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- 26-09-06, 10:49 PM #1
Has anyone bought or used the NetGear WGXB102 plugs (Ethernet Bridge and Wireless Range Extender) with the Sky BB NetGear box? After a week of solid, reliable wireless internet upstairs, I am now getting the same problems I used to get with my old Linksys box once I relocated my desktop PC to a different upstairs room, i.e. the wireless signal disappears and then (most of the time) reappears a minute or so later.
I like the sound of the WGXB102 but wondered if anyone had any experience of using it?
- 05-10-06, 06:54 PM #2
Well, to answer my own question...
I took the plunge and ordered a NetGear WGXB102 kit (from Amazon). It was to hopefully get around the problem I have on my wireless desktop PC upstairs where the signal just disappears once in a while, curiously at the same time that it picks up another wireless network signal from somewhere nearby.
Anyway, my signal strength used to vary from 60% down to 43% and then it would drop all together. Now that I have the WGXB102 installed (with the Wireless resender plugged in just two feet away from the PC), I have a signal strength that is 99% of the time at 100% and 1% of the time it reports 80% strength for just a few seconds.
So, a definite thumbs up (so far!)...
- 05-10-06, 06:56 PM #3
Thats good news and useful information for others.
- 09-10-06, 12:48 PM #4
Just to confirm, since I've had this bit of kit installed the Wireless signal hasn't dropped once! 5 days and counting and it's still working at 100% signal strength for 99% of the time.
Wireless broadband over electricty seems to work very well indeed with Sky BB (although it probably helps that the router and the WGXB102 package are made by NetGear)!