Anyway, the point of this thread, Plusnet supplied him with their Speedtouch, or tecnicolor as they are called now 582n. the router seems to be really sensitive and you only have to touch it and it resets, may be a fault I suppose, but the one big problem with it is wi-fi, it is flipping useless.
It is in the living room and even going into the dining room, which is the next room the signal goes to half and in the kitchen, forget about it. upstairs the signal is really weak.
I know my mates house is a old Victorian house and the walls are thicker than modern houses, but his old Netgear, which was not wireless N offered a better signal.
Anyway to try and get a better signal for his laptop, we got a TP-link TL-WN821N USB dongle. It made little difference at all.
I did have a problem getting the dongle to work on his laptop, I mainly because his laptop uses the same manufacturer for the inbuilt wi-fi and lan, but went back yesterday after trying it on my own computers at home and got it working.
Long post i know, but is the plusnet router really that bad?
I got a Tp-link TL-WR1043ND router and I get at least a 95% signal where ever I go in my house.
Later on, i am going to take my router up and connect it to his fibre modem and see if that makes a difference.
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