Hi, I've just had an argument with tech support about my intermittent wifi on the SH3. They told me that the internet coming onto the house is their only responsibility to me, I disagree, however have been told that I can put the SH3 into modem mode but want a router not an AP. Do I need to buy a specific cable router or any type e.g ADSL+? The range on the SH3 is ok but not great in my house so maybe a new router with antenna(s) is the way to go. I've not had success with homeplugs as they have very slow speeds through my wiring.
I am really annoyed that I have to shell out my own cash on top of hiring equipment from VM. I want one that is .ac and can get the highest possible speeds. Any ideas/help would be helpful. Low budget by the way £49 ish! Thanks, Paul
Visit http://192.168.0.1/ and login with your password (located on the bottom of your hub). In the menu on the left, navigate to Advanced Settings > Wireless > Wireless Signal. At the bottom of the page you will find the “Smart WiFi” section. Here tick the box labelled “Disable Channel Optimization” and apply the changes.
a lot of people use modem mode rather than adding AP's, as for router suggestion community recommend asus rt68ac, netgear nighthawk, tplink archer C7, or for AP ubiquiti
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If the wifi isn't improved by the changes suggested then the issue is at your budget of £49 you won't get much of an improvement on the hub. There was a decent spec linksys at £50 a few weeks ago but that's now back up to £100 but you could set a price watch on 3 camels - router was a linksys ea7500 but worth checking on others. Something with AC1900 wifi will typically be a decent spec