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Just moved to our house... Had the sky guy to sort the phone and broadband and he's installed the router in the living room... Due to the house it barely reaches upstairs so can't connect and use phon… Read More
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Just moved to our house... Had the sky guy to sort the phone and broadband and he's installed the router in the living room... Due to the house it barely reaches upstairs so can't connect and use phones

Anybody had any experience like this?
I tried to login & change channels but it doesn't work with any.. does sky provide free booster?

Thanks
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2m, 2w agoPosted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Think they sell it for £65 or something. You might be better off getting a power line (with wifi) adapter.
#2
I had the same problem.

Bought a TP Link wifi range extender (model no: TL-WA580RE) from Argos for £18 and does the job perfectly. Synced it up downstairs and once connected took it upstairs and put it into the socket. Been over 2 years and never had a problem with it.
#3
Don't bother with Sky's own version just get a cheaper branded model elsewhere such as suggested above
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#5
tiki3471
I had the same problem.
Bought a TP Link wifi range extender (model no: TL-WA580RE) from Argos for £18 and does the job perfectly. Synced it up downstairs and once connected took it upstairs and put it into the socket. Been over 2 years and never had a problem with it.
OK if you can tolerate having the max wifi speed chopped in half.
#6
If you have a phone socket upstairs, just move the router there and plug it in
#7
maionline1
If you have a phone socket upstairs, just move the router there and plug it in


Not sure how true this is but your speeds might be affected if you're not connected to the master socket.
#8
The speed would usually remain the same even when moved to another socket unless the engineer put on a Service Specific Frontplate at the Master Socket (in which case disables the use of BB is other sockets). The entire line speed would drop with the extensions being in place regardless of where you choose to place it (the router). IF you disconnect the extensions then yes speed would likely increase. Its not as easy as that sometimes but is usually.

As to this problem: as above I would say Powerline adapter with Wifi,

Range Extenders i personally find cause more problems than solving the one intended.
#9
there are so many options, which one should i pick ?

TP-LINK 300Mbps Wall Plug Range Extender -- £17.99
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/5636895

TP-LINK 300MBPS Wall Plug Range Extender -- £17.99 (same as above but without external antenna)
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/1286627

TP-LINK 600MBPS Nano Powerline -- £24.99
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/5742734

Netgear WN3000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender -- £19.99
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/1070754
#10
Depends on your internet speed. I pay for 100MB and get 109MB using a powerline adapter. The same when I'm directly connected to the router. If you have 100MB you're better getting a 1000MBPS powerline adapter.

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