I have been using Netflix and Prime for some time but for the last couple of months it has become impossible. The problem seems to be a weak signal. When I check the signal level on my TV it reports about 25% to 50%. I am on fibre broadband with a Hub 3 and 200 Mbps.
I checked the signal level with the hopeless Virgin Connect app and it says it was "Great" before crapping out on me. Now it won't connect either.
Should I be getting a new Hub or booster or whatever?
Hi, I had a visit from a technician and he fixed it. I think he said it was because the signal was too strong and it required to be attenuated but I am still having problems. My hub is upstairs and I am struggling to get a good signal downstairs on my TV and my wife's laptop. This causes problems with streaming services.
I am on the big Kahuna bundle with M200 fibre broadband so I would have thought that it should be better than it is. Am I not entitled to a booster to improve this?
Thank you for the update on this. I'm glad that the problems with Netflix and Prime appear to be resolved now. However, it's a shame to hear that you're now facing some problems with your Wi-Fi signal reach and strength in the home.
Is this impacting all devices downstairs or just certain ones, such as the TV and laptop you've mentioned? If you haven't already, I'd advise giving these Wi-Fi tips a whirl and also download and used our Connect App. It'll test the connection in your home and suggest improvements where applicable, and also can detect black spots in the home.
I've also seen you mention being on a Big Kahuna bundle, which is one of our legacy packages we don't offer anymore. We don't carry out package upgrades from here on the community forums, but with the above in mind it may be worth speaking with our retentions department on 0345 454 1111 (or 150 from a Virgin Media landline) when you get a moment to do so. They can discuss offers and options with you, and may be able to offer a faster broadband package for a similar price to what you're paying right now.
Keep us posted on the above. We're here to help if you need us.
I am having problems with all devices downstairs including phones, laptop and TV (slow/buffering when using streaming services). I really don't think faster broadband is what's required. This seems to be a signal strength rather speed issue?