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    Sky booster or just use my old sky router?

    This is a discussion on Sky booster or just use my old sky router? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I got a sky hub SR102, and i never got good reception so i asked for a wireless booster which ...

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      Question Sky booster or just use my old sky router?

      I got a sky hub SR102, and i never got good reception so i asked for a wireless booster which i ordered and received.

      My question is, i have old sky routers (right back from the original Netgear ones) i also have homeplugs which i use for my PS3 and have 1 Ethernet port free.

      I did some research here and i was thinking is it possible to extend/more powerful my wireless coverage downstairs using combination of homeplugs plugged into a 2nd sky router and that sends wireless signal downstairs? or just SR102 wireless--->2nd router wireless??

      My thinking is the second option above is the same as just plugging in the sky booster? (or will a old sky router wireless antenna be better?)

      i so apologise if this is a dumb question, i appreciate your help and guidance.


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      Re: Sky booster or just use my old sky router?

      The Sky router is not designed to be a wireless booster and while it may work with custom firmware it would be easier and better to connect both routers using network cable or powerline adaptors and following the instructions for How to connect two Routers together. The problem with the Sky Booster is that it operates on the same channel as the parent access point (AP) which (depending on siting) can cause interference resulting in lower speeds and even a dead spot at some point between the two APs.

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      Re: Sky booster or just use my old sky router?

      ok so thats probably why i am getting less wireless signal than before where it was strongest. It seems its sharing??? the signal with the sky wireless booster. I have also noticed a slight dip in speed maybe its me i dunno??

      On your second point.... if i follow that solution router--->homeplug-->2nd sky router will that cause any interference like you mentioned regarding the sky wireless booster?

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      Re: Sky booster or just use my old sky router?

      With the homeplug solution the Wi-Fi APs of both routers operate independently. If channel selection is switched to auto then they should select appropriate channels to minimise interference with each other and any neighbouring APs. If there is still a problem you could use the free version of inSSIDer to examine the local WiFi environment then manually select the operating channel of one or both routers to ameliorate the situation.

     

     

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