The 2.4ghz band is slow - i max out at 30Mbps on a 1GB line but get circa 600Mpbs on the 5Ghz band.
Getting a booster won’t help - it will just extend the already poor signal about.
You need to get a mesh system or your own router and run the Hub in Modem Mode.
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The WiFi Boosters arrived today. I've fitted them and I wanted to report back.
In my opinion, they have made a dramatic difference. The PS4 which can only operate on 2.4Ghz band has increased its download speed from 4/5Mbps to around 24Mbps. iPhones are not switching to 2.4Ghz from the 5Ghz network, which was causing them to slow down.
The main reason I had order them was due to the low speeds on the PS4. I appreciate every situation is different, but for me, it worked and I'm really happy 🙂
If they were free that's great. If you are paying the £3/mo charge it isn't. Those monies would be better spent on getting a better solution.
Stopping the phones switching bands is easily doable anyway in the Hub settings by just renaming/separating the 2 SSID's.
My lad uses the PS4 (and gaming computer) and would never consider using a wifi connection - ethernet cables all the way. Look at options for that - its not that difficult really.
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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 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router +2 Airport Express's. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.