I'm not sure about the 2.4 being the problem. I had the HTPC on 5 as well as my phone and had the same issue. The Ethernet-connected computer upstairs gets about half what it is supposed to.jasonl wrote: ↑Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:01 pmYour speeds are probably slow because you're using 2.4GHz wireless. 2.4 is heavily congested, having to share with other networks, Bluetooth, some cordless phones, various other wireless devices, and microwave ovens. Also, going through a floor attenuates the signal a lot more than going through the wall does, and it's much worse if it's not just going straight up and down
DECA is fine, you just can't combine it with an OTA or cable signal so it's of limited use for most installs. If you've got coax between the two locations and don't need it for anything else then it's a good option.
A wireless bridge is basically a wireless access point in reverse. It gives you a couple ethernet ports and connects back to an existing wireless network, allowing your wired devices to connect to the rest of the network, while an AP creates a network that wireless devices connect to. A wireless bridge is what you're doing now with Windows, it would just be more reliable since Windows isn't doing it. You can find some that specifically exist for this purpose, but the most common option is to get a regular router that has that as a mode it can operate in. Asus calls it "Media Bridge" mode. Netgear calls it Bridge Mode
Thanks for reminding me about NOT combining DECA with any other signal. I haven't tested the coax runs to see if they are "direct" or "split" somewhere behind the wall. I've got a cable tester but not a tone generator. I should be happier about all that I'm learning.
I've got several old WiFi routers lying around. I'll have to find the newest one and check on its features.