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

    Results 1 to 2 of 2

    How many SKY + HD boxes can use one router?

    This is a discussion on How many SKY + HD boxes can use one router? within the Sky On Demand forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; How many SKY + HD boxes, in one household can use one router?...

    1. #1
      philip whiting's Avatar
      philip whiting is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Everyday Lite
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Oct 2014
      Posts
      1
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      How many SKY + HD boxes can use one router?

      How many SKY + HD boxes, in one household can use one router?


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non-Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,243
      Thanks
      848
      Thanked 2,240 Times in 2,103 Posts

      Re: How many SKY + HD boxes can use one router?

      This would fall under the device limit for the router, not specifically the number of Sky+ HD STBs.

      So I guess the real qustion would be just how many devices can be connected to your router?

      Although the IP Address range would indicate that a router can support up to 253 devices, I did hear that many home routers would struggle to support more than 20 or 30 devices at any single moment. I don't know if this is true and I would hope that the more recent top-end routers would be capable of many more devices.

      Another important question is what connection do you have the router connected to and will they all be downloading On Demand or Catch Up TV content at the same time?

      If you have an ADSL connection that supports 2mb, then you will have problems if more than 2 Sky+ HD STBs try to download something at the same time. If you have a nice 80mb Fibre connection, you might be able to get 5 or 6 downloading content simultaneously, but your connection will be busy.

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

     

     

    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