11-01-2019 07:08 PM
I am using 2 sky Q routers and that is what I was trying to connect following the instructions.
I assumed that after making one the slave I would be able to connect it wirelessly to my first router thus extending the wireless network but doesn't seem to be that easy. Cable is not an option sadly
11-01-2019 07:10 PM
Sorry @SK+confused it's not possible they are not designed for that. You either need to run an ethernet cable or get some powerline adapters. Alternatively you could just get a router with better WiFi coverage in general than the sky router
11-01-2019 07:17 PM
Perhaps @Mark39 can suggest something, however as far as I am aware if you use an old Sky router as a second AP it must be connected to the main router via an ethernet cable. The only way you are going to get a second wireless AP working without a cable is with Sky Q or a 3rd party system like Google WiFi or BT whole home WiFi.
I'm using two skyQ routers
17-01-2019 10:28 PM
Hi, I have had two older black Sky Hubs connected as you detail above and all has been working fine for years but I recently got two new Sky Q Hubs and have tried to connect them up the same but although the wirelesss gets extended I get problems when trying to connect to links or sign into Amazon etc.
If I turn off the 2nd router (AP) all works fine OR if I replace the second Sky Q Hub with my old Sky Hub all works fine.
I have set the first Sky Q Hub Ending IP Address to 192.168.0.254 and the 2nd Sky Q Hub IP Address to 192.168.0.255, unticked Use Router as DHCP Server, unticked Enable IPv6 on LAN side and unticked Enable IPv6 DHCP Server. The 2.4Ghz channel is set to 6 and the 5Ghz channel is set to 36 on both hubs and both have the same Wireless Name and Network Key and are wired together via Powerline adapters.
Could you please fully detail the setting on the 2nd Sky Q Hub so i can check my setup.
Very strange as all works with my old 2ndSky Hub in place but not the new Sky Q 2nd Hub.
Would the Sky Q Hubs need to have the same firmware version? If so, where can I download the latest firmware for the Sky Q Hubs ER115?
17-01-2019 10:33 PM
192.168.0.255 is a special address for broadcasts, use another IP address on the second router between the range 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.253 which isn’t already used.
18-01-2019 07:40 AM
Sorry my typo error ... I have set the first Sky Q Hub Ending IP Address to 192.168.0.249 and the 2nd Sky Q Hub IP Address to 192.168.0.250, all the other settings as previously mentioned ... This works with my old Sky Hub as the Access Point but not with the new Sky Q Hub so just wondered if there were any other settings that would cause internet issues when connected to it.
Yes I could get a Sky Q Booster but the second Sky Q Hub should work fine as my old Sky Hub does but it doesn't have 5Ghz.
18-01-2019 07:57 AM
@Kevin451 the Q hub's run a proprietary firmware to create a mesh wifi network so not surprised you are having issues but not sure whether they can be overcome. You cannot disable this firmware.
As already suggested the recommended way of extending Sky Q wifi is by using Q boosters or Q TV boxes which act as wifi hot spots.
18-01-2019 01:57 PM
18-01-2019 03:40 PM
The instructions were for the Sky Q Hub and SR102 Hub.
I've tried it with two Sky Q routers and it doesn't work on those rubbish routers and system, unfortunately.