Home Wi-fi issues

Papa "J"

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So I have 200+Mbps service and seem to get that fine when connected via Ethernet cable.

My biggest issue is that when trying to stream movies it's constantly buffering , even when nothing else is online. And the modem is only 12' away from the TV. I have tried on 2.4 g as well as the 5 g connections.

I checked my wi-fi speed and it's around 75mbps download and 25 mbps upload.

the modem has built in router for wi-fi, it from the cable company. So should I get one of those pricey whole home routers, will it make a difference?

something like this?

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hucklongfin

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Sounds like the network is fine. Get a better TV!
 

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Tv is fine, I get the buffering on the TV or if I stream through my Amazon Fire TV box.

I used the speedtest to my phone and got the speeds I mention above
 

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I have similar problems....... my WiFi flat out SUCKS!!! Every time my kids come stay with me, my daughter says "Dad, your Wifi is slow and messed up!!" It almost seems like the more people in the house trying to use it, often makes it lag?

My 9 year old hasn't even been able to use her Ipod for over a year and a half, as out of nowhere it just stopped working, and yet when we go somewhere else (mall, stores) it then works again? Had Apple look at it and they don't seem to be any help..... they are stumped. Had my kids dad who is some computer guru guy who fixes this kind of stuff for a living call me after hearing my daughter complain about it, and he tells me he is about 95% sure he can find out the problem and fix it, so he asks to come over and guess what........ that other 5% won LOL......... he ended up stumped as well.

I think my router is trash......I'm going to go get a new one here soon....... pretty sure that's the prob?

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

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. Did you call the ISP to complain about your buffering issues? Maybe your ISP is giving a low priority to streaming... that'll cause buffering
 

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LOL Very funny Mike, but that's not my issue.

I can't speak for Jason, but that's definitely not my problem...... I stay away from that crap on the computer. I don't even go on a whole lot of other sites to be honest..... very few, and it's mostly here that I visit.

Pretty sure it's the router in my case...... gonna have to go pick up a new one soon. Any suggestions on something that's not outrageously priced?

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

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When I upgraded my service I bought the Netgear nighthawk
My 5G connection gets 127 down and 14 up.
 

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LOL Very funny Mike, but that's not my issue.

I can't speak for Jason, but that's definitely not my problem...... I stay away from that crap on the computer. I don't even go on a whole lot of other sites to be honest..... very few, and it's mostly here that I visit.

Pretty sure it's the router in my case...... gonna have to go pick up a new one soon. Any suggestions on something that's not outrageously priced?

The unknown fisherman:p:
And the whiskey line goes off. I put that piece of bait out for Jason and Mike picks it up. Milage is milage.

Lil touchy Mike? LOL.
 

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Jason, also look to see how many wifi networks are visible (ie. neighbors), you may be overlapping using the same channel, which can cause issues.
 

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He said he's getting 75mbs down load. I'd look someplace other than the router or the neighbors. The times I have problems watching movies on Plex is not due to my son playing games. It's due to contention on the Plex server on my friends network.
 

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So one issue I had last night was watching a movie from Amazon Prime and lost the connection 2x's. Had to unplug and restart the modem/router both times. When I went to re-connect it wouldn't allow me unless I restarted the modem.
 

hucklongfin

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If I have to restart the one I always restart the other one too.

I have an Asus RT-AC68U router that cost $211 when I got it 3 years ago. It was the top rated router at the time. I have an Arris SURFboard SB6141 modem. I'm paying for 60mbs download but usually get 65.
 

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Anyone recommend which modem to get? Mine keeps going offline and Time Warner / Spectrum want me to just bring it in and swap it out.

At this point I rather just purchase my own modem and router.

SO does it really matter if you ahve a $20 ot $300 modem?

I do realize that I should have a better quality router but wasnt sure if a modem would make a difference.

And to verify if purchasing I should purchase a seprate modem and router and not a combo unit.
 
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hucklongfin

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My modem (SB6141) costs $70 and is a good one. Docsis 3.0, supports 343 download and 131 upload speeds. You'll be ready if TW/Spectrum increases their speed.
 

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My modem (SB6141) costs $70 and is a good one. Docsis 3.0, supports 343 download and 131 upload speeds. You'll be ready if TW/Spectrum increases their speed.
Spectrum Internet says they have 100Mbps starting speeds, and claiming it's the fastest available for the price? I think the clever wording of "for the price" is a little trickery on clever wording.

The unknown fisherman:p:
 

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Spectrum Internet says they have 100Mbps starting speeds, and claiming it's the fastest available for the price? I think the clever wording of "for the price" is a little trickery on clever wording.

The unknown fisherman:p:

I already get 200+ right now. Guess it depends on what you were paying for previously
 

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I already get 200+ right now. Guess it depends on what you were paying for previously
That's with Spectrum??

I can't even find where they have anything over 100Mpbs speed available?

https://www.gettimewarnercable.com/spectrum100/lp_internet?ca.cr=160877876367&ca.kw=+spectrum +internet&ca.mt=b&ca.mp=Google&cb.device=c&ca.target=kwd-63308017636&gclid=CJSr6ZWPrtECFQeEaQodiygBgw&gclsrc=aw.ds

Maybe I am not looking hard enough....... I don't understand much of this high tech computer talk anyways...... it's all a foreign language to me LOL

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Papa "J"

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That's with Spectrum??

I can't even find where they have anything over 100Mpbs speed available?

https://www.gettimewarnercable.com/spectrum100/lp_internet?ca.cr=160877876367&ca.kw=+spectrum +internet&ca.mt=b&ca.mp=Google&cb.device=c&ca.target=kwd-63308017636&gclid=CJSr6ZWPrtECFQeEaQodiygBgw&gclsrc=aw.ds

Maybe I am not looking hard enough....... I don't understand much of this high tech computer talk anyways...... it's all a foreign language to me LOL

The unknown fisherman:p:

Yes I was TW then switched to Spectrum
 

hucklongfin

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You don't need anywhere that speed to support even multiple people streaming at once. You need your modem to not drop out on you!

I 'only' get 65 mbs and can watch movies through Plex on my Samsung smart tv while my son is playing games with no issues.
 

Papa "J"

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You don't need anywhere that speed to support even multiple people streaming at once. You need your modem to not drop out on you!

I 'only' get 65 mbs and can watch movies through Plex on my Samsung smart tv while my son is playing games with no issues.

What kind of distance do you get? DO you have a separate router or is it a all in one?
 

hucklongfin

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My TV is in the family room which is below the office with the router. I get a connection all over my house and the front and back yards.

I have a separate modem (Arris SurfBoard), a router (Asus) and a pap2t (Linksys?). I don't like all-in-ones. A bundle of probably 2nd tier products that can't be upgraded/swapped out.