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FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 430 Serwis

Slow wireless connection according to 802.11ac

The data rate of a wireless connection (WiFi) according to the wireless standard 802.11ac is lower than allowed by the wireless standard.

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem persists.

1 Establishing a wireless connection to the 5 GHz frequency band

The maximum data rate can only be achieved when the wireless connection is established to the 5 GHz frequency band and the wireless router (for example the FRITZ!Box) uses the wireless standard 802.11ac:

Note:We used a FRITZ!Box as an example for the configuration. If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the device's manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

Enabling the 5 GHz frequency band

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Wireless radio network enabled" in the "5-GHz Frequency Band" section. If the section is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Configuring the wireless standard "802.11n+ac"

In the factory setting, the wireless standard 802.11ac is configured for the 5 GHz frequency band in the FRITZ!Box. If you changed the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Channel" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Adjust radio channel settings".
  4. Click "Additional settings" (if available).
  5. Select the wireless standard "802.11n+ac" from the drop-down list for the 5 GHz frequency band.
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Installing the latest driver for the FRITZ!WLAN Stick

3 Installing the latest firmware for the wireless router

  • Install the latest firmware for your wireless router according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    Note:If you are using a FRITZ!Box, install the latest FRITZ!OS as described in this guide.

4 Enabling or refreshing the auto channel

When the auto channel is enabled, the FRITZ!Box checks the wireless environment and automatically selects the most suitable wireless channel settings. The allocation of the frequency band can change significantly over the course of the day, though. The FRITZ!Box does not refresh the auto channel as long as wireless devices are still connected with it. However, you can manually refresh the auto channel at any time:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Channel" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Set radio channel settings automatically (recommended)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

    Note:When you enable or refresh the auto channel, all wireless connections to the FRITZ!Box are cleared and automatically re-established.

  5. Click the "Refresh Auto Channel" button.

5 Finding the ideal location for the wireless router

  1. If possible, position the wireless router in a central location.
  2. Do not position the wireless router directly in the corner of a room.
  3. Position the wireless router so that it is as unobstructed as possible, i.e. not directly in back of or under an obstacle such as pieces of furniture or a heater.
  4. Position the wireless router as high in the room as possible, for example on a shelf.
  5. Position the wireless router so that there are as few obstacles as possible between it and other wireless devices. Especially metallic objects or objects containing water, for example radiators, refrigerators, or even houseplants, significantly reduce the quality of the wireless signal.
  6. Position the wireless router away from other radio transmitters, for example microwaves, wireless speakers, or Bluetooth devices.

Now the wireless router and the FRITZ!WLAN Stick are ideally configured. You will now achieve the greatest possible wireless range as well as the highest throughput between your FRITZ!WLAN Stick and the wireless router.

Note:If the measures given in this guide do not sufficiently increase the quality of your wireless connection, you can use a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater that supports the wireless standard 802.11ac to extend the range of the wireless network and increase the throughput of your wireless connection.