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Abhishek
Observer

WIFI range is very Poor

I Have Wifi6 on my laptop and the router is placed just outside my room but still, I am getting very low Wi-Fi range.

11 Replies
chilli2
Expert 2

What router are you using?

If it's the now router then poor WiFi is a known feature.

Do you have another router, if so what make/ model?

Abhishek
Observer

This one is a NOW router. I don't have a router.
Jayach
Expert 3


@Abhishek wrote:

I Have Wifi6 on my laptop


Not really going to help, the router doesn't.

Abhishek
Observer

Then what do I need to do? 

How can I request a good router from now?

Jayach
Expert 3

You can't get a better router from Now, you will need to purchase your own. Both TP-Link and Asus have models with Now's (SKY) authentication method built in.

Alternative you could use a wireless access point to replace the poor Wi-Fi from the Now router.

Abhishek
Observer

Thanks for your reply

But in this case it's better I will switch it to better internet provider

Jayach
Expert 3

Have you just come from another ISP? Was their router suitable for your WiFi needs?

I ask as it may be possible to use their router as an access point.

Abhishek
Observer

Nope, I am new here. So, I don't have any other router with me. 

But my friend is using BT internet and they provided a good router.

So its better to switch because I don't wanna spend in routers.

Thanks

Jayach
Expert 3

If you are still in the cooling off period, that may be the best thing to do.

But you may end up spending more on higher subscription charges, than a router would cost.

chilli2
Expert 2

What internet service did you have before signing up to now?

Personally I would stick with now, and go down the use own kit solution.

Unless things have changed then the price point of now can't be beat, and  with it being budget a few corners are cut , one being the use of an old router model that's not that good.

If you are thinking of switching to a more expensive ISP work out how much more that would cost you over 12 months vs buying your own router.

 

The are a few things to try with the now router to improve things such as separating the wig bands, and location.

Jayach
Expert 3


@chilli2 wrote:

If you are thinking of switching to a more expensive ISP work out how much more that would cost you over 12 months vs buying your own router.

Don't forget most ISP's have 18 or 24 month contracts, and they may have built in price rises whilst in contract, normally CPI+3.9%. It all adds up.

CPI is currently 9.1%, do the math.