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    Will going wireless improve my connection?

    This is a discussion on Will going wireless improve my connection? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I had though I was plugging the microfilter into the main socket. But actually a lead from my sky hd ...

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      I had though I was plugging the microfilter into the main socket.

      But actually a lead from my sky hd box was plugged into the main socket, then the microfilter was plugged into that. (d'oh!)

      Removing the sky hd box from the main socket makes the connection sync at 15mb and now I can download stuff at an obscene 1.3mb/sec.

      So thats the mystery solved.

      Got another problem now though - how do I use the skyhd box and the internet at the same time without crippling the connection?


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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      Problem solved, thanks for all the advice.

      Now I have the microfilter plugged into the main socket. Then the router plugged into the filter, and also the sky hd box plugged into the filter. Then the phone is plugged into the sky hd box connector (it has 2 slots).

      Problem solved, can now watch hd tv and connect at 10mb all at the same time.

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      Can I butt in? I find this all very interesting wireless v erternet, but what is Free Download Manager?

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      Free Download Manager - absolutely free download accelerator and manager

      Thats a link to it. Its just a dl manager so it lets you start downloads and pause them, then carry on where you left off. (not all sites support that)

      For some reason it does increase my download speed a fair bit.
      eg normal maybe I'd get 1.2mb/sec but with FDM I could get up to 1.5mb/sec.
      (assuming a very fast server)

      Don't know why it works but it does - try it!

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      Many thanks. I have another problem. I use a Belkin wireless router. If I am having connection problems and I open this it shows that the Belkin has a connection to the router but there is no connection to SKY. Is it normal to lose the connection for short periods?

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      Your question is a bit confusing. Is the Belkin a wireless adapter rather than a router ?

      To improve reliability you may find it hlepful to turn off UPnP in the Sky Router.

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      Sorry - brain often switches off! The Belkin is my wireless adapter.
      I don't know anything about UPnp - can you advise?

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      UPnP is a setting within the Sky/Netgear Router's setup firmware. If possible connect your computer to the Router via ethernet (e.g. yellow cable in the Sky carton).

      From your browser (Int Explorer) address bar type 192.168.0.1
      A sign-in box should appear. Type: admin and the password: sky

      I suggest that while you are in the router setup program you turn off UPnP -- and disable encryption (WEP and WPA) temporarily. This should simplify setting up your wireless connection.

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      Re: Will going wireless improve my connection?

      I did not use the ethernet cable as my PC is in another room to the phone box. I thought that I would go straight to wireless instead of running another phone cable. I also thought that running a phone line to the vicinity of the computer would slow down the internet.

     

     
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