Uverse wireless extensition
We recently had some guests who told me WiFi coverage in our upstairs wasn't working. This is the same area where our Mac computer and printer are in our home office, but those devices weren't having the same issues as their iPhones. I tested my own iPhone in the area and it was indeed losing the connection.
After a lot of research, I purchased a D-Link 1650 and hooked it up to our 3801HGV RG. Instead of using it as an extender of the current 2.4GHz signal from the 3801, I used another post in this forum to set it up as an access point. It is currently working beautifully with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals. The old WiFi signal from the 3801 is now disabled.
I understand the 5GHz signal is blazing fast on the first floor, but not as good going through walls or other obstructions. The 2.4GHz signal however does not seem overwhelming differnent than 3801's original signal via both the Mac or iPhones on the second floor.
I'm curious if it would be better to use the 1650 as an extender of the 3801's original WiFI signal, or if I have chosen the best setup. I like the unit, but only want to keep it if I can ensure we get better coverage throughout the house without losing speed.
If it helps SpeedTest.net results can vary widely on the second floor using cell phones and the computer. It's good, just not as good as I would expect.