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This is a discussion on Repeater within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I sit about 10 metres from the wireless router, but the signal is very weak. OK, I am using an ...
- 16-05-13, 06:58 PM #1
I sit about 10 metres from the wireless router, but the signal is very weak. OK, I am using an iPad, which I don't think has great on board facilities.
can I use a repeater or something, any suggestions?
- 16-05-13, 07:43 PM #2
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Have you tried changing your wireless channel on your sky router. Or have you got cordless phones interference sometimes. Don,t worry you should get help from the guys here soon
as the new hub SR101 That's in any information how to change as the channel I didn't think you'd have to but Everytime I call Sky I've had people telling me Interchannel Scubbie I wasn't thinking that changes necessary But then I remembered you tell me before The range extender what you told me to buy For my mum's house Sorry Information that you provided was really good That the cordless phones I thought that might be an interference I wasn't sure Sorry if I think you scrubby Just wanted to give them at all help
But I knew you guys would be looking into this Thanks Scubbie and sorry
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- 16-05-13, 11:08 PM #3
Try channel 7
All the damn guides say channel 6, but that is because Yank routers only use 11 channels!!
- 17-05-13, 12:06 AM #4
The best channels to use are 1, 6, 11 and 13. However the OP has the Sky hub SR101 which is good at finding the best WiFi channel so it is actually better to leave is on Auto.
The reason for this is because each channel also uses the frequencies for the neighbouring 2 channels in both directions.
Channel 1 affects channels 2 & 3. The lower half is clear
Channel 6 affects 4, 5, 7 & 8
Channel 11 affects 9, 10, 12 & 13
Channel 13 affect 9 & 10, with the upper half clear
Channel 7 affects 5, 6, 9 & 10. This would therefore affect anyone using channels 6 and 11, something that the BT HomeHub v2 frequently does.
I hope this helps.
However since the problem is a weak signal, not a clash of channels, yes a WiFi Extender would be a good option. Alternatively use an old router and piggyback it to the Sky Hub:
Netgear's WiFi Extenders:
Wireless Range Extenders from NETGEARŪ
There are other brands available. Please do look around to see what will be suitable.
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