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    A Netgear Knightmare

    This is a discussion on A Netgear Knightmare within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Yes it is, It is armoured underground cable that was laid at the same time as the power line to ...

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      Re: A Netgear Knightmare

      Yes it is, It is armoured underground cable that was laid at the same time as the power line to the shed. If you Google external cat5e you should find some. My 20 metres was donated by a grateful employer

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      Re: A Netgear Knightmare

      Quote Originally Posted by fihart View Post
      "I have completely dumped wireless in my house as I could see 6 other wireless routers from my laptop.............."

      Consider yourself lucky -- I can see 33 and a new one has just appeared that is more powerful than the signal between rooms in our flat. It's only two channels away so we lose connection regularly. Bet the b*stard has it sat right next to his computer in a bedsit !

      Thanks to ISPs who bundle free wireless and users who just assume it's obligatory, it looks like wireless is over -- at least in urban areas.
      If you're using a wireless network in a flat, why not use a 5Ghz 802.11a access point ? Ok devices that use 5Ghz band have lower power output and therefore less range, but unless you're trying to get a signal through a thick supporting wall, you should be ok within the flat itself. There are quite a few dual-band 2.4/5Ghz draft N-Type bundles available now from Linksys/Netgear/Buffalo .etc
      If you're feeling really evil, you could setup a 5Ghz channel for yourself and set the 2.4Ghz channel to match your new wireless neighbour's to return the favour !


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