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Standard User dgm
(regular) Sat 06-Jan-18 23:27:08
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Sky Q Router


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Is anyone else feeling under whelmed by the speed of the WiFi ?

I tested the WiFi at my Dad's BT Fibre using Ookla SpeedTest app and got 70+ Mb

On the QBox at home I got 25 Mb.

Using this sites speed test (wired) I got 61.5 - 71.3

Edited by dgm (Sat 06-Jan-18 23:27:47)

Standard User tomse43
(regular) Sun 07-Jan-18 16:18:53
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Re: Sky Q Router


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I'm running a Sky Q Router (ER115) and not had any issues with WiFi. Here's a speedtest.net test from a couple of months ago, which is pretty much on-par with what my router statistics show (On 40/10 Sky Fibre Unlimited). Just done a speedtest right now and got pretty much the same result but with a couple of others using the internet it wasn't quite as good of a representation.

It could be you have some interference somewhere, especially over the 2.4GHz band. Perhaps you were connecting via 5GHz at your dad's house and it makes the speeds much quicker. I know 2.4GHz causes issues for me at my house, with the cordless phones etc.

Because an Ethernet connection isn't a option for me I have a fairly high-end (And expensive!) WiFi card (ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100) in my PC which is definitley overkill for just a Sky Q router but it works great over 5GHz and never had any slowdown or issues. Mainly wanted it for the external antenna's so I can position them more towards the router.

Edited by tomse43 (Sun 07-Jan-18 16:20:59)

Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Sun 07-Jan-18 20:02:33
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Re: Sky Q Router


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I had the Sky Q router for a few months when I had 80/20 service...

I did find the wireless on it to be a bit 'meh' compared to the competition but wasn't terrible.

However... I don't remember correctly if the default bandwidth setting for the 5Ghz band was 40mhz/80mhz... I remember being quite annoyed by the lack of support for Band II 5G channels and ability to only choose channel 36 for 80Mhz AC or 36/44 for 40Mhz.

However I used a 4x4 Asus Access point in order to get AC wireless speeds up to 1700mbps and also used channels 100+ with the router so everything other than Sonos speaker connected to that.

I since moved and now 'have' to use Virgin Media, pro to that though is the wireless chipset on Super Hub 2ac is awesome.

Dum Di Dum Di Dum Di Dum


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 08-Jan-18 17:27:16
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Re: Sky Q Router


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Split the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands. Test on 5Ghz.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Mon 08-Jan-18 17:27:26)

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