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    This is a discussion on Sky Connect and Gaming within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Nat562 Hi at the moment there does not seem to be anything happening we can only hope thing start to ...

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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

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      Hi at the moment there does not seem to be anything happening we can only hope thing start to improve in the near future


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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Quote Originally Posted by Nat562 View Post
      Is there absolutely no chance of anything being resolved with Sky Connect and gaming.
      At the moment no and I don't think they will do anything in the near future, they could buy more capacity but to be honest, this will just be eaten up by the heavy downloaders and nobody will be better off.

      Until Sky either get rid of the heavy downloaders or put an effective cap on their usage gamers and the like will continue suffer.
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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Couldn’t agree more Nat,

      I spoke to sky about the very same thing on Saturday and they advised me that BT told Sky to cap my EXCHANGE not just the users that were downloading 24/7! So basically everyone suffers. The funny thing was the CST guy seemed SHOCKED that I wanted my MAC code lol he said

      “So you want your MAC code just because we are capping your exchange” Shocking service really

      It’s a shame really as ive always had good service from Sky e.g The date I was given for my active date was something like the 18th but it was live on the 10th or something like that. It just seems they don’t really support there connect customers, I guess its because they don’t care as its basically BT with a shiny cover, They only seem to care about there LLU customers.

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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Vivaciti will get you LLU if you have Cable and wireless at your exchange. So no BT profile and all the other crap

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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Oxigin, don't know who told you that but they're wrong!!...

      Basically Sky haven't got enough capacity on the entire NETWORK, let alone per exchange - they use DPI to check packets to see what's meant to be allowed to pass and what should be kept back - but anything that can't be checked just gets hit...

      It's basically Sky implementation of traffic shaping that's incorrect - NOT the fact they do it at all...
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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      IANTE. Do you have a list of the stuff that is allowed or has priority? and can other things be requested to be added, ie certain games?

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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Wish I did...and no, nothing can be added...

      We get no say whatsoever in how ANYTHING is run at Sky...

      It's meant to be packets for browsing, streaming, VoIP, email, etc. but I'd assume P2P and even possibly gaming wouldn't be prioritized as more people want a connection to browse than to game on...could be wrong though...
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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      hey all,

      I a very new to sky but already i am a very annoyed customer for the fact that i can't play my main online game when i get home from work. I have a hard day at work and all i want when i get home is a hassle free experience of playing WoW but no, sky just screw gamers over on the connect package it seems and i get constant disconnects after a large amount of lag. I can't beleive i've signed up for a year >.<

      Just wish there was a way out, i woulldn't even mind paying off 4 months of it for no service just to get a new ISP! Anyone know the price of the broadband router!?
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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Gaming in general on connect was pointless i point any unhappy avid gaming connect customer to this thread

      (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

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      Re: Sky Connect and Gaming

      Quote Originally Posted by Runty View Post
      Just wish there was a way out, i woulldn't even mind paying off 4 months of it for no service just to get a new ISP! Anyone know the price of the broadband router!?
      I would contact Sky, advise them that you want your MAC and that you feel the service that you are receiving is less than reasonable and you consider that Sky have breached the T&C's and that you wish to leave the contract early.

      They cannot refuse you a MAC code, even if you are mid contract so that won't be a problem. You then only have to argue over the remainder of the term, my view is that the service is so poor they would be foolish to let this run to court or bailiffs as one person that makes a case opens a door for everyone else.

      If you don't get to keep your Sky router then a replacement can be bought for £40 easily.

     

     
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