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WiFi help needed

Hi where a family of Five and we have loads of tech in the house multiple iPads, I phones, Xbox, PlayStation, alexas all over the house but we are struggling to get things working. My guess is because we have around 20+ items connected at any time. 

Would getting another router be better, one that can hold more items? 

If so what’s the best router to buy? 

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Re: WiFi help needed

Possibly yes.

What your budget? Coverage required?


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Re: WiFi help needed

hi the budget can be what ever it needs to be, I’ve seen that a new router can cost up to £300 but don’t really want to splash out as I don’t know if this will help. 

the house is a new build house 4 double bedrooms 

 

thanks fo your help with this 

 

 

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You can go 3 ways;

1. Standalone router

2. Mesh system

3. Wireless Access Points (requires you to run lengths of cabling from the hub)


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Thanks Gary 

 

what would be your best way of dealing with this? And what routers would your recommend? 

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If it's just coverage you are after, then wifi extender(s) would solve the problem. However, it's more likely that you will need more bandwidth than you currently have available, if it's connection speeds that are the issue.

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3. Wireless Access Points (requires you to run lengths of cabling from the hub)

A wifi extender does not necessarily have to be cable connected - depends on the model.

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@alepot1 wrote:

3. Wireless Access Points (requires you to run lengths of cabling from the hub)

A wifi extender does not necessarily have to be cable connected - depends on the model.


That’s why I said Access Point, not Extender.


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@Bluespiderman wrote:

Thanks Gary 

 

what would be your best way of dealing with this? And what routers would your recommend? 


Any mid-high end ASUS or TP-Link router would work.

But depending on coverage of the house a Mesh system might be the better option. 


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