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Ordering a WiFi booster

I have tried to order a WiFi booster from the virgin media connect app but it keeps taking me out of the app to the sign in page then says you can only order through the app.This is very frustrating as it is an endless loop 

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Do you have to pay for it?


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It's £3 per month which is added to your bill so decided not to bother. Alternatives are to buy your own WIFI Extender,  get a couple of powerlink adaptors, buy another router and use the VM router in modem mode or buy a mesh system and plug this into the VM router.

 

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@Fatboyslim888 wrote:

It's £3 per month so decided not to bother and will buy my own WIFI Extender or get a couple of powerlink adaptors.


A mesh system would be better 


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Thanks gary_dexter,

I've actually edited my initial post to include the 'Mesh system'.

It's currently what I use at home ' BT Whole Home' but it's a big jump in price from the single booster
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@Fatboyslim888 wrote:
Thanks gary_dexter,

I've actually edited my initial post to include the 'Mesh system'.

It's currently what I use at home ' BT Whole Home' but it's a big jump in price from the single booster

But worth the jump in price.


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It's currently what I use at home ' BT Whole Home' but it's a big jump in price from the single booster

Well, a three disk BT setup certainly is, but a three node Tenda Nova MW3 is a mere seventy quid and most people would be amazed how much better that will be than a VM hub and a booster.

Buying any branded powerline booster, you'll not see much change out of forty quid (still better value than renting a VM booster), the extra thirty for a Tenda Nova MW3 is a bargain, and what - the extra is a couple of rounds of drinks (back in the days when pubs existed), or a weeks worth of a high street coffee habit?

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Well, a three disk BT setup certainly is, but a three node Tenda Nova MW3 is a mere seventy quid and most people would be amazed how much better that will be than a VM hub and a booster

I didn't know about the Tenda Nova at the time I brought the BT whole home 3 disc version. I paid around £120-£130 an it was definitely worth it (so agree with gary_dexer on that point.

I learnt the hard way and brought a WIFi extender first then changed to the power lines adaptors finally moving to the mesh system at the end. At the time I didn't want to spend that much money but in hindsight it been fantastic purchase.

Apologies for hijacking your thread 'Brum'.

I really feel that going to a mesh system is the best if you really want a reliable signal around the house. By the time you spend money on the booster or powerlines you could put that towards a mesh system.

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If Brum is quick then CurrysPCWorld are doing the Tenda Nova MW3 for only sixty quid.  That's a steal (but not quite in the way that three quid a month forever for a solitary skanky powerline booster is a right bleeping steal).

And there's a good summary of what's what in mesh over at Tech Advisor.  And just to prove I'll eat my own (advisory) dog food, I'm running a TP-Link Deco M4 mesh, and it is excellent.  

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Re: Ordering a WiFi booster

Hi all and thanks for your comments.  I should be able to get a free booster from virgin but the media connects app just sends me in an endless loop -does anyone have any answers for this problem?

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