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Belkin wifi booster from Argos £14.99
Belkin wifi booster from Argos £14.99

Belkin wifi booster from Argos £14.99

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I don't know if this is a deal as such...but have been looking for a wifi booster. Popped into argos and found this. Thought it was a decent price as was expecting to pay around £20.

Haven't plugged it in yet but hoping it does what I need it to.

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Got one for £13.99 the other day,rubbish took it back. it started interfering with the signal

blue1971

Got one for £13.99 the other day,rubbish took it back. it started … Got one for £13.99 the other day,rubbish took it back. it started interfering with the signal


Exactly the same unfortunately.

I got this the other week been using it a week or so gives better range, not sure if it's been inferring as I've recently upgrade to fibre so overall better than what I had. It had good reviews and was easy to install.

my experience of wifi boosters/amplifiers they are a waste of time

A better solution might be to buy an old BT home hub off Ebay for £5 or so, and set it up as a second wireless access point. Procedure here:

unixetc.co.uk/201…nt/

I wrote the article - sorry for the self-advertising. Will require wired connection (or powerline) to your main router.

cullies

my experience of wifi boosters/amplifiers they are a waste of time



They do work, but I've only used the BT wifi extenders. That said, I think it is better to centralise the hub rather than rely upon extenders.

jimunix

A better solution might be to buy an old BT home hub off Ebay for £5 or … A better solution might be to buy an old BT home hub off Ebay for £5 or so, and set it up as a second wireless access point. Procedure here: http://unixetc.co.uk/2014/03/04/reuse-a-spare-bt-home-hub-as-a-wireless-access-point/I wrote the article - sorry for the self-advertising. Will require wired connection (or powerline) to your main router.



Hi. Just reading your article. Ive done this before I've read your guide. I'm on Virgin so what I've done is: the wireless router is downstairs and i got a bt base station upstairs connected via ethernet cable. So some things can run from the virgin router and others to the base station ie my PC and Xbox one wirelessly. Does that sound about right to you?

Original Poster

I have no WiFi in the bedroom so thought this might help. So far, I'm not that impressed. But let's see. I've only just plugged it in. Couldn't connect to the Internet when setting up but once I unplugged the tp link from the router, it connected. Would love to centralise the hub but I don't how to do that. I did call virgin who wanted to charge me £99 for the privilege. Will check out ur link. Thanks for the comments. Always learn something.

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blue1971

Got one for £13.99 the other day,rubbish took it back. it started … Got one for £13.99 the other day,rubbish took it back. it started interfering with the signal



​I might be taking it back too!

Had two extenders and they either dropped all the time or once even it took my whole network down lol
I steer clear now and if really needed to extend range I would buy a better router

pow26

Hi. Just reading your article. Ive done this before I've read your guide. … Hi. Just reading your article. Ive done this before I've read your guide. I'm on Virgin so what I've done is: the wireless router is downstairs and i got a bt base station upstairs connected via ethernet cable. So some things can run from the virgin router and others to the base station ie my PC and Xbox one wirelessly. Does that sound about right to you?



​Hi pow26, not quite clear what you have done but it should work. If you have questions pls put them as comments under the article (rather than discuss here). Cheers Jim.
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