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Author Topic: Alternatives to Sky Booster 2 for better range/speeds.  (Read 274 times)

Freedom2

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Alternatives to Sky Booster 2 for better range/speeds.
« on: September 11, 2020, 10:02:23 PM »

I just upgraded to FTTC and the speeds downstairs and via ethernet seem to be pretty good (70Mbps etc) apart from a two hour slowdown tonight, but the speeds upstairs are not much better than ADSL2+ at 24Mbps which is pretty disappointing.

I've got the router in the main room downstairs, a booster in the middle of the house downstairs near the ceiling on a cabinet to serve the upstairs bedrooms which has always served well. But clearly it is not providing good enough coverage to cope with the new speeds.

I say the booster is not good enough, because even if I stand right next to it, I only get 41Mbps, and If I turn the booster off, the speed goes up to about 65Mbps,so you know, terrible job it is doing, but still has to be kept in the circuit for upstairs to get any kind of signal.

I have this booster, which is pretty old:


Can anyone recommend a better booster that will improve the speeds?
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Alternatives to Sky Booster 2 for better range/speeds.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 11:02:44 PM »

Boosters inherently halve the WiFi speed, you'd need a proper mesh system (similar to a booster except it uses a dedicated separate WiFi channel or wires to connect to the main router)  to avoid that.  Or add a wired WiFi Access Point (kinda the same thing except mesh tries to intelligently control which Access Point you connect to vs it being kinda manual with plain Access Points).
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