VR - Is it really going to be a success? Or, thanks Time for starting a discussion!

That sucks Brian. I hope you can get another quickly.

Me too. Thanks for your support y’all.

You’re sure you are pushing power, not the volume button?

Yup, power is on the side, volume is a rocker on the bottom. They’re very clear about that in the instructions.

Maybe try a factory reset?


(Hold power + volume down, not sure if when plugged in or not.)

If the orange light doesn’t come on, sounds like a dead unit.

Factory reset would be the last resort. What a bummer if it’s a dead unit! Sorry to hear Brian.

Tried that, nothing.

Yeah that’s what I’m guessing. I’m gonna leave it plugged in overnight.

I’ve contacted support too, hopefully to RMA and get a new one ASAP. I really am excited to finally get into VR.

I had to RMA my Quest after it stopped turning on. Oculus support was very responsive and sent out a new unit pretty quickly.

I still get tracking loss problems every couple of days, but I’m pretty sure it’s just an issue with my room, reflective surfaces galore, spinning fans, crappy lighting etc. I can live with it until I can improve the lighting. The only other drama is the headset drops wifi quite frequently, the receiver obviously isn’t as good as the one in my laptop, but getting an extender very shortly should fix all that.

I’m pissed. Was really looking forward to hearing how you like your sims in VR vs. normal. Sorry Brian.

You are transmitting the wifi across the house for the quest 2?

If so, an extender has a high chance of significantly increasing latency, which would be terrible for VR purposes. You might be better off getting a powerline internet kit where the end node can transmit wifi.

I have this set which works really well for me carrying NBN100 internet down a concrete floor and extending fast wifi signal around the house:

I’ll be a bit pedantic here and suggest that Powerline (which I use too) will probably not improve latency. Powerline is really just WiFi with copper instead of air as the transmission medium.

Copper cables will carry signal through walls and concrete floors much better than air. Of course it depends on the house and specific setup, but it’s just my experience that I had significantly higher ping and lower download speeds on a Wifi Extender that powerline completely fixed.

I don’t have a Quest 2 (yet), just basing this on internet performance, is it a completely different equation when the router is transmitting data from your PC instead of the outside world?

I’ve read that Powerline has better latency, but clearly results vary. But my wifi extender has an ethernet connection, so if I plug it in directly it should be about the best option, right? I can use the 5 GHz band for the Quest, and ideally I’d run a second ethernet cable directly to the laptop. That’s probably about the best I’m going to get, either for Link or wireless, unless I’m overlooking something.

Do you mean you can plug the wifi extender to an ethernet port in the wall which connects to your router? If so, that will definitely be the best option.

When I hear wifi extender I think of those devices that take wifi from a router and then sends out its own wifi signal. That might be a wifi repeater, I am not up on the jargon.

I have a powerline but it doesn’t give out a good, constant signal, at all. I guess it depends on the electrical installation.

There’s a technical difference between a repeater, range extender and network extender (collectively called boosters), but I don’t understand it sufficiently to explain it. :) The main takeaway from reading about this earlier is that range extenders are similar to repeaters except you can hardwire them to the router via ethernet and effectively clone the wifi signal, whereas a wifi repeater can only rebroadcast it at the same strength it’s received. Or something.

So yes, my plan is to run a wire under the house (there’s a gap, it’s fairly easy) to plug into the range extender that I have, and hopefully get a full strength signal with minimal latency cost. This is tomorrow morning’s task. The main question is, how many snakes will I find under the house?

I recommend using a different SSID on the extender so you know which network you’re on. Most devices will automatically switch to the best network signal. I had an issue with my extender network with the same SSID where devices would somehow get stuck on the lowest signal source.