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    Network Printer Recognition

    OK, thanks!
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    Network Printer Recognition

    I'd do that too if the geography permitted it.
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    Network Printer Recognition

    OS: Windows 10 64Bit Home. My PC connects to the network via Wifi. Connected to the PC is a laser printer via USB. Laser printer works fine from PC. Several weeks ago, I set up a connection to the printer on my wife's Wifi connected Chromebook by entering the Printer's IP: Chromebook...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    Yes, I'm going to do some control channel experimentation, but first I've decided to upgrade the network to Wifi 6 Mesh using ASUS equipment. My existing ASUS RT 68 will replace the AP at "C" in the diagram. Except for that position --- which supplies WiFi signals to a separate building about...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    I'm back. I acquired a USB Ethernet Adapter and took my wife's Chromebook around the house testing various electrical outlets for download speed using either a "direct" wireless connection to the primary ASUS Router, a wireless connection to a signal produced by a Securifi Almond configured as...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    Yes, I've verified that there are no AFCI circuit breakers involved in this problem. My comment about not knowing what to do with the information has to do with my inability to change anything but the firmware involved in the network. Can't move anything, can't run new wires, etc. The...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    Correct. No AFCIs on the circuits involved with PLA "A" or the PLA I am testing at "C." I don't know about the type of breaker through which power arrives at "B," but that's the best performing AP by far so the point is moot. I think the Ethernet cable test you suggest could tell me the...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    AFCI's are not the problem. My electrician told me today they were not used in the Generator panel. It's a good idea about the direct connect except I'm not sure what I would do with the information. Where in the Merlin firmware is the ability to measure the WAN download speed?
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    I've made all the recommended changes including the three reboots of the router. One step in the instructions I could not complete: "Change the WPS Button Behavior to Toggle Radio." Couldn't find where to make this selection. Is it still applicable if WPS is disabled? I've done some speed...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    Yes, of course. He'll do whatever I ask. His opinion, rendered at the time he installed the new panel and wired the generator was that for the money and in my application, the AFCI breakers weren't worth the extra cost. In fact, he has a view of the constantly evolving electrical code that...
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    One other thought on the AFCI issue: if I can determine the PLA that is providing pretty good throughput IS NOT on an AFCI circuit, I think I'll have the electrician swap out the AFCI breakers on the circuits where that is not true. I only needed them to pass the inspection on Generator install.
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    OK, thanks. Unfortunately, I have no choices. It may be that the one PLA delivering good speeds is not on the Backup Generator circuitry, which is the only place in the house that currently has AFCIs.
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    OK, I'll give it a try! Given the amount of change that will follow to the network, it may take me a day or two to report results.
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    3.0.0.4.380_7743-g2cf84e9 I just ran a speed test on an iPhone sitting right next to the router: 75 MBps
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    Crazy Download Speed Variances

    Here's some answers: I'm paying for 200 MBps. The router is an ASUS RT-AC68R. All the PLA's are inserted directly in wall plugs. Unfortunately, I have no devices (other than my desktop PC) that have Ethernet ports so I can't speed test directly from the router. I can't locate any built in...
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