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This is a discussion on Range within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have a SKY Sagem N router and I want to strengthen the signal to access it in the other ...
- 15-03-12, 10:15 AM #1
I have a SKY Sagem N router and I want to strengthen the signal to access it in the other end of our long, thin house. What is the best way to do this and not move the BT socket?
I don't mind if the solution is expensive - I just want to fix it...
- 15-03-12, 10:38 AM #2
I had the same problem and bought a couple of home plugs to get the Internet connection from one side of the house to the other, I then attached a wireless repeater to broadcast the wireless signal in the black spots. I bought them all from amazon, but I think ebuyer or 7dayshop have a deal on home plugs at the minute so might save a couple of quid
- 15-03-12, 11:11 AM #3
Thanks EFC 1888. Which extyender and plugs are best? I was hoping that I could just get a more powerful router and sort out the whole house.
- 15-03-12, 01:03 PM #4
Depends on what you want to transfer. I was transferring HD video over my connection so I plumped for some 500mb adaptors but if it's just for wireless Internet then 200mb ones would be fine.
You need a pair, one to go by your router then one to go near an outlet on the other side of the house. I then attached one of these
And after a bit of configuring it was done. You can probably find some of the items cheaper elsewhere but I tend to aim for somewhere I can return things to easily if it's too technical for me to set up :-)
- 15-03-12, 01:09 PM #5
Get a cat 5e cable or homeplugs
these will do fine
TP-Link TL-PA211KIT 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
get a router
this will do fine
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Connect an ethernet cable from a lan port on the sky router
to a lan port on the new router
On new router
Set a static ip in the same ip range on the lan side on the new router
You now have two wireless access points
with no double nat
Set the sky router to use channel 1
Set the new router to use channel 6
You can use the same ssid if you like and password
and the devices will swap and change
but i prefer to have different ssid's