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Plusnet Router is turd!

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Afternoon all,


First post, so thank you for helping a nooby out!


I recently signed up to Plusnet broadband, and having received their router, I notice that there are dead spots throughout my house, unless I am in direct line of sight. I have done some limited research into replacing the router, which it feels that i am going to have to do, but before I make the investement I wanted to check in with some tech people who are not sales people for Linksys or Netgear to make sure that I am looking for the right things!


From what i have read, increasing the power isn't necesserally the way to go, as this will not increase the range of the antenna, so i have been looking into 6dBi but is this the be all and end all?


Another area that leaves me completely clueless is duel vs tri band. Besides price, what's the big difference here?


Lastly, any recommendations on routers that i should look at?


Thank you so much in advance!



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Maybe an extender would work for you:




About $30 at Newegg but if you shop around you may get one cheaper.


Before you do anything tho, I'd get Netgear free Genie program.  



It let's you see what else is on the same band as your router.  Sometimes just changing your router to use a different band (one that is not overcrowded with your neighbor's routers) will make a big difference

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