Alternative to the Home Hub 5?

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Found 7th Sep 2016
I have pretty solid walls and the HH is in the hallway. You literally go down to around 50% WiFi signal if you're sat in the lounge next to the hall!

Is it worth going for the HH6? If not, what router is the top one for coverage at the moment?

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try using powerline adaptors with WiFi. ..this will solve your problem

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laticsmon70

try using powerline adaptors with WiFi. ..this will solve your problem



Would rather pay the extra and get a decent router.

their is no hh6 it's called the smart hub now

superfreddy

Would rather pay the extra and get a decent router.



Paying extra for a 'better' router may not always be the best solution, especially if you have many solid walls around the house. If this is the case, you're probably better off with a wifi extender or powerline products.

We live in a converted barn where the walls are over 4 feet deep in places. I have Apple Extreme with Apple Air as an extender. I now get wifi throughout both floors of the house, from one end to the other and out in the garden. It isn't a cheap option but having gone through many options (Netgear and BT Hub, TP link power lines, it was the only thing that worked).

We have a home hub 5 and live in a old house with solid walls
We used a old netgear router to create another access point in the house where the signal is low

You could be having a wireless channel issue. See posts 8 & 9 here. May help... if not then perhaps another wireless access point will afford you a better signal.

As others have said, a second access point positioned to cover the difficult areas is a far better solution than trying to get a router with a slightly better access point built in.

windym

We live in a converted barn where the walls are over 4 feet deep in … We live in a converted barn where the walls are over 4 feet deep in places. I have Apple Extreme with Apple Air as an extender. I now get wifi throughout both floors of the house, from one end to the other and out in the garden. It isn't a cheap option but having gone through many options (Netgear and BT Hub, TP link power lines, it was the only thing that worked).



^^^ This.

I live in an older, rural property so have thick walls (and had poor download speeds), I ditched the Homehub and use Billion 7800 router and use homeplugs to link to 2 wireless access points (one is an Apple airport and the other an Apple Timecapsule, obviously you can use others), one on the other side of the house and another upstairs.

The Wi-Fi coverage is great and download speeds went from around 2mbps to 6.8.
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