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Device won't connect to closest pod. Very frustrating. My laptop connects to the gateway and the result is a 1 Mbps download. It was connected to a Pod yesterday and had speeds of 250 Mbps because the pod is close to my desk. I worked in another room for the evening, and now I can't get the laptop to switch back to the pod. How do you force a device OFF the slow gateway and ON to the fast pod next to my desk?
I don't think you can force it. It roams depending on which has stronger signal strength. What speed do you get wired to the gateway?
300Mbps wired, 187-200 Mbps when it connects to the pod 15' from my computer, and 1 Mbps when connected to the Gateway - which is 50-75' away. If it is supposed to use the stronger signal, then these things don't work.
try turning wifi off/on to reacquire the pod.
fwiw: i get faster wifi speeds further away from router.
10 stop/start wifi and 5 reboots didn't change a thing. I had to literally set my laptop on top of the pod to get it to change. Cox needs to fix this.