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Marienewbold
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In need of a wifi expert. I have one room in the house that has such poor wifi!I am struggling to get a connection in it. Have tried a booster nearby but this doesn't work. It's either a poor quality one or I'm just doing something wrong. Anyone else had this problem. Is there someone on here that can recommend anything.
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Re: Range

Wireless boosters are in IMHO snake oil as they rarely work and even when they do they reduce your speed by 50%.

A much better option is often powerline adapters.  These use the electrical wiring in your house to create a wired network without the need for long cables.  They are rarely as fast as the manufacturer's claim but are a lot more stable and less prone to interference than wireless.  Some provide just wired connections and others come with additional wireless built in to allow you to create a wireless access point in parts of the house where the wireless signal is poor.   Some powerline adapter reviews here:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/network-wifi/20-best-powerline-adapters-2016-uk-3490638/


Another option to improve your wireless is with a third party router.  It is what I and many other customers do and it can make a huge difference.

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Disclaimer - I don't work for Virgin Media. I'm just another VM user trying to help out so my answers may be wrong Smiley Happy If my answer solves your problem please mark it as helpful as it may help others
My setup: Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Superhub 2 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.  

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