Sky q and hardwiring


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Hi guys I have sky q with 2 mini boxes and finally yesterday got a 4K ultra hd tv. All connected up and showing amazing picture but I have noticed since I have done this the two mini boxes are struggling with signal. I plan to run network leads to the attic from the 3 boxes and 1 from the router and buy this to connect them all. Will this be ok?
Deal: NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Network Switch (GS308) -Ethernet Switch, Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter, Plug-and-Play, Silent Operation, Desktop or Wall Mount Amazon product


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can't see a problem with it - I have all my sky boxes hard wired, granted they are in a separate vlan as they were quite chatty on the network, but all boxes connected to the switch, then the switch to the router to get to internet should be fine


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Sounds a bit odd that replacing your TV has affected the WiFi signal to your Sky Q Minis? Have you tried moving your Main Sky Q box to a different location?

If you are running ethernet, then I can recommend the Time Cat6 cable from ScrewFix which is solid copper rather than the inferior (Google it) copper-coated-aluminum (CCA) which most of the sellers on Amazon are offering for a similar price!

You could use stranded ethernet cable, but that doesn't perform as well over long distances and is more prone to breaking during installation than solid copper core.


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I have now moved the main box but no real difference tbh since I gained a tv I also gained a mini box so went from 1 to 2. Weirdly Netflix seems ok but normal tv glitches. I am happy to fit the cables to remove any issues

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