Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 4 of 4

    Grey hairs tring to sort WiFi

    This is a discussion on Grey hairs tring to sort WiFi within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Please bear with me if I have any jargon wrong, I am a sometimes a bit of a numpty when ...

    1. #1
      canonman's Avatar
      canonman is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Newington
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jan 2008
      Location
      In my back room
      Posts
      51
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Grey hairs tring to sort WiFi

      Please bear with me if I have any jargon wrong, I am a sometimes a bit of a numpty when it comes to networking and routers.

      I have just been given a pair of TP-Link 200 mbps 211 homeplugs. I have connected one to my Sagem 54g router which is in the back room alongside the desktop pc and paired it successfully with the other homeplug in my living room which has a ethernet cable going into the laptop and all seems to be working ok so far.

      Now to get my small brain in gear, in the living room instead of connecting ethernet cable to laptop can I just purchase a second wifi router and connect cable to that so I can add tv/FreeSat box and Xbox to secondary router.

      Getting Wifi signal from my back room to living room is difficult due to glass doors/brick walls and neighbour on living room side with strong Virgin Media wifi signals.


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      canonman's Avatar
      canonman is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Newington
      Broadband ISP: Mid
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Jan 2008
      Location
      In my back room
      Posts
      51
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Grey hairs tring to sort WiFi

      No-One?

    4. #3
      FelixTCat's Avatar
      FelixTCat is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Tilehurst
      Broadband ISP: BT Infinity 2
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Other
      Join Date
      Aug 2008
      Location
      Reading
      Posts
      929
      Thanks
      13
      Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts

      Re: Grey hairs tring to sort WiFi

      Yes, but you don't need a wi-fi router; you can cable everything together. You will have to make sure that the second router doesn't try to issue IP addresses.

      You can also get homeplugs with built-in routers and 4 ethernet ports.

    5. #4
      Isitme's Avatar
      Isitme is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: Bannockburn
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Central Scotland
      Posts
      34,254
      Thanks
      65
      Thanked 1,655 Times in 1,616 Posts

      Re: Grey hairs tring to sort WiFi

      ..........or you can plug the homeplug into a simple switch.
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Unma...cp_computers_0

      for about double the cost you can make it gigabit.-
      TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch (TL-SG1005D) Plastic Case: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION