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Broadband Speed

Hi,

newbie to virgin broadband, which has worked fine since having it fitted. On New Year’s Day found WiFi stood next to the router is less than 30mbps. When this was first fitted over 100mbps. Nothing has changed but we hear of throttling down is a real thing. If not what can I change?

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Re: Broadband Speed

Which Hub do you have ?

What is your contracted speed ?

What speeds do you get at >>  SamKnows << with a direct connection using a Cat 5E or better ethernet cable between the Hub in Router Mode and a 1Gbs capable Pc/Mac/Chromebook and no other devices connected ?


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Re: Broadband Speed

Hi,

HUB 3

100mbps

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Re: Broadband Speed

The problem with Wi-Fi is that it can be brilliant at breakfast time and useless by lunchtime and you haven't changed anything, BUT, something, somewhere has changed, then you can spend hours and even days trying to find a fix for something that can be totally out of your control.

If you remove all the internal walls, water, electronic and electrical devices, metallic pipes and conduits and wrap the whole building in a thick lead shield you will have a good chance of getting decent Wi-Fi from an ISP Hub.

Just a few things that can affect Wi-Fi in the average home …

Blockage (visible) …

Mirrors, furniture, fish tanks, people, radiators, walls, flooring / ceilings.

Interference (invisible) …

Cordless phones, baby monitors, microwave ovens, fridges & freezers, TVs, next doors Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi equipment, DAB transmitters, the list is endless.

My VM Hub 3 Wi-Fi went into meltdown when the local authority / police CCTV camera on the lamppost adjacent to my house was used.

Many people have accepted that the VM Wi-Fi is poor and have purchased third party equipment that is much, much more powerful than the VM supplied kit and once set up have wondered why they waited for so long.


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Thank you for your explanation!

 

What third party equipment is best to obtain?

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Re: Broadband Speed

As for recommendations, only you know the ...

Budget,

Environment,

Workload the device will have to support.

Many people use Gigabit Enabled Wi-Fi Routers, many others use Mesh Systems.

Have a read of online PC and Networking mags to get an idea.


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