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BT

SponsoredBT Fibre 2 Broadband

  • wifi
  • 67Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    24 month
    contract
    £29.99 p/m£9.99 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    or call 0800 328 1587
    More info
    • £100 Reward Card

    Call now on 0800 328 1587

    Vodafone

    Vodafone Superfast 2 Broadband and Phone Line

  • wifi
  • 63Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    24 month
    contract
    £25.00 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    • £23 p/m for existing mobile customers
    TalkTalk

    TalkTalk Fixed Price Unlimited Superfast Fibre

  • wifi
  • 67Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    18 month
    contract
    £24.00 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    or call 0800 049 7864
    More info

    Call now on 0800 049 7864

    Virgin Media

    Virgin Media Big TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone

  • wifi
  • phone
  • tv
  • 108Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    18 month
    contract
    £29.99 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    NOW Broadband

    NOW Broadband: Brilliant Broadband & Anytime Calls

  • wifi
  • phone
  • 11Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    12 month
    contract
    £18.00 p/m£5.00 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    NOW Broadband

    NOW Broadband: Fab Fibre & Anytime Calls

  • wifi
  • phone
  • 36Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    12 month
    contract
    £25.00 p/m£5.00 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    BT

    BT Fibre 2 Broadband

  • wifi
  • 67Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    24 month
    contract
    £29.99 p/m£9.99 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    or call 0800 328 1587
    More info
    • £100 Reward Card

    Call now on 0800 328 1587

    BT

    BT Fibre 1 Broadband

  • wifi
  • 50Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    24 month
    contract
    £27.99 p/m£9.99 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    or call 0800 328 1587
    More info

    Call now on 0800 328 1587

    Virgin Media

    Virgin Media M200 Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone

  • wifi
  • phone
  • 213Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    18 month
    contract
    £33.00 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    NOW Broadband

    NOW Broadband: Super Fibre & Anytime Calls

  • wifi
  • phone
  • 63Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    12 month
    contract
    £30.00 p/m£5.00 setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    Plusnet

    Plusnet Fixed Price Unlimited Fibre Extra & Phone Line

  • wifi
  • 66Mb
    average* speed
    unlimited
    downloads
    18 month
    contract
    £25.99 p/mno setup costPrice details
    Price Details
    Buy now
    More info
    • £50 Reward Card

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    *The "average" speed displayed in Mb represents the speed available to 50% of customers with this product during peak time (between 8pm and 10pm). The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up — this may differ from the average speed displayed on our table.

    The deals available at your postcode are subject to local availability. The provider will confirm availability for your line.

    We aim to take the strain out of broadband comparison. Good broadband deals aren't just about the price, it's also about what's included in the product, the speeds offered and any extra incentives providers are offering. To balance all of these, we have developed a ranking formula that takes into account deals that are proving to be popular with our customers, that are competitive in the market and have a smooth buying process.

    If you prefer, you can sort deals by monthly cost, speed or contract length. You can also choose to show costs as monthly or full contract, which lets you see the total spend over the contract period, including any setup costs.

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    Wi-Fi deals explained

    Wireless broadband has now become the norm for every location with a broadband connection, be it at home, a workplace or a public space. With a wireless router sending Wi-Fi signals to every room, you can enjoy the internet from wherever you are.

    Almost every broadband deal on offer in the UK today provides wireless broadband. Which makes sense — when was the last time you used a wired connection and actually plugged your device in to the internet? The days of dial-up are long gone and wireless broadband deals have long been the new standard for getting access to the internet at home and at work.

    As such, having wireless broadband is useful for everybody, allowing multiple people to connect to a single broadband connection quickly and easily. Families use it to ensure everyone can get online at the same time via smartphones, laptops and tablets. Gamers will find it essential for connecting their consoles to the internet without having to physically plug them into a router, and if you want to browse social media while in bed, Wi-Fi obviously is a must-have.

    To set up a Wi-Fi connection in your home or workspace you'll need a wireless router. The best Wi-Fi deals will almost always include a wireless router when you sign up with a provider. They’re usually free of charge and are very simple to set up, with no technical skills required.

    Best wireless broadband deals on Uswitch.com September 2020

    PackageBroadband speedContract length
    Vodafone Superfast 2 Broadband and Phone Line63Mb average*24 months
    TalkTalk Fixed Price Unlimited Superfast Fibre67Mb average*18 months
    Virgin Media Big TV Bundle, Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone108Mb average*18 months
    NOW Broadband: Brilliant Broadband & Anytime Calls11Mb average*12 months
    NOW Broadband: Fab Fibre & Anytime Calls36Mb average*12 months
    BT Fibre 2 Broadband67Mb average*24 months
    BT Fibre 1 Broadband50Mb average*24 months
    Virgin Media M200 Ultrafast Fibre Broadband & Phone213Mb average*18 months
    NOW Broadband: Super Fibre & Anytime Calls63Mb average*12 months
    Plusnet Fixed Price Unlimited Fibre Extra & Phone Line66Mb average*18 months
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    Where are the best Wi-Fi deals available in the UK?

    Great Wi-Fi deals are available from every major broadband provider, and there are several types of wireless broadband connection to choose from. The type of connection you have will impact the speed and strength of your wireless internet speed and the availability of each type varies across the UK.

    Superfast broadband is more widely available than most realise, so it’s always worth checking to see if there are better Wi-Fi deals available where you like.

    When comparing Wi-Fi deals, here are the key options that you should be aware of:

    • Standard broadband — Also known as ADSL, this is the most basic and widespread broadband type and is available almost everywhere, since it operates through home telephone lines. It offers average speeds of around 11Mbps.
    • Fibre broadband — Available to more than 95% of UK homes, ‘fibre to the cabinet’ broadband offers a significant speed boost compared to standard broadband, with average speeds between 36Mbps and 67Mbps, depending on the package.
    • Cable broadband — Available from Virgin Media, this uses a different technology to deliver service to your home. It can offer speeds of up to 516Mbps and is available to around 75% of homes.
    • Full fibre broadband — Whereas most fibre packages still use copper cables to connect your home to the nearest street cabinet, full fibre (or ‘fibre to the premises’) sends fibre cabling directly to your home. It's the least-widely available service — only about 12% of homes currently have access — but it can deliver lightning-fast speeds of up to 1,000Mbps (or 1Gbps).

    Can I get fibre broadband?

    The vast majority of homes in the UK can access fibre broadband, but there are still a few places that miss out.

    Hard-to-reach rural parts of the UK might not have access to fibre broadband yet; and some urban areas are still not connected, often due to complexities in laying the necessary fibre cabling. However, this applies to less than 5% of UK properties, and if you are affected, there may be more suitable options available such as mobile broadband.

    What's the wireless broadband speed in my area?

    To find out what speeds are available in your area and if you can access fibre, just put your address into our Postcode Checker and we'll show you what speeds you can expect and what wireless broadband deals are available where you are.

    How does a router work?

    A wireless router works by sending signals throughout your home in the form of Wi-Fi. Most computers will have an inbuilt receiver that can pick up these signals to connect to the internet without wires — though if you have an older machine, you can still connect wirelessly through an external network adapter.

    While there is a lot of jargon related to Wi-Fi, there are a few key numbers you need to look out for — 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. These refer to international standards for Wi-Fi that indicate how fast your wireless network will be.

    Older and cheaper routers will only use the 802.11g standard, which transmits in the 2.4GHz bandwidth — a signal that has a good reach but is slower than some more modern connections. Newer models may be listed as 802.11n, which still uses this bandwidth, but comes with better technology for faster speeds.

    However, for the highest performance, you should look for routers that are 802.11ac certified. This means they can also transmit on the 5GHz frequency, which translates to much faster performance for users.

    While some providers offer this equipment in their more advanced routers, many cheaper options that are included for free with cheaper broadband packages won't have this capability, so you may have to buy your own to take advantage of this technology.

    How to set up a router

    Most routers that come with broadband deals will already be set up to provide you with a home Wi-Fi network, so you'll have to do very little to get them up and running.

    In the majority of cases, if you're choosing a standard or fibre broadband package, all you'll have to do is plug your new router into your home's master phone socket, connect it to a power socket and you’re good to go.

    Some types of broadband, such as Virgin Media's cable services and full fibre-to-the-premises packages, may require an engineer to visit your home to install the necessary hardware. If this is the case, this will be arranged when you sign up to a service.

    Which broadband provider has the best Wi-Fi router?

    You may not choose your broadband provider based on who has the best wireless router, but it doesn’t hurt to consider it. All the major providers have invested in their products in order to ensure they have the best Wi-Fi router available for new customers.

    • Sky Hub and Sky Q Hub
    • BT Home Hubs and Smart Hub
    • Virgin Media Hub 3.0
    • TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub and Super Router
    • EE Smart Hub and Bright Boxes

    There are some slight differences between each provider’s Wi-Fi hub, but perhaps the biggest difference is between old routers and new ones. If you’re on an old contract with your provider, upgrading to a new router (or getting one for free when you switch to a new provider) could improve your Wi-Fi strength and the broadband speeds in your home.

    Here are a few things that your new router should be capable of:

    • All new wireless routers offer some type of auto channel switching, allowing your home hub to switch to less-congested Wi-Fi channels in order to keep your broadband running fast.
    • Most new wireless routers should also offer Gigabit Ethernet connections on a least one port, giving you more options for when using a hard-wired connection.
    • All the latest wireless routers are easily set up. In most cases, it will simply be a matter of plugging the router into the main internet socket and a power outlet.
    • All the wireless routers supplied by the main broadband providers are well designed and compact, so you can position them in your home without embarrassment.

    Wi-Fi not working?

    In most cases, once your router is set up, you should immediately be able to enjoy fast, reliable home Wi-Fi, but if your wireless internet isn't working or is slower than expected, there are a few simple things you can try to fix this.

    • Check your PC — It may be the case you haven't turned Wi-Fi on, or haven't connected to the right network, so check that everything is working on your device first.
    • Reboot your router — If the issue isn't with your device, start by rebooting the network. Switch it off and unplug it and wait for a couple of minutes before turning it on again.
    • Move your router — If your wireless signal is poor or patchy, try relocating your router. Make sure it's in a high spot near the centre of your home with no obstructions or other electrical items nearby that could interfere with the signal.

    If these tips don't work, check out our guide to internet connectivity problems for more information.

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    Is wireless internet better than wired?

    Wireless broadband lets you access the internet from anywhere in your home, on any device, so it gives you more freedom than a wired connection. However, it may not offer the same speeds as a wired alternative, which is something to consider if you need the highest performance.

    Does wireless internet cut out more often?

    Today's wireless routers are highly reliable and should give a level of consistent performance similar to that of wired connections. However, they may have trouble penetrating to every corner of a home, which may mean you need a booster to enhance the signal.

    How does wireless broadband work?

    Home wireless broadband will need a Wi-Fi router. These are included for free in most broadband deals and come preinstalled with the right settings, so should be simply plug and play. You can buy your own if you prefer, but you'll have to set it up yourself - your internet provider can provide instructions for how to do this.

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