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JC100
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So, it's been 2.5 weeks since I put my VM SH 3.0 into modem mode and set up my new 3rd party wireless router (TP Link AC1750) and I am super pleased to say that I've not had any service outages since I set the TP Link router up.  I've also been monitoring my speeds using the Ookla Speedtest app and I'm typically getting over 200Mbps.  So, still early days, but it's looking good so far.   So just wanted to say a big thank you to the helpful people on this forum as without this forum, I would not have found out about this solution.   The TP Link AC1750 was extremely easy to set up it was £69 from Amazon.

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Re: Confused...new router needed or not?

was this easy to set up?

im thinking of getting one
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Re: Confused...new router needed or not?

Hi, 

Is this still working well?

What kind of speeds do you get through walls?


@JC100 wrote:

So, it's been 2.5 weeks since I put my VM SH 3.0 into modem mode and set up my new 3rd party wireless router (TP Link AC1750) and I am super pleased to say that I've not had any service outages since I set the TP Link router up.  I've also been monitoring my speeds using the Ookla Speedtest app and I'm typically getting over 200Mbps.  So, still early days, but it's looking good so far.   So just wanted to say a big thank you to the helpful people on this forum as without this forum, I would not have found out about this solution.   The TP Link AC1750 was extremely easy to set up it was £69 from Amazon.


 

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Re: Confused...new router needed or not?

Wireless attenuation through wall will depend hugely on the thickness, construction, moisture content and materials used, so there is no universal answer.

i.e. a 75mm plasterboard stud partition wall will halve the signal strength at least, whilst a 200mm thick concrete block wall will attenuate the signal by around 99%

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Re: Confused...new router needed or not?

Oh right , does this apply to mesh systems as well ?

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Yes, as they affect the wireless signal itself.

EDIT
It would be worth reading Seph's sticky at the top of the board.

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Oh okay , just asking as I’m debating whether to get the Velop Mesh system or w new router to get better WiFi 

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Re: Confused...new router needed or not?

My main question is is this new router performing better then the super hub 3.0 on it own? e.g. is it giving better wifi range and speed?

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Hi, in in the end I brought a NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 Whole Home WiFi System - Twin Pack :

The Orbi

 

And my God was it worth it!

It took a while to set up and after using a WiFi analyser I have selected clear channels for the Orbi, It covers my entire house and garden and half way down the road! Seriously its a lot of money but it's very much worth it, I get about 250-350 mps wireless with this, much better than before where with the Hub 3 I got 80mps wireless. 

The Orbi has a create app to control everything and they are very modern and sleek to look at!

I have the Orbi in my room while I have the other downstairs in my living room, this covers the garden, cellar, atic room and both floors at excellent speeds. I also have the Orbi connected to my PC via Ethernet, giving me 390mps  ; I also have it connected to a TP-link switch which is connected to and xbox and TV, this ensures I have high wireless speeds. 

The AC3000 version is much better than the AC2200 version for me as I have the top Virgin package, I was lucky enough to get my Orbi brand new for £200 on gumtree! With 36 devices connected to it and never any lag, I could'nt be more happy!

Iphone pic = speeds wireless

 

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