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Nightmare wifi dropouts!!

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Ali47
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Nightmare wifi dropouts!!

Am literally considering paying the cancellation fee and going back to talktalk! Since joining in February I have had endless connection issues on all wifi devices which were non existent the day before I was switching to brilliant plusnet (had great experience with them 10yrs ago). Left talk talk because of their mediocre customer service and thought of plusnet since having way back in thd past and plenty of media coverage. Since switching have had no end of 'no connection to internet' on all devices using hub one wifi. Had an engineer out as was told there was a line fault. He said that now my broadband speed would be higher and shhoould resolve issues. Partner is working from home and literally screaming at his computer that constantly locks up and I have tears from my gaming child who disconnects a lot during matches..... I. Mean really, do I have to resort to forking out on a new router myself!!?? Am now considering the return with tail between legs to talktalk as I'm ashamed to say their router never failed. I am not particularly tech savvy, but no connection several times a day is a joke on any front and not worth the money for super fast fibre if it only connects randomly (I have tried 1 device at midnight with a upload of 6!).
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BrightonRock
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Re: Nightmare wifi dropouts!!

Welcome to the Forum @Ali47 

You say that you have had a line problem. Are you sure that what you are now experiencing is a wifi problem rather than the connection dropping to the outside world? Does the blue light on the Hub change when you run into one of these episodes?

If it is wifi: There is a known issue with the Hub One that relates to it connecting on 2 frequencies.. By default they have the same ID which can cause some kit - particularly but not exclusively iThings - to lose connection. The advice is to give them different IDs, See https://community.plus.net/t5/My-Router/Devices-stop-working-on-5-GHz-connection-Wifi-drops/m-p/1395...for how to do it. I don't know whether this will solve your problem, but it is a worthwhile first step.

If that doesn't solve then there is a helpful check on the Plusnet website that aims to try and improve wifi connections. Start at https://www.plus.net/help/broadband/

Please let us know how you get on.

bobpullen
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Re: Nightmare wifi dropouts!!

@Ali47 sorry to hear you're experiencing problems Sad

I've just pushed a software update to your router that may help resolve some of the issue you're reporting.

You'll need to power the router off/back on at your side to apply it.

Let me know how you get on.

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Ali47
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Re: Nightmare wifi dropouts!!

Hiya, I have followed instructions and split 2.4 and 5GHz channels but don't think can really be my issue as I have 7 items connected to the 2.4GHz only and only 2 are apple products and we see WiFi outage on all products. When we had a line test ran this was a problem (as when phone rang all wifi products lost connection immediately). The phone issue was resolved by open reach who installed new masterswitch and said speeds should improve in general. We still have random drop out and I am waiting to see if things improve now I have followed the split advise??? I shall update if problems are still occuring within the next 24Hrs or so. Thank you for ongoing support. 😁
bobpullen
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@Ali47 - you shouldn't need to split the Wi-Fi channels following the update I pushed to your router.

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Ali47
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Re: Nightmare wifi dropouts!!

Hello Bob. I have had no problems since the software update now in 2 weeks thankfully. Splitting the channels as mentioned made no difference as only 1 Apple Imac was using WiFi on the 5ghz channel and was nit the issue. Everyone now wonderful thank you.