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whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

matty2k13
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whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

I have a hh3 but it keeps dropping the wireless so was gonna order one off here
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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

Its ok for some , but most say wifi is not so good .
It depends on your use and type of house
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matty2k13
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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

Just in my livingroom so it should be ok eh. Does the fiber router show you your connection status or is it hidden ?
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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

I believe that the router doesn't show the connection status as in the fibre part because that information is held by the modem but it will show if you are connected to the internet
matty2k13
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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

Ok thanks for you info guys
VileReynard
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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

It will also show info about the connection to the WAN:-

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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

The screenshot above is not Plusnet Router. I believe this is Netgear because it does look like Netgear layout. I think Plusnet supply Technicolor 582n router (not sure what version is that) probably v3, if the wireless is poor then surely plusnet should have this one instead: http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/products/16234-thomson-tg589vn/
VileReynard
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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

You are wrong!
It's was supplied by Plusnet and has been working very nicely for the last 2 years.
None of this Technicolor or Thomson rubbish.
I rather like Netgear routers...

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Re: whats the wireless like on the plusnet fiber router ?

They don't supply the Netgear routers any more - I think they were originally supplied when FTTC was in the trial stage, but now you get the Thompson router, with only 3 LAN ports, as one of the 4 is remapped to be the WAN port for connecting to the VDSL modem.
Depending on the modem you have, one of the 2 types OR supply (HG612) can be easily unlocked and can provide stats, something like the attached, courtesy of HG612 Modem logs stats viewer & settings editor V2.1, which logs all sorts of useful info to and by a suite of software. See here: