Hi all, I have just joined VM from Talk-talk internet. I have been using a TP-LINK TL-WA850RE universal Wi-Fi Range Extender to boost my old signal as I am unable to get a connection upstairs due to what my house is made out of.
There was no problem with the range extender connecting with the Talk-Talk however when I tried to connect to my new Virgin Hub 3.0 it does not get a signal upstairs in the exact same place I was using it! I have reset the range extender and I think I have done everything I can but to no avail.
I've heard that Virgin bought Netgear and maybe thats why it isn't working, should I just buy a Netgear device and give up with my TP-Link?
Wi-Fi range extenders are not a great idea as you are finding out. They rely on receiving a decent signal from the hub / router and even then, due to the half-duplex nature of Wi-Fi you will get reduced operating speeds.
Powerline Adapters, although generally more expensive, are far more effective.