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Networking & Routers / Re: Wi-fi range shrinking
« Last post by dudwell on Jul 11, 2020, 16:21:35 »
Could it be that your neighbours are using the same channels?


Nearest neighbour is on a different channel, the rest are a good way away.

Thanks nowster but your other suggestions are a bit too advanced for this techno-idiot!
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Networking & Routers / Re: Wi-fi range shrinking
« Last post by nowster on Jul 08, 2020, 18:04:34 »
Incidentally, my parents' "Router" on iDNet is a Raspberry PI (their connection is 4Mbps) and the modem is running in PPPoE pass-through mode. Their WiFi access points are re-flashed D-Link DIR-614 boxes (really cheap off eBay). There's no need for anything fancier. Their nearest neighbour is 200yards away.

What I'd suggest is separating the WiFi access point from the router function.

My own situation at home with Virgin cable is that I've set their smarthub box set to modem mode, with a Linux mini-ITX box (with two 1Gbps ethernet ports) as router (and other things) and a couple of UniFi UAP-AC-Lite access points.
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Networking & Routers / Re: Wi-fi range shrinking
« Last post by nowster on Jul 08, 2020, 17:52:21 »
Could it be that your neighbours are using the same channels?
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Networking & Routers / Wi-fi range shrinking
« Last post by dudwell on Jul 08, 2020, 16:01:04 »
The wi-fi range of my Billion-8800NL router has diminished. It's over 4 years old, would it be sensible to replace it?

With a preference for keeping things simple I imagine one of those marketed by IdNet, the Billion 8200AXL would be ideal?
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IDNet Help / Re: Dissapearing Email
« Last post by nowster on Jul 03, 2020, 10:57:45 »
I still don't like W10  :rant2:

Having experienced it recently for the first time properly last month, I totally agree with you: it's horrible.

For instance, I had a glitch which meant it didn't recognise a laptop's keyboard or mouse whilst installing. Where's safe mode/recovery mode gone so I can do a driver repair? Oh, you have to hold shift at the point you're asking Windows 10 to reboot. WTF? Nice catch-22 there.
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IDNet Help / Re: Dissapearing Email
« Last post by talos on Jul 03, 2020, 10:26:17 »
Well thanks for all suggestions, bite the bullet and go :-\

Be ready for more dumb questions when I get into trouble  :(   I still don't like W10  :rant2:
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IDNet Help / Re: Dissapearing Email
« Last post by nowster on Jul 03, 2020, 09:18:59 »
No , Is it simple to use I need simple these days , brain doesn't function well now :whistle:
[Thunderbird] You won't know unless you try.
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IDNet Help / Re: Dissapearing Email
« Last post by Postal on Jul 03, 2020, 01:01:08 »
Can I put Outlook or Outlook live in Win 10 , I agree with Zap , I am used to using it in win7 and find it much more friendly and easy to navigate than the offering that comes with 10

The Outlook included in Office 2010 works fine on W10.
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IDNet Help / Re: Dissapearing Email
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Jul 02, 2020, 15:33:21 »
Can I put Outlook or Outlook live in Win 10 , I agree with Zap , I am used to using it in win7 and find it much more friendly and easy to navigate than the offering that comes with 10

I believe I ran a very old version of Outlook under Windows 10 for a while but I can't be 100% sure. Unfortunately the Live version no longer allows you to add new accounts and although there is a workaround using forwarding it's not very elegant so I wouldn't recommend it.
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IDNet Help / Re: Dissapearing Email
« Last post by Clive on Jul 02, 2020, 11:10:58 »
Mrs Clive is getting something similar using the BT Mail app on her iPad.  The mail appears then immediately disappears until the following day.  But she can access it via BT Yahoo straight away.   :dunno:
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