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This message was authored by Tonii This message was authored by: Tonii

Poor Wi-Fi even AT router

OK recently changed from BT where in my office I am with half a meter of both fibre input and Router.

On BT I recorded mt MAX at 301 on LAN and 297 on Wifi, both at my desk.

On My new Sky (500) I recieve between 476 - 501 on LAN, but never ever above 240 ish on Wifi.

Currently wifi is between 70 and 130 very variable, not a nice solid responce.

 

Elseware in house obvioisly position dependent and is a less  ( 7-200, in same position next to sky glass) and have had to re start router to be able to watch HD TV. 

 

With only maxed half speed available on wifi even next to router I find this unexceptable.

 
WIFI -- System Up Time: 88:40:41

Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collision Pkts Tx b/s Rx b/s Up Time WAN WANoE 16329219 109676078 0 8214 15438 88:38:53 LAN Down 0 0 0 0 0 00:00:00 WLAN (2.4 GHz) Up 10779529 3021253 0 3140 5356 88:39:38 WLAN (5 GHz) Up 203498648 15844331 0 0 51958 88:39:02


Broadband Link Downstream Upstream Connection Speed 0 kbps 0 kbps

 

LAN-- 

System Up Time: 88:44:35

Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collision Pkts Tx b/s Rx b/s Up Time WAN WANoE 16477896 110415894 0 14201 23614 88:42:47 LAN Up 4371659 1063317 64 995141 29483 88:44:35 WLAN (2.4 GHz) Up 10781016 3022697 0 2449 4292 88:43:32 WLAN (5 GHz) Up 203504198 15847893 0 0 12317 88:42:56


Broadband Link Downstream Upstream Connection Speed 0 kbps 0 kbps
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This message was authored by JPR007 This message was authored by: JPR007

Re: Poor Wi-Fi even AT router

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@Tonii The speed you pay for is on the physical connection to your property. As you have said via your LAN speed, you are getting what you are paying for. 

 

WiFi speed is never something that is guaranteed, it varies all the time, and getting over 200M/b over WiFi in todays world with ISP supplied kit is well above what would be described as an issue. Sky will not do anything about it as they have no control over whatever affects the WiFi through your property. 

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This message was authored by Tonii This message was authored by: Tonii

Re: Poor Wi-Fi even AT router

Whilst I fully understand (worked in this sphere for 40 years) it shows a poorer quality wifi system than BT offering, also check out the aerial  relationships between single, dual or quad. Annoying, but I can just add my own (already have a couple), Lan connected WiFi senders. But it should not be required.!

This message was authored by jamesn123 This message was authored by: jamesn123

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@Tonii 

Sky is a budget ISP. You can't expect them to provide a top quality router to give you 250mbps+ over WiFi because 99% of users dont need this kind of WiFi speed to an individual device.

 

Sky's FTTP packages are designed to provide UHD Streaming speeds (around 50mbps) to many devices at once, not to provide a single device with really high WiFi speeds so you can run a speedtest on it and look at the shiny high numbers but never actually need that speed. 

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Hmm Thanks James, You are right its not about numbers, but some of us are not allways watching UHD but sending large dynamic data files between device. I was quite happy with 150 throughout the premices with the BT router where as stated I had 300 on main Surface. getting 500 is irrelevent init self but does show that the headline caperbility is there. So, presumable the Sky router has either less anteners or as you suggest cheaper chip sets (the cost differance of these chip sets is minimal) which reduces its internal (wifi) device to device transmition. As stated annoying but I already possess wifi senders of up to 750 its annoying that I will now need to employ them. Thanks anyway.

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@Tonii wrote:

but some of us are not allways watching UHD but sending large dynamic data files between device.


That use case is a very small amount of Sky's millions of customers hence why it isnt optimised for their router.

If you are doing this kind of work then ethernet is the only way you should be connecting anyway. 

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