Wifi Woes of the Woodworkers Daughter

in #mytechlife19575 months ago

Wifi Woes of the Woodworkers Daughter

So I get a call from this old highschool friend ..her wifi sucks.. she has repeaters everywhere .. bought a high end wifi router .. upped her internet to 400 mbs . but as soon as she gets about 20 feet way from the router it drops to 100 .. then to 30 .. then to 10

So i go check it out.. yeah.. her router is in a window in a garage like 10 feet from the house.. as soon as you go in the house the speed drops at least by 2/3rds .. and she's mad that she bought all these boosters (which are plugged in all over the place) and they must be the problem. She's all 'they say 2400 (or something) square feet and they don't do it!!'

I'm like no.. the boosters are only getting the signal that we can get using a laptop or tablet.. but WTF .. how is this hotrod (asus? it's like a 200 dollar wifi gamer router with antenna sprouting like an squid on viagra..) not going 20 feet before losing so much bandwidth??

So I test locations.. open the door .. bam .. only lost about 1/10th..

then I have a look at the house. Holy shit.. I forgot. Her dad was owed a sawmill and was a wood worker.. the walls are 4 inches thick of near pure wood?? And maybe he added some metal flashing in there or some shit. ahah

The internal walls aren't all that big but all the walls on the main house are built like a fucking tank! So I quick fuck wire the router and bring it into the main area and all of a sudden things are good!

So I explain that when they say 2400 square feet (or whatever the number is) they are talking about some shitty apartment building .. not a damn wooden castle ;) So we're running a hard line into each of the buildings with a router in bridge mode .. should work.

But iv'e done wireless jobs.. you know how bad mobile homes are? with the metal siding? This fucking house is like shielded .. I don't know wtf is in those walls but they might stop an EMP strike!!

so we're getting it done but never seen the like

edit: it's a fantastic house .. the old man did good.. just didn't worry about wifi## TLDR Summary:

it's like a 200 dollar wifi gamer router with antenna sprouting like an squid on viagra..) not going 20 feet before losing so much bandwidth?? so we're getting it done but never seen the like

edit: it's a fantastic house .. the old man did good.. just didn't worry about wifi ahah

The internal walls aren't all that big but all the walls on the main house are built like a fucking tank! I'm like no.. the boosters are only getting the signal that we can get using a laptop or tablet.. but WTF .. how is this hotrod (asus? So I quick fuck wire the router and bring it into the main area and all of a sudden things are good! Her dad was owed a sawmill and was a wood worker.. the walls are 4 inches thick of near pure wood?? This fucking house is like shielded ..

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