No WiFi thread so...
Our Virgin Media router is in the living room and most WiFi is consumed there I'd say, but getting weaker signals in the kitchen/bedroom probably due to the massively thick brick walls. would one of these sort it out?
if so, do you have to connect to that if you move rooms or do you still connect to your base router? any other suggestions?
while I'm here: http://mashable.com/2016/10/06/airport-wifi-map/#R3z0IBwuQqqY
Get the second or third one as they are the most recent 'AC' wifi protocol.
Usually there will be an option when setting up to clone your router's existing WiFi network automatically, then the ID and password will be the same for all wireless access points, and any modern device will just connect to the best one as you move around.
(It can be useful to use different IDs when troubleshooting coverage though.)
Also, double check that your main router is AC and transmitting on both 2.4GHz (slower, longer range) and 5GHz (faster, shorter range, blocked by walls).
thanks, I'm using a Virgin Media Superhub (Netgear VMDG480). Should I get that replaced?
Looks like that is previous generation wireless N rather than AC. Probably a good idea to consider replacing that first. I don't actually know about ISP provided routers, do you have to pay for upgrade to a newer one?
just got off the phone with them, they're sending out a new one...will wait and see!
I bought a Netgear wifi extender kit from the Virgin Media site last year. They've changed model but look here: http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/powerline/extending-your-network.html
I can pick up my wifi about 100 metres from my house now.
I stuck a Netfear range extender in the kitchen. Works a treat.
Need help on this one as well, have BT infinity and a smart hub, and GF is moving in, one of her big things is that the wifi signal drops off in the back of my flat (thick concrete walls) and so need to extend the signal.
BT offers these
any good, or should I be looking for something else?
I fitted 3 BT Extenders, they worked some of the time and were hopeless most of the time. My solution was cheap as chips buying a couple of BT Hub 5s and making them repeaters. I have one fitted in the attic at the opposite side of the house from the main router and am now getting a speed of 50Mbps where before I was getting 2Mbps. I fitted the second repeater hub to an outbuilding and the speed there is 57Mbps. Here's a link detailing how to set up the BT5 hub as a repeater. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FcAZ7zI0iNI
My lad uses some things that you plug into the electric sockets that use the house wiring. Seem to work well as he spends hours playing DOTA :)
I use them. Loads of options on the market and really simple to set up. Mine (TP-Link) also work as wifi extenders.
I have one of these going spare.
You can have it. Drop me a line if it's of use.
I will take that off your hands as a "see if this will actually work in my flat."
the other option is to pull up the carpet and run two ethernet cables to the rooms where the wifi is weakest and plug in an extender..
will whatsapp you to arrange pick up
No need, you can get extenders which utilise the mains wiring in your house as per my last post.
yeah saw that, will try those too, just don't want to be shelling out cash for something which may/may not work..
Yeah appreciate that - as long as your flat isn't wired up in a convoluted way then it'll work. I bought through Argos for this reason as they have a great returns policy - just don't chuck away the packaging!
Cool. I may also have a set of ethernet over power adapters as well. I'm around all week doing dad stuff. Let me know when you can swing by
Kinda - You can also get ones where the extender port (which you can connect up to your computer) also transmits a WiFi signal.
I think I've got this one (but with 2 extenders, not the 1) but you might want to look at models which can handle more bandwidth if you're on fibre optic.
might not be until the weekend, am staying in herne hill, as flat is being partially repainted, but I'm shagged after riding back from work, especially in the current windy conditions...
If it's good enough for Mrak...
people seem to complain about dropouts?
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