Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
    Results 21 to 30 of 67
    Like Tree13Likes

    New Sky Hub in September

    This is a discussion on New Sky Hub in September within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; As a comparison, here is the certificate of the... Netgear DGND3700 (N600) : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA10634 Netgear WNDR3400v2 (N600) : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA11805 Netgear ...

    1. #21
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Q Hub ER110
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,201
      Thanks
      844
      Thanked 2,223 Times in 2,092 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      As a comparison, here is the certificate of the...

      Netgear DGND3700 (N600) : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA10634

      Netgear WNDR3400v2 (N600) : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA11805

      Netgear WNDR4000 (N750) : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA11798

      Netgear WNDR4500 (N900) : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA12666

      Netgear R6300 : http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA17018 (2.4GHz is up to 450mbps, 5GHz is up to 1300mbps)

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms


    2. Advertisement
    3. #22
      reddwarfcrew's Avatar
      reddwarfcrew is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Posts
      6,088
      Thanks
      32
      Thanked 93 Times in 86 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      So yet again the new router will be pretty damn poor. They seem to have lost their way with tech enhancements of late. Apart from the new style epg from a couple of years back they haven't don't anything with a real wow factor.

    4. #23
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Q Hub ER110
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,201
      Thanks
      844
      Thanked 2,223 Times in 2,092 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      Sadly these certificates appear to back up what you are saying.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    5. #24
      dragon2611's Avatar
      dragon2611 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: AAISP + Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: N/A
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Posts
      1,242
      Thanks
      9
      Thanked 103 Times in 91 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      So yet again the new router will be pretty damn poor. They seem to have lost their way with tech enhancements of late. Apart from the new style epg from a couple of years back they haven't don't anything with a real wow factor.
      Sky probably don't really care,

      Most people won't be bothered about dual band wireless as long as they can browse ebay facebook.etc and the kids Xbox works that's probably 99% of their net usage covered.

      There will be the vast majority of Skys customers who don't even know the router has an admin interface who probably just about manage to put the wireless key into their laptop and get it connected they'll probably notice that the FTTC is faster than their old DSL but aren't likely to relise they're not getting their full speeds.

      Sky sell unlimited because it attracts people who don't want to worry about additional usage charges, most of their customers probably don't use that much data which is why they can get away with selling it so cheap. It's the people who only use the service to browse ebay.etc that's subsidizing the heavy users bandwidth costs

      Sky is about cheap mass market broadband Not about the latest technologies.

    6. #25
      bake73's Avatar
      bake73 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: xbmc
      Join Date
      Nov 2012
      Posts
      4
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      I think the reason for it being a bit basic is it will include some sort of modem mode like virgins superhub.

    7. #26
      dragon2611's Avatar
      dragon2611 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: AAISP + Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: N/A
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Posts
      1,242
      Thanks
      9
      Thanked 103 Times in 91 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      Quote Originally Posted by bake73 View Post
      I think the reason for it being a bit basic is it will include some sort of modem mode like virgins superhub.
      It will be all about the cost I.e how cheap they can get them.

    8. #27
      Isitme's Avatar
      Isitme is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: Bannockburn
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Central Scotland
      Posts
      34,256
      Thanks
      65
      Thanked 1,655 Times in 1,616 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      Quote Originally Posted by bake73 View Post
      I think the reason for it being a bit basic is it will include some sort of modem mode like virgins superhub.
      That is really a firmware issue which they could put into any of their routers if they wished to. They don't seem to be interested in keeping up with their main competitors routerwise, as long as their user list continues to increase.

      TomD


      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of SkyUser.


      Useful Utilites

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

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





    9. #28
      deadman1984's Avatar
      deadman1984 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Ponteland Newcastle Upon Tyne
      Broadband ISP: John Lewis broadband
      Router: Nighthawk r7000
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD + multi
      Join Date
      Sep 2009
      Location
      newcastle upon tyne uk
      Posts
      3,235
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      yet again a poor basic router for the non techies

    10. #29
      gaz.taylor's Avatar
      gaz.taylor is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: whitwell
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jun 2012
      Posts
      2
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      I think I will go to BT when my fibre contract ends in November

    11. #30
      reddwarfcrew's Avatar
      reddwarfcrew is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Posts
      6,088
      Thanks
      32
      Thanked 93 Times in 86 Posts

      Re: New Sky Hub in September

      Quote Originally Posted by gaz.taylor View Post
      I think I will go to BT when my fibre contract ends in November
      I must admit, I'm considering the same, but BT & Openreach do have appauling levels of Customer Service from past experience. Tis a tough call.

     

     
    Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION