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    SkyQ hub wireless range.

    This is a discussion on SkyQ hub wireless range. within the Sky Q forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Ok, had a bit of time on my hands and changed the channel from 36 to quite a high one, ...

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      Re: SkyQ hub wireless range.

      Ok, had a bit of time on my hands and changed the channel from 36 to quite a high one, did not make any difference in speed/range that I could see.
      It has stayed so far and I did have an auto change happen on the 2.4 ghz one (I set it to auto and did a few reboots), but 5ghz channel stayed as is.

      Thinking though, as 5ghz does not really get any or very little interference from other routers, like 2.4, is there any benefit apart from fun.
      Did also wonder if the sky q airties only works correctly on channel 36, not that I care about that, but just curious.
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      Re: SkyQ hub wireless range.

      Quite a few people appear to be complaining that something is interfering with Ch.36, so perhaps in some cases it does help.

      I don't have any information about which other devices (i.e. not WiFi) use the 5GHz channels. We know that this is the case for some of the 2.4GHz channels.

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      Re: SkyQ hub wireless range.

      The 5ghz band is used by the military and some weather radar applications. Channels above 48 should only be used when DFS(Dynamic Frequency Selection) and TPC(Transmit Power Control) is is supported by the network device. 36 is the lowest channel available in Europe.
      Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Fac.29.5B17.5D

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      Re: SkyQ hub wireless range.

      hi guys, after testing, i decided to send the sky q hub back and put my sr102 back in for now. i wasnt convinced by the signal quality, 5ghz aside, the 2.4ghz signal was lower than the old router! worrying when the sky representative also says that he recently got it and noticed the same but expected it to be! i want to be able to have a strong wireless signal upstairs and downstairs, and even the garden if possible from one router, so i am thinking of the netgear d7000 or the tplink vr900 route.. any recommendations guys?? my only other thought was to have the sky q hub upstairs and then old sr102 downstairs linked via the ethernet cable only and set as a repeater via the IP configuration? suggestions welcome.. many thanks

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      Re: SkyQ hub wireless range.

      First post on here after starting with Sky BB on Tuesday. I had an SR102 originally but my Dell Laptop didn't work so after several phone calls outlining the deficiencies of the SR102 compared with what I had before, it was agreed to send me a Sky Q Hub. I too have noticed a drop in the Wifi signal strength on the Q vs the SR102, but my Dell now works fine so I'm happy enough. I was intrigued about channel changing so have moved mine to 44 to see how long it stays that way. One thing I actually wanted to change is the mode from 'Auto' to 'n' but don't have any HTML skills so have no way to understand how I might do that.

     

     
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