In a nutshell, i have 2.4 and 5 enabled on my Virgin3 hub. I regularly lose connection on my Amazon firestick and alexa devices. Andthe wifi speed is all over the place.
When i lose the Amazon connections, i go into the amazon settings and try to move them from 2.4 to 5. I dont really know why i have both 2.4 and 5 enabled, and if life wouldbe easier if i had only one of these? I also find that i have to regularly re-boot the hub. Is there something i can do in the settings set up on the hub to stop this happening?
I am in an area where i should be getting well over 100 megabits. Some days i do and others it can be 20-40.
The tech guy at virgin said it was because i have a lot of devices on the wifi that i had issues. We have about 7 in total. Laptop, two ipads, Alexa, Hive and x2 mobiles. This seemed a little lbit of an excuse and he refused to send anyone out.
Power Line Adaptors can be very good or as much use as a piece of string between two bean cans.
Just a few things that can affect Wi-Fi in the average home …
Mirrors, furniture, fish tanks, people, radiators, walls (some more than others), cordless phones, baby monitors, microwave ovens, fridges & freezers, TVs, next doors Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi equipment, DAB transmitters, the list is endless.
Many people have accepted that the VM Wi-Fi is poor and have purchased third party equipment that is much, much more powerful than the VM supplied kit and once set up have wondered why they waited for so long.