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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Update: So far after making the changes recommended by @Val D., I don't seem to have the issues anymore. Internet seems snappy even in my bedroom. Fingers crossed it continues like that. Thanks for your help everyone.
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Thank you. Hopefully I'll have time this evening.
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Thanks man. I’ll give this a shot when I get home. One question about channels though, I read that 6 and 11 were best for 2.4 and that 147 and above were best for 5. Any idea why it would make much of a difference?
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Hey man. It's working pretty well, but for some reason I'm still getting slowdowns in my bedroom. It makes no sense, I checked the signal strength and it's about -55 to -60, so not bad. The speed test also gives me great results. Could it just be an iphone XS thing? I did look up that people...
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    RT-AC86U Defaulting to 100mbps on PC

    I went ahead and grabbed a new cable anyway since they're so cheap. I haven't had a chance to swap it out yet though as I've been pretty busy. Hoping it was the cable.
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    RT-AC86U Defaulting to 100mbps on PC

    What I don't understand though is why it would give me 1gbps full duplex on the two other devices I tried it on, which where my AT&T modem and my Nighthawk X6S. If they both auto-detected 1gb, and the ac86u didn't, how would that indicate a problem with the cable? Also, if it was the cable...
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    RT-AC86U Defaulting to 100mbps on PC

    Fixed it. I had to modify eth4. Here's the command I used. ethctl eth4 media-type 1000FD
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    RT-AC86U Defaulting to 100mbps on PC

    Hey guys. For some reason the router keeps defaulting to 100mbps on my desktop PC. Here's what I know so far... 1) Not a cable issue, cable works fine on other devices 2) Not an issue with my PC, as when it's plugged into my Cisco switch it gets 1gbps just fine I don't see any way to force 1...
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    I’m very hopeful. If this doesn’t work, I guess I’ll try a mesh system. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll try APs. Hopefully this is all I need. If I could get more Ethernet ports installed around the house I’d definitely go for access points.
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Thanks man. Just ordered one. Hopefully I can stick with this one unit and be done, that would be ideal.
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    I liked the firmware / software of the asus router way more than this nighthawk. I might just order the 86u then. My townhouse is 1900 sq feet, you think it can blanket my place well enough for usable browsing / watching youtube and sometimes streaming?
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    No it was actually never in the basement / first floor. It used to be on the second floor, but this made my other ethernet wall jack useless, as it wasn't being provided juice. The setup used to be... Smart Panel > ONT in smart panel > Ethernet to second floor wall > AT&T Modem > Router now it...
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Hey Trip, unfortunately the idiot builders only put coax in two locations in my house, the same two locations as ethernet. I also don't have phone jacks. This means I currently only have two locations I can hardwire things, my top floor, and my second floor. Over the weekend I moved my AT&T...
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    I understand what you mean. And normally I think I would take that route. Unfortunately for me though setting up wired access points isn’t possible throughout my townhouse because of the way it was built. I’m stuck relying on wireless satellites.
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    Townhouse wifi coverage advice

    Thanks for the updates guys. So the Costco exclusive x6s doesn’t have the range of my old ac3100 somehow. It barely reaches my bedroom and I’m constantly buffering. Gonna return it today. At this point I’m thinking about just buying a mesh whole house WiFi system. Since my desktop is now...
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