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    Wireless Repeaters - Slow connections and poor performance - Help...?

    Morning all, first problem of the day we have a wireless link between two site (about 30 metres apart, but due to surround landscape, area, cable wasn't suitable) Recentley the connection has slowed dramatically, via the mainsite the connection speed was 9.6mbs and in the nursery via the wireless repeaters connection speed was 166kbs.

    I've already done the obvious and replace machine, cables and switches to check for problems at both ends but I'm convinced the problem lies in the wireless repeaters as when we had snow and stormforce winds the connection failed completely.

    Any thoughts or pearls of wisdom would be welcome as Wifi Repeaters are a bit of an unknown for me and I'm fed up of teachers saying it's the computers, all the diagnostics say the machines are fine.

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    Is the connection dropping packets and what's the response time like?

    Have you visually inspected the external gear to see if the snow or wind has caused lasting damage?

    (yes, yes - taking appropriate H&S measures while doing so)

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    Response time tested via speedtest.net is as follows:
    Ping 120 MS
    Download 0.96 MBps
    Upload 0.27 MBps

    No Packets lost when server is pinged

    Visual inspection of both would indicate that apart from a layer of grime both appear ok.
    The only possible obstructions in the line off sight is an 8ft metal fence galvenised steel bars, standard sort of fence for an inner city school, and a 3ft thick bramble hedge. The SLT has assured me that the sales rep said the signal wouldn't be affected by weather, wind or trees... hmmm I think I'm beginning to see the problem.

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