I recently moved into a newer larger home with lots of stone and granite. My router is a Ubee DVW 32 CB, which in my old home provided a very good signal. However, it no longer provides a strong WiFi signal on the first floor in the room furthest from the router. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to extend the signal? Should I ask Spectrum for a diiferent router ( I don’t need voice) or is there an WiFi extender that would work.? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
All-in-ones do not offer the best WiFi coverage.
I recommend you buy a good Wireless Router with large external antennas. Tell Spectrum to turn the all-in-one they've given you into bridge-mode, and use your own router. (You'll save $5 per month and eliminate the Wi-Fi fee - the router will pay for itself in no time, and you keep Spectrum out of your home network).
A router with large antennas may provide all the coverage you need. I'd shy away from repeaters, because they effectively cut your bandwidth in half. If I needed more coverage elsewhere, I'd look into powerline adapters and installing a second router (on a different wifi channel) put in access-point mode.
Purchase a router that is AC series. This will give you the best dynamic signal range. Remember to update the firmware and to change your administrative password for best security. I recommend a single router, (no combo) unit, and getting the Netgear brand.
All-in-one gateways are good for convenience but not very good for performance. I agree with the other suggestions here that your best option is to have Spectrum put the Ubee in bridge mode and get a good stand-alone 3x3 MU-MIMO router with lots of external antennas... something like this.
If you'd rather keep using the Ubee as a modem and router, you can use powerline adapters to extend a wired network to the other floors or use small wifi extenders. I personally use an old Airport Express as an access point. If you have an old router laying around you could probably use that as an access point or as a wifi extender.
Get a router from spectrum it's free.
A modem is free. A router is not free. They will charge you $5 per month if you ask them to enable an all-in-one modem/router's routing features (Home Wifi).
Are you able to move the modem/router to a more central location? You can hook
it up there and take a look at the signal page to see if it is capable of running a
Where is the modem/router located? On a shelf up high? In a cabinet? Is it
near other electrical equipment that may be interfering with the wireless?
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