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    mmmm a bit strange this one, for about 2 weeks now we have been having problems on all devices when not downstairs. Previously we had very occasional problems- Jon put in a slave router in the lounge directly under our bedroom and this on the whole solved the problem. However it's most of the time now but the weird thing is i can get on BT open zone or BT FON! any ideas?















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    Well start with looking at how strong the wifi signal is from your home wifi. Is it full strength or poor?

    Have you taken it off autochannel and tried manually choosing the channel? someone close by could have some device that's drowning out your signals.
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    it tends to be poor so 2 bars on iPad. Do you think I am accessing someone else's hub when i go on BT FON?

    Jon was thinking of getting something you plug into a plug for upstairs but that's about 100 and don't really want to get one unless we really need one.















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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 271688
    it tends to be poor so 2 bars on iPad. Do you think I am accessing someone else's hub when i go on BT FON?
    Well as you know BT FON is a service which is run by BT using people's home BT internet. So if your neighbours have BT and havent explicitly turned it off, you could well be using their BT FON. If YOU have BT then you too could be providing BT FON to others so yeah it could be you or it could be them.

    Either way you dont want to be connecting to BT FON you want to be connecting to whatever you've called your own wifi network.

    Now....I'd go upstairs near the router. You should have full bars and you should be able to see what your network is called.

    all should be well there. Is it? If its NOT then you have a fundamental problem. If its all good upstairs and not downstairs, then it's range/interference almost certainly. Doesnt sound like that repeater you've got is doing the job properly in that case.

    So see if its ok up but not down. If thats the case, then try varying the channels you have it set to. Leave your computer on auto so it can scan and find the channel it's on and change on the router.

    Jon was thinking of getting something you plug into a plug for upstairs but that's about 100 and don't really want to get one unless we really need one.
    yeah the ones that use the mains power cabling to carry the signal. It's an option, albeit an expensive one, and not one you SHOULD need. However if you get bored and fedup by the whole thing yeah that should do it.
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    Well it seems a lot better, thank you Keith! I knew it wasn't my iPad















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