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    (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

    This is a discussion on (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; grumpyred Hi the problem is the connect package Sky.com - Sky Products>Broadband>Terms and Conditions SKY BROADBAND CONNECT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICY ...

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      grumpyred
      Hi the problem is the connect package SKY BROADBAND CONNECT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT POLICY

      In addition to the monthly Usage Cap, this Traffic Management Policy applies to you if you take Sky Broadband Connect.
      Excessive use during peak time

      We will monitor your Sky Broadband usage during peak times from 5pm to 12am each day. This is when the majority of customers use the network and when speeds could be affected by the excessive usage of a minority. If we consider that your usage is excessive during peak times we may slow down your connection for the rest of the day so that it has less affect on others. Only a very small number of customers will be affected by this (less than 2%). If you are affected, we will only slow down the speed you can get during peak times for applications which use a lot of bandwidth (for example, streaming, peer-to-peer and newsgroups) and which have a negative effect on other customers. You will still be able to use Sky Broadband to do other things normally such as browsing, email, instant messaging and VOIP. There are no restrictions in place outside of peak times.

      Traffic management of our Network

      To ensure we provide a sustainable quality broadband service to our customers, we continuously monitor and efficiently manage the Sky Network as a whole. To do this, during peak times (from 5pm to 12am each day), we may slow down the speed that all Sky Broadband Connect customers can get on certain applications which we consider use up a lot of bandwidth (for example peer-to-peer and newsgroups) and which have a negative affect on other customers There are no restrictions in place for applications such as browsing, email, streaming, instant messaging and VOIP during peak times. We do not put restrictions on our network outside of peak times.
      at the moment connect Customers are having problems from 9am till 1am. Traffic Shaping seems to be running for 16 out of 24hrs there is a lot of connect Customers that are complaining with problems throughout the day
      I hope this explains some of the connect package problems


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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      Ok, in response to my own thread, have just done a speed test.



      I dont know a lot about these stats, but I do know they dont look good

      On my SkyConnect speed estimate, it says I should get 3mb download speed. I know this test was taken at 10pm at night, but still its a disgrace!

      Help! What can I do!?!

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      Like the above post by steve its all down to traffic management and there is very little you can do sadly, i would advise to look at the very first post in the thread made by me everything you need is there!

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      I remember hearing from someone on here that if you pay less for Sky BB Connect (10/5 instead of 17) when you sign up, you should be getting LLU very soon. I paid 10. I am patiently waiting... hoping :P

      Update
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      One of the main problems is the connect package is over subscribed there is still some connect Customers who pay 5.00 and have done so for sometime now Sky have stopped unbundling exchanges and there is no sign of Sky starting again.
      Last edited by ryanmckernan; 18-07-09 at 04:23 AM.
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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      If i got your exchange right because gortion doesnt exist then

      Exchange name: Gortin
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      I wouldnt think youll be getting LLU anytime soon!

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      I have written to sky today to end my contract. I have been on connect since April. At the start I was very impressed with the speed but in the last month it has been appalling. I tested each day last week, at various times, using the BT speed test and found an average peak time speed of 661kbs. My line is configured at 8128 downstream and 448 upstream. At the moment I am downloading Open Office at 19.7 kbs. What are O2, Newnet, or Aquiss like?

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

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      Hi sorry I meant any one of the three links. I see you have only one Internet Service Provider at your exchange that has LLU O2 / Be: Enabled as of 16/11/2008 is your exchange NIDP I have heard good things about O2 LLU there is quite a few O2 Subscribers on Skyuser also it is Skyuser sister site - O2user.
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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      Quote Originally Posted by mikeycollins View Post
      I have written to sky today to end my contract. I have been on connect since April. At the start I was very impressed with the speed but in the last month it has been appalling. I tested each day last week, at various times, using the BT speed test and found an average peak time speed of 661kbs. My line is configured at 8128 downstream and 448 upstream. At the moment I am downloading Open Office at 19.7 kbs. What are O2, Newnet, or Aquiss like?
      If you can get LLU with BE/O2 then i would suggest either of them also ADSL24 is LLU on there network to..

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

      Sorry to correct guys but its your Mac Address at the bottom of your router which is the username not the Mac Code as these are 2 different codes. And secondly be careful with this one cause if you have had a replacement router from sky the speedtester website doesn't always work with the new Mac Address but works with the old one i know its weird. Always use IE and not firefox cause it doesn't work on firefox. And make sure you do not enter : between each letter as this is wrong and make sure you add @skydsl on the end of the Mac Address.

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      Re: (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

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      Hi I think you will find it is the Lan Mac Address which is on the bottom of the router it is also on the Maintenance page of the router The Lan Mac Address is the Address you use for the Bt Test Result

      the speedtester website
      Which speedtester Web site do you mean
      Always use IE and not firefox cause it doesn't work on firefox.
      I have had no problems with Firefox.

     

     
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