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    Change of broadband provider from Sky to elsewhere - effect on Q boxes?

    This is a discussion on Change of broadband provider from Sky to elsewhere - effect on Q boxes? within the Sky Q forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi all, I am a long time and Sky broadband subscriber (standard unlimited, not fibre), and an early adopter of ...

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      Change of broadband provider from Sky to elsewhere - effect on Q boxes?

      Hi all,

      I am a long time and Sky broadband subscriber (standard unlimited, not fibre), and an early adopter of Q. I am considering moving to fibre. I missed the recent 10 off forever offer for Sky Sports subscribers and Sky cancellations will only offer me 50% off for 6 months, which isn't tempting enough.

      So, I will be looking at other options. BT is chief among them, as I will also be able to reduce my BT Sport costs. However, I gather that if I change, I lose the ability to have my Q boxes acting as hot spots and given the nature of my house, I may need to find a different solution to that (I will probably relocate my Apple AirPort Extreme to extend my range somewhat).

      I have a Q booster extending Q range to my bedrooms. My query is whether anyone has noted a particular deterioration in Q performance after switching away from Sky Broadband? Does the booster still share signal between boxes on 5ghz? I have read conflicting accounts as to whether there remains a hidden 5ghz mesh used for the Q signal only. If not, does it really make much difference to the performance?


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      Re: Change of broadband provider from Sky to elsewhere - effect on Q boxes?

      As far as I know the boxes still mesh on 5GHz when not with Sky broadband but if the main box is connected to the router via wifi it will only connect using the 2.4GHz band which could produce a performance hit when downloading on-demand stuff.

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      Re: Change of broadband provider from Sky to elsewhere - effect on Q boxes?

      As the above box to box 5Ghz and via third party supplier 2.4Ghz and you loose the hotspots as well.
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