• Disabling one of two Wifi signals?

    Best answer: The 2.4Ghz signal work with older wifi standards such as 402.11B or 402.11G. The 5Ghz signal works with faster wifi standards such as 402.11N and 402.11AC. It also has better range than the 2.4Ghz signal, and won't pick up interference from things like your Microwave oven or other electronic devices. Most... show more
    Best answer: The 2.4Ghz signal work with older wifi standards such as 402.11B or 402.11G.

    The 5Ghz signal works with faster wifi standards such as 402.11N and 402.11AC. It also has better range than the 2.4Ghz signal, and won't pick up interference from things like your Microwave oven or other electronic devices.

    Most modern devices will support N or AC, so you should always choose the 5Ghz signal if it's available.

    If you really don't have any older devices that require B/G then you can shut off the 2.4Ghz signal on your router if you want.
    8 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Can you reverse a wifi password change?

    My niece just recently had been threatened that if she don t start acting right then we are changing our wifi password and she says she can just reverse it back. Is that true or is she just trying to threaten us into not changing it?
    My niece just recently had been threatened that if she don t start acting right then we are changing our wifi password and she says she can just reverse it back. Is that true or is she just trying to threaten us into not changing it?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it possible to combine 2 networks from 2 different ISP to become one faster network?

    Best answer: It gives you redundancy but not faster speed. There are several companies that can take 2 different broadband inputs and manage them, but it doesn't merge the network, it usually uses rules to round-robin the connection and when one side goes down, switches everything to the new connection. Here is the... show more
    Best answer: It gives you redundancy but not faster speed. There are several companies that can take 2 different broadband inputs and manage them, but it doesn't merge the network, it usually uses rules to round-robin the connection and when one side goes down, switches everything to the new connection.

    Here is the problem with merging. Your source ip would be different on both networks, your response packet has to get back to you! But to the outside world, that looks like 2 different requests, so the is no way the server on the far end can split the data.
    So the best thing it can do is send request 1 to ISP1, send request 2 to ISP2, send request 3 to ISP1, etc.
    (If ISP1 goes down, send everything to ISP2, so this gives you redundancy).

    This is not even ideal, because the your aren't getting the optimum route for your requests. Suppose you want to access mail on ISP1, and it sends it to ISP2, that is suboptimal.

    Now if you were an Enterprise level network, one can get BGP updates from both sides and advertise BGP updates. That way, one know the best route to a site and the site would know the best route to you, and it would change when one leg went down.
    But this takes big time planning and design.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I set up an independent LAN WiFi router and also have a separate WiFi router connected to an internet modem?

    Where I live we pay for GB instead of speed and I don’t want our devices using the internet when trying to work together. For example: I want to continue using my unlimited cell phone data while instead of internet while being connected to my home network in order to print wirelessly, control my Phillips Hue lights... show more
    Where I live we pay for GB instead of speed and I don’t want our devices using the internet when trying to work together. For example: I want to continue using my unlimited cell phone data while instead of internet while being connected to my home network in order to print wirelessly, control my Phillips Hue lights and mirror to my Apple TV. I’ve already changed my cell phone to a static ip on the network BUT some of my devices don’t allow the option to do that. I think it would be easier to have a WiFi LAN without internet router connected to a WiFi internet router with two different connections/passwords so that I can decide when a device is online. I’ve searched and can’t find out how to do this. I haven’t bought a second router yet so any suggestions would help! Thank you!
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • What should I do if I would like another Wi-Fi point in another room of my house?

    I would like something like a second router or device that I could connect an Ethernet cable to in a different room in the house. Or should I just run a long Ethernet cable through my home?
    I would like something like a second router or device that I could connect an Ethernet cable to in a different room in the house. Or should I just run a long Ethernet cable through my home?
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can Bluetooth work without WiFi?

    9 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is there a way to find the IP address of devices that were connected to my Spectrum Modem?

    If my smart tv and laptop were stolen how would I find out their where they will connect to the internet next? IP address? MAC address? Any ideas?
    If my smart tv and laptop were stolen how would I find out their where they will connect to the internet next? IP address? MAC address? Any ideas?
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • It won't let me sign up for online banking?

    Best answer: It sounds like a problem with the network, you may have to contact the customer service.
    Best answer: It sounds like a problem with the network, you may have to contact the customer service.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Belkin usb network adapter?

    3 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it legal to use someone's else unprotected Wifi connection?

    Yesterday, I accidentally clicked someone's else Wifi connection when the Wifi popup came out as I didn't turn on my modem yet. Surprisingly, it worked and I realized it doesn't have the lock symbol which means its not secured with a password, I'm not sure whose Wifi is it but it says "Function... show more
    Yesterday, I accidentally clicked someone's else Wifi connection when the Wifi popup came out as I didn't turn on my modem yet. Surprisingly, it worked and I realized it doesn't have the lock symbol which means its not secured with a password, I'm not sure whose Wifi is it but it says "Function and Meeting Room". I live in an apartment so I guess it can be owned by my apartment. I used for a while only. I live in Malaysia, is it legal here (in this country)? I hope I'm not in trouble...hopefully whoever who owns it didn't notice about it. I didn't do it on purpose and it's just an accident/mistake.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I find my IP address?

    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Hp laptop won t connect to internet?

    I ve had this laptop for around 5 years, but never used it much due to not having wifi at home. Now, i have wifi, but it won t connect properly? Before it connected, but said there was no internet access, so i disconnected it to retry it, but now it just won t connect. Earlier in the year, it connected fine... show more
    I ve had this laptop for around 5 years, but never used it much due to not having wifi at home. Now, i have wifi, but it won t connect properly? Before it connected, but said there was no internet access, so i disconnected it to retry it, but now it just won t connect. Earlier in the year, it connected fine after a lot of work, but now the troubleshoot thing on chrome says there s no ip configuration or something along those lines. In the last year, I ve tried to connect it to my school s wifi, only for it to work for one night, then stop working. Any tips on what to do?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can I get a wireless connection from my phone or tablet, WITHOUT WIFI?

    everything I have found is audio only or needs fast WiFi. WiFi is not a option, AT ALL! I was originally thinking maybe use the Bluetooth, like I do with audio, but I was told that can not be done, The tablet does not have much, it is just a cheap lil game thing, but it does have some vids on the SD card. The... show more
    everything I have found is audio only or needs fast WiFi. WiFi is not a option, AT ALL! I was originally thinking maybe use the Bluetooth, like I do with audio, but I was told that can not be done, The tablet does not have much, it is just a cheap lil game thing, but it does have some vids on the SD card. The Tablet has Bluetooth, WiFi, and casting, not sure what casting is, but I think it has something to do with sending vids. I can not use WiFi because we have extremely limited WiFi here, only 25 gig a month, do that is not a option even if the TV did have WiFi. With all the tech out there, and all the talk of 'live streaming on your TV' there has got to be something that will work without needing unlimited high-speed WiFi.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to change ethernet to wifi on Windows 10?

    I just bought a desktop online and it only allows me to get network connection by ethernet which I have never used before. Is there any way to change ethernet to wifi?
    I just bought a desktop online and it only allows me to get network connection by ethernet which I have never used before. Is there any way to change ethernet to wifi?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is 55Mbps fast for internet speed?

    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Will a Netgear Router work with AT&T U-Verse Modem?

    Best answer: If the device you call a 'modem' offers WiFi, then it is actually a router although it sounds as though it has an integrated modem built in to it to connect to the incoming ISP line. Assuming the AT&T box is actually a router, then there are some further questions you need to consider: The first... show more
    Best answer: If the device you call a 'modem' offers WiFi, then it is actually a router although it sounds as though it has an integrated modem built in to it to connect to the incoming ISP line. Assuming the AT&T box is actually a router, then there are some further questions you need to consider:

    The first question is "Do you really need to add an extra router to your network?" The AT&T router should provide you with both Ethernet and WiFi capability.

    Next, what are you hoping to gain by adding a second router to your network? It can simply extend your existing subnet and provide a second WiFi network. In this scenario, the two WiFi networks can use the SSID (and pass phrase), or you can use a separate network name (SSID) for the second network. My network uses different WiFi network names so I know exactly which network each device is using. The subnet will include the Ethernet and WiFi connections from both routers, and potentially all devices will be able to communicate with the other devices in the subnet.

    The other alternative is to use the second router to create a second private subnet. Low security users can use the subnet offered by the AT&T router, while devices that you want to better protected can be placed on a different subnet provided by the second router.

    Whether this is possible depend on the exact type of Netgear router you are talking about. (Why do people never think about including make and model numbers of their network equipment when they ask a question?) Most routers can be configured to work in the first option, while only certain routers can be used in the two subnet configuration.

    Depending on what you hope to achieve, the next steps will vary.

    You could add an update to your question (don't submit an answer) to provide answers to the questions I have posed.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Best 2.4GHz wireless router for signal overcrowding?

    Hello, what is the best 2.4GHz wireless router for dealing with signal overcrowding in an apartment building when 5 GHz is just NOT an option for some of the main devices I need to use? I repeat, 5 GHz is simply not an option for dealing with signal overcrowding, hence the question. . I am guessing I need a... show more
    Hello, what is the best 2.4GHz wireless router for dealing with signal overcrowding in an apartment building when 5 GHz is just NOT an option for some of the main devices I need to use? I repeat, 5 GHz is simply not an option for dealing with signal overcrowding, hence the question. . I am guessing I need a wireless router with the maximum number of channels available. Thanks for all suggestions
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I sell the extra modem that I got from Optimum? Do they put some kind of lock on it to keep it from working with other customers?

    Best answer: If your ISP has sent you a new router then install it and use it as it should work better than your old one. They will likely not want the old one returned as it is old, out of date, and they will not be reissuing it to any of their other customers, to them it is scrap. In the cupboard under my kitchen sink I have... show more
    Best answer: If your ISP has sent you a new router then install it and use it as it should work better than your old one.
    They will likely not want the old one returned as it is old, out of date, and they will not be reissuing it to any of their other customers, to them it is scrap.
    In the cupboard under my kitchen sink I have my old original router and a brand new one still in its box.
    The two later ones will work on my fibre to the cab set up but the nine year old original struggles a bit.
    I keep the newer one in case the one that I am using now fails.
    I could sell the original one to someone who uses ADSL.
    Every device on the Internet has a MAC address burnt into its adapter card, this does not change, but only goes one "hop"
    https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_mac_address_and_an_ip_address/
    So your ISP knows the old routers MAC address but is not at all bothered about it as they have given you a new one with a different MAC address..
    Sell it or keep it for a spare, regards, Bob UK.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago