04-27-2014 1:08 PM
I'm trying to figure out why my apartment is such a dead zone for wireless internet and cell phone service. Both of them barely work and it is really annoying. Any help would be great.
Cell phone service depends on the placement of cell towers and the construction of your apartment, and possibly vegitation (trees, etc) near your home.
I'm confused by your "wireless internet" assertion. Are you expecting some wireless Internet to be available in your apartment via some hotspot that's not in your apartment? Have you had that in some other apartment?
04-27-2014 3:14 PM
04-27-2014 3:59 PM
My wireless internet through att uverse is based in my living room. Sitting in the same room I have a very weak signal and if I leave the room it doesn't even pick up. I've called att and of course they can't figure out the problem
With you being in an appartment, there are many possible sources for wifi interference. You most likely have many neighbors nearby (potentially on or two above or below you, as well as on either side of you which could easily provide interference to your wifi signal Than means that you could potentially be in the middle of a 5x5 grid and that only includes one side of a hall, and that is only talking about their wifi devices, and not their microwaves, cordless phones, etc. You may need to adjust the wifi channel on your RG to find one with less interference to give you a better signal.
04-28-2014 3:31 AM
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04-28-2014 7:40 PM
I'm in the same situation. Just had an agent out here yesterday, he replaced my RG. Changed channels and still it's like I have dial up. I'm supposed to be getting 24mbps. The agent stated everything is fine pon AT&T side. He said it must be interference from my room going to my Apple TV as to why I can't stream Netflix. Odd thing is it wasn't always like this... Just in the last month. Previously it was great.
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04-30-2014 7:43 AM
my thoughts wrote:
All ATT Uverse RGs are 2.4ghz only. Desire for 5ghz will need to purchase your own unit and place behind the RG in DMZ or IP passthrough mode.
Or set it up as an Access Point, and avoid the DMZ+/IP passthrough configuration.
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