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Community Article Replace cable modem — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Replace cable modem Marycappasso_9351 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I am a cablevision customer in the Rocky Point area.   I am looking to replace my cable modem and possibly router with one I purchase myself.  My service is extremely slow and streaming is constantly interrupted with buffering.   I am looking for a modem that is also landline capable and compatable with Cablevisions requirements.  Can you recommend one? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin August 2020 Greetings @Marycappasso_9351 We're going to have limited options for modems with telephony in general. I would contact Cablevision for a list of compatible modems. I tend to stick with Arris since they're such a larger provider of OEM equipment for most ISP's. Check out this unit: https://www.microcenter.com/product/479583/arris-enterprises-surfboard-svg2482ac-cable-modem#photogroup-4 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Replace the old modem?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answers TSMikeW admin May 2020 Answer ✓ If you can verify it's the modem. Disconnect the router, connect directly to the modem via ethernet. Power cycle the modem, it's going to be bound up on the router until you do. Test the speed from there. If you can't pull 200Mbps and your ISP says everything is good on their side, I would replace the modem. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 Answer ✓ billfox428 said: Thanks to TSMikeW and wow! Getting over 200Mbps download speeds when connected to the modem via ethernet. Haven't seen any better than about 80Mbps since February. Thanks for you help and advice. Can I presume that means I'm suffering from a router issue rather than the modem? Any recommendations are appreciated and thanks again! Yeah, definitely sounds like a router issue then. There are a lot of routers thatt should suit your needs, it just depends on what you're willing to spend on one.  ASUS and Netgear both make good routers in my experience, so I would start with looking at those. I personally have an ASUS RTAC-68U which has been great for me, but that could be little expensive for some people.  The RT-AC66U is the little brother of the router I have and it should also work well. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin June 2020 Answer ✓ Yes, so long as the router has gigabit LAN you shouldn't suffer any slowdowns at all. Make sure it's gigabit LAN. If not, you're going to be capped at 100Mbps at the router.  5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 Answer ✓ Based on everything else you've describe, I would predict that when your router is hooked back up, you'll start getting the lower speeds again. Since the modem is clearly providing full speeds via direct connection, it's probably the router that's slowing you down in the first place.  5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTonyV admin May 2020 What exactly are they recommending a new modem or router for? Are you having issues with your network? Any more detail you can provide would be helpful.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook billfox428 ✭ May 2020 We've been having issues with our Nest and their support said it was due to unstable wifi connection. The Nest battery was below it's recommended voltage. I next complained to Xfinity about our download speeds and they claimed I needed to upgrade the modem. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Do you know what download speeds you're actually paying for from Xfinity, and what kind of modem you current have? I better router could potentially solve both those problems. Bad wifi connections can affect download speeds, and sometimes low quality routers can prevent you from taking full advantage of the connection your ISP is providing. At the very least, the hardware Xfinity has already given you should be able to provide the full speeds that your plan is set up for, even if you're not always at 100%.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook billfox428 ✭ May 2020 Thanks Tony. Just ran another speed test just now and despite the fact that we pay for 200Mbps downloads, tonight's result was 10.7Mbps! I did get as high as 81.1Mbps this afternoon but that was a month or two high water mark. Again, Xfinity claims it's my Arris modem as I have no interest in their products and the accompanying security issues I believe exist with those. So it seems upgrading from my 4 year old Arris modem and not yet on the AC1900 Linksys router might be worth a try? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook billfox428 ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 Thanks to TSMikeW and wow! Getting over 200Mbps download speeds when connected to the modem via ethernet. Haven't seen any better than about 80Mbps since February. Thanks for you help and advice. Can I presume that means I'm suffering from a router issue rather than the modem? Any recommendations are appreciated and thanks again! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook billfox428 ✭ June 2020 This community has been incredibly helpful! Last question from me is if I can expect the similar download speeds from my network after the router is back in the system that I experienced with the direct modem connection? Thanks again for your assistance! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I need the best wi fi range extender that you can buy for a reasonable price.  What do you recommend 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin January 2021 @TR1 How large of an area are you trying to cover? Is a wired, wireless AP a possibility for you? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Looking for recommendations in updating my home network equipment — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Looking for recommendations in updating my home network equipment G_money1 ✭ October 2020 edited June 2021 in General Discussion Seeking quality advice and input in updating my dated equipment at home. Mainly one user. Future expansion currently unknown, but not likely.  Requirements:       - modem must be compatible with Comcast/Xfinity       - router with two or more Ethernet ports        - switch (unless the router can serve as both)       - all equipment must work with Apple MacBook Pro        - wireless capable       - must be compatible with Xbox One console   Preferred:        - separate modem and router?? - I’ve read that this allows for more flexibility and is more secure??        - Apple/Mac based (works best with apple products)        - all equipment to work with PC desktop (employer owned) Equipment needing replacement:        - Airport Express Wi-fi base        - Cisco/Linksys modem (Comcast compatible - owned)          If anyone could even lead me in the right direction, it would be appreciated. Thank you, G 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TS_JosephF admin October 2020 Answer ✓ Hello @G_money1 Welcome to the community!  For your home network, all you will need is a DOCSIS Modem (3.0 or 3.1) and any standard Wireless router. Any modern router will be compatible with all Apple devices and your Xbox one as well. You will have some options though. I would recommend at least a Dual-Band Wireless AC or Wi-Fi 5 router. You could get a Tri-Band wireless router or even a Wireless AX router depending on your budget. Also, I do agree with getting a modem and router separately rather than a 2in1 Modem/Router. It can certainly be more secure and will provide you with a lot more options on what you can purchase. Here are a few modems that I recommend (they are all compatible with Comcast/Xfinity) : This one is capable of download speeds up to 686Mbps and upload speeds up to 131Mbps: https://www.microcenter.com/product/447161/arris-enterprises-surfboard-sb6183-cable-modem This one is capable of Gigabit download speeds: https://www.microcenter.com/product/481225/netgear-cm1000-docsis-31-high-speed-cable-modem This one has a max throughput of 3.8 GB/s: https://www.microcenter.com/product/481351/motorola-docsis-31-cable-modem As for your router, normally I suggest getting a Mesh Router. It is not required but if you have a large home then I strongly recommend it as it will eliminate any Wi-Fi dead zones around your house. Here is a Mesh Router that includes a main router plus two nodes. They each have 2 Ethernet ports. It is capable of 300Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5 GHz band. https://www.microcenter.com/product/607976/tp-link-deco-m4-ac1200-whole-home-mesh-wi-fi-system-(3-pack) This is a Tri-Band Wireless AC router. It is capable of 400Mbps over the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps over each of the 5 GHz bands : https://www.microcenter.com/product/602874/linksys-mesh-wifi-router-(tri-band-router,-wireless-mesh-router-for-home-ac2200),-future-proof-mu-mimo-fast-wireless-router  This is a Wireless AX router. It is capable of 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402Mbps on the 5GHz band: https://www.microcenter.com/product/603735/netgear-nighthawk-ax4-ax3000-wifi-6-router Although there is newer Wi-Fi technology out there, Wireless AX or Wi-Fi 6 is the newest we carry at Micro Center.  Let us know if you have any other questions! 5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to Boost Your WiFi Signal — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Networking How to Boost Your WiFi Signal TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited June 2021 in Networking Looking to extend your wireless signal or eliminate WiFi dead zones around your home? Maybe you just want to extend the WiFi signal to your office at the far end of your home, or you would like to extend the signal all through your backyard. Either way, this guide will explain the different ways you can extend the WiFi signal inside or outside of your home or business. There are many different devices that you can use such as wireless repeaters, signal boosters, and antennas. Each of these devices will offer different features and will be set up a bit differently. Table of Contents What’s a WiFi extender? What’s a Mesh Router? What’s an Access Point? What is best for me? Products WiFi Extenders Mesh Routers High-Speed Mesh Routers Access Points Updated: 7/6/2020 Prices are subject to change 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited July 2020 What’s a WiFi extender? Now, if you are looking to just extend your WiFi signal inside, buying a WiFi extender or WiFi booster can easily solve that problem. Most of them require very little to almost no setup. Basically, this uses some of its antennas to receive the WiFi from your primary router then it uses the other antennas to rebroadcast the signal.  A lot of extenders also have an ethernet port. It can be used to provide internet access to a PC or other device that cannot connect to WiFi. This ethernet port can also be used to provide an internet connection to the extender itself, which would make it an Access Point.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 What’s a Mesh Router? If it has been a while since you upgraded your wireless router then you may want to consider a Mesh Router system. Mesh Routers are fairly simple to set up and can offer the most reliable speed for all of your devices throughout your home. If you are looking for a full coverage wifi network, then a Mesh Router will be best for you. This would replace your current router and would also provide at least 1 other ‘satellite’ or 'node' that you can position in a different area of your home. These nodes will connect to the primary router using a wireless connection - no ethernet cable required - and can easily increase your WiFi coverage and improve the overall quality of your wireless network. One feature that is very convenient is that it creates a seamless network. This allows you to walk throughout your home without having to manually switch between WiFi networks to maintain your internet connection. Your device will automatically switch to whatever node it is closest to. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 What's an Access Point? Another way you can extend your WiFi signal is by using an Access Point or AP. Now, these can require a little more time to set up and you likely have to run an ethernet cable to it from your current router, depending on which one you purchase. Some can be set up in ‘Repeater’ mode, which is very similar to a WiFi extender. Others can be set up in ‘Access Point’ mode, which will require you to connect an ethernet cable for an internet connection.  Both will create another Wi-Fi name or SSID (service set identifier) but will still allow devices to communicate with each other as it will still be 1 network. Access Points can offer the most versatility because they are sold with various antenna strengths as well as directions.  Access Points can also be used to set up a wireless bridge. Basically, this can allow you to use two Access Points to extend a WiFi signal several hundred feet or more, depending on the antenna strength and gain. It is more popular to set this up in a corporate environment rather than a residential one. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited July 2020 What is best for me? When you are looking to extend your WiFi signal, there are few things you will need to consider: Are you extending the signal outside or just inside? WiFi Extenders or Boosters typically do not have strong antennas to boost the signal outside. Extenders and Mesh Systems would be best to boost your WiFi signal inside your home rather than outside. An Access Point would likely be the best option when looking to extend your WiFi signal outside. You can choose one that best suits the direction and distance you are extending the signal.  Whether you want the signal to cover a big backyard, or an exterior garage or barn, an Access Point will give you the most reliable connection. These are common in office buildings, warehouses, and large garages. Is your priority the WiFi speed, coverage, or both? For indoor use, Mesh Routers will offer the best overall speed and reliability inside your home. It would be able to provide the most consistent speed while extending your WiFi coverage.  A WiFi extender is a good indoor solution, however, it may not provide the same speed or reliability as a Mesh Router would.  Access Points can offer very reliable speed and coverage but I would recommend these mainly for outdoor use. Although, there are some Access Points that can be set up as a node if you already have a Mesh Router. Are you comfortable with some network setup, or do you want something that is plug n play? The simplest device to set up is going to be a WiFi extender. Most will require you to push a button on your router and the extender. It really is that easy. A Mesh Router and most Access Points will both require some sort of network setup. You would have to access the UI of the router or AP to set up the internet connection. Even though these require you to set up the device, they will also include more features to help with the overall security and bandwidth across your network. Are you looking for a complete wireless solution? Or is running an Ethernet cable an option? If you are looking for a complete wireless solution then I would recommend a WiFi extender. All that is required is a wall outlet. They are very convenient when running an ethernet cable is not an option. A Mesh Router can be considered a complete wireless solution if you are looking to replace your current router. It would require you to connect an ethernet cable from the base router to the modem and to a wall outlet, of course, for power. However, the 2nd and/or 3rd satellite does not require any ethernet cable. An Access Point is not always considered a wireless solution as most require you to run an ethernet cable. You can purchase some Access Points and set them up as a WiFi extender, but it might be easier to just get a WiFi extender.    What is your budget? This can easily be the determining factor for some of us. The most inexpensive solution would be a WiFi extender or booster. With that being said they are some very pricey extenders similar to the cost of a low-end Mesh Router. Based on the products I am recommending, here is a range of the prices: WiFi Extenders = $29.99 - $119.99 Access Points = $69.99 - $99.99 Mesh Routers = $89.99 - $699.99 As you can see by the range in price, when it comes to Mesh Routers, you’ve got plenty of options. Below, you will see the different products I recommend to see what best suits your needs and budget. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Extenders and Repeaters I recommend these extenders if you are looking for something simple. They will provide the WiFi boost you are looking for at an affordable price. TP-LINK AC750 Compact Plug-in Range Extender $29.99 100 Mbps Ethernet Port Up to 433 Mbps over 5GHz Can be set up as Extender or AP Inexpensive and simple solution. TP-Link RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender $49.99 100 Mbps Ethernet Port Up to 867 Mbps over 5GHz Affordable - With reliable speeds ASUS RP-AC55 Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless Range Extender $65.99 Gigabit Ethernet Port Up to 867 Mbps over 5GHz Extender mode only Good WiFi coverage _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ These range extenders are also very easy to set up. These are a better option if you are looking for something that can provide a bit more speed. TP-LINK RE450 AC1750 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender $79.99 Gigabit Ethernet Port Up to 1300 Mbps over 5GHz Can be set up as Extender A simple, easy solution that can provide Gigabit speeds Netgear EX6150-100NAS AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender $119.99 Gigabit Ethernet Port Up to 867 Mbps over 5GHz Can be set up as Extender or AP Easy setup with the Nighthawk App 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Mesh Routers If you have not upgraded your router in a few years, then you may want to consider upgrading to a Mesh router system. This will extend your WiFi signal and can also speed up your network. Tenda AC1200 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System $89.99 100 Mbps Ethernet Port Up to 867 Mbps over 5GHz 3-pack  Covers Up to 2,500 sq. feet TP-LINK Deco M4 AC1200 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System $179.99 Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 867 Mbps on 5 GHz 3-pack Covers up to 5,500 sq. feet Setup and manage your network with the Deco app. TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus AC2200 Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System $269.99 Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 867 Mbps over both 5 GHz 2-pack Covers Up to 4,500 sq. feet Setup and manage your network with the Deco app. Linksys VELOP Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System $399.99 Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 867 Mbps over 5 GHz 3-pack  Covers Up to 6,000 sq. feet Easy setup with the Linksys app. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited April 2021 High-Speed Mesh Routers These Mesh Routers are 802.11ax or WiFi 6, which is the newest wireless standard available in our stores. Even though the newer 802.11ad wireless standard is available, we have yet to see any sort of mass adoption for the 802.11ax wireless standard. If you were to buy one of these routers, you would not have to worry about upgrading for at least a few years.  ASUS AX6100 Tri-Band Wireless Mesh Routers - AiMesh Support $379.99 Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 4804 Mbps over 5 GHz 2-Pack Covers up to 5,500 sq. feet ASUS ZenWiFi Tri-band AX6600 Whole-Home Mesh WiFi 6 System $449.99 Three Gigabit Ethernet Ports Up to 4804 Mbps over one 5 GHz 2-pack Covers up to 5,500 sq. feet This Arris router below is the fastest Mesh system we sell at the time of writing this. The AX11000 is capable of reaching a total speed of 11 Gbps! Arris Enterprises SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh WiFi 6 AX11000 System $699.99 Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports Supports Multi-Gig WAN with link aggregation Up to 4804 Mbps over both 5 GHz 2-pack Covers up to 6,000 sq. feet Can use the SURFboard mAX™ Manager App for network management. NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (RBK853) $699.99 Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports Supports Multi-Gig WAN with link aggregation 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Access Points The Access Points I have listed below can be set up either indoor or outdoor. These are best when you are looking to extend your WiFi outside of your home. TP-LINK EAP225 V3 AC1350 Wireless Access Point $69.99 One Gigabit Ethernet Port POE powered Up to 867 Mbps over 5 GHz Mesh capable Easy management with the Omada app Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AC Mesh Indoor/Outdoor Access Point $94.99 One Gigabit Ethernet Port POE powered Up to 867 Mbps over 5 GHz Works with UniFi Network Controller App TP-LINK EAP245 V3 AC1750 Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point $99.99 One Gigabit Ethernet Port POE powered Up to 1300 Mbps over 5 GHz Seamless roaming between router and AP Easy management with the Omada app 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Questions or Comments? As always, we want to encourage you to be a part of these discussions. If you have any questions about anything you see here or if you think we should add something to this guide, please let us know! We will be happy to explain anything more in-depth so you have a good understanding of the products and how they work. Perhaps you would like to recommend a router or extender that we have not listed here on this guide, please post a comment. We would love to hear your thoughts about it along with your experience with the item.  Lastly, I hope this guide helps you successfully extend the range of your WiFi and also teaches you the basics of each device. Thank you for reading! Be sure to check out some more networking articles below! How to Troubleshoot Network Problems 2020 [Guide] How to Access and Configure a Router How to manually set your DNS server 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cj_mustang ✭ January 2021 I do not know much about wifi, I know enough to be dangerous but I’m not a techy by any means, I have a detached garage about 60-75 feet from my house that I would like to be able to stream tv/ sports pay-per-views to. I have dsl that’s rated at 12mbps I’m in a rural area and I would like to know the best access point to use for this situation and will it help if I have a WiFi extender in the house to supplement the access points connection? Please help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 2021 I'd recommend a Mesh system or range extender depending on your current wireless router. 60 feet is quite a long distance, and depending on the impedance of your walls, the signal strength may be reduced and it may not reach. I'd recommend the ASUS range extender if you already have a powerful router. The speed of this extender will exceed your ISP speed but it may provide the signal strength to reach your outbuilding if it's placed on the inside outermost wall of your home assuming that it is able to connect to your home network there. Hope this helps! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook boymama0818 ✭ January 2021 My parents just purchased property out East and their internet is awful. Their router was placed in the garage at install. What is the best way to help them? I’m looking for an all in one, whatever will help maintain a stable connection at the fastest speed available. I’m worried the connection itself is just too bad out there but I’m willing to try anything.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 2021 boymama0818 said: My parents just purchased property out East and their internet is awful. Their router was placed in the garage at install. What is the best way to help them? I’m looking for an all in one, whatever will help maintain a stable connection at the fastest speed available. I’m worried the connection itself is just too bad out there but I’m willing to try anything.  What kind of internet speed are they paying for? 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Especially those working from home, it is not even an option. Unfortunately, there are times when you will lose your connection. This guide will provide the foundations to help you troubleshoot common network issues and get your internet connection working again. Router Manufacturer Support Windows and macOS Common Internet Problems/FAQ How to reset your router Why can't I see my Wi-Fi? How to disable power management for the wireless adapter How to reset the network adapter and settings Questions or Comments 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin May 2020 Router Manufacturer Support There are quite a few different manufacturers for wireless routers. If you believe that your router is the source of your internet issues then looking through the manual or support page of your specific model can most helpful when it comes to troubleshooting. We have listed some links below to the support page of each manufacturer. Click on the appropriate brand of your router to find the manual or more support information: ASUS  Technical Support: (800) 820-6655 Tenda  Technical Support: (800) 570-5892 TP-Link  Customer Service: (626) 333-0234 Netgear  Customer Service: (888) 638-4327 Linksys Technical Support: (800) 326-7114 Belkin  Technical Support: (800) 223-5546 Ubiquiti  UniFi Elite: (866) 354-8385 Arris  Technical Support: (877) 466-8646 Amped Wireless  Technical Support: (888) 573-8820 D-Link Technical Support: (877) 453-5465 EnGenius Technologies - EnGenius Help Center Technical Support: [email protected] 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Network Troubleshooting on a Windows PC and macOS If you are having internet connectivity related issues only on your Windows or macOS device and not other devices, I encourage you to click on the link below. Microsoft and Apple created some in-depth articles on troubleshooting your network-related issues. It can certainly help you narrow down what exactly is causing the problem.  It should be pretty easy to follow even for beginners and covers pretty much every network troubleshooting step you can do for a PC running Windows or Mac.  If you are having any of these issues then these guides will help you troubleshoot: How to fix my internet? Why can't I connect to Wi-Fi? Why is my Wi-Fi showing 'No Internet' even though I am connected? Why do I keep losing my Wi-Fi or network connection? Why is my internet slow only on this device? Why is my Wi-Fi signal weak? Do I have a valid IP address? This guide will help you troubleshoot any Windows PC running Windows 7, 8.1, and 10: Microsoft Network Troubleshooting Guide These guides will help you troubleshoot macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14, and macOS High Sierra: macOS Internet Connection Problems macOS Troubleshoot Connecting to the Internet macOS Wireless Diagnostics 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited June 2020 Common Internet Problems & FAQ Below we have listed some of the more common internet or network related issues as well as a possible solution for it. I recommend looking through these to see if the issue you are having is listed. If it is not listed here, then feel free to let us know by commenting on this discussion. We can certainly assist you with the problem and we may even add your question to this guide.  Q: What should my internet speed be? A:  If you are not sure what speeds you are paying for then you may want to find a copy of your bill or contact your ISP to find that out. It will likely be something like 100 Mbps* download/10 Mbps* upload. Yes, it is normal for your upload speed to be significantly slower than your download. You can run an internet speed test here - www.speedtest.net - on your PC or smartphone to see what speeds you are actually getting.  (*megabits per second) Q: Why is my actual internet speed slower than what I am paying for? A: If you are paying for 100 Mbps download speeds then just know that you may not be getting 100 Mbps all of the time. This speed is going to vary quite a bit as most ISPs run a cable to your neighborhood and that cable is shared between you and your neighbors.  So if it is the weekend and a lot of your neighbors are home streaming Netflix and playing games online, then you will likely see a drop in your internet speeds. You can always contact your ISP to find out what your guaranteed speeds are.  Q: Why is my internet very slow? A: If you are just getting slow internet to more than one device, then it can potentially be a router issue or even an issue from the ISP. There are quite a few variables when it comes to internet speeds.  The first method you should try is to unplug your router for 30 seconds, then plug it back in. Wait for it to power on completely as it can take several minutes. This can solve a number of network-related issues including slow internet speeds. If it does not solve your issue then do not worry. What kind of router do you have? This could be the most important question when it comes to internet speeds. If you have an old router or maybe one that is defective, then your connection will be intermittent if working at all. I believe that you should have at least a Wireless AC router. It is capable of faster speeds than a Wireless N router and it will have more features to help control wireless bandwidth. How close are you to the router? This certainly affects your internet speeds as well. The farther you are from your router when connected to the 2.4 GHz frequency, the more interference and attenuation you may have in between your device and the router. If you are connected to the 5 GHz frequency then it is a good idea to be in the same room as your router. How many devices are connected to your router? The number of devices that are connected to your network can have a significant impact on your internet speeds. The more devices connected to your router is obviously going to put more of a load on your router's CPU and memory. The more devices that you have connected to the 2.4 GHz frequency, the more interference issues you may have.  Q: What can I do if I have tried everything and my internet is still slow? A: If you have tried all of the troubleshooting methods that we and the manufacturer have listed then it may be a good idea to contact your ISP.  It is possible that there was an outage or maybe the problem is due to a bad cable outside. Your ISP can also test your modem remotely. They can also send a technician out to troubleshoot in-person to make sure everything is connected and configured properly.  If you happen to be having this issue on a work device, then it is always a good idea to contact your network administrator for assistance. One simple change you can make on your PC is changing your DNS server to Google’s. It can be done in just minutes and is a great troubleshooting method. You can find out how to do that here. Q: Why do I keep losing my internet connection? A: If you have an intermittent internet connection then there are a few things you need to look for to troubleshoot this:  Are you losing your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection entirely? Do you stay connected to Wi-Fi and just lose your internet connection? Is the issue only with one website or multiple?  If you notice that you are completely losing your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection then we will first start troubleshooting the device. You can start by resetting the network adapter.  If you are on a laptop and are connected over Wi-Fi then you may want to change some of the power management settings. We have instructions on how you can do that here.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited May 2020 How to Reset a Wireless Router Resetting your router can solve a number of network-related issues from no internet connection at all to IP settings problems. Now, it is important to understand a few things before you reset your router: 1. This will disconnect all devices that are currently connected to your router.  2. This will reset the Wi-Fi name and password and the router password back to its default settings 3. You will have to reconnect all of your devices by selecting the default Wi-Fi name and entering the default password (if a password is enabled by default) Now, to do this you will have to locate the reset button on the router itself. It is a very small button that is typically located on the back or bottom of the router. (See pictures below). Most of the time you will need a paperclip or another small object in order to push this reset button.      Once you find the reset button, hold it in for at least 10 seconds or until the power LED starts to flash or change colors. Once you have reset your router, it will either reset back to the default password or it will have no password to connect to Wi-Fi. If it does not have a password, then I highly recommend logging into your router and setting one up. You just have to find the IP address of your router and type it in your web browser. This can easily be done in command prompt. If you are not sure how to do that, we have a guide that can help you with that, How to Access your Router.  If your Wi-Fi requires a password after resetting, then it will be located on the router itself. There will be a label that has networking information on it. That is where you will find the pre-shared key which is another name for the Wi-Fi password. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Why can't I see my Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz)? There might be a time when your Wi-Fi is not being detected as an available network on your PC or Mac. The following troubleshooting steps will be nearly the same if you cannot detect either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band. Q: What is the difference between my 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi? I believe the best way to list the differences between these was to list the pros and cons for each. I also wanted to keep it simple so everyone will understand. Take a look at the picture below. Q: Why can't I see my Wi-Fi network? A: Like all networking issues, this can be caused by a number of reasons. The first step is to determine if the issue is the router itself or the device. You can easily do this by using another device to view the list of available networks. If you can see your Wi-Fi on another device, then your router is not likely the issue. If that is the case, then I recommend looking at our post above (Windows PC, macOS) to troubleshoot the device that is unable to recognize your Wi-Fi. It could be something as simple as turning on Wi-Fi or turning off airplane mode.  If you have a desktop PC that has built-in Wi-Fi, double-check that you have the antennas connected to the back of the PC. If they are already connected, then you can try switching the antennas. This can certainly impact the distance the PC can detect a Wi-Fi network. Q: I still cannot see the 5 GHz band, what can I do? A: If you are having problems getting a device to recognize the 5 GHz band then it is possible that the device is not capable of connecting to it. This would depend on the type of wireless card that is in the device. The easiest way to determine this without getting extremely technical is just by using another device to detect the available Wi-Fi networks.  A smartphone would likely be the best device as most modern smartphones are capable of connecting to the 5 GHz band. If you can see it on the smartphone then you know the issue is with the device and not the router. If this is the case then you will just have to connect that device to the 2.4 GHz band.  If you do not see the 5 GHz band on any device then it is possible that it is set to 'hidden' on your router. You would just have to access your router and change that setting to 'broadcast SSID' or uncheck the box next to 'Hide this SSID'. Q: Why can't I see my Wi-Fi on any of my devices? If you cannot see your Wi-Fi on several devices then the problem is likely your router. The first step in troubleshooting this would be to unplug your router for at least 30 seconds then plug it back in. Be sure to wait for all of the lights on the router to come back on to indicate it has fully powered on. If you are still unable to detect your Wi-Fi after resetting your router then it is possible that it is turned off or hidden on the router.  The next step to troubleshoot this would be trying to access your router interface. Since the Wi-Fi is not working, you would have to connect your PC or Mac directly to the router with an ethernet cable. From here you would just have to follow our guide on how to access and configure your router.  If you are unable to access your router or connect a PC to it with an ethernet cable, then you do have the option of resetting your router. This is more of a last resort but it is a very common troubleshooting step for a lot of networking-related issues.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited June 2020 How to Disable Power Management for Wireless Adapter (Windows 10) Step 1) Open 'Device Manager' Right-click on the Start button. Then click 'Device Manager' Step 2) Expand 'Network Adapters' Click the arrow next to 'Network Adapters', then right-click the specific Wireless adapter, and click properties Step 3) Select the 'Power Management' tab Step 4) Uncheck the box next to 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. Then click 'OK' Step 5) Click the arrow next to 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' Step 6) Right-click on 'USB Root Hub'  Then click on 'Properties' Step 7) Click on the 'Power Management' tab. Then uncheck the box next to 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. Then click 'OK'. Finished! Now, the PC will not turn off the wireless adapter to save power. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin June 2020 edited June 2020 How to Reset Network Adapter and Network Settings Click the Network Icon on the Taskbar Then click on 'Network & Internet Settings' If you do not see the Network icon on the taskbar, then click start and click the Settings icon Then click 'Network & Internet' Then click 'Network Reset' at the bottom. Then click 'Reset now' That's it! You have just reset your network adapter and network settings. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin June 2020 edited July 2020 Questions or Comments If you have read this guide only to find the problem or question you have is not listed, then please let us know. Post a comment and we can try to help find a solution for you. Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful! Be sure to check out some more networking articles below! How to Boost Your WiFi Signal How to Access and Configure a Router How to manually set your DNS server 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ambermartinez United States ✭ May 2021 Hello , Is there a Way to Make My Internet Connection More Reliable? This is a very helpful topic. many times I will also face this type of issue. Improve your Internet connection's speed. Follow This Step and make your internet connection more reliable. Check whether your speed is slow.  Reset your router and modem. Directly connect your computer to the modem. DDWRT or Tomato firmware must be installed on the router. Use a different DNS server to improve your DNS performance.  Make sure your modem is replaced by your ISP.  ICSI Netalyzer should be run. 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