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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2023, 07:16:13 pm »
Probably better to see what he's working with and do some testing first.

Agreed.  And please refer to this post when you do.

http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?topic=223.msg2784#msg2784

After the configuration changes I showed in that post, I nearly tripled my useable WiFi range.
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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2023, 01:11:37 pm »
Probably better to see what he's working with and do some testing first.

Agreed.  And please refer to this post when you do.

http://www.killerz.dns2go.com/smfbb20/index.php?topic=223.msg2784#msg2784

After the configuration changes I showed in that post, I nearly tripled my useable WiFi range.

Thank you so much!! I will have to show my dad! Thank you! I gave him the link to see this thread even though he does not have a membership. I would have to walk him through it if he wanted to register here to talk with us about his wifi concerns. :) He may just be fine with reading though. He is a lot like me where he isn't into chatting everywhere and having log ins for a lot of sights. But having access to the information is helpful. :) His IP will be a lot like Dave's (I don't know why mine does not show up local when I am with the same ISP as well).
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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2023, 01:54:43 am »
Eash router brand GUI will look a little different.  But they all work and are laid out the same.  By default, all routers are setup to transmit on the same channels.  They are usually set to "Auto".  When you use the WiFi analyzer, it will show you all WiFi signals in range of you and what SSID each one uses.  That's basically the routers ID name.  As example, mine is "TheSandbox_5G".  The WiFi analyzer will show you that and what frequency you're using.  It will recommend what channels to try to get out of the overlap.  You may have to try a few channels until your frequency lands in a desired safe range.  I hope all this helps.


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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2023, 01:58:31 pm »
All I know is that his is an ASUS.
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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2024, 08:06:38 pm »
If it's a more modern one, he had to register it and go through a setup process and change the password.  If it's older, you only need to enter the default password.  It's usually listed on the device somewhere.


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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2024, 02:35:24 pm »
If it's a more modern one, he had to register it and go through a setup process and change the password.  If it's older, you only need to enter the default password.  It's usually listed on the device somewhere.

Ya he had forgotten the password but I had figured it out and got in there last time I was there but that was a few months ago and now I forget everything I saw.

He did just recently tell me that since my last help that he has had better signals. That made me not feel so bad for being too busy for him lately. :)
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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2024, 03:03:28 pm »
 Default one only works if you didn't change it, or reset the router to factory defaults.

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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2024, 03:48:47 pm »
Default one only works if you didn't change it, or reset the router to factory defaults.

He bought some  range expander that plugs into outlets
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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2024, 08:31:55 pm »
Default one only works if you didn't change it, or reset the router to factory defaults.

That's true.  But then again, most people don't change any settings in the router other than just the SSID and password for the wireless part.


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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2024, 01:53:45 am »
Default one only works if you didn't change it, or reset the router to factory defaults.

That's true.  But then again, most people don't change any settings in the router other than just the SSID and password for the wireless part.

Ya and no one changed anything on my dad's. He definitely does not know how.

He did give me the image of his router today while I was out:

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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2024, 04:49:43 pm »
Ah, ok.  That's one of the last routers that were pretty much just plug and play.  It's a bit more complicated with the newer models.  Now, you must download an app to your phone and register the product and do the initial setup process.  This includes changing the direct access username and password.  As well as basic wireless internet setup too.  Stuff you should do when you get a new wireless access point, but most people usually don't bother with.


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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2024, 10:21:10 pm »
Ah, ok.  That's one of the last routers that were pretty much just plug and play.  It's a bit more complicated with the newer models.  Now, you must download an app to your phone and register the product and do the initial setup process.  This includes changing the direct access username and password.  As well as basic wireless internet setup too.  Stuff you should do when you get a new wireless access point, but most people usually don't bother with.

Ah my dad's just was online and not through the cell but he did change the password thankfully. I forget if I told him to do so or someone else.

So it should be fine? It is a good one?
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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2024, 10:17:48 pm »
Yeah, some security measures it has are a little dated, but that router should be fine for his needs.  I don't suspect that he should have any problems in his area other than overlapping signals.


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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2024, 10:45:01 am »
Yeah, some security measures it has are a little dated, but that router should be fine for his needs.  I don't suspect that he should have any problems in his area other than overlapping signals.

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Re: Dad needs a good wifi internet router
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2024, 07:59:34 pm »
So, did you manage to sort out the channel overlap?


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