Looking for advice on improving WiFi signal in my 3 story home. Currently it is not good, no wifi in garage etc. My Shaw Hitron Modem (soon the XB6) is in the basement where my feed is. I have wired Cat 5 connections on the main floor. Can i shut off the wireless on my Shaw Modem, purchase a new router, connect that to cat 5 and place on main floor. If so do i need a switch? Will the signal be stronger with this set up? Thanks for any help.
Thank you for reaching out! I am sorry for the delay in response and poor WiFi experience you've been having. The forums aren't monitored as closely as our other support channels. You can certainly bridge your XB6 with the steps here and connect to the Cat5 cable to hook up to a 3rd party router. A switch is not required.
WiFi is subject to WiFi interference, I have more details here. It is recommended to have the modem or 3rd party router in the most central part of your home for the best connectivity. Alternatively, updating the WiFi channel settings can improve that. I have some steps here that can help improve your experience.
Tony | Community Mod.