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    This is a discussion on Woeful Wifi within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi My wifi is generally pants.......I sort of put up with it shrugging it off as the norm..... Its about ...

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      Woeful Wifi


      My wifi is generally pants.......I sort of put up with it shrugging it off as the norm.....

      Its about time i sorted it. Any obvious issues with the stats?

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      Re: Woeful Wifi

      Have you tried changing the wi-fi channel? There might be local interference from neighbours etc on the same channel.

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      Re: Woeful Wifi

      The wifi in this country is generally pants due to the power restrictions imposed by various governments and licensing authorities. Sky's selection of routers doesn't help either.

      I have had a Sagecom, a SR101 and an SR102 and they have all been abysmal with regards to signal levels. Plaenty of info on Youtube with people trying to boost the signal strength of these routers. I tried a couple of things but they didn't work.

      If you live in one of these new build cardboard houses then I suppose the signal can pass relatively easily through the walls but if you live in a proper house with proper walls then the router signals can be very very easily lost. I will be slightly fair to Sky by saying that most other ISP's supplied routers are equally as bad. I finished with everything Sky a couple of months ago and am now with Plusnet. Much much cheaper for the first 18 months and much faster speeds BUT Plusnet's router is just as bad wifi wise. I have bought a couple of cheap wifi repeaters off Ebay, a tenner or so each, and whilst they do have to be connected via ethernet they have boosted the signal significantly in areas that were bad................

      Whilst these are labelled wif repeaters, which will require a half decent signal which, obviously we don't have otherwise we wouldn't be looking to increase the signal levels, they can be set up as wifi access points. As I said this does require an ethernet connection to the router which can be a pain but they do work and are fairly simple to set up.

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      Re: Woeful Wifi

      We’ve used wifi since the days before having a router for home broadband was a thing (anybody else remember dial up modems?)! So my preference has always been to have a separate wifi access point (sometimes two when we had larger/older houses) and to (usually) not use the router’s built in wifi. Havenkt yet tried it but I understand that these mesh wifi systems can be very effective.
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