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Networking & Routers / Re: Poor coverage with Billion 8800
« Last post by Clive on Nov 10, 2021, 20:40:44 »
Surely you would have to change the channel yourself or does it do something naughty like force a change? If the billion has PMF (protected management frames) then that should stop that working.

Yes, you had to change the channel yourself but the software made it very easy to do. 

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Thanks to you all but my router is simply dying and I have ordered a new one.

Good call.  If problems persist, have a chat to IDNet support who are usually very helpful. 
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Networking & Routers / Re: Poor coverage with Billion 8800
« Last post by Noelle on Nov 09, 2021, 14:24:37 »
Thanks to you all but my router is simply dying and I have ordered a new one.
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Networking & Routers / Re: Poor coverage with Billion 8800
« Last post by Gary on Nov 09, 2021, 13:43:44 »
Another way you could change channels without getting into your router is by downloading  nirsoft wifi channel monitor but you would have to do it on a laptop as it's not available on the iPhone.  It's very easy to use. 
Surely you would have to change the channel yourself or does it do something naughty like force a change? If the billion has PMF (protected management frames) then that should stop that working.
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Networking & Routers / Re: Poor coverage with Billion 8800
« Last post by Clive on Nov 08, 2021, 10:28:00 »
Another way you could change channels without getting into your router is by downloading  nirsoft wifi channel monitor but you would have to do it on a laptop as it's not available on the iPhone.  It's very easy to use. 
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I meant limited in terms of availability although they do seem to have expanded their reach quite a bit since I last looked :)
Ah I see what you mean, Zap.  :) They do seem to be like moles around where I live, just not my village sadly. My throughput is lucky to hit 49Mbps these days, it used to be in the 60's thats ECI cabs and crosstalk for you.  :( Also Zen seem to have turned into the YoYo of backhaul providers with loads of dropped sessions recently due to data centre issues with power failures and maintanance, you would think they would have invested in better backups.
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Why is city Fibre a limited service, Zap and that price isn't bad I thought.

I meant limited in terms of availability although they do seem to have expanded their reach quite a bit since I last looked :)
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Unfortunately not. From memory it's a very limited service.
Why is city Fibre a limited service, Zap and that price isn't bad I thought. They are rolling out in my local City not that we will get it out here in rural not worth the cost land, but City fibre are big now, and most households don't need even that much throughput. Many companies are putting in their own fibre these days and Openreach just cant keep up, then again if my broadband keeps dropping with these glitches IDNet keep having I may move, as I've had more outages due to maintenance in the last week and today was a glitch just after 8am they are investigating, tbh I'm getting fed up of the issues at the moment with Zens backhaul.  :bawl:
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Networking & Routers / Re: Poor coverage with Billion 8800
« Last post by Gary on Nov 03, 2021, 08:50:12 »
I'm on iPhone. I have no clue how to change channels, update the firmware.

I've been with Idnet since 2008 because back then, only Idnet could offer a weak ADSL signal but I'm not someone having a router expertise.

I'm unable to do the tasks mentionned in your reply.
I have to say if you dint know how to update your routers firmware and its not automatic you could be putting your home network in danger, I take it you update your iPhones firmware when new updates are pushed out? Maybe get a relative round who can help you as security is very important and regular router updates are vital. Many routers have auto updates, but find out if yours does, Google is your friend. Also its worth reading and having a go with someone there to guide you, we all had to learn to do these things ourselves and its not as hard as it sounds believe me, updating is very simple also, try reading up on it and then have a friend show you how its done and have a go maybe while they help you, its important your phone computer and router are always up to date for your safety.

 Routers age, the power supplies grow old and also neighbours Wi-Fi can interfere with yours, try a different router (always good to have a spare) as yours may be simply getting old if it is a older unit, I'm sure people on here with Billion routers would be able to help. FTTP will have no effect on your wifi but if you are getting much higher speeds it may be worth investing in a AX router as new devices use Wi-Fi 6 which can make use of the faster speeds of FTTP compared with older AC routers, what kind of router is your billion? (model number) maybe that would help as someone could look up if it has auto firmware updates on it. Take care.
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Networking & Routers / Re: Poor coverage with Billion 8800
« Last post by robinc on Nov 03, 2021, 06:27:21 »
Make sure you have your router password.
Go to the wifi connection settings on your iPhone.
Tap on your Billion connection then tap Forget This Network
Then wait for the phone to find your Billion again, tap it and enter the router password.

It may also help to have a friend connect their phone and to double check to see if they see the same problem.

It does seem unlikely that switching to FTTP would affect your wifi in any way. Again I assume iDnet have already asked you to reseat all the connections, leave the router powered down overnight and so on.

The other thing you could do is to ask iDnet to look at the amount of traffic on your connection just in case someone has acquired your router password and is monopolising your wifi - I know it is unlikely but it may be worth checking.
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When I used Sky (not for Broadband)they were always difficult to deal with. 

I've had a mobile contract with Sky for many years which has proved rather good... £5/month unlimited. There's probably a data cap but the last time I looked I had so much data rolled over I can't have hit the cap. I think they must have forgotten about me! But I wouldn't really want to touch their broadband.

I went to look at property today and asked the owner about their broadband which is with Virgin. He did a speed test. 933Mbps download and 50 something Mbps up with a 9ms ping! Almost worth buying the house for :laugh:
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