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Standard User 1960lindy
(newbie) Tue 26-Aug-14 11:02:05
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VIRGIN SUPERHUB WI-FI ISSUES


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Hi, I'm new here so I may be posting on the wrong area so feel free to "bump" me to the correct place!

I have a virgin superhub in the house and I want to get wifi in my home office at the end of the garden which is about 100ft away from the house. I get no signal there at all on my ipad and I wondered if there was any way this can be solved as I am not very technical. I have a wired point in the log cabin to connect my desktop computer but I need the wifi to work too.

Any comments/suggestions would be much appreciated
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 26-Aug-14 11:20:22
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Re: VIRGIN SUPERHUB WI-FI ISSUES


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As you have a wired point there already it is quite simple.

Buy a wireless access point with four Ethernet ports. Plug that into the socket you already have, connect your desktop PC to one of the ports and off you go.


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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Aug-14 11:25:38
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Re: VIRGIN SUPERHUB WI-FI ISSUES


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Ring up virgin and get a SH2 as I believe from what you say you might have a SH1?

The wifi on them IS rubbish, the SH2 is so much better it might reach. But you could also do what others suggest


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 26-Aug-14 11:33:24
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Re: VIRGIN SUPERHUB WI-FI ISSUES


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Using an older TP-Link is this exact same mode (an old Ethernet switch died).

The TP Link Archer C2 is a current model that should do whats needed and give fast wireless at £45

Rough guide as to what to do
http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?faqid=417

Another guide is http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/wap/configuring-wap.html

A single port wireless access point and a 4 port Ethernet switch can probably be sourced for less money, but means two power supplies and wireless not likely to be as good. If buying wireless kit these days really only worth buying dual band kit too.

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Aug-14 13:00:32
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AS I said in another post.

I have a TP-Link WR1043ND for free for the cost of postage. It does the job well and it's 3 gigabit ports and good wireless I believe up to 300mbps. I've used it on 152 before

If you want it PM me, I've offered it to someone else too but it's first come..
Standard User 1960lindy
(newbie) Tue 26-Aug-14 21:33:12
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Thanks very much for your help, appreciate it.
Standard User 1960lindy
(newbie) Tue 26-Aug-14 21:34:37
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Thank you for the useful links and your suggestions.
Standard User 1960lindy
(newbie) Tue 26-Aug-14 21:35:49
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Thanks very much for your help - I've PM'd you.
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