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    using a DG834GT as a wireless extender

    This is a discussion on using a DG834GT as a wireless extender within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Pretty much what the title says =] need a complete step by step guide (noob friendly) on whether and how ...

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      using a DG834GT as a wireless extender

      Pretty much what the title says =] need a complete step by step guide (noob friendly) on whether and how its possible to use a dg834gt as a wireless extender for my dg934g =]

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      Re: using a DG834GT as a wireless extender

      A true WiFi extender will be able to connect to the main router via WiFi and the allow people to either connect to the extender via WiFi or Ethernet cable.

      A router does not have the correct firmware to do this.

      There are Custom Firmwares available and a search of this forum or the Internet will find details of these. I believe that you will need to be a member of the site which produces the firmware in order to get the version that supports this option.

      The disadvantage of taking this approach is that the potential Internet speed will be dramatically reduced for any device connected via WiFi to the DG834GT as the signal will be retransmitted to the main router over WiFi as each signal can suffer from interference and reduced connection speed.

      An alternative method is to connect the Netgear DG834GT via an Ethernet cable or a pair of HomePlugs to the main router and configure it to work as a WiFi Hot Spot. There is a guide for this on this forum. Please see the thread linked below:

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms



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