The Never Ending Story of my Home Network

If you are just starting out in tech, you probably won’t understand. If you are longer in the tech field, you can surely relate.

When I began with IT stuff, I had switches, firewalls and servers in my little basement apartment. 8 years later, I just want this shit to work and don’t want to do anything with it. Set it up once, run forever. So I have this business connection with about 150 MBit/s for almost two years now. I bought a cheap router / access point after getting the modem for it and never looked at it. The connection was quite fast and I had nothing to complain about, since I was connected by cable most of the time.

When I moved to the new flat I just connected the thing and did’t think about it either since there were more important things at that time.

A year later, my girlfriend started to work from home and then the whole story began again. I just debugged the line and realized, that I only have 30 MBit/s instead of 179 MBit/s which I have at the modem.

End of the story I replaced the broken router, now the wifi in the living room is pretty fast again at about 160 – 170 MBit/s. But the connection in both offices still sucks at 50 MBit/s.

So I experimented with a powerline kit, a cheap one I still had left. But I coulnd’t get more than 50 MBit/s in my office.

Today I went to the store and bought another kit and tried the whole evening to get more through the line. I ended up with 170 MBit/s on the outlet in the bathroom. Great.

Next try will probably be some wifi mesh stuff.

That’s it. See you tomorrow!

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