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    Boosting the Signal

    This is a discussion on Boosting the Signal within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; So I am looking to add more ports on the other side of the room and also get a better ...

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      Boosting the Signal

      So I am looking to add more ports on the other side of the room and also get a better signal in the kitchen.

      I live in a block of flats and all our rooms are next to each other, but for some strange reason the kitchen is the worst affected, (drops to 1 Bar) but everywhere else I 3 bars and I am looking to boost the signal by adding another modem/router which in turn will also solve another issue.

      On the other side of the living room I have my TV, Sky and 2 Xbox 360's all connected via a cable and I was hoping to not have to spend any money by using a modem/router I got from sky before I upgraded to fibre so I can use it in a sort of switch but with wireless access, is this possible?

      I have the normal Sky Hub and the other is a D-Link 2 year old


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      Re: Boosting the Signal

      Have a look at this article to see what can be done:

      How to connect two Routers together
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      Re: Boosting the Signal

      There are many options available to you.

      You could piggyback the old router to the Sky Hub. for information on this see: http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...-together.html

      Another option is to purchase a WiFi Extender. There are three ways to connect these to the Sky Hub: Wireless, HomePlugs or Ethernet Cable. The Ethernet cable option would offer the best connection speed, with HomePlugs and Wireless coming 2nd & 3rd respectively. Some HomePlugs have the WiFi Access Point (AP) built in, others would require the use of a separate WiFi Extender.

      Edit: speedy got there first

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      Re: Boosting the Signal

      Thanks I will try and get it working now

     

     

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