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    Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

    This is a discussion on Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; The Wifi in our 100 year old double bricked terraced house isn't the best thing in the world. So I ...

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      Post Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      The Wifi in our 100 year old double bricked terraced house isn't the best thing in the world. So I made a gripe on the World Wide Internet Web and a random friend said to lan up a 2nd router and this will boost it.

      I made a joke 'that I hope there is no fiddly settings' and proceeded to plug LAN it up. I returned to Twitter after hunting router and cable etc and LAN'ing it up to find the message

      "There is, but I a fiddly setting person as it is my job" I responded but they seem to have Twitted off for tonight.

      Does anyone know what/how I need to change on the 2nd router to get in working nicely?

      Please bear in mind I am a layman in this.

      Using Windows 7 if that helps at all.

      Thank you


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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      ooooohhhhhhhhhh.... {deep intake of breath} ....that's a tough one....



      Try reading this thread:

      How to connect two Routers together


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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      Thank you for this I will print it out and read through it in the morning.

      Using this method will it boost my WiFi signal?

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      Quote Originally Posted by Villordsutch View Post
      Thank you for this I will print it out and read through it in the morning.

      Using this method will it boost my WiFi signal?
      No problem. The document was designed for those with a simple level as well as the more technically minded.

      As for WiFi covered, think of it like a light bulb. You first router illuminates one area of your home with a green bulb, this 2nd router will illuminate another part of your home with a red bulb.

      How well they each illuminate your home as a whole I cannot comment as it does vary according to building materials.

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      How well they each illuminate your home as a whole I cannot comment as it does vary according to building materials.
      It also depends on the 2nd router you are using, you don't mention what it is. I assume it is WiFi capable?

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      They are both the same Netgear DG934G

      Would be great if I can get this working to finally get my daughter live on Mario Kart.

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      You'd probably find it easier to buy a couple of Home Plugs.

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      I'd agree normally but I already have the cable running under the house so I am making good use of this

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      villors like me i sometimes forget to put the full stops or capitals or highphens or whatever there called lol

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      Re: Using 2nd Sky router to boost WiFi

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      villors like me i sometimes forget to put the full stops or capitals or highphens or whatever there called lol
      Your joking, he is a DLitt compared to you.

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