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The wired internet connection is great but wifi is really bad especially anywhere that's not in the living room, and sometimes even in the living room. My home is very small , and I didn't have any problems when I was with a different modem(with different internet, recently switched to TWC from ATT) I have 60 mbps in my wired connection but around 3 mbps in my wifi. I have tried going to the wireless settings and put the 802.11 band from 2.4 to 5.0 and the wifi connection jumped to about 40-60. However my wireless printer doesn't work at that point. Is there any more settings I should fiddle around with or just exchange the modem for a new one?
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Please help a brother out~
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Do you have a lot of wireless neighbors or 2.4 GHz devices such as video cameras?

You should be able to configure concurrent SSIDs for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to facilitate using ISM (2.4G) for your printer and the UNII bands (5G) for your other clients.

If you use something like wifi analyzer on your phone, do you see a lot of neighboring traffic? What channel is your 2.4 network on? It should be 1, 6 or 11.
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Wireless isn't my specialty, but from experience it's all about location, location, location. Try elevating it and removing any obstructions. See if you can configure your printer for 5GHz. Honestly, for your situation, you might be better served by either directly wiring your printer to the router or getting an AP that can use the 2.4 and 5GHz bands simultaneously so that your other devices aren't held back by the limits of the slowest ones.

Hopefully, someone far more knowledgeable with WiFi will come along to help also.
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before I start I should say Im not an expert either but Ive done some reading...

like the other guys said you should make sure that you arent on a congested channel. Everything that is wireless run on the 2.4ghz frequency and just moving to an uncongested channel can show some great improvements (thats what happened when you moved to 5ghz frequency)

After that you could try adjusting the signal strength but if you havent changed it already the default output is 100% ...

Location is important. There are all kinds of things that can interfear with a connection like wood water and cement. If your previous router worked in the same spot though, these may not be as much of a problem. You could make a miniature satellite dish out of the modem with tinfoil and popcans (never tried it but Ive read that it works) to increase signal strength in a certain direction.

Check through the config settings, there has to be something helpful biggrin.gif
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