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Currently my router is in my downstairs living room, not very good connection upstairs in my room. What do I need to install in my room to move the router upstairs? Also how much would this cost? … Read More
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Currently my router is in my downstairs living room, not very good connection upstairs in my room.

What do I need to install in my room to move the router upstairs? Also how much would this cost?
I'm with Virgin Media and have the SuperHub 3

As you can probably tell I don't know much about this and any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
1. Very long ethernet cable
or
2. Homeplugs e.g. Powerline or TP Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyPNHonC6HI
#2
Or use the Router in Modem only mode and buy a new Router..

Tbh 1. Is probably easy way.
#3
Go for WiFi repeaters..get them from anywhere really you just have to plug them in a wall socket half way between your router and where you want the signal..read the instructions and bam! wifi where u want it.

You won't have to mess with long ass cables or new routers.

Edited By: Mikeygolfgt on Oct 03, 2016 21:41: added pro tip
#4
Try Asus/Netgear Range extender. I am currently using Netgear ex6150 range extender. Speed is around 50-60mb upstairs on extended 2.4ghz.
#5
You can in fact get a length of cable and two connectors to create an extension lead from your Virgin wall socket all the way upstairs or where ever you want to put the router. It's a simple job, would cost about £1.50 a mitre plus a few quid for the connectors.
#6
PulisOut
You can in fact get a length of cable and two connectors to create an extension lead from your Virgin wall socket all the way upstairs or where ever you want to put the router. It's a simple job, would cost about £1.50 a mitre plus a few quid for the connectors.
This, ethernet extension to 2nd access point or ask virgin to put an additional socket upstairs.
#7
kester76
PulisOut
You can in fact get a length of cable and two connectors to create an extension lead from your Virgin wall socket all the way upstairs or where ever you want to put the router. It's a simple job, would cost about £1.50 a mitre plus a few quid for the connectors.
This, ethernet extension to 2nd access point or ask virgin to put an additional socket upstairs.


if anything like BT they will charge over £100 to install a socket. just go with WiFi repeaters- tidy and work well.
#8
Gordonc1960
1. Very long ethernet cable
or
2. Homeplugs e.g. Powerline or TP Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyPNHonC6HI
Can't drill any big holes :( So looks like I'll have to get a repeater.


Mikeygolfgt
Go for WiFi repeaters..get them from anywhere really you just have to plug them in a wall socket half way between your router and where you want the signal..read the instructions and bam! wifi where u want it.
You won't have to mess with long ass cables or new routers.
What repeater would you recommend my budget would be quite low, dont want to spend more than £30 unless it is a major price difference. My friend has a repeater but he says every 30 mins or so it disconnects from his net and he has to wait like a minute for it to turn back on. I don't want a problem like that.
#9
aaqeel
Try Asus/Netgear Range extender. I am currently using Netgear ex6150 range extender. Speed is around 50-60mb upstairs on extended 2.4ghz.
I wanna try to take advantage of the 5ghz speed, but need a new WiFi USB dongle that supports that. How would you rate it? Any random disconnects? And how far would you say it's radius or range is?
#10
Mikeygolfgt
Go for WiFi repeaters..get them from anywhere really you just have to plug them in a wall socket half way between your router and where you want the signal..read the instructions and bam! wifi where u want it.

You won't have to mess with long ass cables or new routers.
I see a lot of people that have problems with this, that's why I'm quite hesitant about getting it.
#11
I've always found that wifi repeaters drop off too easy, mind your I have tended to use them on extension leads :-0
#12
PulisOut
I've always found that wifi repeaters drop off too easy, mind your I have tended to use them on extension leads :-0
I was thinking about buying an Ethernet adapter for my computer, the one where you plug the router into it via Ethernet. Then I take the other one to my room mains and another Ethernet goes from that into my computer. Do you think it'd a good idea?
#13
I just used a very long Ethernet cable from the superhub to a dd wrt modified router and using it in wired bridge mode. I get full bars wireless anywhere in house and garden.
#14
mistafaz
I just used a very long Ethernet cable from the superhub to a dd wrt modified router and using it in wired bridge mode. I get full bars wireless anywhere in house and garden.
Is that an old computer which uses some Linux based software? What kind of specs are needed for that if I'm right?
#15
Rid1
aaqeel
Try Asus/Netgear Range extender. I am currently using Netgear ex6150 range extender. Speed is around 50-60mb upstairs on extended 2.4ghz.
I wanna try to take advantage of the 5ghz speed, but need a new WiFi USB dongle that supports that. How would you rate it? Any random disconnects? And how far would you say it's radius or range is?


VM hub 3.0 5ghz don't have good range and to get good speed on 5ghz extended network you need to place wifi extender near by where signals strength of vm hub 5ghz band are 40-50%. I have 5Ghz coverage in my garden and all over my house due to netgear extender. You can compare extenders ranges online and buy accordingly.

Another solution is get powerline adopters AV1200 or above with dual band wifi and it will give you much better speed as compare to normal range extender.

I have TP-LINK AV2000 powerline and i am getting full 100mb on other ethernet end. I have tried same netgear extender on Access Point mode by connecting to powerline and on 5g speed was touching 90mb.
#16
Rid1
PulisOut
I've always found that wifi repeaters drop off too easy, mind your I have tended to use them on extension leads :-0
I was thinking about buying an Ethernet adapter for my computer, the one where you plug the router into it via Ethernet. Then I take the other one to my room mains and another Ethernet goes from that into my computer. Do you think it'd a good idea?

Is the any reason why wireless is not working ? you should get a decent connection within 50 yards of the router so perhaps the is something blocking the signal. My router is in the front room behind a chimny breast and I still get wifi in the bedroom at the back even with the thick walls in our old house. One thing you could try for free is putting a sheet of silver foil at the back of the router, perhaps sit the router on it too.
#17
If you have the router on the floor, move it up higher on a shelf or something. The higher a router is the better. My experience with WiFi extenders are that they are a waste of money. You can get Homeplugs/Powerline plugs under £40 and are a lot better

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WPA4220KIT-Powerline-Configuration-Smartphone/dp/B00DHB2T44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475568926&sr=8-1&keywords=wifi+homeplug


Edited By: cullies on Oct 04, 2016 09:39: s
#18
PulisOut
Rid1
PulisOut
I've always found that wifi repeaters drop off too easy, mind your I have tended to use them on extension leads :-0
I was thinking about buying an Ethernet adapter for my computer, the one where you plug the router into it via Ethernet. Then I take the other one to my room mains and another Ethernet goes from that into my computer. Do you think it'd a good idea?
Is the any reason why wireless is not working ? you should get a decent connection within 50 yards of the router so perhaps the is something blocking the signal. My router is in the front room behind a chimny breast and I still get wifi in the bedroom at the back even with the thick walls in our old house. One thing you could try for free is putting a sheet of silver foil at the back of the router, perhaps sit the router on it too.
It works, but not as fast as I would like it to be. Currently my computer is downstairs in a room directly next to the router's room. Tried using my iPad upstairs and its not very fast. Takes time buffering a 1080p video.
Right now the router is on my 2nd shelf of the TV stand. Maybe it's that? Tried adding some tinfoil underneath and behind it just now. Will post an update if i see and improvement.
#19
aaqeel
Rid1
aaqeel
Try Asus/Netgear Range extender. I am currently using Netgear ex6150 range extender. Speed is around 50-60mb upstairs on extended 2.4ghz.
I wanna try to take advantage of the 5ghz speed, but need a new WiFi USB dongle that supports that. How would you rate it? Any random disconnects? And how far would you say it's radius or range is?

VM hub 3.0 5ghz don't have good range and to get good speed on 5ghz extended network you need to place wifi extender near by where signals strength of vm hub 5ghz band are 40-50%. I have 5Ghz coverage in my garden and all over my house due to netgear extender. You can compare extenders ranges online and buy accordingly.

Another solution is get powerline adopters AV1200 or above with dual band wifi and it will give you much better speed as compare to normal range extender.

I have TP-LINK AV2000 powerline and i am getting full 100mb on other ethernet end. I have tried same netgear extender on Access Point mode by connecting to powerline and on 5g speed was touching 90mb.
Those are way too much out of my pricepoint :( Can't afford to spend that much now.
#20
cullies
If you have the router on the floor, move it up higher on a shelf or something. The higher a router is the better. My experience with WiFi extenders are that they are a waste of money. You can get Homeplugs/Powerline plugs under £40 and are a lot better

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WPA4220KIT-Powerline-Configuration-Smartphone/dp/B00DHB2T44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475568926&sr=8-1&keywords=wifi+homeplug

The only way I can move the router up is if I put the router behind the TV and that makes it terrible :(
I was looking at those and similar products, I guess i'll have to buy this gonna wait for Christmas sales and Black Friday and see if it drops. Payday is a couple of days before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so looking to a decent headset with mic too :)
#21
Rid1
aaqeel
Rid1
aaqeel
Try Asus/Netgear Range extender. I am currently using Netgear ex6150 range extender. Speed is around 50-60mb upstairs on extended 2.4ghz.
I wanna try to take advantage of the 5ghz speed, but need a new WiFi USB dongle that supports that. How would you rate it? Any random disconnects? And how far would you say it's radius or range is?

VM hub 3.0 5ghz don't have good range and to get good speed on 5ghz extended network you need to place wifi extender near by where signals strength of vm hub 5ghz band are 40-50%. I have 5Ghz coverage in my garden and all over my house due to netgear extender. You can compare extenders ranges online and buy accordingly.

Another solution is get powerline adopters AV1200 or above with dual band wifi and it will give you much better speed as compare to normal range extender.

I have TP-LINK AV2000 powerline and i am getting full 100mb on other ethernet end. I have tried same netgear extender on Access Point mode by connecting to powerline and on 5g speed was touching 90mb.
Those are way too much out of my pricepoint :( Can't afford to spend that much now.


Get a good range extender from Amazon and give it a try. If not worthable then you can return them with in original packaging.

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