Skip to main content

Your basket

Monthly payment

  • every month for months, then
  • months contract
  • no annual contract

Monthly payment total

£xx

One-off payment

One-off payment total

£xx

Included with your package

Summary

Monthly payment

    One-off payments

    Reward Card included
    to say thanks for signing up
    Amazon gift card
    Amazon gift card to say thanks for signing up
    cashback icon
    Cashback to say thanks for signing up
    Today's payment
    Today's payment

    How to boost WiFi signal using a router

    The placement of a wireless router can have a significant impact on the quality and reliability of your broadband. Everything from electrical interference to the room you choose to place it in can affect your browsing. Find out the best places to put your router to improve the stability of your home Internet.

    Fibre packages from * per month

    See what superfast speeds and cheapest broadband deals you can get

    Enter your details and we’ll show you the fantastic offers available at your address.

    That postcode doesn't look right. Try entering it again.

    Please enter your postcode.

    That number doesn’t look right. Try entering it again.

    Entering your landline number will help us provide the most accurate speed information and could let you keep it once your order is complete.

    The best place for a wireless router

    Moving your router won't make your Internet connection faster, but it should make it more reliable and stable – which can be important when it comes to video streaming or online gaming.

    Below are nine simple steps to help improve your wireless Internet signal:

    1. Avoid the kitchen

    Aside from the risk of spilling something sticky onto your router, it's not advised to place it anywhere in your kitchen (messy cooks rejoice). As routers use radio signals to operate, electronic appliances and large metal surfaces can absorb and disrupt your signal – microwaves in particular use the same 2.4 gHz channel as WiFi routers, so will actively compete with your wireless signal when used.

     

    2. Place your router centrally

    Wireless broadband routers transmit from all directions in a circle. This means the more centrally you can place it, the better your home's overall coverage will be. Putting your router near a window means that you're broadcasting outside as well as inside, and sending some of your strongest broadband connection – quite literally – out the window.

    Another reason to place your router in the centre of your home is to avoid anyone else accessing your WiFi – if your connection can't be picked up by devices outside your house, then you're less likely to have to have your connection compromised.

     

    3. Adjust the antennae

    Many wireless routers – especially older models – will include adjustable antennas. It's advisable to tweak these to try and achieve the best reception. As a general rule, if you've placed your router upstairs to try and achieve a stronger signal across two floors, it's best to turn the antennae sideways, and if it's placed on the ground floor, its advisable to turn your antennae upwards.

     

    4. Avoid walls

    Thick walls make it harder for your home Internet to be passed from room to room, as walls absorb wireless signal and will reduce the quality of your broadband. Try to place it near open doorways (somewhere with a lot of footfall like your front room for example), as this will allow your broadband signal unobstructed passage to the rest of your home.

     

    5. Place it out in the open

    Perhaps a hangover from the days when routers were particularly clunky, some people opt to hide theirs in a cupboard or behind a sofa. A good rule of thumb is to always have your router visible, as placing it in an obscured area will dampen its effectiveness and have a negative impact on your connection.

    6. Avoid electronic items

    Be aware of the effect of common electronic items within the home when setting up your home broadband. Cordless phones, baby monitors and other devices that use radio signals to communicate are especially problematic, as these devices will crowd the channel and compete with your broadband connection.

     

    7. Don't place it on the floor

    Placing a router on the floor can dampen its performance, as the device is sending out signals that are immediately absorbed by the ground. Try elevating your router and placing it on a sideboard or shelf to achieve more comprehensive coverage.

     

    8. Mirrors and fish tanks

    It may sound bizarre, but fish tanks and mirrors are also the enemy of home broadband. Water inhibits WiFi signal, so placing your router next to a fish tank is likely to have a negative impact on its stability. Interestingly, this is also while mobile Internet is sometimes disrupted in busy spaces, as the water in human bodies will also dampen Internet signal.

    Placing it near a mirror will also cause the radio waves used to transmit wireless Internet to reflect, which can have a negative impact on performance by scattering and distorting the signal. It's not just mirrors, either, be wary of stainless steel countertops, filing cabinets, or any other flat, reflective surface.

     

    9. Experiment with different locations

    Don't settle for the first location you place your wireless router. Experiment by changing the location of your router to see if the signal strength or stability improves on your various devices. This can help you find the perfect spot, so you can achieve the most powerful and reliable WiFi connection possible.

    A woman sat on the floor at home and a man standing nearby. Both looking at the screens of their tablet devices.

    Want to know more about how to get the most from your wireless broadband router?

    Check out our broadband help and support page

    Here’s the legal bit

    You can see our full residential terms and conditions here.

    The price for broadband, line rental, call plans and call charges will be increased each March from 2022 by the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation published by the Office for National Statistics in January of that year plus 3.9%. Other prices, content and terms may also change during your contract. See our CPI Plus 3.9% Guide.

    Line rental is included in all our broadband packages, apart from our Full Fibre and Fibre packages. The standard line rental price is £28.63 a month and the standard line rental price, or where applicable the discounted line rental price, is included in the package price.

    Unlimited Fibre Extra (18 and 24 month contracts)

    Prices and terms are subject to change during your contract.

    For new Plusnet customers that sign up for 18 or 24 months (as appropriate). Line rental is included in the price (line only, no calls included). Price from month 19 or 25 (as appropriate) currently £58.69 a month (incl. line rental). Compatible line required otherwise a £49.99 installation charge may apply (excluding any external construction charges). We'll include a wireless router. Outside of your 14 day cancellation period, if you choose to end your service within the minimum period, you will have to pay an early termination charge.

    The date your broadband and line rental activates, or where your services do not activate at the same time, the service that activates first, will be used as your monthly billing date. If your broadband or line rental service are not activated at the same time, for the service that is activated at a later date, charges will be pro rated for the first month and any applicable discounts for that service will apply once the service starts.

    Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Exclusions and terms apply.

    Unlimited Fibre (18 and 24 month contracts)

    Prices and terms are subject to change during your contract.

    For new Plusnet customers that sign up for 18 or 24 months (as appropriate). Line rental is included in the price (line only, no calls included). Price from month 19 or 25 (as appropriate) currently £51.54 a month (incl. line rental). Compatible line required otherwise a £49.99 installation charge may apply (excluding any external construction charges). We'll include a wireless router. Outside of your 14 day cancellation period, if you choose to end your service within the minimum period, you will have to pay an early termination charge.

    The date your broadband and line rental activates, or where your services do not activate at the same time, the service that activates first, will be used as your monthly billing date. If your broadband or line rental service are not activated at the same time, for the service that is activated at a later date, charges will be pro rated for the first month and any applicable discounts for that service will apply once the service starts.

    Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Exclusions and terms apply.

    Unlimited Broadband (18 and 24 month contracts)

    Prices and terms are subject to change during your contract.

    For new Plusnet customers that sign up for 18 or 24 months (as appropriate). Line rental is included in the price (line only, no calls included). Price from month 19 or 25 (as appropriate) currently £44.35 a month (incl. line rental). Compatible line required otherwise a £49.99 installation charge may apply (excluding any external construction charges). We'll include a wireless router. Outside of your 14 day cancellation period, if you choose to end your service within the minimum period, you will have to pay an early termination charge.

    The date your broadband and line rental activates, or where your services do not activate at the same time, the service that activates first, will be used as your monthly billing date. If your broadband or line rental service are not activated at the same time, for the service that is activated at a later date, charges will be pro rated for the first month and any applicable discounts for that service will apply once the service starts.

    Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Exclusions and terms apply.

    Fibre (12, 18 and 24 month contracts)

    Prices and terms are subject to change during your contract.

    For new Plusnet customers that sign up for 12, 18 or 24 months (as appropriate). Price from month 13, 19 or 25 (as appropriate) currently £32.37 per month. Compatible line required otherwise a £49.99 installation charge may apply (excluding any external construction charges). We'll include a wireless router. Outside of your 14 day cancellation period, if you choose to end your service within the minimum period, you will have to pay an early termination charge.

    Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Exclusions and terms apply.

    12 month contracts are not available online, but they are available through our contact centre. Please call us on 0330 1239 123 and we will be happy to help.

    Full Fibre Broadband (12, 18 and 24 month contracts)

    Prices and terms are subject to change during your contract.

    For new Plusnet customers that sign up for 12, 18 or 24 months (as appropriate). Price from month 13,19 or 25 (as appropriate) currently: Full Fibre 74 - £37.03, Full Fibre 145 - £43.20, Full Fibre 300 - £49.38, Full Fibre 500 - £58.02, Full Fibre 900 - £67.89. Compatible line required. Otherwise an installation is required. We'll include a wireless router. Outside of your 14 day cancellation period, if you choose to end your service within the minimum period, you will have to pay an early termination charge.

    Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Exclusions and terms apply.

    Openreach Survey: In some cases Openreach have to carry out a survey before they can connect a home to Full Fibre. To do this they may need access to your property. If they do we'll contact you to arrange a suitable time. If additional work is required, this may take longer than the initial set-up time provided and there could be additional costs. Our team of specialists will contact you to confirm what additional work is needed and how long this will take, usually within four weeks from the date your order was placed. If you don't want to proceed with your upgrade based on this, you will be able to cancel your order and no charges will be applied to your account.

    12 month contracts are not available online, but they are available through our contact centre. Please call us on 0330 1239 123 and we will be happy to help.

    Unlimited Broadband (no contract)

    Prices and terms are subject to change during your contract.

    For new Plusnet customers that sign up for a 30-day rolling contract. Line rental is included in the price (line only, no calls included). Price from month 13 currently £44.35 a month (incl. line rental). Compatible line required otherwise a £49.99 installation charge may apply (excluding any external construction charges). We'll include a wireless router. You may terminate your services at any time without having to pay an early termination charge. Outside your 14 day cancellation period, you'll have to give at least 14 days' notice.

    The date your broadband and line rental activates, or where your services do not activate at the same time, the service that activates first, will be used as your monthly billing date. If your broadband or line rental service are not activated at the same time, for the service that is activated at a later date, charges will be pro rated for the first month and any applicable discounts for that service will apply once the service starts.

    Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Exclusions and terms apply.

    Existing customers

    Please see our price guide, log into your account in the Member Centre or call us on 0800 073 1120 to discuss your contract.

    Speeds

    Φ Broadband speed is described as 'average download speed of 10Mb', as it is based on speed available to at least 50% of customers at peak time (8-10pm). Your actual speed will be dependent on your location, broadband line, home wiring, WiFi connection and time of day. Find out why speeds vary. Check your speed and products available at your location via 'check availability' on our home page.

    † Fibre broadband speed is described as 'average download speed of 66Mb' and 'average upload speed of 18Mb' on Unlimited Fibre Extra. 'Average download speed of 36Mb' and 'average upload speed of 9Mb' on Unlimited Fibre and 'average download speed of 50Mb' and 'average upload speed of 9Mb' on Fibre. It is based on speed available to at least 50% of customers at peak time (8-10pm). Your actual speed will be dependent on your location, broadband line, home wiring, WiFi connection and time of day. Find out why speeds vary. Check your speed and products available at your location via 'check availability' on our home page.

    Ө Up to 6x faster: based on a comparison between the average Unlimited Fibre Extra download speeds with the average Unlimited Broadband speeds. The actual speed you'll get depends on your location, broadband line, home wiring, WiFi connection and time of day. Find out why speeds vary. Check your speed and products available at your location via 'check availability' on our home page.

    Broadband Extras

    Plusnet Safeguard

    Included with all of our broadband packages, Plusnet Safeguard filters inappropriate web content for your household. Further information can be found here.

    Plusnet Protect powered by Norton™

    Our security package protects you from online threats. Charges apply for Unlimited Fibre broadband customers. Further information can be found here.

    Software Support for Plusnet's Broadband Devices

    For further information on Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI), software support and how to report software vulnerabilities please refer to Software Support and Reporting Security Issues.

    Evening & Weekend UK & Mobile calls:

    Evening & Weekend calls: Calls of up to an hour to UK landlines beginning with 01, 02, 03, 0845 and 0870 numbers made Monday-Friday 7pm to 7am and any time Saturday or Sunday (except calls to indirect access numbers (which include calling cards) and dial-up internet access). Calls must be started and finished within these times to be inclusive (non-chargeable). A fair usage limit of 150 calls or 1000 minutes a month (whichever is reached first) applies to calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers (if you exceed this limit, we have the right to charge you for further calls made, suspend and/or terminate your service in accordance with our terms and conditions).

    Mobile calls: Calls to UK mobiles and 070 personal numbering services made Monday-Friday 7pm to 7am and any time Saturday or Sunday. Calls must be started and finished within these times to be inclusive (non-chargeable). A fair usage limit of 1000 minutes a month applies (if you exceed this limit, we have the right to charge you for further calls made, suspend and/or terminate your service in accordance with our terms and conditions). Hang up and re-dial before 60 minutes and you won't be charged. Some 07 numbers do not constitute mobile numbers and may not be included as part of an inclusive mobile package.

    Unlimited UK & Mobile calls:

    Anytime calls: Calls of up to an hour to UK landlines beginning with 01, 02, 03, 0845 and 0870 numbers at any time (except calls to indirect access numbers (which include calling cards) and dial-up internet access). Calls must be started and finished within these times to be inclusive (non-chargeable). A fair usage limit of 150 calls or 1000 minutes a month (whichever is reached first) applies to calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers (if you exceed this limit, we have the right to charge you for further calls made, suspend and/or terminate your service in accordance with our terms and conditions).

    Mobile calls: Calls to UK mobiles and 070 personal numbering services made at any time. Calls must be started and finished within these times to be inclusive (non-chargeable). A fair usage limit of 2000 minutes a month applies (if you exceed this limit, we have the right to charge you for further calls made, suspend and/or terminate your service in accordance with our terms and conditions). Hang up and re-dial before 60 minutes and you won't be charged. Some 07 numbers do not constitute mobile numbers and may not be included as part of an inclusive mobile package.

    Anytime International 300:

    Anytime calls: Calls of up to an hour to UK landlines beginning with 01, 02, 03, 0845 and 0870 numbers at any time (except calls to indirect access numbers (which include calling cards) and dial-up internet access). Calls must be started and finished within these times to be inclusive (non-chargeable). A fair usage limit of 150 calls or 1000 minutes a month (whichever is reached first) applies to calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers (if you exceed this limit, we have the right to charge you for further calls made, suspend and/or terminate your service in accordance with our terms and conditions).

    25% discount to top 35 international destinations: (Anytime International 300) Get a 25% discount on chargeable calls to all countries listed in our top 35 international destinations. For more information see our tariffs guide.

    300 Anytime minutes: (Anytime International 300) Means 300 inclusive minutes to USA mobiles, Canada mobiles and all landlines listed in our top 35 international destinations. Hang up and re-dial before 60 minutes and you won't be charged.

    Other call information:

    Mobile minutes: Are available to Line Only and the Anytime International 300 call plan and adds 100 inclusive minutes to UK mobile numbers and 070 personal numbering services at any time. Hang up and re-dial before 60 minutes and you won't be charged. Some 07 numbers do not constitute mobile numbers and may not be included as part of an inclusive mobile package.

    Service calls outside of your inclusive minutes: The charge for calls to service numbers beginning 084, 087, 09 and 118 consists of a 9.58p per minute access charge from Plusnet, plus a service charge set by the company you called. For more information visit www.plus.net/ukcalling.

    Calls to Plusnet Support and other Plusnet line rental customers are included in all line rental packages. Calls to other Plusnet phone customers are included for the first hour. Hang up and re-dial before 60 minutes and you won't be charged.

    For more information on our landline tariffs, see our guide here.

    For more information on call rates for service numbers, see our guide here.

    Phone Line Extras

    Voicemail

    1571 Voicemail: Included as standard, our answer phone-style feature takes messages when you can't get to the phone.

    Voicemail Extra: This advanced voicemail service lets you record your own greeting, store up to 30 messages and listen to them when you're not at home. Voicemail Extra costs £3 a month. Further information about Voicemail Extra can be found here.

    Caller Display

    See the number of the person who is calling you (you'll need a phone that supports this service). Further information about Caller Display can be found here. Subject to availability.

    Plusnet Call Protect

    Included in all line rental packages, this blocks nuisance calls on your landline and sends them straight into your junk voicemail. Further information about Plusnet Call Protect can be found here. Subject to availability.

    EE SIM plan: 30 day minimum term. Subject to terms and credit check. Monthly charges assume online billing. You will not get 5G speeds using a 4G phone. Allowances for use in UK (excluding Jersey, Guernsey & Isle of Man) and Republic of Ireland. A daily charge applies to use allowances in the EU/EEA unless you have an add-on or Inclusive Extra that includes EU Roaming. See roaming costs page for countries and details. 50GB data fair use policy applies outside the UK. See ee.co.uk/terms for countries and details. Deposit needed for roaming in limited circumstances. Use your allowance to call/text UK mobiles, and landlines starting 01, 02 and 03 when in UK & Republic of Ireland. Some numbers aren’t included: calls to 070 numbers cost up to 5p/min and calls to 084, 087, 09 & 118 cost 83p/min plus the applicable service charge. See ee.co.uk/prices for the EE Price Guide for a detailed list of service charges and other charges outside of your allowance. Personal use only. Essentials SIM: Includes speeds capped at 100Mbps, Data Gifting and Stay Connected Data.

    Stay Connected Data: If you have a capped data allowance (i.e. not an unlimited data plan) once you have used up your monthly data allowance your speed will be capped at 0.5Mbps. You will regain access to your standard plan speeds upon (1) renewal of your monthly plan allowance, (2) by buying one of our data add-ons, or (3) if you are gifted data by someone else in your family account. Once the data add-on or gifted data runs out, you will return to the capped speed until your monthly plan allowance has renewed. Not available with No Frills plans.;

    Data gifting: Account holder only can gift between pay monthly plans on the same account in increments of 500MB. Unlimited data plans can gift up to 100GB. Data usage on an unlimited data plan will be deducted from giftable allowance. No gifting to/from Smart Watches, 4G Home, 5G Home or 30-day 4G WiFi or 5G WiFi plans. Data not used in a month does not roll over, allowances are set back to zero at the start of each month. If you are outside your price plans standard countries when your monthly allowances refresh on your bill date the main account holder will not be able to gift data until you return to the UK/EU. Data can only be used in accordance with the plan terms applicable to the receiving line.

    Our award-winning, UK based customer support is available 7 days a week

    0330 1239 123

    8am - 8pm Monday to Sunday

    0330 1239 123

    8am - 8pm Monday to Sunday