Getting the hang of it
- Aug 11, 2019
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- Detroit, MI
I’ll put it in the hallway then. Just need to go through the top floor closet and down in the ceiling. Then a fair amount of fishing. Hope the joists run opposite of where I need to go.I dunno. One wall does cause a lot of signal attenuation (reduction), especially if it is something thick like a floor.
Home running dedicated APs and crafting channels/output power will always be better than any mesh. Glad its working out.Update: Installed Ubiquiti system last night, got it up and running today.
So far, I can't find a deadspot in the house. at the very edge of my property line I'm at 160 MBPS outdoors.
I haven't been able to connect every device that was previously connected - so, I'll have to hold my thoughts on whether this solved my problems - but I'm thinking it's looking good.
My question is - how do I go about optimizing what is now there? I know you can turn the signal strength up, etc - but is there anyway to check if they're overlapping? How much they're overlapping? etc?Home running dedicated APs and crafting channels/output power will always be better than any mesh. Glad its working out.
Have an app you recommend? Finding a lot - but nothing that I can find analyzes channel usage around me.Proper channel selection depends on channel width and all the noisy neighbors around you. At 2.4Ghz, non-overlapping 20Mhz wide channels are channels 1, 6, and 11. At 5ghz, none overlap at 20Mhz but you really want to run 40Mhz wide or more at 5Ghz so there are some that will overlap once you go above 20Mhz wide. You can even use DFS frequencies which I do for all my 5ghz stuff. Most cheap consumer combo router/APs won't broadcast in the DFS range so air is always clean there for dedicated APs like the Unifi's.
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Best to download a Wifi analyzer on your phone so you can see what other APs are broadcasting in your area as well.
Properly designing a good robust WiFi network takes some work but pays off when you do it right.
The Unifi controller has this built-in. Goto your AP and select tools. From there, you can select scan and have the AP scan your environment for the best channel for you to be on.Have an app you recommend? Finding a lot - but nothing that I can find analyzes channel usage around me.
You should assign the channels manually. Don't let the controller do it for you. It will change channels on its own at random times if it thinks it needs to. Better to assign them yourself after looking at the RF spectrum.Once I do that - does it move the channels for me? or I need to move them myself?
Lets chat about this real quick, if you dont mind (newbie here) - See the below screenshots - where would you recommend I stick this traffic and how do I go about blocking/directing traffic to these channels in the Unifi Interface?You should assign the channels manually. Don't let the controller do it for you. It will change channels on its own at random times if it thinks it needs to. Better to assign them yourself after looking at the RF spectrum.
|Location||2.4GHz Channel||5 GHz channel|
|Upstairs||6||VHT40 / DFS 62|
|Downstairs||11||VHT40 / DFS 102|
|Backyard||1||VHT40 / DFS 118|