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Poor Wifi Signal

Hello,

We have a hub 3 in the living room but our WiFi signal is extremely poor or non existent in any other part of the house. I've tried speaking to customer service and get nowhere. I've requested an engineer but I've been told I can't have one of those either.

As soon as I try to connect to the WiFi upstairs or in the study - we just get a loading circle that goes round and round. 

Any advice greatly appreciated. I've scanned the house with the app and it says no signal in any room apart from the living room.

I can't wait until my contract ends so I can cancel Virgin altogether. The worst customer service I have ever experienced!

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VM can't deliver wifi everywhere in your house they would have been better off not doing wifi. But if you think you can do better get your own wifi router with 1Gb ports and put hub in modem mode.

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Well when they sold it to me and I asked if the WiFi would work in other rooms,  they shouldn't have said 'yes - there will be no problem linking several devices to the wifi'.

Many other companies also guarantee it in every room and what is the point of WiFi if you can't move around your own home and access it? 

Not a very helpful response at all!

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See this
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If it is a wifi only issue, then on a Hub3/4/5, you should first try separating the SSID's of the 2.4 and 5 GHz wifi bands by renaming them in the settings At the same time switch off "channel optimisation/Smart wifi” and “ apply and save the settings. All wifi devices will now need reconnecting to the best SSID at each location. Also use a wifi scanning App to find the best wifi channels to use (just select and use channels 1,6,11 on 2.4GHz) - this often helps Hub users get better wifi performance - but its still no substitute for getting better kit 🙂

To address the wifi issues, VM now supply “wifi Pods” (no longer doing cheap and cheerless “boosters”). However, their Pods are only free to customers on the 1GB, Volt (or old Ultimate Oomph) packages - is that you? If so they are worth trying - they should work for you.

You do have to call in to order the first one (cant do it online the website is borked) - or try the web-chat or Whatsapp functions (that has worked for some) - or just wait here for a VM person to respond in a day or two and they will sort the first one for you .

If not… you will be charged £5/month (note - BT charge £10/mo for their whole home wifi solution). It’s a simple solution and should work for you. However, you would soon pay off that cost by buying your own wireless solution that will be yours to own and use forever, although the VM Pods should be a simpler option.

You would need to get either a… (1) Mesh System, (2) Wireless router, (3) Wireless access point (4) A combination of (2,3).

£30-100 should sort it for most customers with an average property and usage.

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John
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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 +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
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