So I posted on the VM forms a few months ago about some VERY weird behaviour with my superhub (I know, I know)
VM moderators/support staff read the post and were actually helpful enough to action a replacement superhub for me - however, after a few months of blissful operation, things are going quite weird again and I was hoping one of the gurus on here might be able to render some assistance/give some advice?
Basically a few different things can often happen after a period of time.. (btw, I'm using 2.4GHz WiFi as not all of my devices support 5GHz)
So.. After first using "WiFi Analyser" on my phone to check the channel numbers of other networks in proximity, I set my superhub to a channel as far away from them as possible. For a few days, everything works excellently. Then with no warning, Wireless devices either drop and re-acquire a connection frequently or they simply cannot connect at all.
Often turning my SH off from the mains completely for about a minute and then turning it on again brings things back.. devices can connect and everything works again for a few more days.
However, on occasion devices will say they're connected but downloads are either ridiculously slow or there's no internet connectivity at all. Naturally, I check the status of my overall internet connection on a wired machine and that's still working fine so as a last resort I try shifting my SH to another WiFi channel - again, taking care to choose a channel that's as far away from other nearby networks as possible. On these occasions, this work around is effective until a few days later.. then it's rinse and repeat with one of the two fixes mentioned previously.
(btw 2 - The superhub is in an elevated position in the house, with plenty of ventilation so unless I received another faulty unit I don't believe it is the environment per-se...)
For a final bit of "weirdness", on one occasion I had the SH on Channel 1, with NO other networks within at least 5 channels of it, devices had connectivity but bandwidth was awful. I moved the SH to Channel 13, which was only 2 channels away from another network and bandwidth went up to full speed... what gives?!?!
I'm no signals/electronics expert, so can someone tell me if higher channels are naturally/consistently more reliable overall? Or is the SH more performant on those channels?
Any and all help, advice appreciated..I'd rather not have to shell out for a separate WiFi router and put the SH into modem mode, and given how well it works most of the time and after I do those workarounds, there has to be some kind of answer or explanation to get more consistent performance
Kind regards and thanks in advance!