WiFi extender which actually works

WiFi extender which actually works

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Gooose

943 posts

47 months

Saturday 12th June
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Would these mesh systems work with a Huawei AI Cube

I’ve got this due to very poor line speed and it’s been great 99% if the time but the signal strength is a bit pants, tried the plug socket extender but it made things worse, just confused everything trying to connect to wifi

techguyone

2,581 posts

110 months

Saturday 12th June
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I've found if you connect the mesh to the router (ethernet) , then turn off the wi-fi on the router, nothing gets confused as there's only the Mesh wi-fi available to connect to.

hantsxlg

837 posts

200 months

Saturday 12th June
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Tp link deco p9. Best of both worlds. Mesh wifi and powerline built in. Plus they have 2 lan ports on each unit. We have hue hub plugged in to one and the smart tv and ps4 plugged into other unit via lan for beat possible performance.

JimSuperSix

4,006 posts

211 months

Saturday 12th June
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ive been using tplink and now netgear powerline adapters for years working from home and often uploading and downloading 50 to 100 gbs per day, and its just as fast over the powerline adapters to my work pc as it is on my home pc which is wired right into the router.

Vorsprung Durch Technik

15 posts

74 months

Saturday 12th June
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As most people have stated, the TP Link Deco range is very good.
I have The Deco S4. Fantastic speed, range and reliability. Couldn't recommend more.

Roboticarm

Original Poster:

1,014 posts

29 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Just to close out the thread, the Tenda nova mw5 has arrived, was very easy to setup and has resolved my issues.

Mesh is awesome ! Thanks everyone for the advice

I did as suggested and turned of the WiFi on my original router to avoid any confusion

Comacchio

1,248 posts

149 months

Thursday 17th June
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Roboticarm said:
Just to close out the thread, the Tenda nova mw5 has arrived, was very easy to setup and has resolved my issues.

Mesh is awesome ! Thanks everyone for the advice

I did as suggested and turned of the WiFi on my original router to avoid any confusion
Off the back of this thread I actually bought the MW6 the other day. Had some slight annoyances to begin with as I have 20 odd devices with static IPs on the 192.168.1 range whereas the Tenda wanted to default to 192.168.5. Eventually sorted it out by changing the default range of the BT HomeHub and now getting better speeds and my statically assigned devices are all online now. Decent kit for the money. Probably letting the Chinese government into our network though.

AdamC28

113 posts

63 months

Thursday 17th June
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Roboticarm said:
Just to close out the thread, the Tenda nova mw5 has arrived, was very easy to setup and has resolved my issues.

Mesh is awesome ! Thanks everyone for the advice

I did as suggested and turned of the WiFi on my original router to avoid any confusion
Hi I’m looking to upgrade to a mesh system from my extender as I’m fed up with changing from router connection to the extender when out in the garden.

Can you please confirm if this is the correct one?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TENDA-Nova-MW5-Whole-Ho...

Roboticarm

Original Poster:

1,014 posts

29 months

Thursday 17th June
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Looks to be the same one. I bought direct from Currys

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessorie...

AdamC28

113 posts

63 months

Thursday 17th June
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Roboticarm said:
Looks to be the same one. I bought direct from Currys

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessorie...
Brilliant, thanks for confirming. Going to give it a try, seems a bargain compared to other options.