Home Wifi Network Dropping

Hi,

I believe I have done all that can be done in terms of spreading the network access in my home yet I have been experiencing some annoying network drops.

I have these types of wireless interference:
-baby monitor (can't do without)
-cordless phones (Wife refuses to give up)
-Microwaves
-congested 2.4 GHZ wifi band
-who knows what else

I got a feeling i am going to answer my own question here.  heh

Here is what i have tried to do with my wifi:  
1.  put multiple access points stratigeically placed throughout the home
2. Separate all the APs on different channels 1 , 6 and 11
3.  Used the 5 GHz band on my router that is capable.  

I was reading on here that it is possible to get L2 packet looping if you have multiple wireless APs.  Not sure if this is my case.

is there anything else that I can do short of going out and buying a set of Unifi APs ?  I just want the speed, stability and keep the money in the pocket!

Cheers,
Brett
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brettvanAuthor Commented:
The APs i own are, a Rogers new hitron modem/AP, a netgear and a buffalo wdnr.

by no means allstar APs.
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Packet loopings should not appear, as long as you do not use WiFi extenders or APs in client/bridge mode.
If you use wired APs in normal mode connected to one switch you should be fine regarding packet loops.

And I also dont think loops are your problem, usually loops dont resolve from itself in consumer hardware, they will go on forever and jamming he network until manually broken by power off one of the devices in the loop chain.
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Michael-BestCommented:
Test the WiFi signal in all areas it is required.
You should get better WiFi range,if you relocate your WiFi router to a high position away from any electrical devices, steel, and household wiring.
If this does not suffice then WiFi extenders or APs are your only option.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I put my Rogers modem in Bridged mode and have a main, fast VPN router forming the network. I attached a Cisco RV220W Wi-Fi router to that and use the 2.4GHz band although it is a two band router. I gave my phones (2) static IP addresses on the network, my printer a static IP on the network and only my Laptop has DHCP.

I have a Microwave oven in the kitchen and wireless digital train control in the basement.

I do not get any interference this was and about the only thing above I do not have is a baby monitor.

The Wi-Fi router is very strong (good reception 2 floors up)

Extra computers in the house (all DHCP) to not congest things.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@brettvan  - Thanks and good luck de-congesting your network.
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