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Wifi speed

Shauntheblue85
Tuning in

Hi 

 

I've for the highest broadband speed with Virgin and the full package yet I can't get a decent signal in the kitchen or the two kids bedrooms, my wifi box is in a good position it was installed and moved by the engineer, I've used the app to check my signal in each room, around the house am getting between 600mps and 700mos around the house yet the kicten am getting between 12mps and the two bedroom 17mos how much our these wifi pods virgin sell and are they worth it 

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Client62
Legend

5Ghz WI-Fi is capable of good speeds but not through heavy internal brick work.

For solid build properties Wireless Access points ( wired or Powerline) can be a lot more helpful than Wireless Repeaters / VM Pods.

jbrennand
Very Insightful Person
Very Insightful Person

See this info...

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To address the wifi issues, VM now supply “wifi Pods” (no longer doing cheap and cheerless and poor value “boosters”). However, their Pods are only free to customers on the 1GB, Volt (or old Ultimate Oomph) packages - is that you? If so they are worth trying - they should work for you. VM Wifi is now “guaranteed” to 30 Mbps/room it’s now called… Wifi Max
See if anything in here helps….

https://www.virginmedia.com/wifi-max

You call 0800 064 3850 to order the first one after scanning for blackspots using the connect App.- or just wait here for a VM person to respond in a day or two and they will sort the first one for you. If you do call dont get fobbed off by the offshore CS agents' saying you aren’t eligible - you are - it is clearly stated on the webpage.

If not free to you… you will be charged £8/month for up to 3 pods (note - BT charge £10/mo for their whole home wifi solution). It’s a simple solution and should work for you. However, you would soon pay off that cost by buying your own wireless solution that will be yours to own and use forever, although the VM Pods should be a simpler option.

If you do want to invest in better equipment, you would need to get either a… (1) Mesh System, (2) Wireless router, (3) Wireless access point, (4) a pair of good quality Wifi Powerline Adaptors, or a combination of (2&3).

£40-100 (that’s ~4->12 months of Max Pod rental) should sort it for most customers with an average property and usage. Spend more for additional advanced“features” - if required.


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John
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I do not work for VM. My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired, 2 on WiFi) Hub5 in modem mode with Apple Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's & TP-Link Archer C64 WAP. On Volt 350Mbps, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.