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WiFi booster affecting range?

Hi, 

I’ve purchased a WiFi booster today and it’s solved the dead spot in the extension however it seems as though the virgin router radius has dropped, is this possible?! 

For example, I was achieving 50mbs in the kitchen, now it barely connects to my phone and has dropped to 30mbs when connected. Booster is placed in the kitchen so is it possible it’s lowered virgin media’s router radius?? 

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Re: WiFi booster affecting range?

If you buy really cheap poor quality N300 extenders it can do this 

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Re: WiFi booster affecting range?

Yeah that’s exactly what it is, N300 for about £18.

Any recommendations on what might be better? 
Basically I have a dead spot in the extension, not the entire extension, just the space behind the original brick wall of the house. I’ve thought about a powerline however it would mean connecting via cable which I’d like to avoid as there will be 3/4 devices that require a connection.

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: WiFi booster affecting range?

It’s sharing the bandwidth with another device.

You need a mesh system or better router. 


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Re: WiFi booster affecting range?

The virgin boosters are pretty good, what TV package are you on, they may be free?.

 

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Re: WiFi booster affecting range?

Got the Maxit TV package, think it’s highest one available?

If I am eligible for it, how do I go about it receiving one? 

cheers appreciate the help

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Yes you can get a free booster from virgin, you can get one by downloading the connect app and it will help you check for blackspots

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Great thank you for info! 

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Re: WiFi booster affecting range?

“Pretty good” is a subjective term.

They're “OK” if you have a good electrical ring main and no other powerline adaptors connected. 


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