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    Temporary 3rd Party Wireless Access

    This is a discussion on Temporary 3rd Party Wireless Access within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Problem My existing ISP is ceasing today. My Sky connection isn't operating yet. (Different line). Possible solution. My neighbour is ...

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      Temporary 3rd Party Wireless Access

      Problem
      My existing ISP is ceasing today. My Sky connection isn't operating yet. (Different line).

      Possible solution.
      My neighbour is happy for me to wirelessly access his connection meanwhile. Signal strength is fair. He has loaned me a USB wireless key but we have a few networked computers & I don't really want to enable Internet Connection Sharing on all, just to remove it all (hopefully) a few days later.

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      Can I use the wireless component of my Sky router, or my existing Zyxel wireless router to connect to his router? If so how. (Encryption is off (for me), access is strictly by registered MAC code.
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      Ralph

      The short answer is "No". The Sky router is not able to act as a broadband wireless extender. It only picks up its WAN IP from the ADSL / phone line and cannot use your neighbour's NAT'ed LAN IP to serve your PC's at home with another range of IP's.

      If your Zyxel ADSL router is also an ADSL modem/router combo, then the likelihood is the same...Your only option is to enable ICS on the PC which will be using the USB Wireless key.

      It is not difficult to remove once set up, so, don't hold your breath for a BT / Sky activation date (25th is only 24 hours away, so you may be lucky).

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      Why not just connect your pc to his router - why do have to use a router at all

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      It would need to be 15-20 metres long & neither he nor I would be keen to leave a window open because of security.

      Thanka All for the advice.
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      You could buy a wireless card for 20

     

     

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