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    Router position problem....

    This is a discussion on Router position problem.... within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; My parents have sky broadband, have done for a while now. Problem is, (I see it as a problem, auld ...

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      Router position problem....

      My parents have sky broadband, have done for a while now.

      Problem is, (I see it as a problem, auld fella doesn't!).

      The only phone socket is in the hall at the bottom of the stairs and it has no power point beside it, so, every time the internet is required, an extension lead has to be ran down the stairs to plug the router into!

      The hall has just been redecorated, so a new power point in the hall is out, may be a lot of work anyway due to how the wirings tracked as the wall in question is an external wall.

      Id love for them to have the router on all the time and have no need for an extension lead and constant broadband so I could buy them an ipad.

      Any help or thoughts would be appreciated

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      Re: Router position problem....

      apart from fitting some sort of power point beside socket use a shorter extension cable and leave router on downstairs at nearest powerpoint connect wirelessly other possible is get higher quality extension cable fitted for less loss on bb signal

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      Re: Router position problem....

      Any chance of running a suitable power lead externally?
      Then it's just a case of drilling thru' the wall and fitting a surface mounted plughole. Other end could be located near a plughole with a plug fitted to the external lead!
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      Re: Router position problem....

      A decent twisted pair internal phone extension to a nearby socket wouldn't lose too much in the way of speed, and is less of an eyesore to those who've just put the time and effort into decorating.

      Which router do they have? If it's a power brick powered device, you could use a passive poe kit simply to power the router from a remote socket? Something like this... PoE Passive Power Over Ethernet Adapter Injector Kit | eBay This isn't an option if it's a SkyHub though.

      Either way, you're going to need a cable of some kind.

     

     

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