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Rogers Ignite TV Installation/Experiences/Questions

Gdkitty
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Had my install today!
Tech was really good and knowledgeable (well as much as they can be this early)

I need to head out shortly, so this will be just a QUICK overview, go into MUCH more detail about all the stuff when I get back later tonight.

Modem set up,  put at demarc.  Built in range was decent, but not great for my 3rd box, so installed a MESH wireless.  Seems to work well from what I can see.  (I am running NOT bridged right now.. as my RT-N66U is getting a little long in the tooth.)  I was able to get 300+/25 on wireless (on 500u).  Wired seems fine.

X1 boxes are TINY, like android box sized.  
Seem to work well though, VERY fast to respond.  Recording work.  Playback works.  Playback via cell/ipad works.
Cant seem to find where to change the wifi network right now.. will ask the concierge when I talk to them tomorrow.

Again, will write a much larger review later tonight.  If you have questions, let me know and I can try and see/check about it.

 

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cynikalmindset
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@Gdkitty wrote:

That is one downside on the service, (compared to legacy cable)... that if the internet goes down.. so does the TV.  Vs on legacy it can stay up.

Generally, it does seem more a local issue to you though.

Most of us who have it so far.. while have had a few bugs (main one for me some recordings randomly just stop and have to re start)... generally dont have the issues that you describe.
The picture quality i have had is the same if not better than with the NB3 I had.

Most of all the issues that you have described, seem most likely would be signal related.
Between the signal to the box itself, or signal to the house (or both), as you said you are not getting the right speeds either.


Personally? Seems like a BAD install to me 😞
(and bad consecutive techs out?)
The guy who did mine spent over 2 hours helping set it all up.  Ensured that the wifi was right in all the house (added the Eero mesh network) and all the boxes were paired, and good signal.  And that the box signal is good.  I moved from 100u up to the 500u.  And I am able to get 500+ regularily on speed tests with no issues.
One time I was having issues with my box.. did get some help that its main issue was, walked me through to show it me was paired with the WRONG wireless mesh node, causing most of the issues.  Walked me through re-connecting the wifi to the closer node.

Hopefully something gets sorted out for you.


The connection at the street was bad, they came out and fixed that...all signals tested within spec and tech went on his way after about an hour at the house...okay, my gigabit speeds are somewhere in the high 400mbps range steady which is a far cry from gigabit but according to all tests the signal is okay and within spec...so without fail every sunday night we sit down to watch the world's best tv show (90 day fiance) and bam, problems arise again...audio/video glitches, black screen for a couple mins etc. The modem for this box is literally 18" away from one another...so it may be a bad box but according to field techs and online tech support the box tests fine and within spec for signal and noise etc. I have family in the same area that also experience the same issues as I do with the service and have had several techs out etc...maybe its a waterloo region thing lol. 

 

I'm kinda willing to grind it out but my wife isn't so lenient with new tech and the hiccups that go along with it not to mention having to deal with screaming baby when teletubbies stops working and going through box resets etc.

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bhoward57
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@cynikalmindset

 

I feel your pain .. yours seems worst ...

WeI have had Ignite TV for 4 weeks now. The first 2 days were horrible. Much like you, the router would crash, needed to be unplugged to reset like every hour. The first tech replaced the modem. It did not crash but now we were getting a reset of the modem where it would disconnect, everything dies for 30 seconds and then resets itself. This include TV, internet and phone. This continued for almost 3 weeks. A senior tech come over, replace an old connector and the ground. Both were very old. My service has been perfect since … and I might add very enjoyable.

 

In my opinion, the ground was the culprit …  since the house was built 32 years ago, we had a lot of work done including a whole home surge protector. Perhaps, the old ground was connected after the surge protector and therefore no longer grounded?? The tech changed it to the cold water intake pipe and we have not had a problem since.

 

So it took us around 3 weeks to get the problem solved with much frustration as my wife works from home and the telephone was cutting during conference calls and dropping the internet. We almost gave up ourselves.

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@bhoward57 it might be an idea to call in an electrician to check out the house and electrical panel grounds to ensure that they are operating as they should. 



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Nick_W
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@cynikalmindset wrote:

@Gdkitty wrote:

That is one downside on the service, (compared to legacy cable)... that if the internet goes down.. so does the TV.  Vs on legacy it can stay up.

Generally, it does seem more a local issue to you though.

Most of us who have it so far.. while have had a few bugs (main one for me some recordings randomly just stop and have to re start)... generally dont have the issues that you describe.
The picture quality i have had is the same if not better than with the NB3 I had.

Most of all the issues that you have described, seem most likely would be signal related.
Between the signal to the box itself, or signal to the house (or both), as you said you are not getting the right speeds either.


Personally? Seems like a BAD install to me 😞
(and bad consecutive techs out?)
The guy who did mine spent over 2 hours helping set it all up.  Ensured that the wifi was right in all the house (added the Eero mesh network) and all the boxes were paired, and good signal.  And that the box signal is good.  I moved from 100u up to the 500u.  And I am able to get 500+ regularily on speed tests with no issues.
One time I was having issues with my box.. did get some help that its main issue was, walked me through to show it me was paired with the WRONG wireless mesh node, causing most of the issues.  Walked me through re-connecting the wifi to the closer node.

Hopefully something gets sorted out for you.


The connection at the street was bad, they came out and fixed that...all signals tested within spec and tech went on his way after about an hour at the house...okay, my gigabit speeds are somewhere in the high 400mbps range steady which is a far cry from gigabit but according to all tests the signal is okay and within spec...so without fail every sunday night we sit down to watch the world's best tv show (90 day fiance) and bam, problems arise again...audio/video glitches, black screen for a couple mins etc. The modem for this box is literally 18" away from one another...so it may be a bad box but according to field techs and online tech support the box tests fine and within spec for signal and noise etc. I have family in the same area that also experience the same issues as I do with the service and have had several techs out etc...maybe its a waterloo region thing lol. 

 

I'm kinda willing to grind it out but my wife isn't so lenient with new tech and the hiccups that go along with it not to mention having to deal with screaming baby when teletubbies stops working and going through box resets etc.


All I can say is that we have had basically no issues at all. We have had slight glitches once a week or so (looping for a few seconds, frozen picture for a few seconds), nothing serious, and literally once a week or so. I have had to reboot the box maybe twice since we got the service (8 weeks?).

 

so your experience is not typical, there must be some sort of local issue you are still experiencing.

 

lets hope they can find it, as the new service is well worth it imho.

 

I understand the frustration of other people (this was one of my initial concerns), my wife/daughter/son are not tolerant of technical glitches during their program/game. Luckily, all is well with us (happy family).

 

Best of luck getting this resolved.

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bhoward57
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Not to get off track, the wiring is fine … everything done by licenced electricians. another might be the ground was loose and causing the issues also. 

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OLDYELLR
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@bhoward57 wrote:

In my opinion, the ground was the culprit …  since the house was built 32 years ago, we had a lot of work done including a whole home surge protector. Perhaps, the old ground was connected after the surge protector and therefore no longer grounded?? The tech changed it to the cold water intake pipe and we have not had a problem since.


Years ago when I had a signal problem the Rogers tech who came by-passed my whole home surge protector, claiming it impeded the signal.  I had installed the surge protector upon recommendation by my insurance company (they supplied it at cost) after a lightning strike fried a load of equipment, including a TV.  The Rogers tech claimed cable didn't need the protection because it was already grounded, but I was always skeptical.


Rogers PayGo. Location: S-W Ontario

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57
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@OLDYELLR wrote:

Years ago when I had a signal problem the Rogers tech who came by-passed my whole home surge protector, claiming it impeded the signal.  I had installed the surge protector upon recommendation by my insurance company (they supplied it at cost) after a lightning strike fried a load of equipment, including a TV.  The Rogers tech claimed cable didn't need the protection because it was already grounded, but I was always skeptical.


The technician is correct in that certain surge protectors or UPS can cause signal issues, especially with the return signals that are now required.  You would think that a Whole Home unit would be fine, but perhaps not.  The RF-coax should be properly grounded and, with the exception of proper splitters, should run directly to the Rogers equipment and not through a UPS or SP.  If it works properly going through the UPS or SP, fine, but if you have issues one of the first things they ask you to do is to remove that equipment from the equation, both for electricity and for signals.



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jmclea01
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just purchased the Rogers Ignite package, and as the tech isn't coming until next week, thought I would attempted to sign in and watch on my phone and Android box. When attempting to watch on the Android box, it says there's external devices connected (HDMI included). Is there a way around this or a Kodi add on we can download to solve this? This was one of the reasons I went with ignite to avoid the purchase of additional boxes, as we have Android boxes for each of our TVs.

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57
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Unfortunately, you cannot cast ,or connect via HDMI, to a TV via devices other than Rogers boxes.  You can view on the devices (laptop, computer, phone, tablet) themselves.  It's the same for the legacy packages or IgniteTV.

 

You may be able to sideload something on certain devices, but that's beyond the scope of the forum.  The IgniteTV boxes do have Netflix and now cost $5/mo.



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Gdkitty
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The box rentals have dropped too.

First box is free with the service.  And additional ones are only $5/m now.

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I'm having the same issue.  Did you ever find a fix?  Was the google wifi the culprit?

 

 


@singhmonal wrote:

Ignite TV Boxes Constantly Freezing in Screensaver Mode

 

So I've been an Ignite TV subscriber since the end of June. For weeks now, my Ignite TV Boxes (all three of them) will randomly freeze in the screensaver mode. The only way to get them to respond is to unplug the power cord and reboot them.

I can't discern any pattern for the behaviour (like, sometimes it will happen and in the exact same scenario the next day, it will be fine.) It happens to all three boxes regardless of how much use the TV itself gets.

I contacted Rogers and changed the screensaver settings to the max 5 hours, but that's really a bandaid.

The only other thing of note is that I run my Rogers modem in bridge mode and run a google wifi mesh network as my network. I can't see how this would impact it, but maybe?

Anyone else have this experience? Help!


 

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pitfall21
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Ignite TV picture quality vs Rogers Digital Picture Quality

 

Hi,

 

2 quick questions 

 

1.   I was just on the phone with Rogers ordering the Super Sports Package and the Rogers Employee said that Sports look better on the Ignite Box vs the 4k box I have now.  I thought all sports/tv shows were delivered to my box at 720P and upscaled for my 4k tv?  I am not fond of how 720P looks on my 4K TV.  So what's the deal?  Does the new Ignite box receive 1080P signals now?  That would look way better, even if it was still upscaled. 

 

2.  I selected the 4K/UHD option in settings on my 4K Rogers box.  Is this the best setting for quality or should I leave it on Automatic and let my TV o the upscaling?

 

Thanks!

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57
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@pitfall21 : Rogers sends the same signal to the box as the broadcaster sends to them.  So, 720P for 720P channels, 1080i for 1080i channels and 4K for 4K channels. There are no 1080P channels, but some On-demand may be available in 1080P.

 

Here's an FAQ on the topic:  See the links at the bottom of the FAQ regarding what settings to use, etc.  You're probably best to use "Auto", but feel free to experiment as each situation may have its own quirks.

 

https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/30-57s-home-theatre-faqs/76129-faq-hdtv-formats.html



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pitfall21
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Hi 57,

Thanks for the info!  I will set my 4K box back to "Auto" to see how it looks.  I am so tired of watching beautiful HD on Netflix or Prime, then going back to cable where everything looks smudgy/slightly blurry. I guess the sales guy lied to me and there is no point switching to Ignite TV for a "better" picture. He must have been a car salesman before.  Lol.  I never should have bought a 4K TV yet.   I should have bought a much larger 1080P TV for the same price, which probably looks nicer with today's tv signals.  

 

 

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tert22
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Does anybody know how power saving settings exactly work?

Everytime I hit power on the remote it never shuts the unit off. I go into the settings and do a manual shutdown instead.

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StatsMan
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@tert22 wrote:
Does anybody know how power saving settings exactly work?

Everytime I hit power on the remote it never shuts the unit off. I go into the settings and do a manual shutdown instead.

Go to the menu/settings(*)/Device Settings/Power Preferences/Power Saver: On

 

This setting will power down your TV Box when you are not watching TV

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RichardF
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Ok, we're at 63 pages with quite a number of issues raised.

I confess to just dipping in and out (I lost interest when I realised that the mobile App still has the same limitations as the regular offering.

But is any one able to post a sort of summary (or maybe a new thread) of issues and their current status.  Would be helpful to anyone thinking of taking the plunge (as I am but with a fair degree of caution around existing signal, wiring and my current networks).

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scarletxx
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Rogers Ignite Modem - Gigabit WIFI Slow (Rogers Ignite Premier Install experiences)

 

Hoping to get some much needed answers to an interesting riddle and leverage the expertise of some of you pros out here on the forums as Rogers Tech Support and the Field Techs themselves have been stumped.  We're now waiting for a supervisor visit. 

 

So we decided to switch over to the Rogers Ignite Premier package with 1Gbps Internet. The first tech arrived only to switch out the modem and installed 2 new IPTV boxes.  It's an install that I myself could have done by just switching out the boxes but was assured by Rogers CS that we needed a tech as he was going to walk us through the new technology and show us how to use it etc, etc.  None of that ever happened.

 

The original tech was somewhat useless (lost) and I even had to suggest ways he go through the configuration menus in order to get the remote to pair with our TV and program it to work with our Pioneer receiver. Did we receive any instructions on how to use the new technology - NOPE! Had to learn it ourselves which we don't mind doing as we're fairy tech savvy.

 

After pressuring our install tech to show us the new things we can do with Ignite - he picked up the remote and spoke the words "Kids Zone" into the speaker. Interestingly, we don't have ANY kids. I gave my head a shake at that point. That was the extent our of introduction to Ignite. 

 

After the box swap out, I did a speed test and noticed that none of our Internet speeds improved. Used to have the 100Mbps Internet plan. Since we were not getting our Gigabit at the point we were "assured" by our original tech that the speeds would improve. They didn't. 

 

After calling tech support, they "assured" us we would receive a visit the next day and marked it down as a failed install. Wifi bandwidth was no where near the Gigabit and hardwired connection was much slower than the wifi. Which was really strange. 

 

Second tech come out today, swapped out the modem, ran new lines and we determined that our LAN cable was causing the slow speeds being hardwired in. Got the correct cable and we were getting speeds of approx. 940Mbps "as advertised". Interestingly, after changing the wall plate hoping to improve our Wi-Fi signal (instructions from a supervisor) our upload is now capped at 20Mbps rather than the previous 30Mbps that we were getting before as part of this package. All this just boggles the mind..lol. 

 

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Then he proceeded to mention that we would never get close to 1Gbps on Wifi and that Rogers will only provide "up to" 1Gbps at the modem (hardwired). Interestingly, none of this is ever mentioned on the Rogers site - unless I completely missed it in their marketing. Do they honestly expect people to pay for a service that provides 1Gbps at the modem level? Most devices nowadays are wireless and connected to WIFI. This has to be a case of more great marketing from Rogers!!!

 

If any of you have suggestions and/or recommendations - would love to hear them. As mentioned, we are now waiting for a supervisor visit. Hoping he can run some additional tests and help improve our WIFI speeds. Have to say that I'm being a realist and don't fully expect 1 Gigabit on WIFI, but any improved speeds would be nice otherwise we'll be downgrading our package. Don't really have a need for 1Gbps if it's only for hardwired devices, besides the new modem only has two hardwire ports. 

 

Should we try changing channels or channel bandwidth options at the modem level to increase speeds? 

This has worked with our last Hiltron modem - got WIFI speeds higher than our previous package. 

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Additional Info

We live in a condo. No need for a mesh network. Wifi devices which are mostly apple products (MacBook Pro, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, Playstation) are within a few feet of the modem. Current WIFI speeds are approx. 200Mbps. 

 

I'll provide an update after our supervisor visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genec
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Had a install yesterday.

 

To update my ignite tv is working in the kitchen. The remote code for a RCA model rt 1970 is 13559 (that number is not on any of the lists I have seen published by Rogers).All features of the ignite tv remote are working and control the RCA TV .

 

The Google whole home wifis (3)  are delivering a strong signal in all areas of the house.

 

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Another response bites the dust ..... grrrr. Had it typed up and lost it as your post was moved from its original location. 

 

Ok, for now, can you have a look at the following post, specifically the wifi settings and scanners to have a look at your wifi environment:

 

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Internet/slow-wifi/m-p/429489#M54216

 

More to follow later ........



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Nick_W
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@scarletxx wrote:

Rogers Ignite Modem - Gigabit WIFI Slow (Rogers Ignite Premier Install experiences)

 

Hoping to get some much needed answers to an interesting riddle and leverage the expertise of some of you pros out here on the forums as Rogers Tech Support and the Field Techs themselves have been stumped.  We're now waiting for a supervisor visit. 

 

So we decided to switch over to the Rogers Ignite Premier package with 1Gbps Internet. The first tech arrived only to switch out the modem and installed 2 new IPTV boxes.  It's an install that I myself could have done by just switching out the boxes but was assured by Rogers CS that we needed a tech as he was going to walk us through the new technology and show us how to use it etc, etc.  None of that ever happened.

 

The original tech was somewhat useless (lost) and I even had to suggest ways he go through the configuration menus in order to get the remote to pair with our TV and program it to work with our Pioneer receiver. Did we receive any instructions on how to use the new technology - NOPE! Had to learn it ourselves which we don't mind doing as we're fairy tech savvy.

 

After pressuring our install tech to show us the new things we can do with Ignite - he picked up the remote and spoke the words "Kids Zone" into the speaker. Interestingly, we don't have ANY kids. I gave my head a shake at that point. That was the extent our of introduction to Ignite. 

 

After the box swap out, I did a speed test and noticed that none of our Internet speeds improved. Used to have the 100Mbps Internet plan. Since we were not getting our Gigabit at the point we were "assured" by our original tech that the speeds would improve. They didn't. 

 

After calling tech support, they "assured" us we would receive a visit the next day and marked it down as a failed install. Wifi bandwidth was no where near the Gigabit and hardwired connection was much slower than the wifi. Which was really strange. 

 

Second tech come out today, swapped out the modem, ran new lines and we determined that our LAN cable was causing the slow speeds being hardwired in. Got the correct cable and we were getting speeds of approx. 940Mbps "as advertised". Interestingly, after changing the wall plate hoping to improve our Wi-Fi signal (instructions from a supervisor) our upload is now capped at 20Mbps rather than the previous 30Mbps that we were getting before as part of this package. All this just boggles the mind..lol. 

 

Screen Shot 2018-11-01 at 3.03.14 PM.png

 

Then he proceeded to mention that we would never get close to 1Gbps on Wifi and that Rogers will only provide "up to" 1Gbps at the modem (hardwired). Interestingly, none of this is ever mentioned on the Rogers site - unless I completely missed it in their marketing. Do they honestly expect people to pay for a service that provides 1Gbps at the modem level? Most devices nowadays are wireless and connected to WIFI. This has to be a case of more great marketing from Rogers!!!

 

If any of you have suggestions and/or recommendations - would love to hear them. As mentioned, we are now waiting for a supervisor visit. Hoping he can run some additional tests and help improve our WIFI speeds. Have to say that I'm being a realist and don't fully expect 1 Gigabit on WIFI, but any improved speeds would be nice otherwise we'll be downgrading our package. Don't really have a need for 1Gbps if it's only for hardwired devices, besides the new modem only has two hardwire ports. 

 

Should we try changing channels or channel bandwidth options at the modem level to increase speeds? 

This has worked with our last Hiltron modem - got WIFI speeds higher than our previous package. 

Screen Shot 2018-11-01 at 3.31.42 PM.png

 

Additional Info

We live in a condo. No need for a mesh network. Wifi devices which are mostly apple products (MacBook Pro, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, Playstation) are within a few feet of the modem. Current WIFI speeds are approx. 200Mbps. 

 

I'll provide an update after our supervisor visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The thing to bear in mind about WiFi is that it depends on many, many factors, most of which are out of Rogers control.

 

The type of WiFi device you have makes a big difference, the fastest devices out there (Mac book pro’s) can do 1.3Gbps on WiFi, but you normally get 700-800 Mbps realistically, the next best devices get 866Mbps, some iPads/iPhones can reach this (500 Mbps real world), older devices are much slower, it all depends how old your devices are as to what Gen WiFi they have.

 

The next factor is distance/walls/doors etc between the device and the router, the fastest speeds are at the shortest distance. Then there is the number of devices on each channel, and remember you are sharing these channels with your neighbors! - their devices count as well.

 

Slow Wifi devices on the same channels as fast devices will slow the fast devices down, as the slow devices take longer to transfer packets, and the fast devices have to wait for the channel to be clear before they can transmit.

 

Having said that, if you are getting 200Mbps, that isn’t bad. Think about it, if you have 5 devices all downloading at 200 Mbps, that is 1Gbps as promised by Rogers (in reality you would be limited by all the other factors as mentioned, so you would never get this actual speed). The WiFi speed is divided by the number of devices downloading/uploading at any one time.

 

As you live in a condo, all, your neighbors WiFi routers are using the same channels you are, so your actual WiFi speeds will vary. If you lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere, this would not be an issue. These realities are all out of Rogers control.

 

I see that you have your channel set to “auto”. This is generally not a good idea. Most people think this means “automatically choose the best channel”, but it really doesn’t. Usually it means “pick a random channel when you boot”. If that channel is the same one as your neighbors, you will get poor speeds - until you reboot the router, when you get another random channel which may be better or worse. The best way to pick a channel is to scan for WiFi signals on a PC (there are several programs that will do this I use inSSIDer), and specifically pick a channel that has the least interference from neighbors. There are only a few channels to choose from as wider bandwidths consume more channels (each channel is 20MHz, so 80MHz is 4 channels). 160MHz is 8 channels wide, and currently in Canada there is only 1 channel that supports 160MHz (but almost no-one has a device that can use this anyway -1.7Gbps WiFi!). So the current setting you have (20/40/80) is best.

 

selecting a good channel is a complex subject, as not all channels are equal. The lower channels are limited in power compared with the higher channels (by law), but this isn’t a bad thing! Lower power means less interference. The lower channels are the only ones that support 160MHz as there are 8 of them. In the middle are DFS channels - these are not supported by most routers, as they are technically shared with weather radar, so there are complex requirements around using them, so many routers just don’t  bother with them. If you can choose a channel in the 100 range, this may work, as they are mostly empty in Canada (Our weather radar is on channels 120,124, and 128, so those channels are not available in Canada).  Auto will not choose a DFS channel. Almost all people therefore end up on channel 161 or thereabouts - so don’t go with the crowd! Pick a channel in the lower 100’s if you can, if not go for 36. Of course it’s best to scan and see what is actually being used, then pick something that is empty.

 

Here is a chart:

North American 5GHz WiFi Channels

 As you may notice, the second 160MHz channel is not available in. Canada due to our weather radar on channels 120-128. So if everyone is using 80MHz ie 4 channels (to get the fastest speed), everyone is on UNII-1 or UNII-3 - that’s only 2 channels! Solution, pick your own channel, and pick a DFS channel (as most other people don’t/can’t/are on auto), or 36, as people shy away from this channel (on the basis bigger numbers are better? More power is better?).

 

Wired connections do not have these issues (other than dividing the 1Gbps between them all), so you will always get the fastest speed wired. This is why internet speed tests are meaningless unless they are tested on a wired connection. And 1Gbps is 950Mbps in reality (due to protocol overhead etc), which is what you are getting.

 

In the real world, 200Mbps is plenty fast enough for most people, as your download speed depends mostly on the upload speed in the other end. Most servers on the internet will not upload at anything like 200Mbps, as they too are sharing their bandwidth between all their users.

 

Ok lesson over.