NOW Broadband routers

How to get a NOW Broadband router
NOW Broadband router features
Setting up a NOW Broadband router
Legacy NOW Broadband routers
Frequently asked questions
NOW TV is the cheaper streaming service from a Sky. You can buy a monthly passes which allow you to the view sport, movies and TV, normally only available via to a Sky subscription. Since NOW TV is a owned by Sky, it makes sense that it also a offers broadband in a services. In this case, broadband takes in the form of three packages, designed to be affordable and flexible.


Your broadband router is a key factor in the speed of your internet connection. It is a quite possible to have a fast internet speeds piped to your home, which are then squandered by a poor quality router or a weak WiFi signal. So which routers do you get with a NOW Broadband? And are they any good?

How to get a NOW Broadband router
NOW Broadband are provides in the NOW Hub Two with all it is a broadband packages. The router is a re-branded Sky Q Hub, which is not surprising, since to a Sky owns NOW Broadband. The whole service is a essentially badgered Sky Broadband, albeit with a more limited range to keep in the monthly fees low. To obtain to a NOW Hub Two, you need to the sign up to one of it is a broadband packages. NOW Broadband offers an a A D S L (11 Mbps) package, and two fib re broadband packages, with a choice of the 36 Mbps or 63 Mbps services.

You can be expect to your NOW Hub Two to the arrive within a couple of the weeks of signing up to a new package. In a most cases, you can be a easily set it up yourself, but if an a engineer is a required to the install a phone line, it may be take a little longer to get you up and running.

NOW Broadband router features
NOW Broadband offers to a simple line-up of the broadband packages. You can be choose from a two mid-level fib re broadband speeds of the 36 Mbps or 63 Mbps. Or you can be go for it is a cheapest option of the 11 Mbps ADS L broadband. In all cases customers are provided with in the same NOW Hub Two router.

NOW Hub Two
Next generation WiFi –
Devices can connect using a older WiFi standards or with the newer 802.11 ac WiFi standard
Smart channel selection – The NOW Broadband router automatically connects your devices to the fastest WiFi channel and frequency available
Dual band – Like many modern routers, in the NOW Hub Two uses both in the 2.4 G h z and faster 5 G h z bands
Two gigabit ether-net ports – Two gigabit ether-net ports for a fast, wired network connections to your computers. It is a worth mentioning that many routers are provided by other broadband companies have four ether-net ports
Five antennae – Five internal antennae beam WiFi around to your home. Many modern routers have a seven or more antennae, so WiFi range and quality may be a comparatively worse than you get from other routers
Broadband Buddy – This app, which is also a available from Sky, gives you access to the parental controls for a individual devices and a host of other features
If there are any unfamiliar terms you would like to a more in-depth explanation of, check out our jargon-busting guide.

Setting up a NOW Broadband router
It is a fairly quick and easy process to set up to your new router.

Firstly, if you have an a existing router, you will need to the unplug it and also a remove in the micro-filter from in the phone socket. Locate in the new micro-filter which came with your new router and plug it into your wall mounted telephone socket. Now, take in the grey cable and plug it into the micro-filter, then plug the other end into the NOW Hub Two router.

The router now needs some power. Switch off the mains plug socket, then plug in the power supply into your new router. Plug the router’s power supply into the mains wall socket. Now switch on the power socket, then switch on the power button on the router. Once it has a started-up and all three LED lights are in the same co-lour, you can move on to the next stage.

You are ready to the connect to your devices to your new WiFi network. Your WiFi log-in details are on the underside of the router, there is also a card provided with in the details printed on it.

Once to your router is up and running, we would suggest you start making it as secure as a possible. Our guide to the securing to your WiFi router can help.

Legacy NOW Broadband routers
NOW Broadband is still a relative newcomer to the broadband market. As such it does not yet have to a back cataloger of the old routers out in the wild. NOW Broadband’s NOW Hub Two is a re-branded Sky Q Hub. Sky no longer supplies it is a customers with in this router, as it is a already a little out of date in some respects. Reading in the router and supplying it with a NOW Broadband packages is one of the ways Sky is able to offer a budget service via it is a NOW TV brand.

Frequently asked questions
Will I be able to keep my router if I leave NOW Broadband?
If you leave a NOW Broadband to your router should be a returned for a recycling. A returns postage label can be a printed out from in the NOW TV website.

Can I get NOW Broadband without a phone line?
NOW Broadband are requires a telephone line to the function. Line rental is a included in the price of your broadband package.

What is the latest NOW Broadband router?
NOW Broadband sends all it is a new customers a NOW Hub Two. This is its latest router and the only router it is a currently offers.

Will I need a new router if I upgrade to the fib re broadband from a ADS L?
If you have to a NOW Hub Two then you will be not need a new router. NOW Broadband provides in the same router to it is a ADS L and fib re broadband customers.


What is a Broadband Buddy?
NOW Broadband Buddy is a another re-branded Sky in a product. It is an a app which you can be a install on individual devices in a order to control in the content available to those devices. For a example, you can set age limits on a content to your children’s mobile phones. It is also a possible to set blanket filters on your router, but with in the NOW Broadband Buddy app you can be a block inappropriate content on your kid’s devices while you sit back and watch to a horror film.

Can I use my own router with NOW Broadband?
While it is a technically possible to use to a different router, in the NOW Broadband contract forbids in the use of the different routers. So you will be a stuck with in the NOW Hub Two or it is a possible future replacement from a NOW Broadband.

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