Fixing your dropping wi-fi
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Try the simple steps below to fix your problem. After each step recheck your wi-fi connection.
New broadband customer : Your connection takes around 10 days to adjust after activation so it’s possible to experience fluctuations with it during this time.
Move your hub
Your hub’s location and interference from other appliances can affect its signal strength. To get the strongest wi-fi signal make sure your hub is:
- kept in an open space in your home
- not placed behind your TV or in a cabinet, on the floor, near windows or a fishtank
- kept away from thick walls, metal objects and electrical appliance
Unplug unused devices
Having lots of devices connected at the same time can reduce your wi-fi performance.
Switch your wi-fi channel
You might be using a wi-fi channel that’s too busy which is why your connection is dropping. Switch channel by turning your hub off for a few seconds and back on again.
Alternatively, if you keep Smart Wireless turned on, your hub will always automatically switch to the least busy channel.
Update your device software
Make sure you have the latest sofware on your devices to ensure you get the best wi-fi performance.
You’ll get a notification on your device with steps to follow when updates are needed.
Monitor when your connection drops
Your connection can be affected by other electrical appliances being switched on or off like your microwave or stereo speakers. Try to avoid placing your hub near other appliances.
Extend your signal
If you're struggling to connect to your wi-fi in some rooms, there might be areas your signal can’t reach.
You can get online everywhere in your home guaranteed with our Complete Wi-Fi discs which extend your hub's signal.
Switch to a wired connection
If you've tried everything else, try connecting your device to your hub using the Ethernet cable supplied with your hub.
Using a wired connection often gives a more stable service.
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