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Doug H.

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    Doug H. commented,

    I can't vouch for how well it works, and I don't know the expense compared to extenders you might look at but... The original idea of Portal was that you buy a second Portal and "mesh" instead of e...

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    Doug H. commented,

    It has been a long time since I used/measured, but I measured just over 6 watts, compared to just over 7 watts for some other modern routers.  Rather than calling that a difference, probably better...

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    Doug H. commented,

    I could be mistaken and I think this "feature" may be configurable, but I think that the Portal by default with single SSID tries some trick to limit connection on 2.4GHz to steer device toward con...

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    Doug H. commented,

    FWIW, Intermittent trouble with Ring doorbell is one of the reasons I stopped using Portal.  No such trouble with more well known-brand router.  In both cases I was using wireless router in Bridge ...

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    Doug H. commented,

    FWIW, I do similar to what is being discussed.  I have AT&T UVerse Pace 5268AC gateway and don't like its WiFi.  I turn off its normal user WiFi (I turn on the guest 2.4G WiFi but that is a persona...

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    Doug H. commented,

    Is Arris modem the SB6183?  If so there are certain SB6183 firmware versions (such as SB6183-9.2.0.0-GA-03-29-NOSH) which have bug(s) which can cause severe problems such as packet loss with Portal...

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    Doug H. commented,

    I do not have gigabit myself and I assume you are trying wired ethernet.  On many Broadcom-based routers you have to leave settings near default for them to reach gigabit speeds because it uses Cut...

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    Doug H. commented,

    In the beginning, Portal would do an initial update of firmware immediately when you plugged in the WAN port to your internet (e.g., cable modem).  You typically need to follow the directions on th...

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    Doug H. commented,

    The router does both 2.4GHz and 5GHz at same time.  If you choose to use the same SSID, the router would try to steer dual-band clients toward 5GHz.  2.4GHz clients would still connect, and you cou...

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    Doug H. commented,

    One reason for this not working could be if you used the smartphone App for configuring Portal.  If so, it has default under some advanced setting which has WebGUI disabled.  Change that setting fr...