Sky Wifi Signal

“The Wi-Fi Guarantee, along with the new Sky Hub, guarantees a strong signal in every room of the house. This means you’ll always have a strong enough signal to stream movies and TV from Sky Go.

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A quick Sky signal test is recommended if you are experiencing reception problems like picture break-up or pixelation. In extreme cases a 'no satellite signal is being received' message may be present. These problems are usually caused by poor signal quality, a mis-aligned dish or faulty LNB.

How to Check for Poor Signal Quality

The procedure is the same on Sky HD as it was on older Sky+ and non-recording types of Sky box.

Press 'Services' on the Sky handset followed by buttons 4, 6 in quick succession. This should bring up the 'Signal Test Menu'. Sky signal quality should be at least 50% during dry weather, but may fall to 40% during heavy rain or extreme weather.

The Signal Lock Indicator should indicate 'Locked' and the 'Network ID' should read '0002'. An incorrect Network ID indication means that your Sky dish is aligned on the wrong satellite.

The signal strength reading is less critical and varies according to the type of LNB fitted to the dish and the length of coaxial cable feeder used. The longer the cable run, the lower the signal strength reading will be on the Sky signal test screen.

Typically a signal strength reading of 60% or more is expected. Anything lower than that may imply LNB problem, excessive cable lengths or you may need to realign your Sky dish. Our Sky dish installation page provides tips to help with realigning the satellite dish. A satellite meter is required to get the best signal.

No Satellite Signal

If no Sky signal is being received we provide help to fix the problem on our no satellite signal page.

The three main causes of WiFi interference

Co-Channel interference isn’t a major problem until there are too many WiFi devices on the same channel. Adjacent-channel interference, on the other hand, is where you run into problems and channel selection becomes critical. Luckily, these channel related interferences can be reduced or eliminated by selecting the proper WiFi channel for your network.

Using a spectrum analyzer like inSSIDer will allow you to see this wireless environment, so you can either select the right channel or mitigate WiFi interference, ultimately improving your 2.4 GHz WiFi network performance.

Non-Overlapping Channels

Each channel on the 2.4 GHz spectrum is 20 MHz wide. The channel centers are separated by 5 MHz, and the entire spectrum is only 100 MHz wide. This means the 11 channels have to squeeze into the 100 MHz available, and in the end, overlap.

In the 2.4 GHz band, channels 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 all overlap significantly, causing adjacent-channel interference.

Channels 1, 6, and 11, however, are far enough from each other on the 2.4GHz band that they have sufficient space between their channel centers and do not overlap. While choosing channels 1, 6, or 11 will mean you have to share the channels with other networks (co-channel interference), it's a much better choice than dealing with adjacent-channel interference that occurs with all the other channels.

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Armed with the above information, you’ve narrowed your selection down to three channel choices (1, 6 and 11) without using any software! Unfortunately, this doesn't mean neighboring networks aren't using non-standard channels. That's where MetaGeek can help out. Using inSSIDer with MetaGeek Plus, you'll be able to visualize every network within inSSIDer's reach, so you can finalize your decision. For more information about the types of channel interference, check out our Video Tutorials.

The benefit of using inSSIDer is that you can now see what is causing your WiFi problems and fix them fast. inSSIDer will automatically recommend the optimal channel for you, and you don’t need to be a WiFi guru to use it. Just launch inSSIDer, and start out by counting how many networks are active on each channel. The first step is to click the “Channel” header to sort the channels in order. What you are looking for is the channel (out of 1, 6, and 11) that has the fewest networks present.

Notice in the above image that the network called “bba” is running on channel 9, which is overlapping channels 6 and 11. There is only one active network on channel 1, and its signal strength is very low. If you are deciding which channel would be the best for a new access point, channel 1 has the fewest amount of networks and there aren’t any partially overlapping networks. In this example, the best channel to choose is channel 1.

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