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    Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

    This is a discussion on Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results. within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi can anyone tell me I have 12/13 wireless channels on my sky hub are they all the same quality ...

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      Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      Hi can anyone tell me I have 12/13 wireless channels on my sky hub are they all the same quality I am on channel 6 at the moment is there a better channel. Thanks in advance


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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      In the 2.4 Ghz band channels 1,6 and 11 are usually the best channels as they do not overlap each other. At first sight using channel 6 should give good results however this is not the complete answer. A lot depends on what channel nearby routers are operating on. If they all use channel 6 then communications on this channel will be degraded and channel 1 or 11 would give you better coverage. The best thing to do is use a programme such as inSSIDer to check for a relatively clear part of the band and use a channel covering that section. Sometimes moving your router away from other (none Wi-Fi) rf sources such as video senders, telephone base stations and microwave ovens can lead to an improvement in Wi-Fi coverage.

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      Hi thanks for the information I am on sky unlimited and I am only getting 6 mbps my router is in the spare bedroom near the PC. I have a Firestick in the middle bedroom and one downstairs all the walls upstairs are plasterboard. The exchange is not that far away less than a mile in a straight line my daughter lives further and she gets 14-16 mbps.

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      If your router is near your PC use a wired connection instead of Wi-Fi and do another speed test. If you still only get 6Mb/s then Wi-Fi channel selection will not make any difference.
      Use the Address Checker on BT's Broadband Availability Checker to get an estimate of the ADSL speed range for your address.

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      bt and most uk cordless phone use channel 1 Phillips /panasonic (Japanese/Asian)use channel 6 and binatone European use channel 11

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      Hi the PC is wired to the router sky says I am getting 7mbps to the router but the max is 24 I am less than a mile from the exchange and my daughter lives further away and gets 14/16. I do have a sky wifi booster that connects to the sky box and I have a Panasonic cordless phone my wifi channels flutter between 1, 6 and 11. My line rental is with BT AND MY broadband is Sky.

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      As your line rental is with BT you should be able to enter your telephone number into BT's Broadband Availability Checker to get a more accurate estimate of achievable line speed.

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      Mybe if you post your stats we will be able to give you an idea if something is wrong. Take the stats first from your normal position, then plug the router into the test socket (link below) using only the filter and cable supplied by Sky and take them from there. Even if they appear the same, post both sets.

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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      Hi BT say 5mbps Sky saying 7mbps when I use a Laptop in to main socket downstairs I get 5.9 mbps when I go upstairs to the box room I get the same readings hard wired to the router. I have extension hard wired from main downstairs goes outside up wall to box room. I will try the test socket I did not know that I wiil try tonight.

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      Re: Sky Hub Wireless Channels for best results.

      You will probably get the same speed when trying the test socket. What you really need to check is the noise margin. If you get around 6dBs with your normal connection but substantially higher (eg. 9dBs) when using the test socket it would indicate a problem with the internal telephone wiring which, if fixed, could allow higher speeds.

      It would appear though from the availability check results that you are unlikely to get speeds in the 14-16Mb/s range that your daughter is getting. It would be interesting to use your daughter's address in the availability checker to see if it predicts speeds similar to what she is getting.

     

     
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