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Faulty router 5Ghz dying.

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Faulty router 5Ghz dying.

Been having problems since i joined with my connection, streaming services dropping out and such.


Done some tests today and it seems the 5Ghz wifi is dead or dying, it makes a bussing noise and constantly measure very low speeds.


I did 3 tests, 1st 5Ghz and got 15.9Mbps, 2nd 2.4Ghz and got 68Mbps and 3rd cabled and got 71Mbps. All done as close as possible to the router.


I have switched everything to 2.4Ghz but that's not great solution is it as my faster devices are now slower on my network.

Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Faulty router 5Ghz dying.

Hi there, sorry to see this has been a problem for you. Before we potentially look at replacing the router for you could you give a factory reset a try please? 



  • Use a paper clip, pen, or something pointed to press in the reset pinhole button on the back of the router.


  • Keep the button pressed for 20 seconds. When the light on the front of your Hub turns green, release the reset button.


  • When the light on the front of the Hub turns blue, it's now restored to factory settings.
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 Adam Walker
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Re: Faulty router 5Ghz dying.

@robj20 & @adamwalker, I've pushed the latest firmware update to the device on the off chance that helps too.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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