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    Advice on setting some things up

    This is a discussion on Advice on setting some things up within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have a basic idea of what I wish to do and mostly I am just posting this for comments/general ...

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      Advice on setting some things up

      I have a basic idea of what I wish to do and mostly I am just posting this for comments/general advice.

      Ok, so essentially wireless signal in my house is rubbish (to the extent of being intermittent even to the next room) I am not sure whether it is due to thick walls or signal interference from other routers (there are people near us on pretty much every channel and the family desktop was able to detect but not connect to the wireless signal. Now from my room which is slightly closer distance wise but on another floor can get an unrealiable signal connection, which can be more than fustrating at time (Especially as where it can pick up a signal, even intermittently is not anywhere near my desk).

      Now for the family computer I already set the internet up with some 200mbs powerlines/homeplugs which work well enough but as I was considering getting a PS3 for myself in my room and the signal clearly would not be good enough for wireless on that. So i was considering getting a third homeplug for my ps3, but then i considered if I am going to be doing that it might be nice to get a reliable signal on my laptop as well, also considering that i heard my sister complain the other day she could not get wireless in my room I decided it might be best to connect the homeplug to another router to get a second WAP for the upstairs.

      That is the general idea and here's where things get a bit blurry for me, I assume that I can use a non-sky router for the WAP, also I believe I need to set the second router up with a static IP and turn of DHCP on it.

      Now am I missing anything? Also with that set up, would it be possible to move from the signal from router to the other without having to manually do so if you were moving about?

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      Re: Advice on setting some things up

      That is quite feasible. Get a cheap wireless N router to connect to the homeplug and it will do everything you want. This one comes highly commended TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router Atheros: Computers & Accessories

      Windows has the ability to automatically connect to the best wireless signal, but you might find you do not even need the Sky router's wireless.


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      Re: Advice on setting some things up

      Just to add to what tom has posted, connecting two routers together has been explained here:

      How to connect two Routers together

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