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    Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Doesn't most of the bog standard routers given out by ISP's are not great.
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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Also how many devices the router supports and how many (wifi devices) you are trying to use on it might differ greatly.
    Most routers supplied by the isps can cope with 4 or 5 devices, and your family might be trying to use way more... phones, tablets, laptops, TV's, consoles, NAS/Media drives etc
    But i appreciate what they are trying to say, and it is better to know than not know.
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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    don't forget distance from router can also have an impact on speeds too, as can the device it's connecting to. There are a huge number of variables with wifi.

    I just love that they basically say if youre connection is rubbish you can always plug in a cable...kind of defeats the point of wireless but as we all know a wired network is really the only way to guarantee the connection speed.

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

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    My WiFi is bad, because my Broadband is bad, because I live in the country and BT are the only ones who supply here.
    Plugging it directly into the router will improve my speed by a *STAGGERING*..... 0.0004Mbps. Literally, the increase is so minute that it doesn't show up on test results.
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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Crap.

    My WiFi is bad, because my Broadband is bad, because I live in the country and BT are the only ones who supply here.
    Plugging it directly into the router will improve my speed by a *STAGGERING*..... 0.0004Mbps. Literally, the increase is so minute that it doesn't show up on test results.
    Use 4g

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Use 4g
    You don't even wanna know how bad that one is out here!!

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Crap.

    My WiFi is bad, because my Broadband is bad, because I live in the country and BT are the only ones who supply here.
    Plugging it directly into the router will improve my speed by a *STAGGERING*..... 0.0004Mbps. Literally, the increase is so minute that it doesn't show up on test results.
    Use 4g
    Im guessing if BT is the only provider for him then he lives in a small town or rural part which means 4G will also be rubbish and non existent too

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyman View Post
    Im guessing if BT is the only provider for him then he lives in a small town or rural part which means 4G will also be rubbish and non existent too
    He lives a couple miles South of the M4 right by Reading... and yet his friends hate coming over because they get ZERO signal on their fancy 4G phones!!

    I average 0.5Mbps line speed, but should expect up to 2. I can get up to 4Mb download and 0.16 upload I think, but only on a good day.

    One of many drawbacks in not having to live around town people....

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Fig 3 "Your wifi may be slowing down your broadband"

    Utter tosh, it's not slowing down your broadband, you just don't have a decent connection to your broadband....

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    'Completely Rubbish And Pathetic' ().

    My WiFi is bad, because my Broadband is bad, because I live in the country and BT are the only ones who supply here.
    Plugging it directly into the router will improve my speed by a *STAGGERING*..... 0.0004Mbps. Literally, the increase is so minute that it doesn't show up on test results.
    So technically your wifi isn't bad. Your wifi will be good, you've just got nothing to push through it.

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    Re: Ofcom launches Wi-Fi checker app for Android and iOS

    Quote Originally Posted by probedb View Post
    So technically your wifi isn't bad. Your wifi will be good, you've just got nothing to push through it.
    Yeah, summat like that... basically they don't gimme fast enough electrickery-magicky-internet out here in Anglo-Saxon-land... and it makes Odin angry!!

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