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Looking for suggestions on good quality routers or Wifi Extenders?

Hey guys I have recently set up my virgin broadband, speeds are great when I am in the same room as my router but suffer drastically when I move to my bedroom 6 meters away, I live in an old style bulding with thicker walls, I fear this may be causing the drop in signal.

Can anyone reccomend good routers in the 80-120 pound range? Or any sort of signal booster?

I live in a 2 bed apartment and I just want to improve signal in my bedroom and in my spare room.

I am not interested in the "boosters" offered by Virgin Media, I am looking at things such as the Asus RT-AC66u router which has some good reviews even thought it is a few years old...Really just looking for suggestions from the tech savvies amongst yourselves.

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: Looking for suggestions on good quality routers or Wifi Extenders?

The ASUS AC86U is the “replacement” for the 66U.

It will improve things but a mesh system may be better for extended WiFi coverage. 


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Re: Looking for suggestions on good quality routers or Wifi Extenders?

Some recent recommendations on here from satisfied users of mid priced routers, wireless access points and Mesh systems.

1st up the £40 Tenda !!

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Superhub-3-Issues-resolved/td-p/4251813/pag...

.. and more expensive Amazon Eero...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/WiFi-drops-intermittently/m-p/4255826#M2864...

---And the others---

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/External-Router-Connection/td-p/4230069

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Best-reccomended-router/td-p/4236984/page/2

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Amazon-eero-system-thoughts-from-a-new-user...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub-3-0-compatibility-with-Mesh-systems/td-...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Significant-WiFi-Improvement-using-a-3rd-pa...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Set-up-my-own-wifi/td-p/4142571/page/2

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub-3-dropping-wired-connections-amp-what-a...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/super-hub-3-WiFi-is-terrible/td-p/3965838

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/How-To-Set-Up-A-R8000-Nighthawk-Router-With...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub3-with-Asus-RT-AC68U/td-p/3975478/page/2

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/replacing-router/td-p/3923472

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Confused-new-router-needed-or-not/td-p/3798...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Superhub-3-Wifi-Issues-please-help/td-p/392...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub-3-wifi-keeps-dropping-out/td-p/3972775

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Positive-experience-of-using-BT-Total-Home-...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Best-router-for-Hub-3-modem-mode/td-p/37072...

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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
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Re: Looking for suggestions on good quality routers or Wifi Extenders?

I have just bought into the Eero pro (pair of them) and its been solid as a rock so far. Speeds in the bedroom are no where near the M9 from TP-link, but has been the most stable.

Everything is working like clockwork.....100% recommend them. (on sale right now !!!)

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