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Author Topic: 802.11ac with weak signal  (Read 1606 times)

Weaver

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802.11ac with weak signal
« on: April 29, 2016, 05:47:46 AM »

Sometimes when I'm outside my 802.11n WLAN droops down to speed of just a few Mbps, quite reasonably, and keeps on struggling along pretty well.

My question: if I go 802.11ac, should I expect to get faster speeds in the same location, with the same crap weak signal environment?
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Re: 802.11ac with weak signal
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 09:01:37 AM »

Probably not as 5Ghz tends to have a shorter range, and is affected more by thick stone walls.

You could get an external antenna installed, or perhaps have an access point in the loft which might allow a better signal distribution. You may be able to improve things by careful choice of hardware, some has a higher power rating than others, sometimes you need to tell the hardware your in a different country so it doesn't restrict the power to the UK regs  ;)
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Re: 802.11ac with weak signal
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 09:13:53 AM »

802.11ac will be a lot worse from my own experiences.  I would say that if you want to get through walls and have good range a good wireless n is best.  Choosing a good one is hard, I have stuck with a Dlink DIR-655 which is old but seems to be as good you get.
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