We've just had virgin media installed. Previously had talk talk. Which worked fine, however i wanted TV packages and TT didn't cut it.
Changed to VM and the signal upstairs is non existent. I've currently got a TP Link Extender running and it's giving me around 10mbps. We should be getting 100mbps. It's only a three up, two down. So not a massive house.
I've read a lot that the Hub Box's aren't fantastic for Wifi signal. I'm unable to try wired connection as i run two Macs, so i don't have Ethernet cables to be able to test. I'm getting 100mbps in the living room and downstairs.
I've run the connection test via the VM app and it shows no signal upstairs, so they're sending our wifi extenders.
What would you suggest? If you suggest getting a different router, which do you suggest? As i said it isn't a massive house. I've even looked at getting 1 Tp Link Deco Mesh. Does the mesh act as a router or an extender as such?
For me buying one of the devices (1 pack) defeats the point of a mesh system.
One of them would sit next to the HUB 3, connected via an ethenet cable. The HUB 3 would be put in modem mode, so is no longer transmitting a wireless signal and is being used solely for the broadband connection. The other two would sit in other areas of your home, just plugged into the mains, to cover your whole home.
See how the extenders work out, however I'm unsure if you'll see your full speed based on the tech they use.
Do you currently have the mesh system set up or another router?
I just want to be sure that the mesh system is going to be successful. Like I said in OP we had TT and the router reached everywhere in the house. Without the need for extenders.
I use my HUB 3 in modem mode with this, however my requirements were different to yours. The HUB 3 covered my home, however I wanted additional features like connecting two internet connections and having an auto failover in place.
I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work for you. Many people admit defeat using the HUB 3 for wireless and use third party kit instead!
As I said earlier try the extenders, it might work out for you.