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    How Do These Speed Tests Look?

    This is a discussion on How Do These Speed Tests Look? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; The iphone 5 only has 65 mbit 2.4ghz wifi I believe 5ghz is around twice as fast on the iphone ...

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      The iphone 5 only has 65 mbit 2.4ghz wifi
      I believe 5ghz is around twice as fast on the iphone 5 in comparison to using it on 2.4ghz

      Quote Originally Posted by Ianh2010 View Post
      Sorry to bump this but I am almost at giving up point here. I have had Fiber for just over a week now.

      Can anyone confirm what kind of wireless speeds I can expect to get out of the Sky Hub, On my Iphone 5 it refuses to go above 20 meg.

      My sister is on the same package but with BT and the Homehub happily delivers 35 meg on my Iphone 5.

      Spoke to the Sky fiber team and they seem to think a 15 meg drop on wireless is acceptable, These speeds are when I am standing right next to the router.

      I even tried a 3rd party router, the ASUS RT-N66U and even it only appears to be improving the wireless connection by 1 - 2 meg.


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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      The Iphone 5 has 5ghz. These are the tech specs:

      802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

      However even on 2.4ghz does anyone know why there would be such a big difference in wireless speed ie 15mb/s between the Sky Hub and the BT Home Hub?

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      I already told you the iphone 5 is 65mbit only on the 2.4ghz band

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      Perhaps to help, the Sky Hub and BT HomeHub v3 only work on the 2.4GHz channels.

      Many new phones work on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels, but only work at connection speeds up to 65mb/s. In practise though WiFi connections rarely achieve the maximum speed as the required encryption slows things down a little.

      The Sky Hub SR101 uses a Broadcom chipset for the WiFi. If the iPhone 5 uses a different chipset, then it may be that it is more compatible with the BT HomeHub v3.

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      Thanks Scubbie, Yes I understand that, What I was trying to refer to was that when I tried the Ausus N66U it was a dual band.

      Just for reference the Iphone 5 uses the Broadcom BCM4334

      On a whole the wireless performance on all of my devices is not as good as I was hoping for. I know it is down to each device and the layout of your house / interference etc.

      I have tried a new router and homeplugs. Is there any other devices out there that you know of that could improve my wifi performance, Unfortunately its not practical to run wired connections.

      It would appear that I may get better results with BT, Perhaps I should consider switching?

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      Strange indeed. Checking elsewhere the Ausus N66U has a Broadcom chipset too.

      The choice is entirely yours whether you want to switch to BT or stay with Sky.

      I have heard that some of the latest Netgear routers have a stronger signal strength than previous WiFi N models. I wonder if the Ausus N66U is comparable.

      Have you considered installing DD-WRT or OpenWRT and swapping out the Sky Hub for your own router?

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      I think the big difference you are seeing with the BT Hub V3 and the Sky Hub is that the former runs at 300mHz, whereas the Sky one is only 165 thereabouts. With this and its USB and gigabit port is what the Sky Hub should have been.

      The only way you are going to get a better wireless performance is to replace the Sky Hub or piggyback a 300mHz+ router on to it.

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      When I tried the Asus I used it as a complete replacement by extracting my username and password from the hub and installing the latest Merlin firmware build found here

      Even after doing so the results were almost the same as the Sky Hub, Ie:

      Asus:
      Iphone: 21mb/s (on 2.4ghz & 5ghz)
      Desktop PC: 23mb/s
      iMac: 28mb/s

      Sky Hub
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      Desktop PC: 22mb/s
      iMac: 27mb/s

      By choice I would like to stay with Sky but if I were to get better performance with BT then I certainly would need to think about moving.

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      Apart from the basic router I don't see what advantage you think BT has. They will deliver very much the same speed to your modem, what happens to it after that is up to you.

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      Re: How Do These Speed Tests Look?

      At the moment the reason BT seems appealing is because it appears their wireless performance is miles better.

      What I cant get my head around is this, I bought the Asus N66U which is wildly thought as a great router, Used it as a complete replacement to the Sky Hub but it appears to not have improved my speeds in the slightest.

      If I could get the Asus to even match those that I was getting at my sisters house with BT then I would be more than happy to stay with Sky.

     

     
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