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Hi im have a lot of trouble with the coverage in my house like it's struggle to get to the room above the hub. Any ideas??

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gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Coverage 

Try splitting the Wi-Fi bands to have 2 signals for 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz

https://help.nowtv.com/article/improve-broadband-speed

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
RoyB
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@Coverage @gavs82008 

 

That link describes, but does not explain, what the benefits are, and how they might be obtained 😢

 

In general:-

5Ghz Is faster than, but does not have the penetration of, 2.4Ghz

2.4Ghz is slower than, but penetrates further than, 5Ghz

 

And it’s no good just splitting the bands; you then have to revisit each affected device, and ensure it’s on the optimum band for what you need.

 

So a device that isn’t getting good coverage, and isn’t already on 2.4Ghz, should be moved to that band. As slow(er) coverage is better than no coverage.

 

And devices that you want to get faster WiFi with, and aren’t already on 5Ghz, should be moved to that band; but check that you still get the coverage you need, as that may be a gotcha.

 

Alternatively, you might like to look at a WiFi mesh system, like Amazon’s eero, say, to bolster what the Now router can achieve.

Please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.