WiFi extender compatible with Sky Q router needed

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Posted 15th Jan
Can anyone recommend a reasonably inexpensive WiFi extender / booster compatible with a Sky Q fibre router?

I have close to zero patience for this type of thing so it needs to be something I can pretty much plug in and use straight away.
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I have a powerlifting adaptor that directly connects your sky q box to the other room! What are are you trying to achieve?
DigitalKnight15/01/2020 20:15

I have a powerlifting adaptor that directly connects your sky q box to the …I have a powerlifting adaptor that directly connects your sky q box to the other room! What are are you trying to achieve?


My home office is at the opposite end of the house to the router, when first setting up installed a patch cable through the property but it’s gone faulty, first tried stripping the cable and attaching a new connector but I’m not getting a signal from the cable in the office and ran out of patience. Also don’t have time to start fitting a new patch cable around the house. All I need is to get my office PC connected up to the router again, but the wireless signal is poor and it’s an old building with very thick stone walls.
joeydeacon15/01/2020 20:27

My home office is at the opposite end of the house to the router, when …My home office is at the opposite end of the house to the router, when first setting up installed a patch cable through the property but it’s gone faulty, first tried stripping the cable and attaching a new connector but I’m not getting a signal from the cable in the office and ran out of patience. Also don’t have time to start fitting a new patch cable around the house. All I need is to get my office PC connected up to the router again, but the wireless signal is poor and it’s an old building with very thick stone walls.


A power line adaptor is exactly what you need mate it come with 2 boxers that plug into the mains and you just plug an Ethernet cable into your router and then the one in your office into your sky q mini box
DigitalKnight15/01/2020 20:29

A power line adaptor is exactly what you need mate it come with 2 boxers …A power line adaptor is exactly what you need mate it come with 2 boxers that plug into the mains and you just plug an Ethernet cable into your router and then the one in your office into your sky q mini box



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DigitalKnight15/01/2020 20:31

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Not sure if I’m reading that correctly but I don’t have a Sky Box in the office, just the computer. Both the SkY Q router and box are at the other end of the property.
Ok so don’t worry about the sky box just connect the power one adaptor to your router and the other one to your office pc via Ethernet. It creates a wired bridge from one room to another wirelessly
DigitalKnight15/01/2020 20:39

Ok so don’t worry about the sky box just connect the power one adaptor to y …Ok so don’t worry about the sky box just connect the power one adaptor to your router and the other one to your office pc via Ethernet. It creates a wired bridge from one room to another wirelessly


.. thanks mate, and you’ve got this working yourself with a Sky Q router?
joeydeacon15/01/2020 20:42

.. thanks mate, and you’ve got this working yourself with a Sky Q router?


Sure have buddy
joeydeacon15/01/2020 20:56

Can these things be plugged into surge protectors?


Yes both of mine are
joeydeacon15/01/2020 20:56

Can these things be plugged into surge protectors?


It is usually recommended to not plug them into a surge protector as it may degrade performance, but you can get powerline adaptors with a pass through (mains) socket.
Edited by: "melted" 15th Jan
melted15/01/2020 21:32

It is usually recommended to not plug them into a surge protector as it …It is usually recommended to not plug them into a surge protector as it may degrade performance, but you can get powerline adaptors with a pass through (mains) socket.


Thanks, I’d eventually figured that out and went for the TP link ones above with the pass through - the only reason I was asking about surge protectors is due to being low on available wall sockets
Yeah that’s what I should of said about pass through but mine are plugged into surge extensions and the performance is great
Edited by: "DigitalKnight" 16th Jan
DigitalKnight16/01/2020 00:19

Yeah that’s what I should of said about pass through but mine are plugged i …Yeah that’s what I should of said about pass through but mine are plugged into surge extensions and the performance is great


You’re a legend, ordered the exact ones you suggested but via Amazon, they arrived today. Worked straight away without any configuration dramas
joeydeacon16/01/2020 16:31

You’re a legend, ordered the exact ones you suggested but via Amazon, they …You’re a legend, ordered the exact ones you suggested but via Amazon, they arrived today. Worked straight away without any configuration dramas


Glad you got it sorted m8 see us brunmies aren’t that bad
Edited by: "DigitalKnight" 16th Jan
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