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Whizz Kid
Message 4 of 4

Hi my son has recommended that rather than use WiFi extenders that I set up a mesh wifi network. I was wondering if my Talktalk router is compatible with this sort of network?


Many thanks. 


Message 1 of 4

Hi Keith thanks for your response. As it happens I have scrapped the idea. My son was down at the weekend and we checked few things and he was surprised by the Internet speeds we were getting, but we are not a long was from the box.


I appreciate your offer of help and should I require any further advice I will be back in touch. 


Take care and stay safe. 


Message 2 of 4

That is a very difficult question, because WiFi reception is always a very complex medium (irrespective of the products used) when it comes to making any recommendations.


A mesh system can be a very expensive solution, where WiFi extenders are much cheaper.


However, checking for WiFi interference is the cheapest solution of all & I can offer a lot of help with this. Failure to do this first could mean an investment of money in one type of solution or the other & your WiFi reception could end up worse than it is now.


Slow speed, intermittent dropouts, breaks in the signal, or no signal on some or all devices, might be caused by Wi-Fi interference from other local networks, which can also lead to a permanent reduction in speed. No ISP can be responsible for your local environment, this is mainly a by-product of the popularity of Wi-Fi.

Generally speaking, the 2.4GHz band suffers much more from interference than the 5GHz band, but the 2.4GHz one can sometimes have a better range, but this all depends on your local area.

To enable me to help you, please can you specify the make/model of TalkTalk router that you are using?

I am not employed by TalkTalk, I'm just a customer. If my post has fixed the issue, please set Accept as Solution from the 3 dot menu.
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Message 3 of 4

Hi Talman,


@KeithFrench - Is this something that you would be able to offer assistance with at all?