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Home WiFi Problems and Mesh WiFi

Topic: Computer Software & Hardware ,    Subtopic: WiFi Questions Tags: mesh wifi-mesh 802.11

I'm frustrated with my poor internet signal throughout the house. My download speeds range from slow to unusable. I'm unsure if it's my router or my laptop. Some of my friends mentioned wifi mesh, but I have no idea what that is. A quick google showed me that Orbi and Google have products, but I ha...

asked: UTC 2020-07-09 12:10 PM
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1 votes
1 answers
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How might we strengthen spotty wifi in our home?

Topic: Computer Software & Hardware ,    Subtopic: WiFi Questions

We believe we've done all we can to improve our internet connection -- but it still drops at times, sometimes only for seconds, but it's enough to cause all kinds of interruptions. What can we do about it?...

asked: UTC 2020-10-06 02:40 PM
image KMLynch (30)
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Is there a way to set up a private wifi router through a laptop's wireless connection?

Topic: New Tech

I don't know much about tech, other than the basics. I'm staying in a hotel, and want to set up my own password-protected wifi network with my router, but the only access I have is by connecting my laptop to the hotel's wifi. Is it possible to connect the router to my laptop with an ethernet cord to...

asked: UTC 2020-10-25 12:14 AM
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2 votes
0 answers
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Is Google WiFi/Google Nest a good solution for my home WiFi?

Topic: Internet Connectivity ,    Subtopic: Home WiFi/WiFi Mesh Tags: google nest google wifi mesh wifi

We are thinking of upgrading our home wifi connection. We have a lot of spotty areas throughout and need a solution that will reach those corners of the house.   I've tried extenders, but they are very hard to use and require you to change networks each time you move out of range. A friend to...

asked: UTC 2021-04-02 07:33 PM
4 votes
1 answers
241 views

Programmable Thermostat, No WiFi, but with automatic heat / cool switch

Topic: Home Improvement ,    Subtopic: Heating and A/C

At this time of year, in the Northeast US, sometimes it's cold in the morning, but hot in the afternoon.And by "cold" and "hot," I mean that I want the heat on at night, but the A/C on the afternoon.  Ideally, I'd program my termostat to heat until, say, 70 F, and cool to 75 F.But all the progr...

asked: UTC 2021-05-18 02:57 PM
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1 votes
1 answers
114 views

Is there any way to know if our neighbor is using our wifi - cable signal?

Topic: Television & Internet Streaming ,    Subtopic: Netflix Tags: #wifi #internet #stealing signals

I suspect that my neighbor may be hooking on somehow to our wifi. I don't want to confront him, but is there a way to confirm this. The bill seems okay, but a couple of times the internet has been slower than it should have been. ...

asked: UTC 2021-06-18 03:35 AM
image James85 (40)
0 votes
2 answers
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How prevalent is Utility Companies usage of thermostats that they can control via WIFI?

Topic: Home Improvement ,    Subtopic: Heating and A/C Tags: utility electric ac air conditioning thermostat

I'm seeing all kinds of stories and comments online about how the electric company in Texas is controlling some people's AC via their Nest thermostats. Apparantly these users agreed to allow this at some point because there was a bonus or cheaper rate applied. Now the utility company is controlling ...

asked: UTC 2021-06-24 01:08 AM
image Shawn (120)
1 votes
1 answers
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Is it normal for wifi speeds to be slower than advertised? Is there anything I can do to get my wifi to be closer to the advertised speed?

Topic: Computer Software & Hardware ,    Subtopic: WiFi Questions Tags: Wifi Slow wifi Slower than advertised Verizon wifi

My wifi (Verizon) has been slow recently and I have done speed tests to prove that it's not just my imagination. Is there anything I can do about this?...

asked: UTC 2021-07-12 03:45 PM
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