 40 on 5 Ghz, so they don't interfere with each other. Spectrum RAC2V1K Askey wireless router 802.11b/g/n ERP protection tsunami, California Consumer Do Not Sell My Personal Information. First set up the computer using the WiFi connection. First set up the computer using the WiFi connection. I ask because if you are paying Spectrum for Wi-fi and you are not getting the coverage you need it should be their job to reposition the router. Sortof an Occam's Razor kinda thing... tring to integrate the wifi extender may be complicating things more than necessary, considering that is the only thing you truly have control over and not very savvy with the technology. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! (When you scan for wireless networks, especially ones on the 2.4 GHz band, how many of them are on Channels 1, 6, and 11?).

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