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jamesuk1981
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Can i make a device connect to the router rather than a disc?

Hi, I have the Home Hub 2 with a disc and its pretty good, i certainly do get better  wifi on the top floor now, my house is 3 floors so the disc is on the middle floor and the router is on the ground floor

I have noticed sicne getting the new router and disc that my laptop always shows in the router setup as being connected to the disc on the middle floor even though my laptop is also on the ground floor about 2 meters away from the router, so not sure why it keeps insisting on connecting to the disc which has a ceiling between it and the laptop.

I have noticed the internet on my laptop has seems a little less responsive since getting the new router and can only assume its because of this as everything else in the house seems great now and the internet on the laptop did feel more responsive when i had my previous how hub and the laptop was connected straight to that being in the living room and not  having a disc.

I can't seem to see an obvious way to tell my laptop to connect to the router rather than the disc, does anyone know if i can do it in any way?

I'm guessing for the amount of devices and what band each is on, the router must have decided if it puts my laptop on the disc other devices may perform better? i'm not sure lol

Thanks

James

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jamesuk1981
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Re: Can i make a device connect to the router rather than a disc?

anyone please?

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Re: Can i make a device connect to the router rather than a disc?

Have you set your channels to fixed, other than auto select?

Also turn off smart setup. 

These are the standard suggested changes to the settings.

Sometimes it helps to wait until you get a sense of what is going on. E.g. can your pc connect to 5Ghz?

But firstly,  after those initial checks, turn off the pc for a few moments, and then restart.

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V_Meldrew
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Re: Can i make a device connect to the router rather than a disc?

You could try telling your PC to forget the wifi network it's currently connected to (right click on network name and select Forget) then, with your laptop in the same room as your router, establish a new connection.
No guarantees but it worked for me on a TV which couldn't decide if it should connect to the disc or the router.

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