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Tenda AC5 AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router 300Mbps 2.4G & 867Mbps 5G, 1GHZ CPU, APP Management, MU-MIMO £26.06 Delivered from Amazon Prime
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Tenda AC5 AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router 300Mbps 2.4G & 867Mbps 5G, 1GHZ CPU, APP Management, MU-MIMO £26.06 Delivered from Amazon Prime

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Posted 28th Mar

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Useful if, like me, you're sick of the crap WiFi on the Virgin Hub.

Note this isn't an ADSL modem router. You'll need a separate modem to use this.

  • Speed: 2.4G 300Mbps + 5G 876MbpsA
  • Antenna: 5dBi External antenna x 4B
  • Button: WPS/Reset button x 1;WiFi on/off button x 1
  • LED: System*1, WiFi x 1, WAN x 1, LAN x 3
  • Interface: 10/100 Mbps WAN port x 1;10/100 Mbps LAN port x 3

Powered by the new 802.11ac Wave 2.0 technology, AC5 offers a combined dual-band wireless rate of as high as 1167 Mbps. Equipped with a 1 GHz high frequency CPU made with 28nm process, AC5 brings users with fast intetnet connection experience.

With four 5dBi dual-band omni-directional antennas, the Beamforming+ technology, and the innovative MU-MINO technology, AC5 performs better in multiple devices scenario. With Tenda WiFi App, you can manage your router anytime anywhere and enjoy a smart life.
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Please be aware this Router does not have Gigabit ethernet so may not be suituble for connections 100mb or over

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A Virgin Hub is better than this pile of junk
AC5 is another cheap n cheerful Realtek powered router. For Virgin, as long as you don't take any service faster than M100 fibre, it may be worth a punt if you are suffering from Virgin Hub 3 woes and only have a small budget. Looks like it has been as low as £20 on Black Friday.


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On Amazon UK, there is only one review for the AC5 from UK, most of the reviews are for the gigabit AC10U model.

AC5 specs
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Ten…AC5

AC10U specs
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Ten…10U

AC5 firmware has not been updated since May 2018
tendacn.com/uk/…tml

AC5 simulator
simulator.tendacn.com/ac5v1/

No DD-WRT or OpenWRT for Realtek routers if that is important.

Asus RT-AC57U on sale for £32.99 last week from Amazon is a far better router if offer is repeated in future. It's much better than VM Hub 3 after installing one earlier this week for a relative who had been suffering from Hub 3 wifi issues, not previously seen with Superhub 2ac. The 5GHz wifi coverage around house from Asus also seem to be much better than Hub 3 and Superhub 2ac when I asked them how they were getting on with the Asus today.

'buyur' currently offering the old Tenda AC15 AC1900 gigabit wireless router for £29.95. See several posts below for details.
Edited by: "bill888" 3rd Apr
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Specs look promising?
A Virgin Hub is better than this pile of junk
zcaprd728/03/2020 17:30

Specs look promising?


Nope, it only has 10/100 ethernet ports!
jb6628/03/2020 17:32

A Virgin Hub is better than this pile of junk


It really isn't unless you highly value gigabit Ethernet.
Spark28/03/2020 17:33

It really isn't unless you highly value gigabit Ethernet.


If your on Virgin, your going to value that
jb6628/03/2020 17:34

If your on Virgin, your going to value that


Well I'm in Virgin and don't use any of my Ethernet ports at all anymore so there you go.
Spark28/03/2020 17:36

Well I'm in Virgin and don't use any of my Ethernet ports at all anymore …Well I'm in Virgin and don't use any of my Ethernet ports at all anymore so there you go.


How are you going to connect this to your Virgin Hub? Magic?

This cannot go beyond 90meg due to the ethernet ports
Edited by: "jb66" 28th Mar
jb6628/03/2020 17:37

How are you going to connect this to your Virgin Hub? Magic?


Obviously I will connect that via ethernet but that's largely irrelevant here. I'm not sure if you're being silly or if you're just a troll at this point.
Spark28/03/2020 17:42

Obviously I will connect that via ethernet but that's largely irrelevant …Obviously I will connect that via ethernet but that's largely irrelevant here. I'm not sure if you're being silly or if you're just a troll at this point.


Im trying to warn the community about this product as it has very poor specs especially as you wrongly advised it makes a good substitute for using the Virgin Hub for wifi
jb6628/03/2020 17:43

Im trying to warn the community about this product as it has very poor …Im trying to warn the community about this product as it has very poor specs especially as you wrongly advised it makes a good substitute for using the Virgin Hub for wifi


Which it does. The reviews on there say the same thing.
AC5 is another cheap n cheerful Realtek powered router. For Virgin, as long as you don't take any service faster than M100 fibre, it may be worth a punt if you are suffering from Virgin Hub 3 woes and only have a small budget. Looks like it has been as low as £20 on Black Friday.


40213804-IN9BH.jpg
On Amazon UK, there is only one review for the AC5 from UK, most of the reviews are for the gigabit AC10U model.

AC5 specs
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Ten…AC5

AC10U specs
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Ten…10U

AC5 firmware has not been updated since May 2018
tendacn.com/uk/…tml

AC5 simulator
simulator.tendacn.com/ac5v1/

No DD-WRT or OpenWRT for Realtek routers if that is important.

Asus RT-AC57U on sale for £32.99 last week from Amazon is a far better router if offer is repeated in future. It's much better than VM Hub 3 after installing one earlier this week for a relative who had been suffering from Hub 3 wifi issues, not previously seen with Superhub 2ac. The 5GHz wifi coverage around house from Asus also seem to be much better than Hub 3 and Superhub 2ac when I asked them how they were getting on with the Asus today.

'buyur' currently offering the old Tenda AC15 AC1900 gigabit wireless router for £29.95. See several posts below for details.
Edited by: "bill888" 3rd Apr
bill88828/03/2020 18:25

AC5 is another cheap n cheerful Realtek powered router. For Virgin, as …AC5 is another cheap n cheerful Realtek powered router. For Virgin, as long as you don't take any service faster than M100 fibre, it's may be worth a punt if you are suffering from Virgin Hub 3 woes and only have a small budget.On Amazon UK, there is only one review for the AC5 from UK, most of the reviews are for the gigabit AC10U model.AC5 specshttps://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Tenda_AC5AC10U specshttps://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Tenda_AC10UNo DD-WRT or OpenWRT for Realtek routers if that is important. Asus RT-AC57U on sale for £32.99 last week from Amazon is a far better router if offer is repeated in future. It's much better than VM Hub 3 after installing one earlier this week for a relative who had been suffering from Hub 3 wifi issues, not previously seen with Superhub 2ac. 5GHz wifi coverage around house from Asus also seem to be much better than Hub 3 and Superhub 2ac when I asked them how they were getting on with the Asus today.


You see this is called a constructive and helpful comment.
Spark28/03/2020 18:34

You see this is called a constructive and helpful comment.


But the reviews....
wow why even bother making 10/100 these days
jb6628/03/2020 17:32

A Virgin Hub is better than this pile of junk


It certainly isn’t. Virgin like all providers have got a mass produced pile of **** and branded it, only they’ve put extra fun restrictions in, like a password that must be alphanumeric with no consecutive numbers, etc. And appalling signal to cap it all off. We have M200 and I can’t speed test above 84Mbit over gigabit Ethernet if the thing is even working at all, over WiFi I’d have to be standing next to it. A separate router and WiFi is preferable to the junk Virgin supply, and probably many others too.

Feverdawg28/03/2020 19:28

wow why even bother making 10/100 these days


Obviously because it’s cheap and plenty for most users - plenty for streaming 4K, gaming, even heavy BitTorrent. So that’s why.
Edited by: "plewis00" 28th Mar
plewis0028/03/2020 21:18

It certainly isn’t. Virgin like all providers have got a mass produced p …It certainly isn’t. Virgin like all providers have got a mass produced pile of **** and branded it, only they’ve put extra fun restrictions in, like a password that must be alphanumeric with no consecutive numbers, etc. And appalling signal to cap it all off. We have M200 and I can’t speed test above 84Mbit over gigabit Ethernet if the thing is even working at all, over WiFi I’d have to be standing next to it. A separate router and WiFi is preferable to the junk Virgin supply, and probably many others too.Obviously because it’s cheap and plenty for most users - plenty for streaming 4K, gaming, even heavy BitTorrent. So that’s why.


I'm getting 400mb wireless on my hub 3. This would only give me 90.

The hub 3 is my no means a professional router, I know this I install plenty of them, but you cant say this is better than a hub 3.0 with 100meg ports!
jb6628/03/2020 22:18

I'm getting 400mb wireless on my hub 3. This would only give me 90.The hub …I'm getting 400mb wireless on my hub 3. This would only give me 90.The hub 3 is my no means a professional router, I know this I install plenty of them, but you cant say this is better than a hub 3.0 with 100meg ports!


It's not just about port speed though... a quality Wi-Fi router with multiple antennae could well be better and I suspect also better at handling a lot of traffic too. I value low latency and jitter over throughput any day of the week.
jb6628/03/2020 17:37

How are you going to connect this to your Virgin Hub? Magic?This cannot go …How are you going to connect this to your Virgin Hub? Magic?This cannot go beyond 90meg due to the ethernet ports


Most people don’t need, have or want internet over 90 mb/s, or even 50 mb/s really- this is perfect for them
KingCellulose28/03/2020 23:26

Most people don’t need, have or want internet over 90 mb/s, or even 50 m …Most people don’t need, have or want internet over 90 mb/s, or even 50 mb/s really- this is perfect for them


This is the point: a half-decent separate unit which won't choke with lots of traffic (given all the devices in use) is better than the one Virgin supplies with 'Intelligent Wi-Fi' that has only made reception worse for us. I installed a mesh network anyway but even a basic 150Mbit Wi-Fi N AP (WR810N) is better than what Virgin gave and I don't need to have a stupid password I can't possibly remember as well.
Guys you all seem to know a lot more about routers than I do.... we have ee broadband looking to change provider to virgin at some point however my son plays pc gaming and forever moans about the internet, he has asked for a router and given me a link to 2 from amazon costing c£160 can anyone help me. I have read I may not need a “gaming” one that’s just a gimmick a normal router can help..... any help, suggestion are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
keli29/03/2020 02:51

my son plays pc gaming and forever moans about the internet,


fwiw, successful online gaming is all about low latency (ping times). Is the PC direct wired to the EE hub?

Are you on ADSL or fibre ?

Latency can be affected by other members of the household using the broadband connection - worse if gaming PC is using wifi along with other wifi devices in the home.

Cheap routers may not offer traffic prioritisation. A mid priced router offering QoS (Quality of Service) may be best compromise. (AC5 and AC10U don't appear to offer QoS/traffic prioritisation)

Virgin Hub 3 had a ping spike issue due to flawed Intel Puma chipset hardware. The problem was partially fixed (masked) by Intel, and Virgin rolled out the software fix last year. Some say the problem hasn't really been fixed but it is a lot better. Using 3rd party router doesn't fix this Hub 3 hardware issue.

If you are thinking of moving to Virgin cable, may be worth checking out their sub forum
community.virginmedia.com/t5/…ing

ps. To use a 3rd party 'router with QoS' on EE, the router will require a built-in DSL modem. Otherwise, a standalone DSL bridge modem is required if the router has no built-in modem. (eg. 2nd hand openreach modem or TD-W9970 in bridge mode).
Edited by: "bill888" 29th Mar
KingCellulose28/03/2020 23:26

Most people don’t need, have or want internet over 90 mb/s, or even 50 m …Most people don’t need, have or want internet over 90 mb/s, or even 50 mb/s really- this is perfect for them


Most Virgin customers are paying for 100 or over, this is not useful for virgin customers like the OP suggested. The model up with one gigabit ethernet port however would be more sutible.

You surely would pay an extra £4 for this:
amazon.co.uk/dp/…b_t
Edited by: "jb66" 29th Mar
keli29/03/2020 02:51

Guys you all seem to know a lot more about routers than I do.... we have …Guys you all seem to know a lot more about routers than I do.... we have ee broadband looking to change provider to virgin at some point however my son plays pc gaming and forever moans about the internet, he has asked for a router and given me a link to 2 from amazon costing c£160 can anyone help me. I have read I may not need a “gaming” one that’s just a gimmick a normal router can help..... any help, suggestion are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance


Haha I tried the same with my dad actually a few years ago..

You don’t need to spend more than £80 for a decent router as far as I know, what’s your budget?
Wanted to understand how a better router helps.

I am a standard user and use regular broadband with the Post Office. Will an upgrade in router help me?
adamnsu29/03/2020 10:27

Wanted to understand how a better router helps.I am a standard user and …Wanted to understand how a better router helps.I am a standard user and use regular broadband with the Post Office. Will an upgrade in router help me?


Normally I would say a standard user with regular broadband would not benefit from a upgrade in router

Stand alone routers tend to have better range and better specs than what is provided by your ISP.
jb6629/03/2020 10:40

Normally I would say a standard user with regular broadband would not …Normally I would say a standard user with regular broadband would not benefit from a upgrade in routerStand alone routers tend to have better range and better specs than what is provided by your ISP.


Thanks. So when you mean range, I am assuming the area covered by upgraded router?
adamnsu29/03/2020 10:51

Thanks. So when you mean range, I am assuming the area covered by upgraded …Thanks. So when you mean range, I am assuming the area covered by upgraded router?


Yes that's it
bill88829/03/2020 06:25

fwiw, successful online gaming is all about low latency (ping times). Is …fwiw, successful online gaming is all about low latency (ping times). Is the PC direct wired to the EE hub? Are you on ADSL or fibre ?Latency can be affected by other members of the household using the broadband connection - worse if gaming PC is using wifi along with other wifi devices in the home.Cheap routers may not offer traffic prioritisation. A mid priced router offering QoS (Quality of Service) may be best compromise. (AC5 and AC10U don't appear to offer QoS/traffic prioritisation)Virgin Hub 3 had a ping spike issue due to flawed Intel Puma chipset hardware. The problem was partially fixed (masked) by Intel, and Virgin rolled out the software fix last year. Some say the problem hasn't really been fixed but it is a lot better. Using 3rd party router doesn't fix this Hub 3 hardware issue.If you are thinking of moving to Virgin cable, may be worth checking out their sub forumhttps://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Gaming-Support/bd-p/gamingps. To use a 3rd party 'router with QoS' on EE, the router will require a built-in DSL modem. Otherwise, a standalone DSL bridge modem is required if the router has no built-in modem. (eg. 2nd hand openreach modem or TD-W9970 in bridge mode).


Very knowledgeable, I had the very same experience with the SH3, I complained to Virgin and asked to be given the SH2 which doesn't suffer from this problem. However the SH2's WiFi also wasn't as great so eventually got a 3rd party router Netgear R7000 which solved all the internet woes with Virgin as a whole. Since then moved to BT and can't fault them, albeit still using the R7000 to handle all traffic within the home rather than BT's HomeHub. I would always recommend someone to get a 3rd party router with QOS, setup restricting the speed -10% from max down/up speed and it'll also sort out a problem called 'bufferbloat' which improves gaming experience even more.
fwiw, Tenda AC15 AC1900 gigabit router appears to being offered for £29.95 from Buyur on Amazon, Next cheapest AC1900 router is perhaps the Linksys EA7500 from ebuyer at £43 (MIPS powered dual core 880 MHz) ?

amazon.co.uk/Ten…MW/

The later AC18 uses same chipset but has more RAM, flash memory and a 4th gigabit ethernet LAN sockets.

40238646-aK5cF.jpg

40238646-37bGj.jpgThis is quite an old model router (2015) using same 1st generation dual core Broadcom 800 MHz ARM processor and wifi chipset as the original 'highly acclaimed' AC1900 Asus RT-AC68U v1 from 2013. It runs Very Hot as well as high power consumption common with routers using this processor.

Product description
tendacn.com/en/…tml

Early review compared with Asus RT-AC68P and Netgear R7000 with 2nd generation Broadcom AC chipsets (dual core 1 GHz).
smallnetbuilder.com/wir…t=0

AC15 simulator
simulator.tendacn.com/AC15/

Firmware last updated in Aug 2017, with EU English update in Oct 2019
tendacn.com/us/…tml
No IPv6 support. Original release firmware was not compatible with BT Infinity fibre using PPPoE with Openreach VDSL/FTTC modem, but looks like it has been fixed.
community.bt.com/t5/…e/2

youtu.be/SBF…V_s

Very recent non-English review shows all the menu options. Looks like Access Point mode has been added.
youtu.be/Rjq…ceQ
Edited by: "bill888" 15th Apr
bill88831/03/2020 13:51

fwiw, Tenda AC1900 gigabit router appears to being offered for £29.95 from …fwiw, Tenda AC1900 gigabit router appears to being offered for £29.95 from Buyur on Amazon, ebay etchttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Tenda-AC15-AC1900-Wireless-Gigabit/dp/B0143HBZMW/This is quite an old model router (2015) using same dual core Broadcom 800 MHz ARM processor as the original Asus RT-AC68U v1. It runs Very Hot as well as high power consumption common with routers using this processor.



That's actually the router I ordered for myself and it arrived this morning. It seems to be doing a much better job than the Virgin one but I was unaware of the power and heat issues until you just mentioned them.
Newer similar spec ARM powered routers like Linksys EA6350 v3 with quad core 720 MHz ARM run much cooler even when operating at 100%.

I tried posting the AC15 deal but it got rejected. No explanation.

Tempted to buy AC15 myself, to run Tomato firmware on it to make it into a wireless bridge (glorified ethernet to 5 GHz wifi adapter), but they have Not resolved the Very Poor 5 GHz wifi range issue on AC15. Wifi amplifier is not enabled on 5 GHz in Tomato from what I've read. No RMerlin, DDWRT or OpenWrt for AC15 router.
Edited by: "bill888" 31st Mar
bill88831/03/2020 15:47

Newer similar spec ARM powered routers like Linksys EA6350 v3 with quad …Newer similar spec ARM powered routers like Linksys EA6350 v3 with quad core 720 MHz ARM run much cooler even when operating at 100%.I tried posting the AC15 deal but it got rejected. No explanation.Tempted to buy AC15 myself, to run Tomato firmware on it to make it into a wireless bridge (glorified ethernet to 5 GHz wifi adapter), but they have Not resolved the Very Poor 5 GHz wifi range issue on AC15. Wifi amplifier is not enabled on 5 GHz in Tomato from what I've read. No RMerlin, DDWRT or OpenWrt for AC15 router.



Not really sure why you wouldn't be able to post that. It's an Amazon Prime product so there isn't really anything wrong with it.
bill88829/03/2020 06:25

fwiw, successful online gaming is all about low latency (ping times). Is …fwiw, successful online gaming is all about low latency (ping times). Is the PC direct wired to the EE hub? Are you on ADSL or fibre ?Latency can be affected by other members of the household using the broadband connection - worse if gaming PC is using wifi along with other wifi devices in the home.Cheap routers may not offer traffic prioritisation. A mid priced router offering QoS (Quality of Service) may be best compromise. (AC5 and AC10U don't appear to offer QoS/traffic prioritisation)Virgin Hub 3 had a ping spike issue due to flawed Intel Puma chipset hardware. The problem was partially fixed (masked) by Intel, and Virgin rolled out the software fix last year. Some say the problem hasn't really been fixed but it is a lot better. Using 3rd party router doesn't fix this Hub 3 hardware issue.If you are thinking of moving to Virgin cable, may be worth checking out their sub forumhttps://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Gaming-Support/bd-p/gamingps. To use a 3rd party 'router with QoS' on EE, the router will require a built-in DSL modem. Otherwise, a standalone DSL bridge modem is required if the router has no built-in modem. (eg. 2nd hand openreach modem or TD-W9970 in bridge mode).


Hi you seem to be very wise with this stuff so I hope you can help me although I know you may be quite busy with the replies lol anything similar to d-link 882 for around £30, or whatever is cheapest and reliable? Probably need the QoS you mentioned as will be gaming in two rooms and gigabyte ports. I have tenda nova mw6 just need a good router as when gaming in two rooms and other devices sometimes the connection is not good, and slow. Thanks
DIR-882 is a Mediatek dual core 880 MHz MIPS powered router with 4x4 AC2600 specs. Impossible to find any similar AC2600 router for £30. fwiw, it is unlikely you own any wifi devices with 4 built in aerials to get best use from AC2600 spec router. The DIR-882 appears to have QoS in form of applying bandwidth limiting on ALL devices or on individual devices.

The Tenda AC15 AC1900 router mentioned above for £30, appears to offer bandwidth control only on individual devices if you look at the AC15 simulator and navigate to Advanced Settings.

The Asus RT-AC57U v1 uses same dual core processor as DIR-882 but is only 2x2 AC1200. It was on offer for £32.99 and does have some bandwidth controls too.

There is a WS5200 v2 AC1200 router from box.co.uk for £24, but I don't think it offers any QoS when studying downloadable v1 manual.

AC1200 can support wifi devices with 1 or 2 built in aerials btw.

fwiw, ensure your gaming machines are hard wired to router to minimise/eliminate latency caused by wifi.
Edited by: "bill888" 6th Apr
Sorry to jump on this. I have a sky Q Hub router (don’t have sky q) sky provide a speed around 26mb down and below 3mb up - I struggle to get wifi toward the back of the house upstairs.
The signal is there but it’s hit and miss. I got home plugs with WiFi but the drop in speed via power lines but better coverage does not outweigh the hit and miss coverage of the sky box.
Going to bin off the homeplugs in favour for a better WiFi router. Would this do the job? I ideally want to keep it under £30 but want the best value for the money. I guess I would turn off the sky WiFi and Ethernet the new box to the sky. Thanks in advance.
Edited by: "sgtbarton" 12th Apr
Can this be paired as a access point to my Plusnet Router?
And still continue to use a PiHole as the DNS?
AC5 offers 'AP mode' in Wireless settings menu if you study the AC5 simulator.

AC15 doesn't show 'AP mode' in Wireless settings menu in AC15 simulator, but if you study the youtube video, AP mode is demoed at 8min 9sec with newer firmware I guess.
youtu.be/Rjq…ceQ

Any router offering dedicated 'Access Point' mode (some times called 'bridge' mode by Linksys, Asus etc) can be hard wired to Plusnet or any other ISP router. No reason why you cannot keep your PiHole DNS server.
Edited by: "bill888" 15th Apr
sgtbarton12/04/2020 18:22

I struggle to get wifi toward the back of the house upstairs.The signal is …I struggle to get wifi toward the back of the house upstairs.The signal is there but it’s hit and miss.


The wifi on the 2015 Sky Q hub isn't brilliant. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to your question as no two properties are the same. In general, any wifi router with external aerials is more likely to perform better than ISP routers with internal aerials.

Having a router at front of house and expecting wifi to serve other end of the house and one floor up is usually a tall order especially if wifi signal has to pass through more than solid internal brick wall. Note also your hub is wasting energy radiating a wifi signal to the street at the front of your property, as well as being very susceptible to receiving interference from neighbour's wifi too.

If you install an Access Point in dead centre of the house and connect it back to main router using ethernet cable, the wifi signal has less distance to travel and may have a better chance of reaching all four corners of the property. It is also 'less' susceptible to interference from neighbours wifi.
bill88815/04/2020 18:39

The wifi on the 2015 Sky Q hub isn't brilliant. Unfortunately, there is …The wifi on the 2015 Sky Q hub isn't brilliant. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to your question as no two properties are the same. In general, any wifi router with external aerials is more likely to perform better than ISP routers with internal aerials.Having a router at front of house and expecting wifi to serve other end of the house and one floor up is usually a tall order especially if wifi signal has to pass through more than solid internal brick wall. Note also your hub is wasting energy radiating a wifi signal to the street at the front of your property, as well as being very susceptible to receiving interference from neighbour's wifi too.If you install an Access Point in dead centre of the house and connect it back to main router using ethernet cable, the wifi signal has less distance to travel and may have a better chance of reaching all four corners of the property. It is also 'less' susceptible to interference from neighbours wifi.


Thanks for this, much appreciated.
I have since worked out that 2.4ghz is terrible in my home, I split the 2.4ghz and the 5ghz (I know the range is not as great but it actually works best for me)
It appears all my devices were not turning to the 5ghz so by splitting the networks I force them to the 5ghz. I just have 2 devices on 2.4ghz (old PS4 and neat protect)
Funnily enough I think I have also found another issue.
My bathroom has a motion detect sensor in the ceiling and any Wi-Fi signal pretty much drops out either just outside the door on the landing and certainly in the bathroom. I got a feeling that is causing it as the distance cannot be an issue. I need to get in the loft and pull the sensors power to prove this but I am 80% sure that is causing an issue upstairs. Anyone heard of this before ?
I used WiFi sweetspots app on iOS to show the difference between the 2.4 and the 5ghz and it’s unreal. I also then turned off on the iPhone WiFi assist as it went to 3g just because of low WiFi 5ghz signal even though it is so much better on 5ghz.

I also ordered a router and tried this yesterday but no noticeable difference between the new router and the sky one. (I also ruled out power lines to be able to sit router in centre of house as the drop was to significant over them)
I would seriously suggest people to drop 2.4gh unless they need it as 5ghz is loads better in my situation and does not fight with cordless phones / microwaves etc.
I also used WiFi scanner on missus’s android and no one around my house is using any 5ghz channels yet the 2.4ghz are all crossing over.
Hope this helps someone.
Thank god I could Separate 2.4ghz from 5ghz -


My house is just a simple 3’bedroom semi detached 1970s built. Nothing fancy so shocked a sky router could not fully cover it.
Edited by: "sgtbarton" 15th Apr
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