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Wifi boosters / mesh wifi

My parents currently pay for 200mb The wifi signal is very poor. Have checked speeds via ethernet and there is 200Mb+ going into the hub, however when using wifi this drops to 50-60Mb from as little as 6ft away.

1. The cable from the wall to the hub is very short limiting placement(can only sit behind the tv facing the room). Can you buy the cable for this so I can place the hub slightly further away so its not hidden?

2. In other rooms - especially upstairs the signal is atrocious and in one one you can't connect at all. As the downstairs and upstairs sockets are on different circuits is it pointless getting one of the Virgin intelligent wifi boosters? 

3. Would mesh wifi solve this problem? (Unsure how it works) or would I be better off putting the hub in modem mode and buying a separate third party router?

If you could offer any advice or point me in the direction of helpful information it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Wifi boosters / mesh wifi

If you’ve got full speeds by cable then there’s no line issue etc. 

To answer your points:

1. No you can’t use a third-party cable

2. Yes. Even if they’re on the same circuit they’re not great anyway

3. Yes it would. Depending on coverage required decides whether you need a mesh or router


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Re: Wifi boosters / mesh wifi

Thanks

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