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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 03-Jan-18 05:00:08
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Re: Has anyone modded their sky router for external antenna


[re: dwg1] [link to this post]
 
It takes on the settings of whatever the main Sky Q hub has. 5Ghz must be enabled, you are best to just split 2.4 and 5ghz SSIDs if you prefer a particular frequency.

If you don't have a Sky Q Hub, it won't work for you.

If you are new to Sky Q be aware of the management of traffic, on 38Mbps you get around 25Mbps single thread, on 78Mbps you get around 55Mbps single thread. Multiple devices fill the pipe. This is intentional to prevent one device using all the bandwidth. If you do something demanding like a 4K video stream it'll give you more speed.
Standard User LadFromWales85
(experienced) Thu 04-Jan-18 01:53:12
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Re: Has anyone modded their sky router for external antenna


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
Is this something that occurs only when using the Sky Q hub, with Sky Q TV?

I have Sky Q TV, Fibre Max using my own router and can fill the link using a single thread just fine. Synced at full 80/20.

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 04-Jan-18 09:41:39
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Re: Has anyone modded their sky router for external antenna


[re: LadFromWales85] [link to this post]
 
Yes it only works when everything is part of the mesh sky q network.

My D6400 fills the link.

Itís just built in QOS basically.

If you go on YouTube and look at the connection speed reported, on 720P it shows as 14Mbps, when you crank it to 4K suddenly it jumps to 37Mbps. On the D6400 itís 37 showed all the time. The system is holding back bandwidth unless needed.

Itís documented better on the sky forums.


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Standard User LadFromWales85
(experienced) Thu 04-Jan-18 16:35:31
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Re: Has anyone modded their sky router for external antenna


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
Ahh that's cool, and it does make sense. Wouldn't want someone downloading stuff elsewhere in the home affecting people trying to watch on demand on sky! smile

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 04-Jan-18 17:46:19
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Re: Has anyone modded their sky router for external antenna


[re: LadFromWales85] [link to this post]
 
Likewise if you throw a bunch of Dropbox, one drive and google drive uploads, things keep flowing.
Standard User LadFromWales85
(experienced) Thu 04-Jan-18 19:24:53
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Re: Has anyone modded their sky router for external antenna


[re: ukhardy07] [link to this post]
 
I wonder how it copes with congestion outside of the home. I'd assume it can't, as it can't possibly know that the link upstream of the house is congested! All it can do is detect that packets are needing to be retransmitted or are arriving out of order, and adjust the QoS on the fly.
I cap my ds/us at 95% link speed which keeps latency down even when the link is "full" in either direction, but it goes out the window if there is ever congestion at the cab or further upstream, which fortunately is rare smile

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