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    Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

    This is a discussion on Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; My shiny new black hub has arrived from the free offer and I have set it up. It is in ...

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      Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      My shiny new black hub has arrived from the free offer and I have set it up. It is in the same place as the old router, up high on a shelf and plugged in to the main socket. I have set it up on Channel 1 as that has no other usage around here at the moment. Is there anything else I should be doing? For example the Mode setting has 5 choices - 54g, 54g performance, 54g LRS, 802.11b Only and Auto. It was set on Auto and I have left it at that but are any of the other settings better? Just like to get the best speed/coverage I can manage.


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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      Not an answer to your question, can i ask if you received a tracking number from sky because i have and it will not work, its being deliverd by parcelforce and even their website does not accept the tracking number.
      His name was nut, Mr P Nut.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      Quote Originally Posted by B J View Post
      Not an answer to your question, can i ask if you received a tracking number from sky because i have and it will not work, its being deliverd by parcelforce and even their website does not accept the tracking number.
      Are you sure? IIRC it's usually Royal Mail, at least mine was I'm sure.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      To get the N standard wireless speed you must use Auto and set the security to WPA2. There is not a lot more you can do, except download and use Inssider to make sure you are using the correct channel. I personally have not found the Hub's auto channel function any good, although others swear by it.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      Quote Originally Posted by jrfer View Post
      Are you sure? IIRC it's usually Royal Mail, at least mine was I'm sure.

      Yes a parcelforce tracking number, when i go to my account it says " your sky hub can be tracked below ", but no link is there just my address to where its being deliverd. i went direct to parcelforce website with code but it does not work.
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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      BJ, mine was Royal Mail and had a tracking number but I never bothered to track it as it arrived quite early in the day. Have you been waiting long for yours?

      Isitme, it looks as though I am set up correctly then as I have the Mode as Auto and am using WPA2 (AES). I have Inssider on my phone so have been using that to set the channel to 1 as it has nothing else on it. I was going to download Inssider to the laptop but found a load of criticism about it being full of malware so just relied on the Android version.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      I wasn't given an actual royal mail parcelfoce tracking number that i could use on the royal mail website.

      I think what sky mean by tracking, is that the page you're taken to after clicking the tracking link in the email will update.

      That's the one with the 3 sections:
      1 Order details
      2 Delivery address
      3 Something else i can't remember

      I think section 2 updated for me when it had been despatched.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      Just checked.
      Mysky > my account > my orders.

      Section 1 - Your order was accepted on 27/12/2013.
      Section 2 - Your order has been dispatched and should be delivered within 3-5 working days from: 31/12/2013.
      (with Equipment Delivery Address below)
      Section 3 - Your order will be delivered. < That's what it's still saying lol.

      Mine arrived on the 4th.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      I was going to download Inssider to the laptop but found a load of criticism about it being full of malware
      Like almost all software now, it is bundled with 'extras', search bars etc., which you don't have to accept. Always install software using the Custom setting so you can untick anything you don't want. With the link in my sig you are given the option to install various pieces of software, some are useful, some are not. If you don't want them, click the decline button. I have changed the link in my sig as the previous one pointed to the paid version.

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      Re: Setting up new Sky Hub - any tweaks I should know?

      Quote Originally Posted by Claremac View Post
      BJ, mine was Royal Mail and had a tracking number but I never bothered to track it as it arrived quite early in the day. Have you been waiting long for yours?
      No only dispatched yesterday but like to know what day its coming so i can arrange something.
      His name was nut, Mr P Nut.

     

     
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