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  • #16
    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
    Or maybe you were very lucky once
    Haha! Quite possible

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Aaron View Post
      The only time it is almost guaranteed to cause problems is when it's a surge protected extension.
      Good point. I should have added that warning. I use bog-standard power strips.
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      • #18
        I've got an HH6 ("Smart Hub" right?) and it does a cracking job, initially I thought it was poo and invested in some powerline adapters, but it was my own fault (dodgy wifi drivers on the PC).

        Now my main rig is connected by wifi, with a TPlink Archer T9E AC1900, and at opposite ends of the house, the connection is as stable as my ethernet used to be.
        Originally posted by coiler
        He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
        Originally posted by BigIan88
        turn off that sexy nonsense
        Originally posted by Salad Soup
        turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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        • #19
          They're the best ISP-provided solution out there at the moment, in my opinion. Obviously, you'll get more features if you upgrade but the performance out of the box is very good.

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          • #20
            I think a lot of the problem comes from poor quality wireless adapters in devices, rather than the router or hub itself.

            You get what you pay for, as with all things. A cheap dongle or a basic no-name internal card will struggle to find a signal from even the best router.
            Originally posted by coiler
            He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
            Originally posted by BigIan88
            turn off that sexy nonsense
            Originally posted by Salad Soup
            turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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            • #21
              The lack of signal, in my experience, was across all wireless devices. Xbox One consoles, phones, tablets, laptops, and even a wireless dongle on my dad's PC from GIGABYTE with its massive antenna. It was just **** poor. Maybe the construction of the house has something to do with it, but the walls are mostly plaster board and soft as hell.
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              • #22
                Weird, now that I'm renting I've got literally nothing plugged in via ethernet, so I've got the PC upstairs, laptop, tablet, phone, Shield TV, PS4, PS3, Wii U, and two Hue lamps, all wireless and all running flawlessly :/
                Originally posted by coiler
                He'll have the local FBI round his house with all that hash!
                Originally posted by BigIan88
                turn off that sexy nonsense
                Originally posted by Salad Soup
                turns out if you touch a stripper too much and try and get back in after being kicked out, they dont like that!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by TheMadDutchDude View Post
                  The lack of signal, in my experience, was across all wireless devices. Xbox One consoles, phones, tablets, laptops, and even a wireless dongle on my dad's PC from GIGABYTE with its massive antenna. It was just **** poor. Maybe the construction of the house has something to do with it, but the walls are mostly plaster board and soft as hell.
                  Did you check the neighbours WiFi band usage and power output with an Android phone? Also , if you had it installed in the conservatory (outside your house effectively) as you said, then you're not going to get a great signal inside when it has to travel through a foot of brick and insulation before any other internal stud walls. Insulation doesn't just insulate against head/cold, it's pretty good at RF too..

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                  • #24
                    I did, yeah. I went on to the least used channel in the area, which didn't help matters.

                    Perhaps the insulation in the house is pretty decent... it does stay warm in the winter.
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                    • #25
                      If you have the option then 110% recommend you put in an Ethernet cable as its actually designed to carry a data signal reliably.

                      As for keeping the same SSID, some devices have difficulties switching to stronger signal and will stay on a particular WAP even if there is a stronger signal available.

                      And use 5Ghz where possible, it less crowded.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by michaelkenward View Post
                        Another issue with the HH5 is that it forces you to combine 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi into a single SSID.
                        It defaults to the using the same SSID for both, you can change it though... Not that there's much point, I wholeheartedly agree it is a piece of junk
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