Pure Fibre was installed in my apartment in Abbotsford, months ago, but the last few weeks I'm finding the WIFI loses signal constantly throughout the day. I understand it may go down sometimes, but this is not acceptable. I was trying to complete a government form the other day and when signal kept going, had to start all over again. Took me two hours to complete something simple. I was on hold for three hours last week and not calling again. Any suggestions?
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If you’re in an apartment I doubt it’s signal strength. You’re likely being flooded with other people’s wifi signals.
things you can do before calling a technician in:
- connect to the 5g SSID with every device you own that is capable. If you have only a TELUSXXXX SSID then you have to disable smartsteering which is in the 192.168.1.254 login page.(admin for user and password is on the actiontec)
once disabled you’ll see a TELUSxxxx-2.4g and a TELUSxxxx-5g SSID.
- download a free wifi analyzer app on your phone or tablet to see how many wifi signals are overlapping. Any more than 5 or 6 will cause issues.
-hard wire if that’s an option.
There is also the possibility that your router is defective. Telus will replace it if they find that’s the issue, but if you buy your own you’re likely to get a better signal. Their stuff is mid to low grade equipment. If you don’t have optic tv, it’s as simple as swapping out their black router for your new one. If not it’s a bit more complicated.
If you can connect your computer by Ethernet to your Telus router, you may find better connectivity. I’m a great believer in wired connections whenever possible.