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    Router connection upstairs - ok to do???

    This is a discussion on Router connection upstairs - ok to do??? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hey guys, just wondering, moved into a new house recently and am using the sky router wirelessly downstairs (or will ...

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      Router connection upstairs - ok to do???

      Hey guys, just wondering, moved into a new house recently and am using the sky router wirelessly downstairs (or will be when my second replacement arrives!!!!!) - am i right in thinking that connection is faster and stronger via ethernet? If so, if i have a phone socket put in upstairs, can i connect via an ethernet cable? When i first rang sky with problems they said i couldnt do that because the router must be plugged into the main telephone socket???


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      Re: Router connection upstairs - ok to do???

      Mine's plugged into a professionally installed telephone extension socket and it works just fine (SNR 13.4db) without filtered faceplates or anything else. Although this isn't the case for a lot of people.

      Try it in the extension socket first and see how it goes. If you do have problems you may find that it would be better off straight into the master socket.

      Sky installers are told to always connect directly to the master socket as this is likely to give the best performance with the highest noise margin.
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      Re: Router connection upstairs - ok to do???

      I am using a small length router to phone socket, and a very long ethernet cable run upstairs to my pc.
      Seems fine.

     

     

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