I’m tired of fiddling with it. This is not a hobiest’s toy, it’s a commercial product that should work as advertised out of the box.
It’s Sunday. My family wants to watch TV, not have me do endless command line diddling. I deployed the Airport Express so that they could have some non-buffered entertainment. I apologize for putting my family first.
When I have time and everyone else is at work or at school I may be inspired to turn the wireless interface back on and play with it.
The fact that you can stream 1080p through two walls seems to be ample demonstration that my Vero may be defective. I can also stream HD video through two concrete walls – using a Pi B+ and an old AirPort Extreme.
Did I ask for extra support? Not that I recall. I just want a product that works. I did extensive testing with iperf to demonstrate my Vero’s WiFi inadequacies. I’ve also provided log files.
Instead of real customer support I either get snark or get ignored. This is not the way to treat paying customers.
Last login: Mon Jul 6 08:21:32 2015 from 192.168.0.75
osmc@osmc:~$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off
sudo: iwconfig: command not found
osmc@osmc:~$ which iwconfig
osmc@osmc:~$ sudo apt-get install iwconfig
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package iwconfig
Before you scold me again, please have a look at my posts in this thread which, I believe, demonstrate that I am willing to spend some time and take some trouble to work this out:
As for yesterday, you berated me for responding to a post but note being willing to “run a single line”. At that time my family was using the Vero to watch videos. I was not watching. I did have time to respond to this thread, but I was not willing to ask them to stop watching TV so that Dad could reconfigure the network and reboot the machine.
Keep in mind that not all of us are full-time geeks. Some of us have actual lives to live and families to care for.
Thats fine, but you responded to Sam’s suggestion without even a single acknowledgement of it. No, “I will try that” or anything. But you did manage to find the space and time to reiterate a prior complaint.
I thought that my explanation that I had disabled the WiFi adapter and deployed the Airport Express was response enough.
Anyway, as you can see, I can’t run Sam’s suggested command. Although, try I did, as promised.
And, since Sam has confirmed that the WiFi signal cannot be improved, there’s really no point in going on.
The Vero works fine wired to the Airport Express. I’m sorry that I wasted so much time fooling with the built-in WiFi adapter. I should have deployed the AE sooner. Less hassle. Less grief.
I am, however, still curious as to why you can stream 1080p video through two walls and I can’t even stream 480p (with the Vero on WiFi) three meters through a quarter inch thick wooden stereo cabinet.
Keep in mind that I can stream 720p video to
An Apple TV which sits right above the Vero
An iPad anywhere in the house
A Pi B+/Airport Express separated from the router by 10 meters and two concrete walls
The Vero when wired to an Airport Express
There has to be a rational explanation as to why yours works and mine doesn’t.
When you respond to someone without addressing what they just said, you cant complain when people think you are ignoring them.
I suspect I can stream through two walls because they are simply timber framing and plasterboard, here are no wires or pipes running through them, and there is nothing else around that can cause interference.
Pfft. Hardly. I dont know jack about networking. What am I going to do? Tell you to try turning it off and on again?
Quite frankly, I dont give a shit about your wifi, or about any problems you are having. It’s not my
department. But you were offered a potential solution and you ignored it completely to keep on complaining.
How about you go back and look at your post, the one right after Sam’s. Notice how you didnt even respond to a single thing he said. People who do that sort of thing are showing everybody that they care more about complaining, than solving their problem.