I have setup my wireless network, and things are working mostly well, but I feel as though I am about 80-90% there (feel free to correct me if I am more optimistic than I thought!)
I have Road Runner Lightning internet through Brighthouse Networks. The advertised specs are: 40mbps download / 5mbps upload. I have completed SpeedTest.net testing and it ranges from 25-35mbps down/4-5mbps up, depending on time of day etc. Anyways, Brighthouse makes you use their router/modem combo which is made by Ubee.
Here is my setup:
Spare Room/Office: Main Gigabit Router/Ubee: 192.168.0.1, DHCP on, set to Mixed Wireless mode (N/G). Ports 1 and 2 are linked to my other two routers. Port 3 is connected to a Western Digital MyWorld Network Attached harddrive. Port 4 is connected to an external GreenNet 8 port gigabit switch for expandability.
Family Room: Linksys E1000 N Router w/ DD-WRT installed (192.168.0.253) in Family Room which connects HD Tivo and Samsung SmartTV. Router is set to “G/N mixed” mode and router is setup as an access point. DHCP is disabled on the router, Port 1 on the router is connected with Ethernet to Port 1 on the main Ubee router.
Living Room: Linksys WRT65GS w/ DD-WRT installed (192.168.0.252) in Living Room which connects to Series II Tivo, Samsung SmartTV, Samsung Blu-Ray player, and Samsung Streaming Media Player. Router is set to “G only” mode and router is setup as an access point. DHCP is disabled on the router, Port 1 on the router is connected with Ethernet to Port 2 on the main Ubee router.
Master Bedroom: Trendnet Gigabit 5 port switch connected to Samsung SmartTV, Apple TV, and Series II Tivo.
\Wireless Clients: Wife’s laptop w/ generic N usb adapter; Ipad2, Ipod touch, Iphone, Nintendo Wii
All routers are set up with the same SSID and login information. The main router is set to
Channel 1 and the other two routers are Channel 6 and 11, respectively. Transmit power was increased to 100mw on the DD-WRT routers. The two Linksys Routers were assigned as “static leases” to the main Ubee router using the MAC address and IP address of the routers.
My main PC which serves media content throughout the house is not currently wired, but I am working on that. It will eventually be hard-wired via Ethernet to the main Ubee router.
What else do I need to do? Would you change anything in the setup (short of replacing the routers?). What must-needed settings should I use on any of the routers? Please critique my setup! Thanks in advance!
This might not be the best place to look for an answer to your question.
Everyone here is very nice but they really are here to talk about GPSs and POIs.
I don't see anything wrong with your basic network setup. Channels 1 6 and 11 are the correct ones to use for overlapping wireless zones. Three wireless routers/access points seems like overkill to me for most typical residences. I have set up several home networks in average size 1 and 2 story homes (frame construction) and have been able to handle them with just 1 wireless router. At my workplace, which is about 80000 sq ft on 2 stories, I set up a wireless network with 6 well placed access points. There is adequate signal strength to lock in anywhere in the building. I suppose if you have a huge home on multiple levels with a lot of metal infrastructure you might need multiple access points. Make sure you are using WPA or WPA2 security on the wireless
Speed wise you are right about on target. If you are trying to get more speed it is possible but you are with in the parameters.
For a home I see no reason for that many access points, unless as stated it is signal strength.
Definitely get the media server wired. That will dramatically increase streaming speeds. Use wire when possible. Granted that defeats the purpose of wireles.
I follow the RoadRunner forum on dslreports. When discussing the UBEE Modem/router being used for DOCSIS 3 connections, they talk about putting the router in bridge mode.
Isn't 100mw transmit power a little higher then recommended to set in DD-WRT? I use to use DD-WRT on my old Linksys modem, and if I remeber correctly, anything over 70mw might overheat the modem, but maybe that was just for the model I used.
The advertised 40mb speed isn't just for you, you share that with several other customers, so the more people use it, the slower your speed is.
your set up looks good to me.
routes or routers?
terms | privacy | contactCopyright © 2006-2024