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Thommo14
Dialled in

I've been experiencing infuriating 5Ghz connection dropouts on several mobile devices in my home. I have tried changing channels on my Hub 3, but the changes simply won't stick (they will save, but next time you log into the router it reverts to channel 44).

Looking at other posts with a similar issue, a good option appears to be buying a new router and putting Virgin's into modem mode.

So, I'm looking for a router recommendation.

Thanks in advance

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jbrennand
Very Insightful Person
Very Insightful Person

Look at the TP-Link Deco range of mesh systems too.

What is your budget?  What "features" are important to you? -    Wifi6? QoS? PoE? Parental controls?


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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 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.

Sephiroth
Alessandro Volta

What legacy said.  Also nothing wrong with John's suggestion.  I use ASUS.

Seph - ( DEFROCKED - My advice is at your risk)

Thommo14
Dialled in

Cheers for that, folks.

I don't game at all, but I do stream a lot. Will check those recommendations out.

Sephiroth
Alessandro Volta

I use ASUS RT AX8800U - Has good WiFi coverage.  I don't game either.

Jiohn's Deco Mesh suggestion is also worth looking at.  Modem mode has always been the way to go.

Seph - ( DEFROCKED - My advice is at your risk)

Thommo14
Dialled in

Cheers. I will check those out and hopefully be rid of these connection dropouts.

I don't have a fixed budget in mind, so I'm flexible. Wi-Fi6, QoS, PoE or parental controls are not important. I'm mainly looking for good coverage and to not have my devices using 5Ghz drop connection.

 

Will you ever consider moving to Gig1?

If not, routers with 2.5Gbps ethernet ports are overkill.

Something like this should easily cover a home:

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/deco/deco-x10/

Just a note with most mesh systems each 'node' only has two ethernet ports. Some do have more, however, you need to consider this when thinking about wired devices.

roy247
Superstar

All of the above answer's for a new router are valid but have you checked the hub 3 setting for Channel Optimisation is set to off.