Ok, so as I get older these things make my brain hurt.
We have Sky as our ISP, just moved house and the max speed we can get into the new place is about 36 Mbps…… I’ve read that Skys Q Router is not the best.
Two kids, 4 x TV’s, Alexa’s, Switch, Firesticks, Xbox, IPads and IPhones etc…. Yes I know, it’s ridiculous.
Couple of upstairs rooms struggle sometimes, it’s only a 3 bed house though.
Am I best off getting a new router or a mesh system or other advice please?
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Cheap, easy, quick.
Sky always tied you to their own router - a lot of third party routers will now work, but you would need to do your research.
Personally, I had a couple of powerline adapters lying around, so use that to get wired connections upstairs to a 5 port switch, and then use a wireless router (non-modem) to act as a wifi access point upstairs with the same wifi details.
Your kids are going to moan like hell though with only 36Mbps coming into the property, when things grind to a halt. (edited)
You can normally pick-up a s/h Sky router from FB Marketplace for a few quid.
Not at all, we had 130 in last house and there were spots in there that the Sky hub couldn’t get to.
Just need the blind spots sorting really, I’ll have a look at the Powerline Adapters
what speed are you getting at this house? What is the router synching at, what speed did Sky promise you?
The app will give you a little graph with network names, and channel numbers at the bottom, simply changing to one where there's no as much interference from others makes your signal stronger.