I’m just a few days out from getting my golden email (hopefully), and of course that gets my gears turning even more about the upcoming fun that I’ll be having with the Glowforge.
I have planned to put the Glowforge on a window seat in my bonus room where I have my office upstairs, so it can vent right out that window, and that room’s AC is controlled separately from the main house.
My wifi has been spotty up there recently, and it has me worried. I have Comcast, so there might be nothing I can do. (jaded much?) Downstairs, where my modem is, I get some pretty consistently good speeds…usually around 65-70Mbps down. Upstairs though, it is just really hit-and-miss. Sometimes, I’m getting like 15-20, which is fine. Then, other times, my iPhone and mac struggle to get a signal or it is something like .5Mbps down. That won’t work!
It is a pretty good distance from the modem, and I’ve tried putting an extender upstairs, but even that doesn’t seem to be grabbing the signal well enough. I would say it is probably 60+ feet from the modem to where the Glowforge will be. The modem is not right by windows and not right against a wall. I feel like it should be projecting better than it is.
Ideas for boosting this? Any extender you’ve used recently with great success in this type of a situation? Any help is appreciated.