Hi PC Pitstop Networking Pros,
I just use an older laptop, that I juced up a bit, but when it comes to networking, I'm pretty much guessing at what might work.
I have 4 - IP video cameras (Dropcam Pro). They can use 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz. I use them for servailance, but at the moment they are very un-reliable!
Sometimes I completely loose a camera or 3...and sometimes they load a completely frozen picture, along with various other problem, and so far, there level 2 techs tell me it's still a weak Wi-Fi signal, this is the same answer I get with every problem I report. So I need some help, or some sugestions.
My router is a Netgear AC1900, and I'm currently considering getting a new Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350
The X4 specs are as follows:
600 (2.4GHz) + 1733 (5.0GHz) Mbps
Next generation Wave 2 WiFi (not sure what that means?)
Fastest available 1.4GHz dual core processor
1 Dual Core Offload Processor
Dynamic QoS bandwidth prioritization by application
Four high-performance external antennas and Beamforming+ for maximum range
The reason I'm thinking about getting the new X4, is because even with the Nighthawk AC1900, 2 of my 4 cameras are still getting a weak Wi-Fi signal (acording to there level 2 techs). So far from what I've read, the new X4 does transmit a stronger 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz signal.
My questions are, do you think the new Nighthawk X4 AC2350 will give me a stronger and more reliable signal?
Should I enable QOS for the 4-IP cameras, and if so, both upstream and downstream?
Should NAT filtering be set to secure, or open?
Should Disable SIP ALG, be enabled or disabled? (default is disabled)
Should the Preamble Mode be set to "Long" or "Short" for both 2.4 and 5.0GHz
Any tips, comments suggestions, and or directions would be greatly appreciated.