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RoyMaxwell
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Wifi Range Extenders

I have recently moved to a nowtv broadband package and have the new V2 hub however the wifi coverage is really poor compared to what I had previously.

I have some powerline netgear kit, specifically a XAV1301 which connects to a port on the router and a power socket, and a XAVN2001v2 which connects to the XAV1301 to give an ethernet port and wifi wherever you want in the house.

So the ethernet part works fine however I cannot get it to extend the wireless as well (it worked seamlessly with my old BT router), I have tried all sorts of combinations to fix it, resetting the router, changing channels, attempting to connect manually and through wep, nothing works. 

Has anyone else experienced this sort of issue or have experience of using a wifi extender which works?

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spn0923
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Re: Wifi Range Extenders

Sorry Roy.  Same problem.  Seems like the NOWTV router may be functionally very poor.  I cant get my extender or usb wifi dongle for my NAS drive to link to the nowtv broadband router.  I have raised a complaint and am planning to exit the contract.  I have never had such problems before.  All my laptops connect directly to the router fine but any kind of advanced networking such as wifi extenders seems hopeless.  I would suggest trying to cancel the contract with NowTV and dont waste any more of your time.

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Lyndseyn
Advocate

Re: Wifi Range Extenders

I'm having exactly the same issue. I would love to know a resolution to this.  I live in an old house with thick walls so routers cant reach some places, so I bought a Netgear extender, which worked fine with my BT router. I cannot seem to get it to connect to the internet with this new Hub 2. 

Google is telling me that a MAC filter is causing the issue, but I cannot see any way to stop this on the Hub set up

Phil_Kay
Newbie

Re: Wifi Range Extenders

I have the tp-link TL-WA850RE and had the same problem, after an evening of messing around, visited the tp-link website and downloaded the most recent firmware, this includes a fix and within half an hour it is up and running 

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Garryhq
Newbie

Re: Wifi Range Extenders

Same happened to me, moved from sky router to nowtv and my WiFi range extender s stopped working. I eventually found the problem. Unlike sky, and many other routers out there, the nowtv 2.4ghz and 5ghz signals are broadcast with exactly the same said. I knowkthis can be changed inisettings butbmy setsstill didntd work. I have since ordered a new WiFi range extender and will be interested to see if a newern more advanced, unit is the snswer. If this still doesn't work then nowtv are going to have major problems whenever customers eed to extend their WiFi. Next step will be to ask nowtv if they can recommend a suitable product...

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drewba
Observer

Re: Wifi Range Extenders

if you change the default gateway on your devices to 192.182.0.1 it should work. Most other routers are 192.168.1.1 this was the fix for my CCTV system when switching to NowTV hub for me with Meraki Access Points.