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Wifi booster

Fairly new to Virgin. I have good speeds coming to my property but can't get a strong signal around my bungalow. 

I have tried to connect to my Virgin Hub to a Sky booster box but can't get it connected. I don't think Virgin supply the boxes like Sky do, any suggestions?

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Just be aware that new boosters are now currently only supplied free if you have the Hub4. if so they are worth trying. If not, they will charge £3/month rental and they aren't good value at that. The maths says that you would be far better putting those monies towards sourcing your own better quality, wireless equipment (which is yours forever) with the Hub in modem mode to solve your wifi issues.

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The Sky Boosters only work with the Sky Q routers

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Re: Wifi booster

Could anyone suggest a good reliable booster. Unfortunately my bungalow has a large extension so has two ring mains. I know some boosters rely on the ring mains.

Thanks

 

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Powerlines rely on good ring mains.

You can look at a booster or a mesh system, or if you're in a bungalow a more powerful standalone router "may" suffice

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Re: Wifi booster


@paulallen18 wrote:

Could anyone suggest a good reliable booster. Unfortunately my bungalow has a large extension so has two ring mains. I know some boosters rely on the ring mains.

Thanks

 


Do you have a budget in mind?

Something like:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TP-Link-DECO-E4-Whole-Home-Mesh-WiFi-System-3-Pack/392807610255?epid=2003... 

or

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TP-Link-Deco-E4-AC1200-Dual-Band-Whole-Home-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System-2-Pack/3626... 

especially with the 20% discount currently should suffice.

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Boosters wont work on separated ring mains.

You need...


Either.....

1) A Mesh System
2) A Wireless router
3) A Wireless access points
OR
4) A combination of the above

Budget? Tech ability? Can you easily wire up other units to your Hub's location?

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Quick look online Mesh systems are about £200 well above my price range. Not a gamer so don't need fast speeds just a stronger signal. 

EXTRA POST at £40 looks OK, but not sure if it is ring main reliant, do you know?

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@carl_pearce wrote:

@paulallen18 wrote:

Could anyone suggest a good reliable booster. Unfortunately my bungalow has a large extension so has two ring mains. I know some boosters rely on the ring mains.

Thanks

 


Do you have a budget in mind?

Something like:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TP-Link-DECO-E4-Whole-Home-Mesh-WiFi-System-3-Pack/392807610255?epid=2003... 

or

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TP-Link-Deco-E4-AC1200-Dual-Band-Whole-Home-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System-2-Pack/3626... 

especially with the 20% discount currently should suffice.


Deco "E" series only have 10/100Mbps ports


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Do your mean your budget is ~£40 ?

If so look at these - all with 1GB ports

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Archer-C6-Wireless-Supports-Parental/dp/B07L5YRYF4/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tenda-AC10U-1200Mbps-Dual-band-Power-saving/dp/B07C7Y9G96/

https://www.alza.co.uk/zyxel-nbg6615-d5481208.htm?o=1


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