Author Topic: WZR-HP-G450H Range is tbh rubbish  (Read 10408 times)

Jamuna

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WZR-HP-G450H Range is tbh rubbish
« on: March 09, 2020, 08:00:51 am »
Hello everyone,,

OK, I've now spent many hours on this router ... all wasted

 

My previous setup was a 3 year old DLink DSL-2740R which streamed videos to my bedroom upstairs fine.  We live in a 2 bedroom terrace house so it's not large.

 

But I bought this router with the hope to get a better signal there, but this hasn't happened.

 

I can't use the DD-WRT firmware because I haven't been able to connect the xbox wirelessly to the network, so I use the latest Buffalo firmware, this let me connect it straight away.  Although within the lounge speed is quicker, this doesn't help without range.

 

I've tested movies .. not HD, probably 720P or lower.  Streams fine with old router, but pauses every 4 seconds with new router.  I've checked signal strength with my android app, it's lower, throughput is about half compared to the old router


This to me is unacceptable for a 85 450Mbps High Power router.


I've tried everything to get working but I haven't managed, it's depressing and frustrating


My job is in IT so I'm not clueless about this area, but .. this has just got me ...



I just hope my reseller will take it back


 Edit : Just to add to this, I've just tested a TP-Link WL-WR1043nd router, same setup, streaming the same video to my XBox and its better.  This router is half the price