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Copper Contributor renpar61
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I currently have the 75/75 plan. My wireless speeds around the house have been 35mbps on average. While I do understand that you reach maximum speeds only on wired connections and depending on other factors, I would like to know if downgrading my plan to the 50/50 would cause a drop in wireless speed, or it would remain in the 35 range since that's still lower than the 50/50 nominal speed? (hope it's o too confusing...)

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Silver Contributor II
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@renpar61 wrote:

I currently have the 75/75 plan. My wireless speeds around the house have been 35mbps on average. While I do understand that you reach maximum speeds only on wired connections and depending on other factors, I would like to know if downgrading my plan to the 50/50 would cause a drop in wireless speed, or it would remain in the 35 range since that's still lower than the 50/50 nominal speed? (hope it's o too confusing...)


Downgrading won't effect the speeds you are already seeing on wifi. I'm guessing you have the rev. i router or older if you are getting 35 mbps max on wifi. I could never get past 40 mbps when I had the rev. i.

On average you'll get 25-35 mbps.

If you want full wifi speeds upgrading to the new dual band ac Gateway would make it possible.....of course if your wireless adapters in any devices can handle it.

Downgrading should let you remain where you are at 35 max on wifi.

Bronze Contributor II
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Speed may not be the only factor you want to consider.  The 75/75 plan give you a bigger pipe coming int your home.   If you have multiple people with multiple devices using your connection simultaeously the 75/75 can support more connections at higher speeds.

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I can suggest 4 things to try and increase your wifi speeds. 1) Run the Fios Speed Optimizer on your computer. 2) Log into your router and change the router from compatibility mode to performance mode as long as all your wireless devices are N capable. 3) Log into your router and change the wireless channel from Auto to channel 6 and check the box to keep this setting even after a reboot. 4) Find your wireless card manufacturers support page and upgrade your wireless cards driver. Reboot the computer and perform several speed tests.

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Copper Contributor renpar61
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I live in a townhouse, all my neighbors have FIOS. When I run iStumbler I can see all the closest/strongest routers next to mine working on channel 6 at the same frequency. My router is set to Auto, wouldn't I be better off changing to a fixed channel different from 6? Maybe 11?

 

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@renpar61 wrote:

I live in a townhouse, all my neighbors have FIOS. When I run iStumbler I can see all the closest/strongest routers next to mine working on channel 6 at the same frequency. My router is set to Auto, wouldn't I be better off changing to a fixed channel different from 6? Maybe 11?

 


In my opinion, the answer to your question is yes.

 

For one thing, channel 6 is the default for many wireless devices, thus I always avoid using that channel to reduce the chance of interference.

 

But using a tool like iStumbler and then selecting a channel that is not in use in your area is a good idea to me.

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