There are a couple of methods to pair the extender and the Sky router. The first one is wired and the second one is wireless. In this blog post, we have explained both methods. The extender which we will be taking as an example is of Netgear. But, if you have bought any other extender at home, you can connect it to the Sky router using the same steps.
With that said, waste no more time reading the information provided below and learning how to connect WiFi extender to the Sky router in a hassle-free manner.
How to Connect WiFi Extender to Sky Router?
Connection via Wired Method
Requirement: In this method, your basic requirement is to have access to a cable. Make sure that the cable is not damaged from any point. To be specific, there should be no cuts either in or on it. Otherwise, creating a stable connection will become an impossible task.
Walk through these instructions and learn how to connect WiFi extender to Sky router with the help of an Ethernet or RJ45 cable with ease:
- First of all, clean the ports on the router and the extender with a cotton swab.
- Once done, connect one end of the cable to the port on the Netgear extender.
- You need to repeat the same, but this time on the Sky router.
- Ensure that you hear a click sound after plugging the cable into the ports.
The click sound is a confirmation that the connection between your networking devices has been established properly. Also, it is finger-tight. Now, you can make your client device, laptop or PC, access Netgear_ext and continue setting up the Netgear range extender.
Precaution: Keep the length of the cable in mind while connecting the networking devices. In case the cable is a bit short, then see to it that the Netgear extender and the Sky router are kept close to each other. Otherwise, the cable will keep getting unplugged.
Connection via Wireless Source
Requirement: The WPS method can only be executed if the WPS button is located on both the Netgear wireless range extender and the host router. If the button is missing on the router, you will have to use the wired method for the establishment of the connection.
Following are the guidelines that you need to go through in order to pair up the Netgear wireless range extender to the Sky router in a happy-go-lucky way:
- Locate the WPS button on the Netgear wireless range extender.
- When you find it, press it and hold on for some time.
- Once the wait is over, press the same button on the Sky WiFi router.
- Wait for a few seconds again while the connection is being made.
Once the networking devices sync, you need to do the exact same thing as the last method, i.e. set up the Netgear extender. To learn how to set up the device via the 192.168.1.250 IP address, you need to read the instructions in the Netgear user manual.
Precaution: Electronic devices and transmitting appliances can mess with the signals of your extender and router as they emit electromagnetic waves. Thus, see to it that you are not placing your devices near cordless phones, washing machines, microwave ovens, etc.
What to Keep in Mind After Connecting Devices?
As soon as you have connected your networking devices and are proceeding to the extender setup process, make sure that you enter the correct IP address. In case, it does not work for you, use the default IP address. If you are using Windows, you need to use mywifiext.net and if you are using MAC, then you ought to access mywifiext.local.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
1) Which all devices can connect to Sky broadband?
Devices which you can connect to the Sky broadband are various types of extenders, modems, client devices, like Android mobile phones, Apple mobile phones, and Sky box.
2) How many devices can Sky wireless router handle?
Regardless of the broadband package you choose, the Sky router lets you connect up to 64 devices and has eight built-in antennae to optimize the WiFi network.
3) What is the maximum speed of Sky router?
Its average download speeds of 500Mb/s. This router is best for busiest households as well as hardcore gamers. You can access the internet in every corner of the house with its help.
4) Which security type is Sky router?
WPA2 – PSK is the standard WiFi security method for Sky hubs. For more information regarding the same, read the information given in the product or user manual.
5) What are Sky router username as well as password?
The username of Sky WiFi router is admin and the password is password. Do not forget to keep the Caps Lock key off on the keyboard while entering them as they are case sensitive.