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How will my wifi booster know to log into my network automatically and not next door? is it don't through the house's electricity? or is each booster automatically set up for a specific house?

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@nbr1Verge wrote:

How will my wifi booster know to log into my network automatically and not next door? is it don't through the house's electricity? or is each booster automatically set up for a specific house?


WiFi boosters have to be paired to the HUB using WPS

One part of the booster (Smaller one) plugs into the HUB, via ethernet, and power.

The other part (Larger) plugs into the power.

The two communicate through the power line to give signal in areas your HUB cannot.

Have a look here for a full guide.

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Hi i must have a ~Different type or maybe im talking about something else its hexagonal shape and it plugs into the wall and no other parts with it , it has no buttons and pairs itself.

https://imgur.com/Yz7s3wq

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@nbr1Verge wrote:

Hi i must have a ~Different type or maybe im talking about something else its hexagonal shape and it plugs into the wall and no other parts with it , it has no buttons and pairs itself.

https://imgur.com/Yz7s3wq


They are the new 'pods':

https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/intelligent-wifi-pods-new 

Click here for the guide to using them.

I assume they are pre-configured to work with your HUB?

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I have mine working fine, what im wondering is if they are pre configured or if they just pick up the hub through the electric somehow as if it was OTA it could pick up neighbours signals, just im heading to my parent's house and they have virgin and I want to see if it improves their signal for them but if its pre-configured il have to try and get them their own to test it out.

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@nbr1Verge wrote:

I have mine working fine, what im wondering is if they are pre configured or if they just pick up the hub through the electric somehow as if it was OTA it could pick up neighbours signals, just im heading to my parent's house and they have virgin and I want to see if it improves their signal for them but if its pre-configured il have to try and get them their own to test it out.


Well they don't use your power line to communicate.

They connect to the HUB/each other to repeat the wireless signal.

There has been a firmware update recently so I imagine the pods are added to your account, and since your HUB is also on your account it 'knows' that they are allowed to connect.

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ah get ya i thought it was like a powerline link.

"A Powerline adapter is a device which uses your homes electric wiring to transmit communications signals"

So no way of knowing if it will work on my parents or not. Best to just order them their own
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@nbr1Verge wrote:
ah get ya i thought it was like a powerline link.

"A Powerline adapter is a device which uses your homes electric wiring to transmit communications signals"

So no way of knowing if it will work on my parents or not. Best to just order them their own

I suggest they would not work at your parents, if they are linked to account, which makes sense.

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The new WiFi Pods are indeed associated to the account on which they were ordered and will not work anywhere else.

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I believe they’re linked to the MAC address of the hub. 


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