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    Improve your download speed

    This is a discussion on Improve your download speed within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; After weeks of soooo slow wireless broadband, I finally discovered that changing the channels on my router alters my download ...

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      Improve your download speed

      After weeks of soooo slow wireless broadband, I finally discovered that changing the channels on my router alters my download speed dramatically.

      Default was channel 1 and consistently achieved 50-100kbps.
      Channel 5 now gives me around 2800kbps.

      All I did was open the router at its IP address and went into wireless settings. I then systematically went through the channels one at a time, applying the change and ran the bbmax speedtest each time to see which offered the best speeds.

      Hope this helps


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      Re: Improve your download speed

      i had a slow download speed but i changed my usb adapter to 108 netgear w111t and now i am fine

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      ...or, use an ethernet cable.

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      ...makes wireless a bit pointless tho.

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      It's the way to go if you want the speed.

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      When you guys talk about download speed are you talking about when you download torrents?

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      I think they mean general Wireless, Browsing.

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      general download speeds: related to how quick a web page loads up and displays as opposed to download rates of files...

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      I used to have great DLoad speeds of upto 400kbps even though I should be getting 6.5mbps Downstream, I dought anyone gets that with Sky. I use Utorrent practically all the time, and I would love to get those speeds back, i've tried removing the port-forwarding thingy off the router and rebooting it, but alas, crappy speeds as usual. Any suggestions before I throw the router through the Sky Broadband Office and demand a refund...he he

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      Re: Improve your download speed

      Ive just done a speed test now, and my download speed is 247kbs and upload is 245kbs - and that connected to the main phone line box! I'll try to change chennels now- see if i get any joy...

     

     

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