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This is a discussion on Wg111? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; For the past few months I've used an ethernet cable to my pc, but fancy going wireless, so I rang ...
- 16-10-08, 08:37 PM #1
For the past few months I've used an ethernet cable to my pc, but fancy going wireless, so I rang sky up to get a USB adaptor and they've sent the WG111 54 mbps, but my router is the DG834GT which does 108 mbps.
I know you can get a USB adaptor that does 108 mbps, but the 54mbps is the only one Sky do.
As my router's down stairs and my pc's upstairs, do you think this 54 mbps adaptor will do or would the 108mbps be better?
I'm running XP home ed by the way and have just checked my usb ports-they're from two back bays wired directly into the motherboard.
- 16-10-08, 08:54 PM #2
You'r taking a step backwards by going from network cable to wireless, if you get it to work you may be disapointed at the download speeds. A much better way would be to use homeplugs, which use your mains plugs instead of a seperate cable. The usb adaptor sky have sent should work o.k
- 16-10-08, 10:17 PM #3
thanks for your reply Brian69.
I did actually buy two of these homeplugs but couldn't work it out at all at pc end, plus they were a dear way to connect at nearly £80 (maplins) so they went straight back.
To be honest I'm surprised at what you've said about going backwards regarding network cable to wireless-or is this just the speed you're talking about? I realise the download speed would diminish quite a bit, thats why with the router being 108mbps, I didn't think the Sky adapter at 54mbps would be sufficient.
my other half says just to leave it but the grey cable looks so ugly.