on 12-10-2017 17h08
The set-up is a BT Home Hub 3, BT OpenReach, BT Youview with Powerline adapter. We have run an ethernet cable from the Hub down 2 flights of stairs to my grandson's gaming PC. The wifi signal to TV and 2 laptops is extremely variable. Last night the download was 10 and the TV was buffering/ This morning the wifi down was 15 (up was 17). This afternoon the ethernet cable gave 55 down which is supposedly the minimum guaranteed on this contract. The laptop got a 27 down.
I am thinking of buying yet another router, attaching it to the ethernet cable downstaiirs then attaching the gaming PV into that. I hope this will improve the wifi. Can I attach the Youview box into the same router via a cable?
If another router is viable has anyone a recommendation?
Incidentally I am surprised the TV isn't worse as the electrics in this house are not of the best quality!
Thanks in advance
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on 12-10-2017 17h18
You don't need another router, just a wireless access point with Ethernet ports. Something like this
Edimax EW-7228APn N150 Wireless Access Point with 5 Port switch, £20 from Amazon. It only has 2.4Ghz wireless though.
12-10-2017 17h29 - edited 12-10-2017 17h30
Hi @annemarigold and welcome.
@licquorice is correct. Your best bet would be the Wireless Access Point and would be much cheaper than a new router.
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on 12-10-2017 18h55
Ah, misunderstood you. If you get thewireless access point @licquorice indicated or similar you would be able to connect to that with ethernet cable.