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Standard User stubert
(newbie) Fri 30-May-14 23:49:19
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BT Hub on Sky FTTC


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Is it possible to use the huawei modem and HH4 on a Sky fibre line???? I have today switched from Infinity to Sky (to save money) but have noticed how poor the Sky SR102 actually is.....
My speed has actually increased so no complaints there but the wifi is very poor and streaming .mpg files through it from a laptop to my Xbox360 is impossible..(will play but the picture stutters when the bitrate is high and is connected through Ethernet not wifi)
Rather than me buying a new router or even a WDTV to play movies I was hoping I could to go back to the HH4 as I never once had a problem with streaming 720p movies....
Any help appreciated.....

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sat 31-May-14 01:18:37
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What speeds are you actually getting ?

For a picture to stutter the line must be running at well under 10Mbps


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Standard User mlmclaren
(member) Sat 31-May-14 02:02:57
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I do believe that the problem is regarding the transfer rate from his laptop through the Sky Hub to the XBOX and unrelated to his actual DSL Line.


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 31-May-14 07:59:48
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Re: BT Hub on Sky FTTC


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In reply to a post by stubert:
Is it possible to use the huawei modem and HH4 on a Sky fibre line???? I have today switched from Infinity to Sky (to save money) but have noticed how poor the Sky SR102 actually is.....

The main issues with the SR102 are WiFi - ethernet should be fine. Have you tried any speed tests? What speed does the SR102 think you are connected at?

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Standard User wolf359
(committed) Sat 31-May-14 09:43:19
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Re: BT Hub on Sky FTTC


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Buy yourself a gigabit switch
Connect the router to the switch and connect everything else via the switch, the sr102 is only 100mbits, which in itself should be enough, I have a similar setup and can quite easily stream multiple hd files from a mac onto multiple apple tvs my sr102 only acts as a dhcp server and it's wifi is supplemented by additional access points around the house.
You may well find that your cabling doesn't even support 100mbit, poor cabling will result in it falling back to 10mbit mode

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 31-May-14 09:49:30
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I don't think it will work, the HH4 is locked to BT (and maybe Plusnet). They do an unlocked version which I think is the HH4r but you probably don't have one of those.

You can unlock the Huawei modem and use that as a combined modem/router which should work and then use the HH4 as an access point as another option, or just use the HH4 as an access point to the SR102 as the previous poster said.


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Standard User stubert
(newbie) Sat 31-May-14 11:50:01
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Connected at 100mbits through Ethernet....

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Standard User stubert
(newbie) Sat 31-May-14 12:17:50
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All working fine now!!
Tried it again this morning (streaming) and the stuttering was still present, unplugged all the ethernets from behind the router and connected them back into different ports and now the stuttering has gone????
Very strange, even tried a 1080p on it just now and that streams fine!!!!
As for the wifi I can live with that for now as I can always get myself a wifi extender if needed...

Thanks for the suggestions all......

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Standard User Icaras
(regular) Sat 31-May-14 12:32:47
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I wouldn't expect your speed to remain higher than Infinity. You are connected to the same cabinet and it is the Openreach fibre cabinet that is negotiating the sync speed, nothing to do with Sky. It's probably just because it is a new provide and the DLM has been recalculated.
Standard User stubert
(newbie) Sat 31-May-14 13:06:51
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Yes, I had an attainable of around 43meg with BT and synched at around 40meg when first installed about two and half years ago. This slowly crept down to 29meg over time due to DLM / crosstalk etc. with sky I now get 40meg again with a snr of 6.5db so I am expecting this to stay around this mark now... Line has been stable for 24hrs now, done a lot of gaming, downloaded maybe 40gig and still going good....
I have taught the wife that the router must not be unplugged at night to which I think was the initial cause of my speed drop!!!! wink

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