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    Boost Your WiFi

    This is a discussion on Boost Your WiFi within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Sky are currently running an Incredibles 2 themed advert where a Sky engineer comes to the superheroes home and 'makes ...

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      Boost Your WiFi

      Sky are currently running an Incredibles 2 themed advert where a Sky engineer comes to the superheroes home and 'makes some adjustments and boosts' their WiFi.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYZ_iWpqPTQ

      The elder son (Dashiell) then runs around the house, including up to the roof in a blatant rip off of the old BT advert, confirming that he can get a perfect signal anywhere in the house.

      Now I'm expecting this to be unsubstantiated marketing hype verging on fibbing but just in case I am missing something, can Sky really come round to your house and boost your WiFi.

      If so, I'd love them to come to my house because my Sky Q WiFi drops off significantly as soon as we leave the room that has the router/hub.

      There are certainly plenty of places in our house where we can only get a very poor signal (much reduced bandwidth according to SpeedTest) and some where we can't get a signal at all. And no, I don't live in a palace or castle.

      Cheers,

      Nigel


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      Re: Boost Your WiFi

      I suspect the claims refer to there mesh WiFi system which uses extra Sky Q set top boxes as WiFi repeaters, but of course you need to subscribing to multi room to take advantage and I don’t see how an engineer can tweak it up other than switching WiFi channels. I take most adverts with a pinch of salt these days!

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      Re: Boost Your WiFi

      I have Sky Fibre and I have three routers strategically placed around my house to spread the wi fi signal. I do not live in a mansion just a modest three bed bungalow. I could have used wi fi extenders but they weren't generally available when I "tweaked" my wi fi. In my opinion if adverts imply that an improvement can be made by "just tweaking" and do not explain that that "just tweaking" requires extra equipment at extra cost then, as far as I am concerned that is a blatant lie. "Just tweaking" to me, an ex electronics engineer, means taking a small screwdriver or tuning stick and turning a small control of some sort or "tweaking" software, which I am pretty sure that most, if not all, of Sky's on the road "engineers" are not capable of.

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      Re: Boost Your WiFi

      It may actually depend on how new the equipment is and how recently it was installed.
      If it was new and was using the 5Ghz band then what is shown could be possible by just switching back to the older 2.4ghz band which does have greater range and penetration.

     

     

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