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Broadband wifi signal strength issues

We have poor internet. 

We have this virgin hub (see picture).

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And a few of these sockets around our home (see other picture). 

Could we improv210608 Virgin socket.jpege our wi-fi signal throughout our house if we get another hub and have two plugged in in different spaces? 

If so, where can we get another hub? Any advice on whether we can get one second hand? 

If this will work, Do we need to do anything specific to get it set up for them to run together?

Any advice gratefully received. 

 

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Re: Broadband wifi signal strength issues

Can't see pictures as they need to be checked by a mod.

Could we improve our wi-fi signal throughout our house if we get another hub and have two plugged in in different spaces? 

You can only have one hub per account.

If so, where can we get another hub? Any advice on whether we can get one second hand?

You could put router in modem mode and use a better router within your budget.

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Thanks Stabilo

I don't really understand what this is. Can you summarise? 

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Thanks Stormwatcher, 

Is the hub the router? How do you put it into modem mode? 

Any advice on getting a better router that's good value for money?

 

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Re: Broadband wifi signal strength issues

The VM Hub3, that you have, is rented. It’s a modem, router, network switch and WiFi Access Point. You can only have one per account and any bought externally will never work. The VM hub is a very basic device, underpowered and cheap to produce. VM will supply you with “pods” to extend the WiFi, but unless you are on the top plan they will cost £5 per month.

The VM hub can be put into what is called “modem” mode, it then just acts as a mode with all the other functions turned off. User can then buy their own networking equipment.

This could be:

1) An all purpose router, with network switch and Wireless access point.

2) A mesh system, but this would only provide 1 Ethernet connection, so if more are required a network switch is also needed.

3) Separate router, network switch and access point/s.

If you want full coverage of good WiFi, the best option for novice users is 1) but with an additional Ethernet wired Wireless Access Point upstairs.

I only have personal experience of business quality networking equipment so I cannot really advice on consumer products.

 


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