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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Nov-14 22:10:19
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AUTO WiFi


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I have a Sky Hub, black version for fibre. SR102.

With regards to the WiFi being on AUTO. Has anybody actually observed in the real world the router changing the WiFi channel. My experience is that on bootup it will choose a channel and I believed it just stayed there. I have had my router manually set to channel 1, but of late I keep getting some interference which slows my net down from 40Mbps on WiFi to 0.5Mbps. Moving to channel 6 solves this for a week or so, then it comes back on channel 6, switching to channel 11 or back to 1 solves it.

So the interference is hopping around all of the channels too it seems...

So I have now switched the router back onto AUTO. Is it likely that it will just switch channels when this interference occurs?

Has anybody ever seen the Sky hub changing the channel on its own accord without a reboot?

If it did change channel surely it would create the following.
Fire up a stream. Sky hub decides to change channel. Laptop disconnects from Sky hub and hops onto next doors BTWiFi-With-Fon. Everything is disrupted. Or does it do it dynamically?

Ps tried two routers. I am convinced the interference is a neighbours device.
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Tue 11-Nov-14 23:14:46
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Re: AUTO WiFi


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Not sure

every channel is full of routers where i live

so it i've never seen it switch (so far)

but i would imagine dynamically

too much complaints if it disconnected you to switch channel i imagine.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Nov-14 23:20:30
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Re: AUTO WiFi


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I had the old SR101 on AUTO for around a year and never saw it switch.

I don't see how it could switch channels "dynamically" although I agree it would cause complaints etc if it did not...

My understand is it would be driver dependant. If the router was on channel 1 and then just randomly switched to 11, some devices would drop the WiFI connection.

Hence my thought process of it never actually changes after initial boot.

I am hoping it does, as it would solve my WiFi woes. I guess I will find out.


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Standard User Nighty1973
(member) Wed 12-Nov-14 00:38:47
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Re: AUTO WiFi


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My understanding was that on the old Sagems and SR101, Auto would select the "quietest" channel at startup and stick with that whereas with the SR102, Auto is more "dynamic" and changes when necessary.

But it was a while ago, so my mind could be playing tricks on me confused
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