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2.4Ghz – Slow Speeds

Hi everyone,

I have the 350Mbps package which is great on my main computer. Consistently getting speed of 380Mbps+ connected to the 5Ghz network.

For some of my equipment such as SONOS and the PS4 that can only use the 2.4Ghz band/network, the speeds are below 10Mbps. 

Even if I connect my iPhone to the 2.4Ghz network, standing next to the Hub, I can only obtain 25Mbps.

I have ordered the WiFi Boosters to see if these can help. I'm sure this issue has been answered before but would appreciate any help. I know the 2.4Ghz band can support 400Mbps+

Thanks
Louis

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Re: 2.4Ghz – Slow Speeds

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 bosters will not help it will make it worse. It just another wireless device clogging up the spectrum
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Re: 2.4Ghz – Slow Speeds

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 🙂 

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Re: 2.4Ghz – Slow Speeds

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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