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to think that your home wifi shouldn't be so piss poor that you're better off using 3G?

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JenniferYellowHat1980 Sun 31-Jan-16 20:56:12

Cuddling DD to sleep and noticing that MN or any other website won't load because the server cannot be found. Fine on 3G (no 4G here). It's EE and neither the standard nor the 5Ghz works upstairs. Not unusual. Even have to switch between the two downstairs. Anything I can do, 9 months into contract? I've got work contracts starting in April and May.

EE by the way. I recommend Plusnet all the way.

Apologies for boring post.

Cachareltastic Sun 31-Jan-16 20:57:45

you can buy decent Wifi boosters these days, I work from home and my employer gave me one. its made a huge difference. they are cheap on ebay, BT Shop. eBay etc

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 31-Jan-16 20:58:12

I sympathise. We've had problems with Virgin all week. It seems to be working now but I'm waiting for it to go down again.

Glad it's not just us and our crappy Sky '14k Modem edition' broadband!!

ivykaty44 Sun 31-Jan-16 21:01:59

If you are having problems with virgin, ring and tell them the dates and get a refund. They will refund on a day rate

JenniferYellowHat1980 Sun 31-Jan-16 21:04:41

I could try a wifi booster. Surely I shouldn't need to though? I'm directly above the router and can have problems sitting next to it. We do live on top of a big hill. Maybe that makes a difference confused Definitely wasn't an issue before EE and fibre broadband.

Bikey86 Sun 31-Jan-16 21:38:19

I wish I could switch to 3G in favour of crappy wi fi. But we only have 2G!!!! I've never heard of wi fi boosters. I have a signal booster from Vodafone for phone signal though.

Unescorted Sun 31-Jan-16 21:45:02

Welcome to the countryside... 2 - 7 meg is as good as it gets. We are in a fast rural area, but can't get netflix and those flashy ads will make the sites crash.

Bake62 Sun 31-Jan-16 21:47:20

I have sky for everything at home.

I had a problem with connectivity and called them, it was traced back to BT and the mast, problem solved.

If its to do with a phone, Maybe you need to check who has what masts in your area?

fuctifino Sun 31-Jan-16 21:50:20

We have an EE dongle, no cable where we are.
It is faster than our previous house that had Virgin cable.

Emochild Sun 31-Jan-16 21:54:29

Sky broadband is crap

Had connectivity issues

It was my splitter
Then it was my router
Then it was my phone line
Then it was bt's fault

It's still crap and they still don't know why -but possibly it's because we are using too many devices at the same time (3 on an unlimited broadband package)


LivingInMidnight Sun 31-Jan-16 22:03:33

I never use the ISP router if I can help it. Wifi boosters cut your speed and can make your network unreliable, I would either add a cabled access point or change routers. Both mean spending more money, but at least you'd have working wifi.

Are you by any chance on android? Setting a static IP could help if you are.

h0peful Sun 31-Jan-16 22:18:10

Ee broadband is rubbish! Can't wait to switch.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Sun 31-Jan-16 22:28:04

I'm not on android. I'm on the edge of the countryside but our broadband speed is high (don't ask me what!) I'm on wifi now I'm downstairs hmm

MissWimpyDimple Sun 31-Jan-16 23:18:40

I'm on virgin "super fast" fibre optic cable in the middle of a large city and its shite. I'm using my 4G right now as its way faster.

It's all bollocks.

Pantone363 Sun 31-Jan-16 23:22:45

You can check your speed at

Ours is barely over 1M hmm

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