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Should I get a mesh system?

I have a hub 3, big old house and up to 60 devices connected at any one time using a dogs dinner of powelines, network switches, long Ethernet cables and extenders.

All worked rather well (surprisingly) until the last few weeks. Now randomly losing connection to a range of different devices via Ethernet. Rebooting does not fix but physically unplugging and reconnecting the cables to the dropped device does.

No individual ports or switches seem favoured. I suspect the hub is failing to cope as a router for so many devices.

Should I bite the bullet and go for a mesh system with a dedicated router or is there anything else to try first? If so which is the best mesh for virgin media?

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Re: Should I get a mesh system?

Sounds like a Mesh system would be of benefit

There seems to be some good deals on the TP link Deco M4 at present with 3 unit packs for under £100

Tenda models are are another option

Put the VM hub in modem mode and use the mesh system as the router

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Re: Should I get a mesh system?

If you have Ethernet cable to pars of your house you should consider wiring a mesh system or better still just getting a couple of good quality Wireless Access Points.


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Re: Should I get a mesh system?


@Tudor wrote:

If you have Ethernet cable to pars of your house you should consider wiring a mesh system or better still just getting a couple of good quality Wireless Access Points.


I agree, but suggest the router is replaced regardless, particularly since the OP feels that’s part of the cause of their issues.

Personally I use a third party wireless router, Ethernet to additional access points, hub in modem mode.

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Re: Should I get a mesh system?

I agree, but suggest the router is replaced regardless, particularly since the OP feels that’s part of the cause of their issues.

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Re: Should I get a mesh system?

A quick update. 
Decided to get a mesh system with router and put my hub 3 in modem mode. It was Amazon prime day so got a the eero 6+ 3 pack with a third off the price. (£200).

No drop outs at all. I used to curse my Sonos system which kept loosing devices but even that works perfectly now. Brilliant Wi-Fi coverage and all seems a bit quicker too. Should have done it years ago.

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