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    Can the Sky router be used as a repeater?

    This is a discussion on Can the Sky router be used as a repeater? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; You beat me to it Isitme, I more or less realised that the Homplug is ethernet just after I posted. ...

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      Re: Can the Sky router be used as a repeater?

      You beat me to it Isitme, I more or less realised that the Homplug is ethernet just after I posted.
      Still one more problem though (isn't there always?), looking at the Homeplug website FAQ's I found that Homeplug can have difficulties when there is more than one Fusebox/Consumer box involved, my garage has its own box separate from the rest of the house. I'll phone them for advice tomorrow as they suggest that they may have potential solutions.


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      Re: Can the Sky router be used as a repeater?

      The reason I suggested HomePlug was because it isn't wireless. You can have any number of HomePlugs so that any number of computers can be added. You can also add a Network Switch (ie Homeplug LAN to Switch - which could be your second router) so you can easily extend a network and have multiple devices at either end (ie some attached to the main router and some attached to the secondary router/switch with the HomePlug simply providing the link between.

      Hope you solve your problem (or is it an opportunity?).

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      Re: Can the Sky router be used as a repeater?

      I suggested HomePlug was because it isn't wireless
      Not quite correct, Homeplug can be wireless

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      Question Re: Can the Sky router be used as a repeater?

      Hi,

      I am having trouble setting up a wireless access point to be fed from my Sky router (White V1 Netgear) and I have found this forum which I hope can help me.

      The Access point is an IEE802.11g which has powerful wireless connected to an external aerial and a single lan port to connect it to the Sky router by cable.
      Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. It seems to cause the sky router to drop it's internet access.

      With internet access dropped I can still access the setups screens in both routers from the Accesss point so the two routers are talking to one another but only intermittently to the internet.

      The sky router works fine when connected to the internt alone. Several PC's can connect both wired and wireless.

      Reading 'ASK' Leo it appears the DCHP should be turned off on the W-Lan router (at present it is on) Also The two wireless routers should be on different channels. Would either of these things cause the Sky router to drop it's internet connection?

      Originally the SKY router had something about packets being blocked from other routers. I turned this off which was when I got things working occaisonally? If I do the above A and B should I turn this on again?

      We tried turning off UPnP after reading another thread here but my friend (at Trelay in Cornwall, where all this kit is installed) couldn't get a connection at all then so we turned it back on again.

      I am at present not on-site, (200 miles away actually!) because I had to give up and return to my other home. So I want to get as much clear information as I can before I send instructions to a friend on site who is even less network savvy than I am.

      All advice gratefully received and I will post my learnings here when we get the thing working.

      Regards
      Trelayer - Richard

     

     
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