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    Sky router and wireless signal

    This is a discussion on Sky router and wireless signal within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Does anyone find the Sky Router, that is the Grey Netgear model very problematic with wireless? Although I am getting ...

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      Sky router and wireless signal

      Does anyone find the Sky Router, that is the Grey Netgear model very problematic with wireless? Although I am getting good connections speeds with my router syncing at nearly 8 meg on Sky Connect the wireless side of things leaves something to be desired e.g. turn the microwave oven on and the Laptops connection goes down, wife gassing to her friends on cordless DECT phone, Laptops connection is at best intermittent.

      I have, previous to joining Sky, used a Belkin router and the BT HomeHub with this Laptop and neither the microwave or the phone had any effect on the stability of the connection. The signal strength is excellent throughout the house - a full five bars.


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      Re: Sky router and wireless signal

      maybe you could ask the wife to get off the phone and cook you dinners (not just heat them in the microwave) and all your problems will be solved


      Edit: above post was just a joke, no offence intended
      Last edited by richone54; 01-05-08 at 12:35 AM. Reason: added edit

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      Re: Sky router and wireless signal

      check the wireless channel on your old belkin and set the netgear to teh same channel.

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      Re: Sky router and wireless signal

      ......or hook your Belkin up to the Netgear by short ethernet and use it's wireless capability.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Sky router and wireless signal

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      ......or hook your Belkin up to the Netgear by short ethernet and use it's wireless capability.
      I know I could daisy chain the Belkin but really my point was - is this normal behaviour for this particular brand of router - it really shouldn't be asking to much to have a stable wireless connection.


      check the wireless channel on your old belkin and set the netgear to the same channel
      Channel 11 on all three routers though have tried different channels on the Netgear without any improvement.

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      Re: Sky router and wireless signal

      is this normal behaviour for this particular brand of router
      Some find it OK, others are the same as you, it depends a lot on what you are used to.

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      Useful Utilites

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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