FAQ – WiFi

The WiFi signal does not reach throughout my whole house

The wireless signal from your router will be affected by lots of different factors – where the router is placed, the number of walls that the signal has to pass through, how thick the walls are, what else might be transmitting on the same frequency…

So although WiFi is convenient, it’s far from perfect and the best way to get the full performance from the F4RN network is to plug your computer or smart TV straight into the router when you can.

If this is not possible then it’s worth reading the Home Network Help guide that has been compiled by our friends at B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North)

The speed I get over WiFi is not as fast as I expected

The only way to get the full speed from the F4RN network is to plug straight into the router.  WiFi speeds will be slower – and will get worse as the wireless signal drops.

This was not a problem with the old broadband down the phone line as the speeds were much slower, but with F4RN running at up to 1000Mbps the difference in performance is much more obvious.

What about wi-fi boosters?

There are a number of “Whole Home” range extension systems available.  These create a wireless mesh between 3 or more wireless dishes that you position around the house.   Deco M5 is popular with F4RN customers.    More info:

The best solution for fixed devices is to use a wired ethernet connection from your router to each place where you want devices such as computer, TV, Xbox, phone…