Question: At times my wireless connection seems slow or drops signal, how can I better my wireless network connection?
Answer: The MG7310 only has a 2.4Ghz band. It does not have a 5Ghz ability.
The difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz:
KEEP IN MIND:
Each computer or device that’s added to your network will reduce your total bandwidth. That’s because all these devices are sharing not only the same wireless network, but they’re also sharing the same Internet connection from your broadband service provider.
Say you pay for high speed internet - 100 Mbps. In ideal conditions, you expect to get 100 Mbps on your laptop. Now you add another device - your spouse has an iPad. Now your available bandwidth on your laptop is 50 Mbps. Then your teenager comes home from school and turns on his Playstation or Xbox. Now your available bandwidth is 25 Mbps or less, depending on how bandwidth heavy the game he's playing is.
Connecting multiple devices, including blue tooth speakers, wireless printers, home surveillance cameras, etc., results in reduced performance due to each device getting a smaller bandwidth share.
Power off or disconnect the wireless connection on any device that is not actively using your router. This will at least relieve some of your bandwidth.
You have the ability to change a few settings that will assist with bettering your wireless network connection:
1. Open a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc)
2. In the address bar of web browser type 192.168.0.1 and hit Enter
3. When at the login page, type "admin" for the Username, and type "motorola" for the Password, click Login
4. From the top right corner, click on Advanced
5. Click on Wireless in the top menu, then click on WMM
6. From the Wireless WMM page, turn off Power Save Support and click Save
7. From the Wireless menu, click on Advanced
8. From the Wireless Advanced page set OBSS Coexistence to 0(Disabled) and click Save
9. From the Wireless menu, click on Basic
10. From the Wireless Basic page, set Bandwidth to 20 MHz, and change the Channel from Auto to either 1, 6, or 11
12. From the top menu click on Advanced Router
13. From the Advanced Router page, place a check mark in the box to enable UPnP and click Save
14. Log out of the gateway and power cycle the mode, by turning it off for 15 seconds then turning it back on.
15. Restart any device that may be connected to modem via Ethernet cord. Reset any wireless devices Network Settings on wireless devices to allow wireless devices to re-sync with wireless networks accordingly.
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