Sisqo approved! Good to know cheaper providers than EE are available. I tried 3 recently for my 4G BB but only bunged their SIM in an old Honor 5x, KIW-L21. It gave only 5Mbps down and 3Mbps up. I have newer phones but didn't bother to look before the data expired. I do generally check they support UK LTE bands before buying. Intending to replace my landline BB (because it is slow), will carrier aggregation, or a more recent mobile improve my speed? Sorry to be lazy and have to ask, hard to believe there is a way to wring more bandwidth from telco's who exist only to charge us for every available byte.
Pretty great router. Carrier Aggregation works really well on that. I'm on Voda in London Zone 2:
I have the Sky SR203 router which is not great. I've switched off the WiFi on it and fitted a TP Link mesh system. It's much better. This could be an alternative if you have Sky Q as it could give you a stronger signal.
I've never thought of changing the router which sky sent, is there a benefit from buying this. Thank for any help.
Hi, I am having issues with my Super Hub 4 (Virgin Media) preventing me from accessing my workplace VPN (Draytek). Is it possible to connect this to the Hub 4 and I connect the VPN via this router? Thank you.
Any WiFi 6 router should suffice, or even a decent dedicated WiFi 5 router would do it. There's so much out there it's hard to recommend just 1, I just know of these 2 to avoid :) I have the Asus RT-AX82U by the way, seems to work well, but I've not played PCVR via the Quest 2 for a while to test it completely.
Any recommendations on what would be a decent buy for this?
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Yeah certainly my experience so far. Very few firmware updates for most of their devices. certainly wouldn’t go with them again
My experience is TP-Link are awful at getting updates out quickly or actually fixing problems. I wouldn't recommend buying anything from them until there's an update out long enough for existing users to test and report positively on. They just don't seem able or willing to support their endless stream of products.
Seems good price when bought together as bundle. (y) £70 off that works out all together.
Think that’s the recommended price. Least it was when I got it over a month back. Also take note, no firmware updates yet and the wifi doesn’t run great with the Series X or PS5 considering it’s aimed for them
Got one. Thanks for posting this. I had the same delivery error. Took a few goes for the order to complete
Thank you all - I have an Archer C9 that is rock solid but hasn't had a firmware update, hotfix or even a security patch from TP-Link since 2016. Contacted TP-Link last week who assured me "don't worry - its still safe and secure or we would have issued an update!" yhey couldn't answer my next question - no fixes required in a five year old Linux core - really?" The C7 looked interesting as they seem to still be bothered issuing updates for it . Fo how long though, that's another question...
Damn that was a good price. Purchased the C6 for £31 last week and got the OneMesh going this week. Solid
I had the delivery error for every single item I've checked. Awww, I wanted to buy it!
No worries, glad you got it all set up. That profile looks quite normal for Virgin on an uncongested line (Virgin has never traditionally been super aggressive with latency but better bandwidth compared to ADSL/Infinity). So immediate thought is that there should be no concern on the ISP side in your case. If you Google some images of the broadband monitor (or ThinkBroadband I think has some examples) for cases with peak time congestion you can see a regular and repeating pattern of big regions of high latency and even packet loss, but I don't see that here. I would leave the monitor running for some weeks to see if you can corroborate your anecdotal evidence of poor broadband experience with any events in the monitor to be sure, else it would seem like the issue sits downstream of the modem (within the router or external whichever it is). Maybe you have already solved all of this at this point by getting the new router 🙃 Hope this helps. C
I’m very happy with my purchase of this Archer C80 wireless router. The difference in performance on my 5GHz wifi network is enormous. After updating the wifi card on my son’s PC which is in his bedroom upstairs, he is now getting more than 300 Mbps download speeds and ping times of around 20ms, which is as good as I get on my laptop which is connected via Ethernet.
Hi Cerberus256, I set up the broadband monitoring tool which you mentioned. Thanks once again for the tip! Attached is a screenshot of what I am seeing over the past 24-hour period. I'm not seeing any significant packet loss at all. What do you think about the latency values? Are these values typical for the Virgin Media 350 Mbps service? The minimum latency is around 10ms, and the average is not much higher than that. But there are many spikes at much higher levels, mainly around 30-40ms, but some as high as 100ms. There are two of us working from home during the day, and two kids who are glued to iPads / computers / phones etc. before and after school. Thanks in advance for your kind advice.
Hi Cerberus256, Thanks for your great tip! I didn't know that this kind of service like thinkbroadband exists. I have now managed to set this up. At first I couldn't get it to work, and it was showing 100% packet losses. But the thinkbroadband website explained that I had to go into the settings of the wireless router to enable "Respond to Pings from WAN" (under Advanced - Security - Firewall). I'll monitor this over the coming days and weeks. Thanks once again!
I spoke with Virgin Media tonight. They said that if it’s in modem mode, red/pink/purple colour is OK. Not sure whether I believe them 100%. But it definitely doesn’t feel like it’s overheating at all.
Is this what I need to connect to my ont on the openreach network for fttp? I'm thinking of using an ISP that don't supply a router that's why I am asking. Thanks.
Ethernet from your router to the cabin and there this/other router connected to the cable, right? If yes, yea to both your questions. It has 4 ethernet ports and by reviews a good WiFi coverage. Some info here: (probably not the best one, but you'll find a better one once you get to the point of connecting and configuring) lifewire.com/connect-routers-on-a-home-network-818060
If someone could help me it would be most appreciated. We recently got a garden office /cabin in the garden. At first I tried a WiFi booster This it didn't work as signal wouldn't go through walls. So I purchased some powerline adapters These. They do work if I am connected via ethernet cable I get a decent hardwired speed and can watch Netflix etc and it only gives approx 6mbs on WiFi. But if we turn on oven/hoover/ tumble dryer it seems to drop connection. So I was looking at running an ethernet cable out there from the router. Would one of these connected in the garden give me WiFi out there along with a strong hard wired option? Hopefully it make sense what I'm trying to ask. Thanks
Hi all. Is this a better buy than the Tenda AC6 Routeur WiFi AC 1200Mbps. I'm going to stick the nowtv router I have into modem mode and plug one of these in
It took me ages to get it right for Quest 2. Make sure your PC is plugged straight into this router rather than your 'main' router if that's your config, and Quest 2 can really be the only device connected on 5ghz.
Anyone? I too would really appreciate an answer. Thanks
I'm just returning mine, had issues with 5ghz latency spikes, dropping out, and wired packet loss. Bought for Quest 2 initially, but gave up on that quickly, now I've had enough.
I was looking at this last week but went for an Asus one instead, would probably have been fine with this. It's massively improved my connection via my Virgin 3 hub, better range, faster and more reliable. Small error I made just in case it helps anyone else... When I connected the VM hub to the router I used an older Cat5 ethernet cable and it took my an embarrassingly long time to realise this was why I couldn't get a connection over 100mbps. Swapped to Cat5e and speed rose to 600+
Any recommendations for an ADSL router to replace the TalkTalk router/modem all together
my internet is with VM 100 mbps , will this be too much as I won't be reaching 350 mbps anyway and just get a lower priced modem with WAN 100 mbps port?
I'm in your corner on this one Galaxien I back you 100% in everything you just said ;) ... At first I thought it was fault... Router number 2 arrived after a exchange 💱 the damn same bloody problems accurred right down to the loose connector on aerial number 3 😡 Just made me laugh with TP-Link trying to hide da comments (lol) Just think how much stick they is receiving off the retailers too :/ If I was a retailer I wouldn't even sell their product I would be too ashamed! some people on here was lucky and ended up with probably the last of the broadcom chip-set. but us unfortunate people ended up with the trash Mediatek 😔
I have this router and believe me you do not want to buy it. It drops connection connection constantly & reboots all the time. WIFI also drops out constantly but works well when it doesn,t drop. This router has been out over a year & the TP-Link engineers still cannot fix the problems it has due to cost cutting by using a MediaTek chipset instead of a Broadcom chipset. TP-Link keep issuing beta firmware for it but still the problems continue. Have a read on the TP-Link forum website below. Many many threads & complaints from users requesting the router is recalled as well as users returning the router for refunds from retailers. TP-Link are refusing to recall it. community.tp-link.com/en/…e=1 TP-Link have even gone to the extreme of hiding users complaints on there forum now. You have been warned my friends!
Vr2800 had a look at sticker as I am going stupid in my old age lol and yes more of premium product so probably the broad on set
It is very interesting indeed... the place to look at reviews is I'd say Amazon... very mixed bag I'm telling you, also when this router has been reviewed on here too... I can't make sense of it niether.... There's only four possibilities I can see.. 1) There could be a lot of faulty batches which get shipped out... 2) .. There's a problem with the way Mediatek communicates with the exchange... and a lot of people live in small thin wall houses 3) They fit half their supplies with Broadcom and the other half with Mediatek... 4) That all new models anything upto 6 mths are being fitted with Mediatek with anything older has Broadcom That's the only possibilities I can see personally.
As you say not many places in the UK stock this model, found it here for £122 and specs look great. Decisions decisions 😜 https://m.alza.co.uk/tp-link-archer-ax73-d6276568.htm
I’m going to hang on for the new TP-Link Archer AX73. It doesn’t seem to be widely available yet in the UK. But all the reviews suggest it provides excellent performance at a reasonable price level, and that the design provides much better cooling than the AX50. Does anybody here have any experience or thoughts on the new TP-Link Archer AX73?
Got this the other day with Virgin M200. Better range and stability. Also better than the latest talk talk router which I had until I recently switched to Virgin. Easy set up with the app too. Just plonk it behind the TV and forget about it.
Fine for smart home use but do not buy for gaming, some weird connection drops when connecting my ps5
AX82U because it was on sale at the time for close to what I paid for the TP-LINK
Posted 12th AprPosted 12th Apr
TP-Link Archer AX50 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, AX3000 WiFi 6 £99.99 @ John Lewis & Partners£99.99John Lewis Deals
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Much appreciated. Looks like I’ll be getting this.
Mate I’ve done this in a three bed house . It’s so much better than just using the crappy hub . Put the hub in modem mode and connect this , such a high difference in speed and coverage
Any good to replace a Virgin router to cover a 4 bed house?
i have the next model down to this as i needed something just to push the signal a bit further in one of the bedrooms. does an excellent job (virgin media btw) .so would imagine this is better
If I was in the market for a new router this is what I would buy ... I have 2 of them and I cannot fault them at all https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-ax3-quad-core-whole-home-wi-fi-6-mesh-kit-including-3-routers-for-ps10999-delivered-at-huawei-3703098?utm_source=mappshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=3703098&utm_campaign=2021-04-11
Not WiFI 6 and yet it costs as much as a WiFi 6 router.
What can I say more... it's Amazon, just buy it, test it, if not working for you send it back.
I have the hub one. I changed the channel on it recently which helped in a small way, but reaching beyond the room it is in seems a mammoth task for the router
I honestly sent my old router from Vodafone back to them trying to be sustainable but not regret it.
I'm not a Plusnet client but I just quick read about pn routers. If its a square one (Hub Zero) then wireless is terrible and probably entire router and you need a replacement for it / if it's a rectangular one, longest in horizontal plane then it's a Hub One a rebranded BT Home Hub 5A which it's quite good all around some people are still buying them from ebay and use them as WiFi extenders. Hope this help.
Posted 8th AprPosted 8th Apr
TP-Link Archer T5E AC1200 PCI Express WiFi Adapter £32.98 delivered with code at CCLOnline£32.98CCLOnline Deals
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07Y82HZV1?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title this is better and future proofing your computer to WiFi 6 also has Bluetooth
I was looking for one of these a while ago because the one that my new Xenta PC has is really bad but I have bought a powerline passthrough instead.... :/ And if it is actually like it is on the pics tha antennas are going to be facing downwards...
Seems like a decent price but after they shafted me and my mate when it came to warranty support I will never purchase anything from them again and I won’t ever recommend them to anyone. Awful company that pushes the benefits of a warranty but then fails to deliver or support that warranty.
You should consider putting the price in the title ;)