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Standard User abhijack
(member) Tue 17-Mar-15 23:49:52
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Speed issue..


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Estimated speed was 71 - 80.
Max throughput speed at the best of times with wired connection - 60
Max throughput speed at the best of times with wireless connection - 42

Why is there such a significant drop in speed on wireless?
Wireless laptop is in the same room as router.!!

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 18-Mar-15 08:20:54
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Re: Speed issue..


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Because the Sky Hub only supports 802.11n which is not that fast. Also wireless speeds are heavily influenced by proximity to the router and the device used e.g. phones are slower than laptops generally.

The Sky Hub will report your exact connection speed, so you can check if wired speeds at hitting the mark.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 18-Mar-15 08:28:15
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Re: Speed issue..


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In reply to a post by abhijack:
Why is there such a significant drop in speed on wireless?

Other people using other wireless networks in nearby homes can affect your wireless speed.

Sky Hub only supports 2.4 GHz which gives less choice than those that also support 5 GHz when there are a lot of people using WiFi around.

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Standard User azrael316
(newbie) Wed 18-Mar-15 11:16:12
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Re: Speed issue..


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Because the WiFi cannot transmit at that speed.

Wireless N is rated at, iirc, 300mb/s. So a real world transfer rate of about 35MB/s

So, getting 42MB/s is pretty good.
Standard User abhijack
(member) Wed 18-Mar-15 11:28:47
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Re: Speed issue..


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The laptop I tested speed on is within 10 feets of the router...
Yes speed is low on mobile - 29 mbps.

How do I find out speed reported by sky hub?

My account says if line speed is 63.6 mbps or less, it is significantly lower than my estimated speed. And if they cant rectify it I have option of leaving.

Which speed are they referring to here? Is it throughput on a wired connection?

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Standard User abhijack
(member) Wed 18-Mar-15 11:30:20
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Re: Speed issue..


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Hmm thats bad to do an inferior router then.
Probably neighbours are with ISP s who give a better hub!!

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Standard User abhijack
(member) Wed 18-Mar-15 11:38:17
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Re: Speed issue..


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Really?
If thats the case there isnt any benefit of taking package of more than 38 mbps as most people use internet wireless.
So I think people should be getting better speed on wireless too..

Anyway whats a reasonable / usual percent drop in speed on wireless (compared to wired) provided the laptop is sitting very close to the hub?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 18-Mar-15 11:46:55
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Re: Speed issue..


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http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/stats/routers.html#skyhub

Same place as adsl stats

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Standard User abhijack
(member) Wed 18-Mar-15 12:01:47
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Re: Speed issue..


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I tried both urls > http://192.168.1.1/sky_system.html and http://192.168.1.1/

but getting the message this page cant be displayed..!!
tried in opera and IE.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 18-Mar-15 12:28:45
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Re: Speed issue..


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If so close to the router then why don't you use Ethernet all the time ?

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