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Set up your Sky Wireless Booster

If you have an area in your home where you don’t have a wireless signal, using the Wireless Booster will boost the Wi-Fi signal and get you online in that area.

The Wireless Booster works best with the routers shown in the image below. If you have a different router, we recommend you update it first as this may help you resolve your issue.

Routers that are compatible with the Wireless Booster

You can set up your Wireless Booster in several ways. If your router has a WPS button, this is the easiest way to connect to your Wireless Booster. If not, you can connect manually using an Ethernet cable, and if you don’t have an Ethernet-compatible device, then you can connect using a wireless device.

Follow the steps below to set up your booster or if you prefer, you can download the Set Up Guide as a PDF.

Please note: Your router may look different to the images in this guide.

  • WPS button

    If your router has a WPS button follow these steps below. In the first instance, you’ll need to connect your Wireless Booster to your router. You’ll only need to complete this step once.

    It’s recommended that you set up your Wireless Booster close to where you router is located. After the connection is made, you can move your Wireless Booster to the best location in your home.

    1. Plug the power cable into the power port on the back of your Wireless Booster and then plug it into the mains. The power light will go solid white.

      Plug the power cable into the Sky Wireless Booster

    2. Go to your router, press and hold the WPS button for two seconds. The wireless light will flash amber.

      Sky router

    3. Go back to your Wireless Booster and within two minutes press and hold the WPS button for two seconds. The wireless light will flash amber.

      Sky Wireless Booster with amber light flashing

    4. Wait approximately two minutes while a connection between you router and Wireless Booster is made. When the connection is successful, both the power light and the wireless light will go solid white on your Wireless Booster.

      Sky Wireless Booster with power and wireless light solid white

    Your Wireless Booster is now connected to your router. You now need to move your Wireless Booster to the best location in your home.

    Failed set up

    If the set up fails and the wireless light isn’t solid white on your Wireless Booster, you'll need to reset the booster and repeat steps 2 to 4. If you still can’t get connected please try to connect manually.

    Resetting your Wireless Booster

    1. Ensure the power light is solid white.
    2. Insert the end of a paper clip (or similar) into the small reset button on the back of the booster, then push in and hold until both the power and wireless lights flash rapidly. This can take up to 20 seconds.
    3. When the power like turns solid white, your Wireless Booster will be ready for connecting to your router again.
  • Ethernet cable

    You only need to connect your Wireless Booster manually if your router doesn’t have WPS

    It’s recommended that you set up your Wireless Booster close to where you router is located. After the connection is made, you can move your Wireless Booster to the best location in your home.

    1. Make a note of the Network Name (this is also called SSID) and Password of your router. They can usually be found on the back or bottom of your existing router, unless you have changed them manually.
    2. Plug the power cable into the power port on the back of your Wireless Booster and then plug it into the mains. The power light will go solid white.

      Plug the power cable into the Sky Wireless Booster

    3. Connect your Wireless Booster to your computer using the Ethernet cable provided.

      Wireless Booster connected manually to a laptop
    4. Open a new web browser window, type http://skywirelessbooster.local in the address bar and press enter on your keyboard.

      A quick set up page will appear with a list of wireless networks. Your wireless network name should appear on this list. If you don’t see your wireless network name in the list click the Refresh Wireless Network List button.

      If you still can’t see your Wireless Network name, you can enter your wireless network manually in the SSID and Password fields.
    5. Select your Wireless Network name, enter your password if prompted and click Connect.

    In approximately 30 seconds you’ll see Setup Complete and the wireless light on your Wireless Booster will turn solid white.

    Your Wireless Booster is now connected to your router. You now need to move your Wireless Booster to the best location in your home.

    Failed set up

    If the set up fails and the wireless light isn’t solid white on your Wireless Booster, you'll need to reset the booster and repeat steps 4 and 5.

    Resetting your Wireless Booster

    1. Ensure the power light is solid white.
    2. Insert the end of a paper clip (or similar) into the small reset button on the back of the booster, then push in and hold until both the power and wireless lights flash rapidly. This can take up to 20 seconds.
    3. When the power like turns solid white, your Wireless Booster will be ready for connecting to your router again.
  • Wireless device

    If you want to connect your Wireless Booster using a wireless device, follow these steps below.

    It’s recommended that you set up your Wireless Booster close to where you router is located. After the connection is made, you can move your Wireless Booster to the best location in your home.

    1. Make a note of the Network Name (this is also called SSID) and Password of your router. They can usually be found on the back or bottom of your existing router, unless you have changed them manually.
    2. Plug the power cable into the power port on the back of your Wireless Booster and then plug it into the mains. The power light will go solid white.

      Plug the power cable into the Sky Wireless Booster

    3. On your wireless device, go into the Wi-Fi settings to select and connect to the Wireless Booster.

      Connect your wireless booster using a wireless device

    4. Open a new web browser window, type http://skywirelessbooster.local in the address bar and press enter on your keyboard.

      A quick set up page will appear with a list of wireless networks. Your wireless network name should appear on this list. If you don’t see your wireless network name in the list click the Refresh Wireless Network List button.

      If you still can’t see your Wireless Network name, you can enter your wireless network manually in the SSID and Password fields.
    5. Select your Wireless Network name, enter your password if prompted and click Connect.
    6. In approximately 30 seconds you’ll see Setup Complete and the wireless light on your Wireless Booster will turn solid white.

    Your Wireless Booster is now connected to your router. You now need to move your Wireless Booster to the best location in your home.

Wireless Booster position

Your Wireless Booster needs to be located in or near the area in your home where you’re experiencing poor wireless signal. Positioning your Wireless Booster in the best location is essential to ensure best performance.

  1. Switch off and unplug your Wireless Booster at the mains. Don’t worry, your Wireless Booster will automatically stay connected to your router.
  2. Take your Wireless Booster to the room or area in your home where the black spot is, plug it into a power socket closest to your router and switch it on at the mains.

    Position your booster
  3. Within approximately 30 seconds the wireless light will turn solid white.

Your Wireless Booster is now reconnected to your router and wireless coverage has been extended in your home.

Reposition your Wireless Booster if it’s out of range

  1. Find another power socket closer to your router. This may not be in the same area as your black spot.

    Reposition your booster
  2. Plug your Wireless Booster into the power socket and switch it on at the mains.
  3. If you’re now in range of your router, within approximately 30 seconds the wireless light will turn solid white.

If the wireless light is flashing white this means your Wireless Booster is out of range of your router and you haven’t extended the wireless coverage.

Repeat steps 1-3 above in another location nearer your router until the wireless light turns solid white, only then is your Wireless Booster reconnected to your router.

Please note: If you move your Wireless Booster too close to your router i.e into the area where you already have Wi-Fi coverage, it will cause interference.