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Router PlusNet hubOne noise

mrlittle
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Router PlusNet hubOne noise

Since joining Fiber I have had a problem with hissing sounds from the router. Plusnet have sent a replacement which is no different. (A third is in its way) This article relates to a different brand of router but basically describes the problem. For anyone else with the same issue of noise from the router it’s annoying but apparently not dangerous. http://www.practicallynetworked.com/support/hissing.htm
Some posts suggest disabling 5ghz, this made no difference but I have noticed s great improvement in stability of signal on mobile devices. I personally have chosen to leave 5ghz enable but a sign it a different SSID and passkey
The noise is lessened but not eliminated if you are able to use a wired connection particularly for heavy traffic such as video streaming.
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mrlittle
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Re: Router PlusNet hubOne noise

Quick update — 3rd router arrived. Certainly the loudest of the bunch this one hisses like an angry cat. I can only draw the conclusion that the hub one is in fact cheap and nasty and to be avoided.
Plusnet have been obliging but if that’s all they have to offer, it’s a shame as otherwise I have been pleased with Plusnet over the last few years.
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Re: Router PlusNet hubOne noise

I only use my Hub One as a modem currently so can't comment on its hissing, but I have an Asus DSL-N66U sat next to it that works as DHCP server and an 11n wifi router and that hisses during a download. If I run a speed test, even over lan it goes bonkers hissing. I know this particular router isn't the best of quality (the ASUS) but is has been reliable. I won't use it on the VDSL connection, ooooh no, its never been good at that.

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Re: Router PlusNet hubOne noise


@mrlittle wrote:
Quick update — 3rd router arrived. Certainly the loudest of the bunch this one hisses like an angry cat. I can only draw the conclusion that the hub one is in fact cheap and nasty and to be avoided. 


The vast majority do not report this problem, and I'm certainly yet to witness it myself. I'm keen to get some of these units back to the office for me to take a look at. Happy to apply a credit to your account to cover the postage if you're able to oblige?

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mrlittle
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Re: Router PlusNet hubOne noise

Thanks Bob, have one packed up and awaiting returns bag for second which I believe C/S put in post Saturday. Only not sure how Plusnet will identify the returns as coming from me. I will put a nite on the router boxes to explain.
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The returns package won't get to me. If it's not too much trouble send it to our HQ marked for my attention and a reference containing your Community username or something similar:-

Plusnet
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mrlittle
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Re: Router PlusNet hubOne noise

Hi Bob.
Routers are in the courier locker, so should reach you by Thursday. I have put your name o the address label & a note inside the packet.
Postage was only £6 regards mark.
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Cheers Mark. I've sent a refund of £6 back to you now which you should see within 3-5 working days.

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Re: Router PlusNet hubOne noise

@mrlittle, thanks - I think they've just turned up Smiley

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