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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 21 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location

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I get the same speed on all of the nodes on my Tenda wireless mesh, as each node has connections to the master node, and all other nodes, as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11v

and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11r-2008 which deals with fast roaming.

I also get the same speed if I connect to any one of the two node Ethernet ports on my system.

A wireless mesh works totally differently than a wireless repeater.

As I said, I am not sure how the BT system is supposed to work.

 

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Message 22 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location


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@Anonymous 

I get the same speed on all of the nodes on my wireless mesh, as each node has connections to the master node, and all other nodes, as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11v

I also get the same speed if I connect to any one of the two Ethernet ports on my system.

A wireless mesh works totally differently than a wireless repeater.

 


Is Complete Wi-Fi a mesh system? I know WholeHome is but wasn't aware Complete Wifi is

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Message 23 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location


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@Keith_Beddoewrote:

@Anonymous 

I get the same speed on all of the nodes on my wireless mesh, as each node has connections to the master node, and all other nodes, as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11v

I also get the same speed if I connect to any one of the two Ethernet ports on my system.

A wireless mesh works totally differently than a wireless repeater.

 


Is Complete Wi-Fi a mesh system? I know WholeHome is but wasn't aware Complete Wifi is


That is a good question, as the Whole Home system is a lot more expensive and has one of its discs acting as the master mode which is bridged to the router, and when operating as a three node mesh, should provide good speeds.

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Message 24 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location


@Keith_Beddoewrote:

@Anonymouswrote:

@Keith_Beddoewrote:

@Anonymous 

I get the same speed on all of the nodes on my wireless mesh, as each node has connections to the master node, and all other nodes, as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11v

I also get the same speed if I connect to any one of the two Ethernet ports on my system.

A wireless mesh works totally differently than a wireless repeater.

 


Is Complete Wi-Fi a mesh system? I know WholeHome is but wasn't aware Complete Wifi is


That is a good question, as the Whole Home system is a lot more expensive and has one of its discs acting as the master mode which is bridged to the router, and when operating as a three node mesh, should provide good speeds.


I've just had a quick look on Google but not found the answer yet

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Message 25 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location


@Keith_Beddoewrote:

@Anonymouswrote:

@Keith_Beddoewrote:

@Anonymous 

I get the same speed on all of the nodes on my wireless mesh, as each node has connections to the master node, and all other nodes, as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11v

I also get the same speed if I connect to any one of the two Ethernet ports on my system.

A wireless mesh works totally differently than a wireless repeater.

 


Is Complete Wi-Fi a mesh system? I know WholeHome is but wasn't aware Complete Wifi is


That is a good question, as the Whole Home system is a lot more expensive and has one of its discs acting as the master mode which is bridged to the router, and when operating as a three node mesh, should provide good speeds.


Hi @Keith_Beddoe 

It seems that Complete Wi-Fi is indeed a mesh system, you learn something new every day. 

https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/ask-our-expert/what-is-bt-complete-wi-fi-and-is-it-any-good

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Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location

So surely my devices shouldn't lost connection and try to reconnect to the next nearest node whenever I move around?! And if it does, shouldn't it be instant?
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Message 27 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location


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So surely my devices shouldn't lost connection and try to reconnect to the next nearest node whenever I move around?! And if it does, shouldn't it be instant?

No, providing you have adequate coverage, it should not disconnect. What colour is the LED on the front of the disc?

I respectfully disagree with the advice to fix your Wi-Fi channel, to do so would require you to constantly check that the channel you are using is the best one available.

You say the house is small but you make no mention of its age or construction, older houses with solid walls can present considerable challenges to Wi-Fi signals

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Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location


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Hi @Keith_Beddoe 

It seems that Complete Wi-Fi is indeed a mesh system, you learn something new every day. 

https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/ask-our-expert/what-is-bt-complete-wi-fi-and-is-it-any-good


But with only two nodes to start with, its not really performing as a mesh, you need at least one more node to provide an alternative path. This would need to be positioned so it could be "seen" by the home hub, and the first disc.

Each disc would have two backhaul links, either 2.4 or 5GHz.

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Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location

If you are using an Android phone, there's an application you can install:- Network Signal Info (the app is free but for a few pennies, the paid for version is better). You can measure your wi-fi signal strength as you walk around the house, and it takes a lot of the guesswork out. Of equal importance you can measure the signal strength at the point of installation of the disk, before you set it up. This app was recommended on the Forum Discussions a few years ago, for a Samsung Android phone. It's Android 6, but I would assume that there will be a version, for the latest Android OS.

For Windows 10 pcs there's a free application:- Wi-fi Analyser, and you can walk around with a laptop. A bit more cumbersome, and also the app itself is more suitable for experts who have a good understanding of mesh networks. 

You may just discover where you are losing the signal and then reposition the disk or add another disk.

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Message 30 of 58

Re: Smart Hub 2 & WiFi Disc Location

For Android, the Netgear Wifi Analytics app is free, and works well.

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