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    Sagem Wifi performance

    This is a discussion on Sagem Wifi performance within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Well I must say the wireless performance with the sagem router is very disappointing. I know it had problems before, ...

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      Sagem Wifi performance

      Well I must say the wireless performance with the sagem router is very disappointing. I know it had problems before, but supposedly it was fixed with the latest firmware, which I have.

      I am currently about 1-1.5 meter away from the router and the speeds that I get on the laptop are about 55kb/s, tried another laptop, similar speeds, even though the wifi signal shows as a healthy 100%, and when I connect it with ethernet, I get over 1.4MB/s downloading the same file.

      I've scanned other wifi networks in my area, and changed my wifi channel (all the other channels were either 1 or 11) to channel 3 (just a random number I chose.)


      Are there any other tips to improve wifi performance?


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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      Quote Originally Posted by yazeez View Post
      I've scanned other wifi networks in my area, and changed my wifi channel (all the other channels were either 1 or 11) to channel 3 (just a random number I chose.)


      Are there any other tips to improve wifi performance?
      Wifi channels are over-lapping. In your case channel 6 is the only channel that does not overlap with 1 and 11. Set it to 6 and see if it makes a difference.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      1.4MB/s is around 14,000 kbps.

      Taking standard overheads into account, I would guess that your connection would be around 16-19,000 kbps.

      All WiFi connections are going to slightly slower than a cabled connection.

      Certainly changing your WiFi channel may help if there are other conflicting channels locally, but I wouldn't be looking for huge improvements myself.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      Wifi channels are over-lapping. In your case channel 6 is the only channel that does not overlap with 1 and 11. Set it to 6 and see if it makes a difference.
      I've set it to channel 6 now, no difference at all. Problem is that it fluctuates, sometimes i get to near wired speeds, and sometimes its just slow.


      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      1.4MB/s is around 14,000 kbps.

      Taking standard overheads into account, I would guess that your connection would be around 16-19,000 kbps.

      All WiFi connections are going to slightly slower than a cabled connection.

      Certainly changing your WiFi channel may help if there are other conflicting channels locally, but I wouldn't be looking for huge improvements myself.
      I'm currently synced at a little over 17,000 right now. 1.4-ish MB/s is what I get from a wired connection.

      Is the wifi this bad for everyone, or is there a weird wireless spectrum in my flat.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      I've never seen a difference in performance between a wired and a wireless connection to my router. I always get the same speed and ping stats both wirelessly and via ethernet.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      Quote Originally Posted by yazeez View Post
      I'm currently synced at a little over 17,000 right now. 1.4-ish MB/s is what I get from a wired connection.

      Is the wifi this bad for everyone, or is there a weird wireless spectrum in my flat.
      It might be worth you looking to see if there is anything that can cause you WiFi interference.

      Firstly could you download and install inSSIDer?

      This will allow you to see which WiFi channels are in use where you are. Due to the way in which they overlap with different frequencies, choose from 1, 6, 11 & 13.

      Next take a look at where the router is in relation to:

      • your neighbour's wall
      • microwave ovens
      • television
      • video Sender/s
      • DECT phone
      • anything else known to interfere with a WiFi routers

      Some people have complained that a BT HomeHub has interfered with their WiFi. You can use inSSIDer to assess which routers are strong where you are.

      As I've mentioned previously, I have over 40 WiFi routers that my PC & laptop can see from where I am. If I took my laptop for a short walk, I am sure that I could easily get three times this within the small estate where I live.

      Thankfully I don't get too many drops now. They became a regular problem with the Sky Netgear DG934G router.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      You do have the router standing on its end, with the aerial* upwards?

      * I think this is at the power socket end, but Scubbie will confirm as she has one.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You do have the router standing on its end, with the aerial* upwards?

      * I think this is at the power socket end, but Scubbie will confirm as she has one.
      Yeah, description spot on Tom.

      This has two benefits, it aids the cooling of the router (a good long-term consideration) and it places the aerial at the highest point.

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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      So is this the same on the Sagem F@st 2504 ??


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      Re: Sagem Wifi performance

      Quote Originally Posted by fluke View Post
      So is this the same on the Sagem F@st 2504 ??
      Personally I'm not too sure where inside the router the WiFi aerial is located, but for the Sagem F@ST 2504, it is certainly a very good idea to place it on it's side using the stand that is supplied. This aids the cooling of the router.

      This is also the same for the Netgear DG934G & D-Link DSL-2640S.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     
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