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    The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

    This is a discussion on The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Ofcom works out why Wi-Fi doesn't work ? The Register Quote the intro "An Ofcom-commissioned report into Wi-Fi performance concludes ...

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      The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      Ofcom works out why Wi-Fi doesn't work ? The Register

      Quote the intro "An Ofcom-commissioned report into Wi-Fi performance concludes that it's baby-listeners and TV-senders that are mucking with the signal, not to mention the "Free Public Wi-Fi" virus, without which we'd all be connecting faster."

      Lots more information in the full article - including why Sky customers are to blame.
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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      The ISPs really are at fault because they issue wireless routers routinely and people are too stupid to realise that a wired connection is faster and more reliable.

      I've seen setups where a desktop is directly next to a wireless router in a bedsit -- not even a laptop as an excuse for wireless.

      In my neighbourhood full of studio flats you could barely swing a cat in, I can detect an average of 33 wireless routers -- most on default channel 11 (which shows how little they know about changing channels).

      My immediate neighbours' router was on the same channel as me about 15 feet from my computer badly interfering with reception from our router, which is downstairs and about 50 feet away.

      Fortunately my neighbours are some cute Scottish girlies and their router is on auto select. I could make it switch channels simply by placing a couple of my redundant wireless routers next to the party wall and asking one of the girls to cycle the mains to their router. But such cooperation is rare, given the high turnover of tenants (thanks to so-called "Assured" Shorthold tenancies leading to people moving annually).

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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      I've got one of them senders......

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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      Quote Originally Posted by fihart View Post
      The ISPs really are at fault because they issue wireless routers routinely and people are too stupid to realise that a wired connection is faster and more reliable.
      If you know this ^^^

      Quote Originally Posted by fihart View Post
      My immediate neighbours' router was on the same channel as me about 15 feet from my computer badly interfering with reception from our router, which is downstairs and about 50 feet away.
      Then why are you still using wirless???

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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      If you know this ^^^



      Then why are you still using wirless???


      For exactly the reason stated.

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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      Quote Originally Posted by fihart View Post
      For exactly the reason stated.
      This reason? - "too stupid to realise"


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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      Quote Originally Posted by Proppinupthebar View Post
      This reason? - "too stupid to realise"

      Of course ...I'm stupid, how did I overlook that ?

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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      fihart uses wireless, ner ner ner ner




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      Re: The reason WiFi is slower - it's all Sky's fault

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      fihart uses wireless, ner ner ner ner
      Exactly.

     

     

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