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    Migration from NTL Questions

    This is a discussion on Migration from NTL Questions within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have now received an email from Sky Broadband inviting me to sign up. I am currently using NTL broadband ...

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      Migration from NTL Questions

      I have now received an email from Sky Broadband inviting me to sign up. I am currently using NTL broadband and have some questions:

      1. As NTL is cable and not ADSL presumably I do not need to give SkyBB a MAC number?

      2. Can I sign up as a new user and use both SkyBB and NTL BB simultaneously for a transition period?

      3. If so could I have my existing cable router and the new Netgear router both connected to my computer and select the required service via 'Network Connections' in the Windows XP Control Panel?

      4. Can I sign with SkyBB initially for the FREE service and then upgrade later to the Mid or Max service?


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      Welcome to the site Malcolm

      As your present connection is cable a MAC Code would be of no use to SkyBB

      There is no reason why you shouldn't as one requires a BT phone line and the other doesn't.

      I am not sure you would be able to do that unless you had either 2 Ethernet ports on your PC or 1 Ethernet and 1 Wireless connection

      You can sign-up to any package you want as long as you are able to receive them but if you do have LLU and opt for the Free one you will have to remember there is a 2 GIG cap a month on it and as far as I know you can upgrade but not sure how easy it would be yet due to the newness of SkyBB as they have enough problems getting people connected as it is so god knows how they will deal with upgrades.
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      Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
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      Thank you Ray for your amazingly prompt reply.

      Presumably I could connect the two routers (via a hub?) so that they are part of the same LAN?
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      No problems

      Yes I guess that option would work as well but I am not upto speed with anything like that as I have never tired it but I bet there is a members or two that will have the answers

      Good luck
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      Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
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      If you would like to know the straight line distance to your exchange then
      click here
      Would you like an idea of the possible speeds you will get with the Max Package then click here or for the Connect Package then click here

     

     

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