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1. What is smart Wifi and should I keep it enabled?

2. Which wireless mode is the best and whats the difference?

802.11ac, 802.11n/ac or 802.11a/n/c

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Unless you have VM “pods” I would turn off smart WiFi, it does cause problems with some devices.

There is no “best” WiFi mode, the modes are dependant on what devices you are using to connect to the hub. All modern WiFi devices will use 8082.11ac. For a fuller explanation, search the web.


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@h1cks86 wrote:

1. What is smart Wifi and should I keep it enabled?

2. Which wireless mode is the best and whats the difference?

802.11ac, 802.11n/ac or 802.11a/n/c


As Tudor has said.

'Smart' wifi on wireless routers can be useful - but often the algorithms in the software don't get it right and it causes issues.  If you don't have it enabled I recommend using a free wifi analyser app to determine what looks to be the best channels to use in your home - to avoid clashing with a neighbour.

I don't recognise '802.11a/n/c' but maybe that's what it's been listed as (did you mean 802.11a/n/ac ?) - 802.11 a, b, g, n and ac are the 'main' legacy standards - the fastest on VM hubs is currently ac which uses 5GHz.  If all your devices work OK you can use that setting - but if you have any older or more basic devices you may need the 'lower' settings for compatibility reasons.  There are various websites showing the different 802.11 standards, their speeds and evolution

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Hi @h1cks86.

 

Welcome to our community forums and thank you for your fist post.

 

Thank you for getting in touch with us regarding this enquiry. We are glad to see that our community were able to answer this for you. You may also find the following useful https://www.virginmedia.com/help/intelligent-wifi .

 

Please let us know if you need any further help regarding this.

 

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