I'm on PlusNet Fibre (80/20) with the standard TG582n router. I'm experiencing a weak signal and disconnects, in one room upstairs. I have moved the TG582n around downstairs as much as I can to try to help (limited by the location of the BT master socket of course), but it hasn't helped enough. My son's iPhone keeps switching from wi-fi to 3G, which could prove expensive ! I have read that the TG582n isn't great in terms of the strength of it's wi-fi signal. I was thinking of either putting a wireless range extender on the landing upstairs (the TP-Link TL-WA830RE seems both decent & cheap), or replacing the TG582n with something better. Any advice on which approach to take (wireless range extender or replacement router) or any specific recommendations on hardware ? I'm no networking expert. I imagine there are plenty of you around here that are and many must have already faced & solved this problem Thanks in advance ! Cheers Mark
The supplied router has a number of limitations and, whilst the extender option will work, I'm of the opinion that you'd be better spending a little bit extra and getting another router. This route also means you have a spare router if you ever run into problems. Along with a number of others I've bought an Asus RT N66U. It's a superb piece of kit and I get a better signal in a remote room than I do using an extender.