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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 ...

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      Range

      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...


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      Re: Range

      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
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      Re: Range

      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.

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      Re: Range

      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.

      Amazon.co.uk: powerline

      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

      Amazon.co.uk: powerline

      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 :-)

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      Re: Range

      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
      Disable DHCP
      Disable UPNP
      Set a static ip in the same ip range on the lan side on the new router
      e.g. 192.168.0.254

      Setup wireless

      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

     

     

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