Wireless set up
This is a discussion on Wireless set up within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Probably a silly question, but after having read the sticky about wireless set up, are all the changes made to ...
- 14-12-06, 10:43 AM #1
Wireless set up
Probably a silly question, but after having read the sticky about wireless set up,
are all the changes made to the router e.g settings,access,WEP or WPA done whilst being connected by ethernet or wireless. Presumably, if they are done whilst wireless, this presumes that you can connect ok wirelessly in the first place. If done whilst connected by ethernet, are all the settings still accessible. I realise it may be better trying it, but didn't want to screw anthing up and lose internet connectivity
If on base package and getting speeds of 1800 by ethernet, am i still likely to get these speeds wirelessly
- 14-12-06, 10:51 AM #2
Whilst it is possible to change wireless settings via wireless it will be a pain as you're liable to disconnect yourself. Ethernet connection is far more convenient and preferable.
Your wireless speed will be dependent on the card/dongle you use and the signal strength.
- 14-12-06, 11:08 AM #3
Thanks - i will do it whilst connected by ethernet.
I have an acer laptop with in built wireless so don't know how good it is at picking up signals. I recall the settings in the router were set to channel 6 and 'b & g'. Should i leave this as they are, or should i tinker with the settings. If the latter, how do i know which settings are best.
also, don't know if it makes any difference, but if i have my wireless switched on my laptop, it finds a wanadoo secure network (presumably neighbours) so it seems to be able to detect networks external to my house ok, but would this network interfere with mine