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  1. WiFi extension

    Hello. Having just moved into a larger house, I think the need for extending the wifi is going to be required. The previous owners had to so what are my best options? I just want one network, I don't want the device to have to switch between different wifi network names. The powerline adapters look neat and the new BT whole home system looks interesting (it is expensive though). A new BT homehub is being delivered this week and if I believe the hype the signal is much improved from older models.
  2. WiFi extension

    I bought one of these: Same as MrMe. Works well and have seen over 200mbps on wifi. I don’t bother with the Virgin router in modem mode as the service always seemed to go wrong when I did it.
  3. SPOTY 2017

    You can skip the first 90 mins is what I found out.
  4. SPOTY 2017

    The motorcycle chap being second ... that was a surprise!
  5. The £1k mobile phone

    So what happens when some chav smacks me over the head for the phone and uses by stricken face to open it and order a million nappies or lightbulbs from Amazon?
  6. The £1k mobile phone

    Doesn’t happen each time incidentally.
  7. The £1k mobile phone

    Not bothered with face ID. Don’t trust it! Odd perhaps, but there we go!
  8. The £1k mobile phone

    Right, so predictably I bought a 256gb X. Does anyone have the annoyance that when swiping up to enter the pin code you get the spinning wheel thing then it returns you to the lock screen?
  9. SPOTY 2017

    Joshua for my vote. Hope he gives Lewis a smack on the way to collect it.
  10. Boxing thread

    Yes, I keep watching his analysis of the fight over and over. Love it. The way he talks about it is fantastic. I hope he continues his great sucess. How will he fare against Wilder? I’m not generally a follower of boxing but I follow AJ avidly.
  11. Aren’t they based on another manufacturer’s chassis?
  12. 9 seconds quicker than the Bug! Love it. Prob couldn’t drive it!
  13. Boxing thread

    Anthony Joshua. What a cracking bloke. Seen two things with him in recently with Bear G and also the BBC Fight of my Life prog; he is funny, down to earth and has exactly the sort of attitude that all sportspeople should exude. SPOTY vote secured from me.
  14. David Couthard

    In T5 Heathrow just now. However, the first thing I spotted was a bloody beautiful woman walking aling; as I gawped at her I noticed DC and son in tow. Presumably his wife.
  15. WiFi extension

    Who on earth do you use to get 500mbps? Do you have a direct T1 pipe?!
  16. WiFi extension

    It is amazing just how shite the BT and Virgin boxes are at broadcasting WiFi at speed. Mind you, Virgin have been having problems today due to “congestion on the line”. Engineer arriving on Weds to presumably sweep the congesters off the line ... Call centre lady tried to suggest it was the new router, I told her the wired gadgets (Sonos and Time Capsule) said otherwise. She shut up.
  17. WiFi extension

    Installed the same Asus router MrMe has and the difference is remarkable. Ok, it was £170 odd quid but on the 5G connection the top room is getting 170mbps. And no need for a wifi extender either. Very pleased, thanks everyone for your comments on this.
  18. WiFi extension

    So the general thing is to plug another quality wifi router into the Virgin box to get much improved speeds?
  19. WiFi extension

    Right, I want that setup please. We have vivid 200 and getting rubbish wifi speeds. I’ll just replicate what you do!
  20. WiFi extension

    Is that wired or over wifi?
  21. WiFi extension

    Right, Virgin Vivid 200 installed and working, wired connection 175 mbps. Wifi sometimes 20 but I’ve seen 60 odd. Will attaching a router like MrMe boost my wifi speed significantly or will the mesh system be a better bet? I don’t hardwire anything really so all that speed is just going the waste at the moment.
  22. Love it, although the only thing I thought was that the Chiron looked distinctly normal, whereas the 'Egg has its of tape over it etc etc. So is it really a fair comparison?
  23. WiFi extension

    BT has now taken over a week to connect us back to BB. I have to keep ringing them for updates. Shocking service. So, Virgin, quicker, cheaper and the house is already wired for it. What are they like? If I get nothing from BT tomorrow I’m tempted to vote with my wallet.
  24. WiFi extension

    Interesting comments guys, I'll be keeping the BT hub and I assume the Burble and Mac solutions just hang off it? The BT disc solution thing is a mesh of sorts. NNMM I don't need blisteringly fast speeds. We get about 45mbps at the moment which seems to be enough. It is only myself and the wife on wifi as the kids are too young.
  25. Uber lose Private Hire licence

    The taxi that picked me up in Chester earlier was over the moon about. It was like he won the lottery. I don't suppose he liked it when I said I bet it changed nothing.