If you have Sky Q, there’s a hidden engineers menu with some extra options including the ability to change the wi-fi bands and enabling connectivity over your home’s existing electricity wiring (known as powerline).
Sky aren’t currently supporting powerline*, it’s a work in progress. It does appear to work, but if you decide to try it or change any of the other settings in the engineers menu, it’s at your own risk and please understand that it may not work properly.
How to access the Sky Q hidden engineers menu
Please follow the below instructions in quick succession with no breaks between steps.
- Press the ‘Home’ button on your remote control.
- Scroll down to ‘Settings’ and DO NOT press select.
- Press ‘001’.
- Press ‘Select’
If that doesn’t work for you, exit the menu and try again without pause between any step.
Sky Q hidden engineers menu options
Below is a break down of the options available within the Sky Q hidden engineers menu*:
- 2.4GHz wireless (on | off)
- 5GHz wireless (on | off)
- Powerline (on | off)
- Ethernet (on | off)
- 5GHz Wi-Fi channel width (80 MHz / ch36 | 40MHz / ch36 | 40MHz / ch44)
- Reset settings
- Factory reset
- Refresh apps
*True at the time of writing this article