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Pads64
Advocate

Now Broadband Router WiFi

Now Router WiFi is appalling. 

Weak signal in next room. TalkTalk Router covered whole house. 

This is like going back 15 years...

Do you have another Router available?

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RoyB
Legend

@Pads64 

Yes, I have a spare router, but I am just a customer like you, as is pretty much everybody else here, so you can’t have it 😛

Yes, the Now router is a horrible device, with all the range of a thrown anvil. And it’s the only one they do 😢

You best bet is to source a Sky SR203 router off eBay; cheap, no reconfiguration needed, uses Sky/Now’s slightly unusual MER 61 protocol, much better wifi range than the Now router.

You can, these days, find more of the mainstream routers with MER 61, and they are more versatile. But they will need configuring; the Sky one is a simple swap, and entirely suitable for most purposes.

You knew Now must be cheap for a reason, didn’t you? Well, the router is where it starts 😛

Set a Payment PIN on your account so that no-one but you can buy memberships on it. Check your bank accounts monthly for any other unexpected payments to Now. That way you can at least nip them in the bud, while you and Now figure out whose fault they are.