[ALUG] Mesh wireless

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Wed Apr 12 11:01:07 BST 2017

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:50:20AM +0100, Mark Rogers wrote:
> On 12 April 2017 at 10:30, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >
> > I think we're very lucky in some ways being out in the sticks.
> Lucky in that you have absolutely perfect wifi sharing your <10Mbps
> broadband :-)
I did say "in some ways"!  :-)

> > We don't find having two entirely separate WiFi networks to cover the
> > house any problem.  The areas they serve are pretty well defined so
> > when you turn on a laptop (or a tablet) then it picks up the better
> > signal and 'just works'.  It's hardly a big chore to have to enter two
> > passwords.  You only have to enter the two passwords once and it's done.
> Absolutely agree that's no chore - and it's not like you can't have
> the same password for both if you choose to.
> My issue when I've tried it is loss of connectivity as the phone hunts
> between them, due to not having clearly definable zones. In that
> context 4G works much better, but it feels wrong turning wifi off when
> I get home! Not to mention that I daresay that unlimited 4G isn't
> something I can rely on forever (I've gone over 5GB so far this month
> and that's not unusual).
Isn't that something wrong with the phone?  I've never noticed
anything (laptop, tablet, phone) 'hunting' between the two routers. 
The only problem we have is that when you walk from one side of the
house to the other the tablet/phone/laptop stays connected to the WiFi
it started with.

Chris Green

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