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Poor network reach

The signal doesnt seem to reach any further than the lounge which the router is situated in and im not sure of the steps I need to take. 

Not happy with the service as surely the wifi should get further than one room? Previous broadband we have had hasnt been this poor, could it be the router itself is faulty? 

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Re: Poor network reach

Alas - the VM hubs are pretty bad!

It is why VM don't guarantee WiFi - only wired!

Definitely better off getting your own router and using the hub in modem mode - It is quite a capable modem!



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Re: Poor network reach

Before doing this is there anything else I can try? 

And can you suggest any budget friendly routers? 

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One thing you can try is to split the 2.4G and 5G bands (Go into the router settings and under wireless - Give them separate names to differentiate! - Disable intelligent/smart WiFi in this section too

If that fails - I'd recommend the TP-Link Archer C7 - Seems to work really well for me - 3 bedroom semi.

Easy to configure and very flexible!



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Re: Poor network reach

Tried that also. 

Is there nothing I can check to ensure everything is working as it should? 

Also, is it worth looking at mesh wifi or to jsut buy a new router?

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With MESH, it depends on how big your property is - £100 will get you a 2 unit Deco 5 at the moment and could be good and expandable!

A way of looking at signal strength would be to download a WiFi analyser app on your phone

It will show you signal strengths (also any overlapping broadcasts)



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