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    This is a discussion on wireless bridge within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; hey all, i have a question, i have three sky routers at home, 1x netgear 934, 1x sagem and 1x ...

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      wireless bridge

      hey all,

      i have a question, i have three sky routers at home, 1x netgear 934, 1x sagem and 1x dlink.

      i want to setup a wireless bridge from the other pc in the house to mine, we are using home plugs at the mo and for some reason the other pc is really slow on the web, when we used to use wireless adapters it was much faster... i hope that makes sense ?

      so my question is can i link any of these routers up with each other to create a wireless bridge ?

      if so which two ?

      they all have the standard sky firmware on them, i can flash them if this will give me the options i need.

      any help would be fantastic

      Wayne


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      Re: wireless bridge

      You cant bridge any of the routers wirelessly, you would need to purchase a specific wireless bridge/repeater or connect them with a long ethernet cable.
      Homeplugs should always give a better rate than wireless, so I'm thinking your problem is more likely to be that you have bought cheap poor performing ones or you've got incredibly old wiring.

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      Re: wireless bridge

      thanks for the reply,

      The home plugs are one netgear one which was 45.00 so not cheap, and the other is a dlink one that was around 35.00 lol I would imagine it is because of the different manufacturers that they are slow, not how cheap they were.

      the house is only 2.5 years old and we have had no issues with wiring so I doubt that had anything to do with it.

      I would imagine if we had two dlink or two netgear home plugs the issue would be resolved.

      I have no ordered 25mtrs of cat6 cable from ebay for 2.80 so will wire the other pc directly into the router, hopefully that will speed it up.

      Wayne

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      Re: wireless bridge

      That would probably explain it, you really should have a matched pair - usually you get them in sets. Additionally not too long ago we had someone on the forum who had poor performance with some of the older netgear homeplugs so that could be your issue as well.

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