Smart Hub is limited wifi.

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magg992001
Just Moved In

The Smart Hubs are limited to wifi connections. I have a ZTE MF279T and am always struggling with having to shut off connected devices, cameras, kids devices etc. etc. 

Is there something I can do to combat this problem? 

Thanks!

magg992001
Just Moved In

In addition if there is a device that also would help with the wifi range as some areas of the home are poor connection?

k2spirit839
Coach

The ZTE MF279T Smart hub only allows for a maximum of 20 wireless(wifi) users at any given time. And you could try Power line Ethernet to possibly extend your wireless network.

k2spirit839
Coach

Also another thing you could possibly do is, if you have another wireless router that has bridge mode. You could put the other wireless router into bridge mode and use that as your wireless access point and turn off wifi on your smart hub. It is possible you can get more wifi users on that way! Because it would be going through Ethernet port rather than wifi on the smart hub.

adamthebad
Coach
no not 20! ONLY 10 wifi connections
Campbellis
Just Moved In

Maximum number of wifi connections 10 🤔

adamthebad
Coach
greetings

my Telus 279 rural router will NOT go above 10 direct wifi connections and I have been using it for just about 60 days (new unit).
The only way to go above 10 wifi connections is to turn the Telus 279 in to a gateway and use an external router usually goes above 50.
NOT all rural homes are limited to 10 wifi connections like TELUS thinks we should have. In some cases it more the a city home PLUS to get a 279 rural router TELUS actually canceled my first try to get a router saying i have no cell connection where i am!
k2spirit839
Coach

The zte mf279t smarthub is a duel band wifi router. So it has 2.4GHz wifi band and 5GHz wifi band. Either band can handle 10 wifi devices. So the 2.4GHz wifi band has 10 wifi devices and the 5GHz wifi band has 10 wifi devices. So the hub can handle 20 wifi devices at any given time.

RonAKA
Rockstar

If you can separate the two bands and set up two independent WiFi networks, one for 5G and one for 2.4G, you will have more control. The 2.4G band has more range than the 5G. You could sign on the more distant (weaker signal) devices to the 2.4 G. 

adamthebad
Coach
a limited proposition at best!!...where some systems will only run or engineered to run on 2.4G. the whole electronic world still has not adopted 5G signals...

When a side router is put into this scenario its 50 either way (2.4/5) with no limitations.



xray
Guardian

"NOT all rural homes are limited to 10 wifi connections like TELUS thinks we should have"

The limit of 10 connections per frequency is determined by ZTE the device manufacture. Rogers and AT&T use the same device and have the same limitation.

 

adamthebad
Coach


Greetings
followup...by turning the telus 279 rural hub into a gateway and not use it as the modem actully increases speeds slightly as I can remotely control/check cameras/devices quicker.
5G signals across ten acres (almost 436000sq.ft.) requires way to many upgrades as with 2.4G which is way more cost effective.

As for a urban setting which i also have the telus unit is also just a gateway as well because of the Minimal setup to get by for the price paid....so again a external performer is attached to provide a wider faster gain in performance
On Oct. 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., TELUS Neighbourhood < telusneighbourhood > wrote:

Hi adamthebad,

 

RonAKA (Ambassador) posted a new reply in Internet & Home Phone on 10-14-2020 10:00 AM:

 

Re: Smart Hub is limited wifi.

 

If you can separate the two bands and set up two independent WiFi networks, one for 5G and one for 2.4G, you will have more control. The 2.4G band has more range than the 5G. You could sign on the more distant (weaker signal) devices to the 2.4 G.

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adamthebad
Coach
Problem solved! Woohoo!!....the Telus ZTE MF279 gets tossed. No more freezing and limitations. NightHawk LTE Modem wiith Nighthawk Long rang Router...Clear sailing
cajr888
Just Moved In

Did you actually replace the ZTE MF279 with the Nighthawk? Or in addition to it?  (I'm kind of new to this.)   We have spent hours on the phone with Telus because our MF279T just stops - randomly.  All of the devices are connected but it won't talk to the outside world.