Options for extending 5Ghz Wi-Fi range?

hamdi22
hamdi22 Posts: 1
I've turned off band steering and am looking to fully disable the 2.4 Ghz as it's way too congested in my area and gives me extremely slow internet speeds. Problem is my 5Ghz range is quite weak and is not feasible for the entire home.
I'm in a ~1000 sqft one floor condo, and the Fizz hitron is on one end of the home (unfortunately I am not able to move it to another location). I'm looking for options to improve the signal/range of the 5Ghz.
I've been looking into getting a separate router and disable the hitron, or maybe even getting a mesh set up. Before I invest in something like that, I
wanted to see if anyone had any ideas of improving the range without additional equipment?

Answers

  • M T. #12340
    M T. #12340 Posts: 311
    You can start by changing wireless channel to see if it helps (for both 2.4 and 5).
  • Hi Hamdi,
    I suggest you contact Fizz directly, they might have a technical solution to offer.
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  • EdmTrance
    EdmTrance Posts: 2,812
    Thanks for your fantastic question.
    My best solution is to buy an new technology AX router to have new bands. but
    In your case i suggest to contact a fizz rep by clicking on the green chat bubble available in your account dashboard, or by joining a rep by facebook under the name Fizz.
    It's been a pleasure to assist you today. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to ask.
    Don't forget to mark this answer as the best answer! :)
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