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    Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

    This is a discussion on Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I use solwise 200mb AV, very expensive but very worth it and sooooooooooooooo much better than wireless "I know that ...

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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      I use solwise 200mb AV, very expensive but very worth it and sooooooooooooooo much better than wireless

      "I know that Netgear and Belkin also do similar products" yeah there was a recall on some of the netgear models after they blew up...


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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by g3az66 View Post
      Mike

      I use Solwise. Two for about 40 on Fleabay plus p+p.... Never failed me yet and you can easily buy more to extend your network. They are the 85MBPS Turbo ones which are more than ample for your purposes.
      I also use three Solwise ones, one on the xbox, one on PC and one at thr router by the master socket. Superb, just plugged in and away it went. Improved the xbox and downloading no end.

      Xbox was very hit and miss before with wireless even though the router was in the room above (albeit through a wall and ceiling) now perfect, never had a problem. I've even got the one at the PC end connected into a four way extension. Also bought off e-bay for about 75.00 for the three.

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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      Out of interest how secure are these homeplugs? I mean if they transmit the signal via the mains wiring whats to stop your neighbour buying a set and hacking into your network? Not that they would of course.

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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      They do come with a disc so that you can set up encryption... However, what are the chances!!!! Far far less than wireless!!

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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by g3az66 View Post
      They do come with a disc so that you can set up encryption... However, what are the chances!!!! Far far less than wireless!!

      You haven't meet my neighbours! lol Only joking.

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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      Have just bought some homeplugs and they are great when wired via a LAN to my laptop (which was in a deadspot) but I cannot get the wireless to work (I have 1 standard homeplug and 1 wireless one).

      Issue is that, although I get great broadband speed when connected via the LAN to the wireless plug, I cannot get the Sky Netgear wireless signal to come out of the wireless plug. Think it might have something to do with the encryption (the plug has very confusing wireless encryption setting featuring a choice between TKIP and AES for my WPA-PSK code, and I have no idea which to choose!)

      Any ideas or experience of how to extend the Sky Netgear signal via a wireless homeplug?

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      Re: Boosting Network Performance with Sky Broadband

      I may be wrong but I don't think the wireless plug has anything to do with the router wireless. It is just converting a LAN connection from the router into a wireless signal. Any encryption you employ must be set up between the plug and your PC. What you use will depend on what is supported by your adapter. Unless you are using it for another machine, it may be better to turn off the wireless access in the router, it may cause conflicts. Try connecting first with the encryption turned off, if you are successful, then you can work in the security.

      TomD


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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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