Free Sky wifi booster for Sky customers worth £20 (postage £2.18)
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Free Sky wifi booster for Sky customers worth £20 (postage £2.18)

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Found 5th Aug 2015
I got email from sky last night to claim free wifi booster.

I paid £2.18 for the postage.

Click on link and login to check if you can claim the offer.

email doesn't say offer is exclusive to me or deadline.

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So they're admitting their WiFi range is crap and getting customers to pay £2.18 more to rectify it.

Original Poster

stuarthanley

So they're admitting their WiFi range is crap and getting customers to … So they're admitting their WiFi range is crap and getting customers to pay £2.18 more to rectify it.


my wifi range isn't bad but this is just a extra boost.Its basically a extension.

I have this already, and its not great. Im only 2 small rooms away and signal drops now and again. No good if your watching catchup tv etc...

Should be free or design a better router in the first place.

These work but so drop packers. (Ie random signal loss. )

They are now charging postage?! Got mine completely free

These boosters are terrible. Had 2 off them as one stopped working, they constantly disconnect and reconnect to the router. I know its only £2.18 but it's still a waste of money. I know they are a lot more money, but the tp link powerlines with wifi extender have been in the house for about 8 months now and are fantasic, even get signal at the far end of the garden now.
Not voted either way on this one

can't find this deal, at least, it's got to be worth £2.18 lol

Good deal
As for router being crap.... No just old and I don't see ford offering folk an upgrade add on if I only pay postage lol

STRICKIBHOY

can't find this deal, at least, it's got to be worth £2.18 lol


Honestly mate its not.

Only for a select few!! Wanting to charge me £20

It's pointless!! I had it almost 2 years ago -free of charge- (I believe they are still the same) the only thing it did was slowing my internet dramatically, got tplink powerlines and they are great in almost 2 years of using them I had to reset them once! Can't get better than that.

save ur money. waste of time. as are all WiFi extenders.

When I click the link I just get sent to offers page? I can't even see the thing listed

Anyone got a direct link?

audioslim

save ur money. waste of time. as are all WiFi extenders.


Not at all. My Belkin is fantastic. £20 from Argos.

my sky wifi wasn't connecting to my phone but it was connecting to my husbands phone who was next to me!!!! wifi was in spare bedroom not ours so rang sky & they did something their end & now wifi signals are alot faster & at every inch of the house, even in the garage where they wouldn't come before so no need for this but thanks for posting op

Wonder if this is the same deal as last year when you get a 'free' sky box wireless adapter.
Everyone who bought one (paid for postage) unwittingly signed up to Sky for a further 12 months.

leighk

Wonder if this is the same deal as last year when you get a 'free' sky … Wonder if this is the same deal as last year when you get a 'free' sky box wireless adapter. Everyone who bought one (paid for postage) unwittingly signed up to Sky for a further 12 months.

this is exactly why they do it. it's on the order screen to state you sign up for another 12 months.but most people ignore it and then complain when they want to switch

Have one. These are shockingly terrible. They do not extend anything really. Also when they're going, it's not clear whether you connect to them (there is no way to) or to the hub. They also leech resource off the hub. A proper wifi booster which connects to your existing hub wirelessly and then acts as a pseudo hub of its own is much better.

These are rubbish, they halve the wireless speed on this and the main router.. Much better with powerlines.

Never use ISP equipment, buy your own dual band router

The booster didn't help, but then the connection is prolly too weak for it to work if you're more than one room away from their naff hub. :P

jatoi92

my wifi range isn't bad but this is just a extra boost.Its basically a … my wifi range isn't bad but this is just a extra boost.Its basically a extension.


Did you have to sign up for another twelve months when getting this, your link takes me to correct page but once I sign in it then only shows other offers but not the Free WiFi booster!

The issue with the WiFi boosters is that they pretty much half your bandwidth.
I used to have one from Sky and I gave up in the end and replaced it with a wired old Sky router that I used as an extender.

my router died with sky. The Sagem one. Only provided about a million years ago.
Customer service is shocking. Happy to take your money, and give you **** all in return for there service.

I got one of these for my bedroom as i could get no wifi reception. At first the connection was crap with the booster but i used a wireless checker app on my phone and repositioned it to find the best signal. I had to put it high near the ceiling on a shelf but it is great now.

ljsafc78

I got one of these for my bedroom as i could get no wifi reception. At … I got one of these for my bedroom as i could get no wifi reception. At first the connection was crap with the booster but i used a wireless checker app on my phone and repositioned it to find the best signal. I had to put it high near the ceiling on a shelf but it is great now.


lol, at least your be able to get baby channel, and no one will know

most people disconnect because they let the router put them onto the standard channel 6 as every other router then they are all fighting for the same channel 6 space.

i would suggest if you have a mobile phone try using wifi analyzer from google play store link below its free!

scan which networks are on what channel and change the channel in your router to a quiet on that stops most dropouts!

play.google.com/sto…_GB

to access sky router
type in your browser address bar 192.168.0.1

you will get a little pop up window
username: admin
password: sky

you can then go from there.

also the wifi is crap on the sr102 and is not proper N range at all and only connects upto 74Mbps, i know and have found this issue myself.

the full solution is to buy a wireless access point that simply plugs into the back of your existing router by ethernet and also by doing this you can up grade your wireless speeds up to the new ac wifi speed.
(300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz).
2links below for those that are interested and my god does it make a difference, i now get full speed wireless thruput off my fibre now
not the cheapest soloution but it works and now will never need to worry about wireless again which ever isp i have!

wireless access point
amazon.co.uk/NET…120

wireless best ac dongle atm
AC1200 802.11AC Dual Band (300 Mbps / 867 Mbps) High Gain Wi-Fi

amazon.co.uk/NET…GN2

i was also lucky as had a £50 voucher sitting in my amazon account from where i had switched the gas and eletcric over online with my provider, sometimes its worth alook if you haven't done that in a while.

anyway hope it helps some of you with the dreaded sr102 currently there aren't any plans afoot for sky to design a new one. so it will be down to you come up with a solution i just bit the bullet and sorted myself

all the best
basil


Edited by: "basil1234" 8th Aug 2015

basil1234

most people disconnect because they let the router put them onto the … most people disconnect because they let the router put them onto the standard channel 6 as every other router then they are all fighting for the same channel 6 space.i would suggest if you have a mobile phone try using wifi analyzer from google play store link below its free!scan which networks are on what channel and change the channel in your router to a quiet on that stops most dropouts!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en_GBto access sky router type in your browser address bar 192.168.0.1you will get a little pop up windowusername: adminpassword: skyyou can then go from there.also the wifi is crap on the sr102 and is not proper N range at all and only connects upto 74Mbps, i know and have found this issue myself.the full solution is to buy a wireless access point that simply plugs into the back of your existing router by ethernet and also by doing this you can up grade your wireless speeds up to the new ac wifi speed.(300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz).2links below for those that are interested and my god does it make a difference, i now get full speed wireless thruput off my fibre now 8)not the cheapest soloution but it works and now will never need to worry about wireless again which ever isp i have!wireless access point http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-WAC120-100UKS-performance-802-11-wireless/dp/B00O4U8AC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439015849&sr=8-1&keywords=wac120wireless best ac dongle atm :DAC1200 802.11AC Dual Band (300 Mbps / 867 Mbps) High Gain Wi-Fi http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-A6210-100PES-AC1200-802-11AC-Adapter/dp/B00OT586RQ/ref=pd_sim_147_12?ie=UTF8&refRID=0343TPTG417R9EB86GN2i was also lucky as had a £50 voucher sitting in my amazon account from where i had switched the gas and eletcric over online with my provider, sometimes its worth alook if you haven't done that in a while.anyway hope it helps some of you with the dreaded sr102 currently there aren't any plans afoot for sky to design a new one. so it will be down to you come up with a solution i just bit the bullet and sorted myselfall the bestbasil


sky service is rubbish . Never gave me any newer equipment, but continue to take my money. Router is dead, and i am using one i paid for, which is a mile better than the **** they gave me!

basil1234

most people disconnect because they let the router put them onto the … most people disconnect because they let the router put them onto the standard channel 6 as every other router then they are all fighting for the same channel 6 space.i would suggest if you have a mobile phone try using wifi analyzer from google play store link below its free!scan which networks are on what channel and change the channel in your router to a quiet on that stops most dropouts!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en_GBto access sky router type in your browser address bar 192.168.0.1you will get a little pop up windowusername: adminpassword: skyyou can then go from there.also the wifi is crap on the sr102 and is not proper N range at all and only connects upto 74Mbps, i know and have found this issue myself.the full solution is to buy a wireless access point that simply plugs into the back of your existing router by ethernet and also by doing this you can up grade your wireless speeds up to the new ac wifi speed.(300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz).2links below for those that are interested and my god does it make a difference, i now get full speed wireless thruput off my fibre now 8)not the cheapest soloution but it works and now will never need to worry about wireless again which ever isp i have!wireless access point http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-WAC120-100UKS-performance-802-11-wireless/dp/B00O4U8AC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439015849&sr=8-1&keywords=wac120wireless best ac dongle atm :DAC1200 802.11AC Dual Band (300 Mbps / 867 Mbps) High Gain Wi-Fi http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-A6210-100PES-AC1200-802-11AC-Adapter/dp/B00OT586RQ/ref=pd_sim_147_12?ie=UTF8&refRID=0343TPTG417R9EB86GN2i was also lucky as had a £50 voucher sitting in my amazon account from where i had switched the gas and eletcric over online with my provider, sometimes its worth alook if you haven't done that in a while.anyway hope it helps some of you with the dreaded sr102 currently there aren't any plans afoot for sky to design a new one. so it will be down to you come up with a solution i just bit the bullet and sorted myselfall the bestbasil


Thanks for the info, I may look into that! Every time I start streaming Spotify or using xbmc movies always seems to either drop or completely disconnects, then sky's auto troubleshooting kick's in trying to reconnect after several attempts! Seldom had these problems with talktalk!
I've just checked my sky router which is set to channel 11. But my options only go up to channel 13, but wifi analyser showing channel 14 as full strength but how can i select that? Im thinking t's probably sky's crap router that and they throttle my connection!
Is there anyway I could use my old talktalk router for my sky connection, I take it it would have to be unlocked/reconfigured etc it's a huawei hg533(broadband wireless N adsl2+ router) firmware version v1.13t, hardware version f.1.01.



Edited by: "Pateo" 9th Aug 2015

Pateo

Thanks for the info, I may look into that! Every time I start streaming … Thanks for the info, I may look into that! Every time I start streaming Spotify or using xbmc movies always seems to either drop or completely disconnects, then sky's auto troubleshooting kick's in trying to reconnect after several attempts! Seldom had these problems with talktalk! I've just checked my sky router which is set to channel 11. But my options only go up to channel 13, but wifi analyser showing channel 14 as full strength but how can i select that? Im thinking t's probably sky's crap router that and they throttle my connection!Is there anyway I could use my old talktalk router for my sky connection, I take it it would have to be unlocked/reconfigured etc it's a huawei hg533(broadband wireless N adsl2+ router) firmware version v1.13t, hardware version f.1.01.



if you have got fibre i don't know the ins and outs of that router you are saying and is an adsl2+ router suspect it may not cover fibre speeds as with sky fibre requires MER protocol

and below is a link for a video how to extract your username and password but doing this breaks your sky terms of only using there equipment and if they find you out they can cut you off if they so wish, if you change you router thats why i went down the route of a wired/wireless access point as i'm still using there dreaded sr102

anyway in the intrests of freedom of info heres video link below make of it what you will

youtube.com/wat…eEQ

skys wireless is only 1-13 alot of newer routers dropped the 14 channel tbh but if you can find the clearest channel out of that lot will greatly help.
i check thru several times of the day in my case where i live channel 3 was best for me thru the whole day as some people switch theres on an off work that out, should just leave them on and then that won't effect your line speed.

basil
Edited by: "basil1234" 10th Aug 2015

basil1234

if you have got fibre i don't know the ins and outs of that router you … if you have got fibre i don't know the ins and outs of that router you are saying and is an adsl2+ router suspect it may not cover fibre speeds as with sky fibre requires MER protocoland below is a link for a video how to extract your username and password but doing this breaks your sky terms of only using there equipment and if they find you out they can cut you off if they so wish, if you change you router thats why i went down the route of a wired/wireless access point as i'm still using there dreaded sr102anyway in the intrests of freedom of info heres video link below make of it what you willhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdcsmYX7eEQskys wireless is only 1-13 alot of newer routers dropped the 14 channel tbh but if you can find the clearest channel out of that lot will greatly help.i check thru several times of the day in my case where i live channel 3 was best for me thru the whole day as some people switch theres on an off work that out, should just leave them on and then that won't effect your line speed.basil


Thanks for your help, BTW I'm on sky unlimited broadband not fibre!
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