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Will try and explain this as best as possible.

 

We have a virgin super hub router which is upstairs.

We have two android devices. One upstairs near the router. The other (new device) downstairs directly below the router, about 20/25 feet away. Both of them worked faultlessly today.

I have to swap the devices around. I did this and one of them (new device) stopped loading streams.

I Swapped the devices back and both worked again.

I can only assume that it has something too do with wifi signal/strength ?

 

What in the TNFs most valued opinion would be the best (and simplest)  solution ?

 

Please note that when it comes to I.T stuff I'm very, very limited so please don't use the hi-tech lingo you all talk in.

 

Love and peace. Dougie.

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Will try and explain this as best as possible.

 

We have a virgin super hub router which is upstairs.

We have two android devices. One upstairs near the router. The other (new device) downstairs directly below the router, about 20/25 feet away. Both of them worked faultlessly today.

I have to swap the devices around. I did this and one of them (new device) stopped loading streams.

I Swapped the devices back and both worked again.

I can only assume that it has something too do with wifi signal/strength ?

 

What in the TNFs most valued opinion would be the best (and simplest) solution ?

 

Please note that when it comes to I.T stuff I'm very, very limited so please don't use the hi-tech lingo you all talk in.

 

Love and peace. Dougie.

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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Will try and explain this as best as possible.

 

We have a virgin super hub router which is upstairs.

We have two android devices. One upstairs near the router. The other (new device) downstairs directly below the router, about 20/25 feet away. Both of them worked faultlessly today.

I have to swap the devices around. I did this and one of them (new device) stopped loading streams.

I Swapped the devices back and both worked again.

I can only assume that it has something too do with wifi signal/strength ?

 

What in the TNFs most valued opinion would be the best (and simplest) solution ?

 

Please note that when it comes to I.T stuff I'm very, very limited so please don't use the hi-tech lingo you all talk in.

 

Love and peace. Dougie.

Try going to were the android devices are with a mobile phone and performing a speed test using speed test.net. if you're getting good speeds then it will be down to the fact that your android boxes don't have the greatest network card in them and will be limited in the speed they can handle. If this is the case thapen you may want to either download before hand of choose a lower bit rate (size file) as your device may not be able to download quick enough for the stream you're watching.

 

A signal booster will extend a signal but the bandwidth will be lost so just by simply adding a booster may not achieve anything as you will find that the signal is getting to the room / area but the devices can't receive it.

 

Edit: solution would be connecting via Ethernet cable.

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Anybody use a powerline WiFi extender, where it's plugged into the mains and connected to the router and device via an Ethernet cable?

No mate.

 

Any good?

I don't know, do I. I've just said, I've not got one.

 

Do they work?

How the fucking hell am I supposed to know, CD. Ask some cunt who knows. FFS.

 

Hope this helps.

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Anybody use a powerline WiFi extender, where it's plugged into the mains and connected to the router and device via an Ethernet cable?

 

Any good? Do they work?

 

 

they are good, as long as 1)  they are on the same circuit (not as stupid as it sounds, as often houses have had lots of additional wiring added) and 2) you try to make the connections as simple as possible - in other words, plugging them straight into the wall rather than via extension leads etc.  

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Anybody use a powerline WiFi extender, where it's plugged into the mains and connected to the router and device via an Ethernet cable?

 

Any good? Do they work?

 

 

They're great. I use them at home and at my workplace. Very reliable, and on the very odd occasion they fail, you just....... wait for it.... turn them off an on again.

 

Much better than wifi extenders.

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Reset my Virgin router to factory defaults, added two power line adaptors and it's now working like a dream.

 

As per my wife's rules of 'Do blue jobs well expect sexual rewards' am expecting anal at some point over the weekend.

 

Will keep the TNF posted.

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I bought the BT whole home Wi-fi mesh system and it’s improved the signal no end.

 

They aren’t cheap but they do work well. Depending on how big your house you’ll need 2 or 3 discs, likely the latter to be safe.

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I bought the BT whole home Wi-fi mesh system and it’s improved the signal no end.

 

They aren’t cheap but they do work well. Depending on how big your house you’ll need 2 or 3 discs, likely the latter to be safe.

 

 

yep, I've got this and it definitely works well

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Reset my Virgin router to factory defaults, added two power line adaptors and it's now working like a dream.

 

As per my wife's rules of 'Do blue jobs well expect sexual rewards' am expecting anal at some point over the weekend.

 

Will keep the TNF posted.

She told me she's bought a strap on,or did she say 'married to?'

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What the adapters?

Not a clue with this shit just having a few issues with a virgin

Should post on the gf instead. Much better advice on this kind of thing there.

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