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Andymaid
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Hi Team 

We have 2 boosters 

one upstairs 

one downstairs 

My wife and I both have to work at home re Covid 

As WiFi isn’t working upstairs am I right in thinking that you can’t have 2 boosters connected?

Any assistance greatly appreciated 

Thanks 

Andy

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Re: Boosters

you can have as many boosters as you want, providing you have enough power sockets (and money).


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But performance will vary depending on your mains electrical layout.  If the main booster unit (near the hub) is on a circuit controlled by a different fuse or circuit breaker to the circuit you've plugged a secondary booster into, performance will often be poor, and in some cases it won't work at all.  

My personal view is that plug in boosters are an unreliable solution to poor wifi coverage, and you'd be better off investing a few bob in a mesh wireless setup. 

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agreed, powerline adapters (which is what these are) are generally a poor solution.

you don't even need a mesh to resolve 90% of the problem, you just need a good WIFI access point (which you will get with a good quality router).


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Or sometimes a decent wifi router does the job 🙂

See message 5.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-WiFi/Internet-connection-instability/td-p/449152...

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Re: Boosters

yep i have the ASUS RT-AX88U and it's in an upstairs rooms and get whole house coverage.
my nvidia shield pro downstairs in a cupboard connects to 5Ghz at between 400-500Mbps, and my laptop connects at 2.2Gbps (albeit it's usually in the same room and those speeds are mostly pointless when everything else on the LAN is gigabit at best).

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