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MoNkEy MaGiC
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10th May 07 at 18:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thinking of getting sky in my room and thought might aswell get the telephone and broadband package as its dirt cheap!!!

is their broadband any good? reliable? as iv'e heard some bad things about them?????

can i use my own belkin modem router???

im with bulldog at the moment and have a 8mb connection, but the max speed i get is about 4 or 5mb!! will the sky 16mb broadband affected in the same way??

is their broadband fully supported for xbox 360 online gaming etc??

[Edited on 10-05-2007 by MoNkEy MaGiC]
ed
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10th May 07 at 19:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My friend uses it and says that the service is fine.

You ought to be able to use whatever ADSL router you like.

Your connection speed is normally dependant on the quality of your phone line in your area. In the UK BT seem to be insistant on laying crap quality cable whicg doesn't support high speeds. It also is dependant on how far you are from your telephone exchange. Where I live we only get about 1.9mb/s and they will never upgrade the line
Doug
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10th May 07 at 19:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are there any restrictions on the line at all?

Beacuse im going to get it added to our phone package for my personal use
ed
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10th May 07 at 20:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Read thier terms and conditions for restrictions?
Doug
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10th May 07 at 20:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I just wondered if anyone knew off hand to save me doing such a thing
John
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10th May 07 at 20:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Even if you have a good quality line the distance is still the major factor.
Unless the line is really really crap the distance from the exhange will have more weight.

If your current connection is an up to 8meg service you won't get much faster on sky.

[Edited on 10-05-2007 by John]
MoNkEy MaGiC
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10th May 07 at 22:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmm i might stick with just the sky tv package for now then lol!

my bulldog line is great, never had problems! even though the broadband speed will be similar from the two companies, my bulldog is 19.50 per month for 8mb and sky is offering 10 for 16mb!!

is it worth keeping my current one and be paying almost twice as much just for peace of mind and reliability etc??
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11th May 07 at 07:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It'll be the same most probably, I doubt you will get any faster as you will be connecting at your maximum, probably 5-6, that coupled with line attenuation and noise due to distance of the exchange will bring ur speed down to what you recieve at the moment,

The only thing you will gain is an extra 10 a month, so may as well
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11th May 07 at 07:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sky is alright, i get some amazing speeds! you cant use your own router, well sky say you cant, I say you can....
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I'm right next to my exchange, literally 50metres away down the road.

BT said my line could handle 10MB so switched my line on full, yet I still only get about 5MB...I'm guessing it'd be no better if I changed provider?
John
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11th May 07 at 08:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What is your line synching at?

Do you have the original RADSL or adsl MAX?

If its RADSL you should get 8 meg by switching to a MAX package.
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11th May 07 at 08:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my mate has it, said its good.
Lee Wilson
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21st May 07 at 09:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have sky broadband and never had any problems. the speed all depends on your line and distance from exchange. I had 8mb bulldog and was recieving about 4.5 and the connection would drop at least once an hour for some reason. They never sorted it. Now have sky and recieving around 4.5mb and never disconnects. It was connected for 50days untill I decided to turn the router off and give it a break for a bit

 
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