Hi all i was using home plugs they were working fine downstairs but would drop off upstairs i replaced these with DECO TP LINK wifi units a few days ago my son was playing xbox last night and they continually drop connection tried virgin wifi and had the same problem, does anyone have a better solution. Many thanks
My lad who believes wifi is the work of the devil, uses a pair of (Solwise) powerline adapters which have 2 ethernet ports. One wired to the router and the one in his bedroom is connected by short Cat6 cables to his gaming PC and consoles - all works flawlessly. I would get those types instead of relying on wifi.
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My services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.
prior to going completely wireless i was using tp link homeplugs downstairs with little to no problems atall however upstairs was a different story and i read somewhere that if your electrical wiring is on different ring's ie 1 ring upstairs and another downstairs you will have problems, which i imagine is the problem i have. thanks again for the advice.
That is indeed true, powerline can be problematic across different rings.
You could try a meshed WiFi system similar to the BT WholeHome WiFi. I’d suggest if you want to give them a go, to purchase from a supplier who has a no-quibble return policy just in case. WiFi can be a bit hit and miss as well at the best of times.
hi i purchased TP link mesh from amazon and on the day i put them in i had the problem i haven't had the problem since (roughly 4days) so i am now wondering whether there was a problem with virgin that evening i will just have to wait and see.