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Pimp My Wifi - Solving Problems & Shopping at Sim Lim Square!

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May 03, 2015

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  • So this is the place. We're staying in singapore with some of my wife's relatives. It's
  • Absolutely beautiful. We're talking like
  • talking parrot teak wood stairs
  • just gorgeous interior actually. It was designed by the owner and then
  • built on this lot here in singapore everything about it is just
  • amazing and beautiful
  • Except for one thing. The Wi-Fi is
  • Awful. I was getting disconnections all over the place
  • I was getting slow downs I couldn't even send hangouts messages half the time so being me
  • I was like okay. So what's your wi-Fi solution? What's wrong with your internet because the speed test is fine.
  • It's 50 down about 8 up which should be plenty for all of that stuff, and he shows it to me and I go oh
  • Ok so these guys are using the ISP provided
  • Modem/Switch/Router access point combo unit
  • The structure of this place is pure like foot thick concrete and
  • Then they've got a repeater down on the landing for the second story that is supposed to provide better coverage
  • downstairs.
  • Awful solution. So it's time for us to figure out some kind of a
  • Networking home makeover while we're staying here
  • What the crap am I doing back here? It's like
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  • All right
  • so we're here at the famous inland square where I'll be trying to find some better wireless gear and
  • Just kind of generally checking it out because I've heard a lot of stuff about this place number one
  • Is that it's an awesome place to find pretty much anything electronics and computer yeah number, two
  • Is that it's a great place to get scammed with everyone giving different Sorts of advice but?
  • apparently
  • mobil 22 Pte limited and Gadget terminal Pte limited have had a fair number of
  • Complaints as of the last period year so I should watch out for those guys!
  • Important notice!
  • Yeah, let's head inside
  • They have everything here, that last place had like an entire rack of Machetes I
  • I wish they'd had this place when we lost our microphone in Taipei. I wonder if I need one of these?
  • Probably, not.
  • I think there's five or six stories. I got all kinds of fun stuff on the second floor. RC stuff,
  • some more computery type stuff,
  • And ladders lots of ladders
  • I guess if it's an entire
  • I mean singapore's about eight million people
  • So you're gonna have a third of the population of Canada all within driving distance to this place would you need to online stores for?
  • Whoa look at this. It's like a sea of
  • Technology okay, so I think we found our first networking gear shop. Hello, I
  • Am looking for some wireless stuff
  • Lunch okay. Do you know what time maybe 10 minutes 20 minutes?
  • About 30 minutes about 20 minutes all right, I will come back in 20 minutes
  • Okay
  • Hi, er yeah, I'm actually looking for
  • Let's see I think it would be about a 30-foot ethernet cable white. Oh, you only have bulk for white but
  • So the third floor looks like the place to be for getting the networking stuff
  • we need this is her shop where I was told to ask them about the fasteners and
  • and white cables oh
  • Forget everything I need a 10 meter white ethernet cable bill any case. They were only cat set okay?
  • How much is that then it's a little overkill. Oh nice. It's like a flat 1/2 that's actually kind of awesome
  • $20 is a lot for a 10 meter ethernet cable, though, okay, so
  • Another question for you. Do you have any?
  • Fasteners like adhesive, it's like sticky Fasteners. Maybe you can mit if this fits, I will buy this
  • steel yep, still good okay, so I need
  • Let's say three packs of that this one left one
  • last one
  • You already made the sale and now you don't have enough of them, okay? Well, I got okay
  • How many are there in here oops? I spilled them all but 15 okay? Okay? I'll make it work
  • So I want this in this
  • 28 bucks for our Ethernet cable and our
  • Fasteners all right, so let's head up to the fourth floor
  • Maybe we can find some more wireless stuff there before we head back to the shop on the third floor wow three laptop stores
  • right in a row
  • We're laptop stores
  • laptop stores
  • Matt, I'm not shopping for a laptop. All right? Well these guys are more like my speed
  • I need a 128 gig ssd, and I need a too big stick of DDR2
  • 99 for my ssd and 46 from Iran. I think I can do better on the ssd, but I'm not sure about the round
  • Thank you
  • two gigs stick of DDR2
  • $55 55 to be really cheap. Yeah
  • How about the 128 gig ssd. What did you don't find 105 Memory world?
  • 58 How about the ssd
  • 139 looks like we're back to the first store. You guys win everyone else's price sucks sucks
  • You dare to 800 perfect Dad come all the way here to buy computer hardware, right you want to be in the video?
  • 145 alright everyone else gave me really bad prices. Maybe because I'm late
  • We've got our ramen ssd, but we still need our networking stock
  • Like all of these laptops are broken why do you keep them just in case oh good yeah?
  • this one does include both the pio E adapter and
  • the unit so in fact
  • I won't even need a pov switch that's excellent another option would just be to get like a nighthawk X6 and call it a day
  • Repeat these
  • Yeah, I don't want to use a repeater
  • 529 these things are like 300 bucks where I'm from that's ridiculous
  • Yeah, I will have to I'll have to come back. No problem. Okay, another network specialty looking stores pitch, bright
  • 373 78
  • Wow
  • Maybe this place has stuff at least it's not a laptop store
  • Okay, there's nothing in there
  • What's pricing on the Ac 66 you?
  • 243 okay, not bad so far. You're the best option right now
  • 245 for an Ac 66 you I'm gonna have to know Pov. I have to get power to it somehow
  • This is ridiculous like I promised your uncle one cable to the pillar
  • not like two cables to the pillar
  • So you know what I think we're Gonna do oh
  • I don't like this at all, but we're gonna go get one ap pro and
  • We're going to hope that the coverage is good enough from right in the center
  • And if it's not then we're gonna need another one
  • Whatever they have there. I want to buy it the first study cafe. This place is like a maze
  • I can't even find the stores. We were shopping at before
  • Ap Pro 389
  • Ap Pro 408 ah we just saved twenty bucks. Do you guys have?
  • Unify Ap pros in stock okay? Well, I don't have much more time to shop so I don't think we have a choice yep
  • Let's do it. Well overall. I'm not happy about it, but at least they waived the 3% stupid credit card surcharge
  • And after I asked what three times?
  • Alright
  • So we're back
  • to unpack our spoils and get started here, so there's actually two projects because there was some complaining about the
  • desktop computer upstairs, so for that we need an ssd and
  • a stick of memory so we've got that and then
  • for the Wi-Fi
  • We need our new unify Ap pro our cat seven cable
  • And then these cable management tabs here, so let's get started shall, we
  • This is so not a cat seven cable. Well. I guess it could be cat 6 what's the easiest way
  • Well this door gets to be open a crack from now on is that Gonna be a problem that?
  • My friend is how it is Gonna be to get good internet?
  • Okay, like right down here
  • So we get a nice clean line
  • Okay, so I'm not sure about ideal locations part of the problem is this structure is all concrete concrete concrete
  • It doesn't look like I'm Gonna have a choice so either
  • I think I'm gonna do that pillar on the second floor or I'm Gonna run it
  • To mount on this thing what I might ask is what's the priority because if the priority is?
  • The downstairs and I might be better off to go here
  • That's what you get for having bad Wi-Fi
  • So one of the reasons we had to spend so much on our access point was Poa
  • Power over Ethernet
  • So that I don't have to run those two wires and what I like about the ubiquity is anyway
  • Is that they come with an injector in case you don't have a pos which do these two-pronged ones work here?
  • Oh you have an adapter. Oh handy
  • All right, did not count on that so we might need to use some kind of adhesive backing and I didn't get any extra I
  • Have yeah, I also need to steal one here ethernet cables
  • Okay, now let's go plug this guy. Oh, I'm sweating so much
  • see if we got power I
  • Might have to go switch those things around I always get it wrong any late. Oh there it goes
  • Alright now we got to get the console fired up
  • okay, so to configure the thing we need to install the ubiquity controller software so let's
  • fire up this ancient Dell optiplex
  • 760 this is actually the computer. I'll be upgrading and get it set up once we've got the controller. Set up. It doesn't actually
  • Ever need to interact with the controller, so I'm not worried about that. We just need to get it set up the first time
  • Who says text don't you know work out? No wonder they want this computer upgraded I can't even
  • Do anything in an internet browser?
  • Even the Mouse Movement is slow
  • Oh my goodness this computer needs more than just a new ssd, and some ran the most up-to-date
  • circuits like
  • Ie 8 or something
  • Alright, so per the usual the equity software super easy to get set up so all we've got to do now is
  • Manually set up our channels manually set up our widths
  • During the setup Wizard. I was able to set up the
  • ssid and everything so
  • What's left now?
  • Then is to have a look at the surrounding area and you can see that
  • This is why I thought it was so important to have 5 gigahertz because actually from the from the outside
  • From the backyard there's a bunch of stuff in here so stuff on channel six seven
  • There old Wi-Fi was on channel one actually both the axe the repeater and the original access point
  • We're on one so they're just talking over each other
  • but on Five gigahertz
  • basically empty
  • so
  • Actually actually the only thing we can see right now is the one that I just put in
  • So we're gonna go ahead and we're gonna play around with positioning a little bit
  • We're gonna make sure that from everywhere within the house
  • We've got a decent signal then we're gonna go ahead and set this baby up all right. So here in the back corner
  • We can see there's a couple on
  • Channel 36 from this neighbor
  • But our strength is still not that bad on five gigahertz
  • Naturally this floor is all very good with the access point right in the middle
  • Even five gigahertz can punch through you know one concrete wall, okay?
  • actually
  • Should be workable all right? So wait at the back is actually quite good
  • so
  • We're gonna go ahead and we're gonna try actually running some speed tests in this position to see how it goes
  • Here at the back you can see what I was talking about with 2.4, gigahertz being completely
  • Congested and five gigahertz basically being our best bet to not be completely interfering with absolutely everything else
  • Yeah, you won't be facetiming back here
  • Russian girls
  • So now that we've determined the location we want. I'm just gonna throw a little sticky note on here that has the admin password and
  • All that good stuff actually I'm gonna put it on the mounting plate, then I
  • Have double-sided adhesive
  • that's
  • Got two different kinds, so I'm gonna hedge my bets, and I'm gonna use half of each
  • Well what I wanted to do to have it on the bottom stare. Nope okay. That's what?
  • Gotta Apply pressure about 30 seconds, okay
  • oh
  • I do want to leave this like some kind of a knot here actually if the adhesive fails
  • I don't want it to come crashing to the ground
  • So this is where my cable management tabs from upStairs come in straight lines are good all right. How many jobs do I have left?
  • Oh nine
  • So that is nine feet okay? So we're gonna go every foot
  • Okay, so I think we're done now
  • our connectivity up here is the only place in the house where it's really not as
  • Consistent as I'd like not as good as I'd like but I think we found a solution
  • Because it's only very rarely that someone is going to be using something like a phone up here
  • This is actually the worst performing device in the house for Wi-Fi
  • That laptop over there that old laptop gets 40 megabit from the position on this desk right here on our range Network
  • So that's what we ended up doing we made two
  • Ssids speed and range speed can saturate the 100 megabit connection that we have here at this location
  • From anywhere downstairs pretty much and then range is able to even on our worst case scenario device give us about
  • You know five to ten megabit up here not too shabby then what we did was we?
  • Reconfigured the existing access point as more of a failover
  • So we called this one attic and so if range on a particular device is not working well up here
  • You can connect directly to that one then we left the range extender downstairs and with a little bit of repositioning
  • I'm able to get 20 megabit at the very bottom floor with that one
  • But we're just gonna leave that unplugged unless our ubiquity access point fails or something like that
  • So now we have not only better speeds pretty much throughout the house
  • But we also have a failover system in the event that you know the access point dies or something like that
  • So not too shabby is it the ideal solution?
  • no, what I wanted was a
  • 24/7 controller running and two access points one at the top one at the bottom then I think I could get anywhere from
  • 50 to 100 megabit anywhere on the property that would be great
  • We weren't able to do that because you know how things are so this is not a bad solution overall
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