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Wifi 3.0 hub replacement

What's the best way to fix the wifi poor signal. I had had the settings reset-didnt last.I have added all sorts of boosters including virgin  powerline x2. So what is the best solution apart from binning the hub. Thanks Billy 

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Re: Wifi 3.0 hub replacement

If it genuinely is poor signal and not interference.. then get your own wireless network equipment.
Get a good wireless router or/and wireless access point(s) (+ a router) or a Mesh system.

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What's a good wifi router that I can link to VM HUB 3.0 at a reasonable price. Billy 

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Re: Wifi 3.0 hub replacement

Bit like asking what is a good car to buy 🙂 Depends on what additional feature you want in the Hub, whether it will cover all your wifi needs and your budget.
I use only Apple gear (no longer marketed) for a router + x2 additional network wifi extenders. Below are some suggestions from folks on here recently - the Asus range gets generally good reviews on here.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/super-hub-3-WiFi-is-terrible/td-p/3965838

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/How-To-Set-Up-A-R8000-Nighthawk-Router-With...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub3-with-Asus-RT-AC68U/td-p/3975478/page/2

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/replacing-router/td-p/3923472

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Confused-new-router-needed-or-not/td-p/3798...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Superhub-3-Wifi-Issues-please-help/td-p/392...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Hub-3-wifi-keeps-dropping-out/td-p/3972775

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Positive-experience-of-using-BT-Total-Home-...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Best-router-for-Hub-3-modem-mode/td-p/37072...

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As @jbrennand says, there are lots of models with different features at different price points so difficult to recommend just one that will suit everybody.

I'd suggest you decide on a list of features you want/need the router to have and a budget.  Then draw up a shortlist of routers in your price range that have the features you want and see what reviews they get from actual users on places like Amazon.

If you narrow it down and want feedback on specific models then there might be somebody on the forum with the same model that can provide feedback.

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I need a router that has really good wifi as the kids are going to kill me if I don't get it sorted lol. I am looking at Tenda AC18 for about £70 so here's hoping it sorts it out. Thanks Billy 

 

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You might want to have a look at the Amazon reviews for that router, 2.4 out of 5 stars:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TENDA-AC18-Dual-Band-Wireless-Router/dp/B01N6ETMVT

Especially the one entitled "LOWER SIGNAL THAN VIRGIN HUB I WANTED TO REPLACE"

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Re: Wifi 3.0 hub replacement

As Scott says - you can do better than that.
If you are looking in the £60-90 price range - check out the D-Link options - they are better specced and get better reviews - many are on offer on Amazon.
Just ensure it works on a cable connection and has GB ethernet ports - MU-MIMO is good to have too - see this one as an example.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DIR-882-AC2600-MU-MIMO-Wi-Fi-Router/dp/B075FZR9M4/


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Re: Wifi 3.0 hub replacement

My personal recommendation if you're looking at £70 would be buy a Basic router & then an access point & cable they together to create an Access point around the property, that's what I done and get WiFi out to the end of my back green as well as 2 houses up (surprisingly, as there's lots of Wifi networks around my property.)

 

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Re: Wifi 3.0 hub replacement

Hi guys thanks for your help, I just ordered 

D-Link DIR‑2660, EXO AC2600

No doubt I will be back when setting it up. Lol

Cheers Billy 

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