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    Range Problems

    This is a discussion on Range Problems within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have a Sky Netgear router. When I have it plugged in to the phone socket in my downstairs hallway, ...

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      Range Problems

      I have a Sky Netgear router.

      When I have it plugged in to the phone socket in my downstairs hallway, the desktop PC in my office (which is upstairs) picks the connection up fine, but in my laptop, PS3 and Wii in my bedroom all have unreliable intermittent connections.

      If I plug the router into the phone socket in my bedroom, the Laptop, PS3 and Wii all have good connections, but the PC in my office has no signal at all.

      I contacted Sky, and they recommended changing the channel, which I did numerous times, but still have the same problems. When I informed them of this, they said they best idea would be to buy something that extends my wireless signal.

      Does anyone know what the best thing to buy would be? I don't think homeplug is an option, as I have no spare sockets available (and was told that an extension lead could not be used).

      Thanks,
      Porpoise


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      Re: Range Problems

      I use a four way extension with my homeplugs without a problem, so I don't think that will be an issue.

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      Re: Range Problems

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      I use a four way extension with my homeplugs without a problem, so I don't think that will be an issue.
      Oh well that is an option then. Thanks.

      I was wondering, though, if there was any way I could have a router in each phone socket, or something similar, and therefore have to signals in the house?

      Does anyone know if this is possible?

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      Re: Range Problems

      No, you cannot use two routers on the same line at the same time, homeplugs are the best option all round.

     

     

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