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WiFi Wins

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5 quick tips for faster home WiFi

WiFi Win #1

Find your Hub’s happy place

Where you keep your Hub makes a difference to the strength of your WiFi signal.

Keep your Hub in the open – away from objects that can block and slow WiFi,
and a metre clear of cordless gadgets whose signals can interfere.

WiFi Win #2

Reboot your Hub for a boost

A classic trick to stop certain devices interfering with WiFi signals. 

Hubs talk to gadgets on invisible channels that other cordless devices can use.
Reboot your Hub, and it’ll automatically fnd the least congested channel.

WiFi Win #3

Get up to speed with your gadgets

Stay connected to your WiFi as you move about the house. 

Your gadgets will pick your Hub’s best frequency as you move about the house.
But if you’re losing signal, turn your gadget’s WiFi o and on.

WiFi Win #4

Use the best connection for the job

Get the fastest speed for the device you're using. 

Needy gadgets like smart TVs and games consoles can hog and slow WiFi . Use a
wired connection, and you’ll free up the WiFi and get the fastest possible speed.

WiFi Win #5

Get rid of blackspots

A smart way to extend your signal to rooms your WiFi doesn't reach.

Have a WiFi blackspot? Try Powerline WiFi Booster – it uses your home’s
electrical wiring to extend WiFi signal. Find out more at virginmedia.com/powerline

 

These tips should help you get the very best out of your home WiFi.

Feel free to pop any of your own top tips for WiFi in the comments below.

If you need any more help with your WiFi, please start a topic in our Networking and WiFi forum.  

by Steveyboy1
yesterday

yes indeed, WiFi does win.But unfortunately, the Hub3 (or Virgin customer services for that matter) are not ftw.After spending numerous hours frustrated by foreign call centres, and posting numerous links on community support, aswell as going instore 3 times, only to get blank looks when I ask them," why do I have latency /ping issues, at 130ms ping?" Ermmmm? NO ANSWER. Download speed is fine yes,but how can anyone try and play games with latency 4X the national average (and 3X slower than my Giffgaff phone on tethered mode?) I will alas,continue to be ignored, told the hub3 is fine,and to buy a ethernet cable and put in modem mode,like I haven't already done this.Everytime you try and access help n support online, it says 'sorry,can't find that page' or 'nobody online chat at the moment ' it's ridiculous. can someone please sort out my ridiculously slow ping please? Or just order me a hub2, as I believe it is a well documented issue with the hardware, that I cannot be sure exactly what.I just want what I pay for, a normal Internet connection, not a degree in computing to set it up once the engineer disappears.. 

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