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Nighthawk R8000 and booster

Hi I’ve got SH3 and boosters as wifi signal was poor. I got a good deal on nighthawk R8000 . Can I use the Virgin booster with the nighthawk? Also I’m on the 5g channel so does the boosters automatically know this??

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Re: Nighthawk R8000 and booster

Put the Hub in Modem Mode with the Nighthawk attached and then go to the furthest points in the property and attempt to connect to the Nighthawk using a 5GHz device.

Come back to us if you need assistance setting up the Hub and Nighthawk.

In all honesty the Nighthawk should be plenty good enough to give excellent Wi-Fi throughout most UK homes without the need for the Boosters.


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Re: Nighthawk R8000 and booster

Thanks for the response. 

I’ve got the Virgin booster so mainly I could use it as a power line adapter(I’ve an old pc with no wifi card) but thought I could also then use the booster.

the Virgin boosters have both 2.4 and 5 channels.

if I connect via WPS of nighthawk would it auto connect to the individual channels?

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Hi did you get this working as I have the same set up and would appreciate any advice

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They won’t work, no.

If you have a decent router there’s no need for boosters. 


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Re: Nighthawk R8000 and booster

Thanks for letting me know.

 

I have the R8000 and have 350Mbps from Virgin. I get 350+ when sat in front of router.

I go to the first floor and get 250 and then when I go to our loft conversion I get about 150 so was just thinking wifi booster would help

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@Bouf111 wrote:

Thanks for letting me know.

 

I have the R8000 and have 350Mbps from Virgin. I get 350+ when sat in front of router.

I go to the first floor and get 250 and then when I go to our loft conversion I get about 150 so was just thinking wifi booster would help


The R8000 has a WPS button so as long as you have the old boosters and not the new 'pods' (Hexagonal shape) I don't see why they wouldn't work?

You must do a factory reset and then pair them to the R8000 as you would have done with the orginal HUB.

Give it a go!

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Re: Nighthawk R8000 and booster

I have an R8000 with my shub3 in modem mode. I have a large house and my R8000 doesn't quite reliably reach the far corners.

Ensure your router is in a central location and away from any metal beams or central heating pipes. "Boosters" and "repeaters" will never provide 100% speed, instead try a WAP, a wireless access point. Dual band WAPs will provide 100% speed but the downside is you need to feed a cable to wherever you place the WAP. I use a dual band TP-Link WAP with my R8000 to get a reliable full speed wifi throughout the house.

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