The Hub 3 is sited up off the floor and unobstructed by anything. As far away from the tv as it can be with the supplied Ethernet cable. All as suggested by Virgin. Conventional 1930’s brick built house. Any device brought into the lounge with the router gets excellent connection over WiFi. The 2 bedrooms above the lounge get awful service with signals dropping out and sometimes staying out. The physical barrier between the router and the bedrooms above? Plaster ceiling, wooden joists and floorboards. Surely a WiFi network should cope with this, let alone the other poor areas further away and the other side of brick walls?
.... Surely a WiFi network should cope with this, let alone the other poor areas further away and the other side of brick walls?
Bear in mind VM Hubs (and other suppliers') contain a modem + a router + wireless equipment and are "free" to you. How much do you think VM are willing to pay their supplier for millions of these units. Tear-down estimates I have seen say - £20 tops (may be wrong of course!). So with some people paying £300-400 for top quality gaming wireless routers and others £100+ for a router + £50-100 to add wireless access points and others ~£300 for a top of the range Mesh system - you have to ask yourself - why?
A very decent Mesh system that should work for you in your setting can be had for £100-150 - cheaper ones with fewer features will be £50-100.
-------------------- John --------------------
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. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.