Best Answer rahlquist , 20 May 2013 - 08:10 AM
Sorry to revive an old topic but I didn't want to leave this hanging out there in case anyone else wanted to try it, saw my post, and gave up. No matter what I did I still seemed to have issues with this location. It would work fine initially but any sort of prolonged use (more than a few seconds) would cause a steady drop in traffic. I did install DD-WRT on the router and this didnt help and was showing me signal strengths in the 40% and above ranges. The primary use for this router was to be for the craft room across the hall and the Eye-Fi card in my wifes camera and even the Eye-Fi card was dropping off in the middle of transferring a picture. My only thought was the coax portion was loading up and causing issues, last night I figured out I was wrong.
We were watching a DVR'ed program and I was working on updating the ROM on my Nook. As I kicked off the d/l I was connected to the AP in the bedroom. Shortly after this I noticed the surround speaker on my nightstand dropping out. So I switched my nook over to the wifi from the router downstairs and the dropouts ceased.
Today I disconnected the wireless transmitter for the BDV-E770W and turned off the receiver for it (in case it also transmittted) then I picked up the digital camera with the Eye-Fi card and took a picture, it uploaded lightning fast to the wife's computer. I ran some more tests and I can now get full 30/4Mbps broadband speeds out of this location in the house. All I can guess is that the Sony wireless surround was swamping out the Wifi signals, and perhaps the transmitter worked like our wifi and cell transmitters and when it met interference it would increase its output power and drown out the wifi or perhaps it would just retransmit (assuming the audio data was sent digitally to their remote surround box)... Here are the specs for the wireless surround.
Wireless transceiver (EZW-RT10/EZWRT10A)Communication system S-AIR Specificationversion 1.0Frequency band 2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHzModulation method DSSSPower requirements DC 3.3 V, 350 mADimensions (approx.) 50 mm × 13 mm × 60 mm(2 in × 17/32 in × 2 3/8 in) (w/h/d)Mass (approx.) 24 g (1 oz)
So I know that there is limited frequencies available for many things, but for crying out loud, WTH would Sony choose the dominant wifi signal band for a wireless speaker setup? For now we have no surround in the MBR because my sanity over the wifi issues we have had takes precedent. In short DECA appears to be working jsut fin as it always had it was the wifi attached to it getting drowned out by the surround receiver 2 feet away. So now I guess since there is a connected Coax drop in the craft room I will just get another DECA end point and move the Wifi AP into that room.Go to the full post