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Standard User John_smitheryooo
(newbie) Sun 24-Feb-19 12:07:45
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Our VDSL router is a nightmare, what routers are better?


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We have a Technicolor TG588V2, it drops out on WiFi constantly, (Phone Coop) the signal is poor around the house, itís way inferior to the plusnet homehub it replaced. Iíve got the homehub wired up as a repeater and one end of our laughably small flat is now connected to that.

Whatís the best router on the market for WiFi over brick walls etc?

Fibre broadband, with The Phone Coop, would not recommend them. Takes them days to respond and responses are usually not useful.
Standard User copex
(committed) Sun 24-Feb-19 21:30:23
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Re: Our VDSL router is a nightmare, what routers are better?


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i would hold off buying a new router until WPA3 becomes avaible just continue with your current setup
Standard User baby_frogmella
(knowledge is power) Mon 25-Feb-19 03:52:01
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Re: Our VDSL router is a nightmare, what routers are better?


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In reply to a post by John_smitheryooo:
Whatís the best router on the market for WiFi over brick walls etc?

Any one of the Netgear D7800, TP Link VR2800, Billion 8900AX or Asus DSL-AC88U should give you significantly better Wi-Fi. All are 4x4 stream MuMimo routers.

WPA2 encryption is fine as long as you use a strong password.

FluidOne FTTPoD 330/30 Mbps
Linksys EA9500v2


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Standard User PhilipD
(experienced) Mon 25-Feb-19 07:59:47
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Re: Our VDSL router is a nightmare, what routers are better?


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Hi

It might simply be interference with other nearby Wi-Fi, have you tried changing the channels? 1, 6 and 11 are usually the recommended ones. See https://www.metageek.com/training/resources/why-chan...

Having a repeater will not be helping in a small area if the problem is interference.

Also given the legal requirements for power levels etc and that they are all using one of several comma chips, there is less difference between routers Wi-Fi range than we might assume from marketing and anecdotal evidence. Usually the difference is in the pattern radiated from the antenna favouring someones property layout over another one, but simply moving or turning a Wi-Fi router might achieve the same thing.

Also don't forget the Wi-Fi router is only half the story, it doesn't matter how elaborate the antenna are sticking up from the go-faster casing if the issue is receving a clean signal from your other devices.

Regards

Phil
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