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    This is a discussion on Sbuf wi fi within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; One question that is bugging me. What is the performance of WI-FI like if i am streaming HD content to ...

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      Sbuf wi fi

      One question that is bugging me.

      What is the performance of WI-FI like if i am streaming HD content to different devices at the same time?

      Will the Sky Router cope or will I need to bridge it to an added router?

      How does the BT Infinity Router compare in this respect?


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      Re: Sbuf wi fi

      Quote Originally Posted by NWLondoner View Post
      One question that is bugging me.

      What is the performance of WI-FI like if i am streaming HD content to different devices at the same time?

      Will the Sky Router cope or will I need to bridge it to an added router?

      How does the BT Infinity Router compare in this respect?
      People using the Sky routers do not seem to have suffered any issues with HD streaming so far, but the sky router in N mode is not as strong as other routers out there. If you want better wifi you may want to look at adding another router that may offer you full wireless N. But don't forget the network is only as good as your weakest device, so dual band wifi routers maybe a smart idea if you did want to add another router. The other thing to point out is that the speeds you get will depend on the wireless card in the devices you are using.

      The Home Hub from BT, offers additional features that sky router doesnt. It has full wireless N, USB anf GiG ports to boot but then you are paying more for BT Infinity in most cases and traffic shape some sites/servers and slows down in peak times.

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      Re: Sbuf wi fi

      I love BT's advert suggesting that is has the most reliable WiFi, don't you. Both the HomeHub 3 and Sky's Sagem 2504N broadcast at 144mb/s on a single channel.

      As for the signal strength, this is governed by various law. If it is too strong, then there would be legal issues.

      Whilst I have put my own DGND3700 through some gruelling tests on the WiFi, I haven't read of any members doing something similar with the Sky router on this forum. Perhaps some members could do some checks and let us know?

      PlusNet Fibre since Jan 2021
      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

     

     

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