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    aol or sky

    This is a discussion on aol or sky within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; hi all my mate has aol but is thinking of going to sky ,has told aol this theyre offering aol ...

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      aol or sky

      hi all
      my mate has aol but is thinking of going to sky ,has told aol this theyre offering aol platinum for 22 quid [does up to 8 meg i have told him sky do it for a fiver and for 10 he'll get about 9-10 meg ]he stays 200 metres from me [further from exchange i'm 1.3 km]any hoo is there a maxdsl checker [to give an approx line speed [i reckon he'll get about 4-5meg ]but dont want to tell him without my facts being right [saving 12 quid a month is good enuff for me but he wants fact] thanks for any ideas


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      You would certainly get a better deal with sky if all goes well. I'd leave it for a couple of months and see if things settle down then make the move.

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      Hi dtr42

      There is a a couple he can use to see what hes able to get but they are only if he has a router or a modem that can supply Attenuation and Noise Margin (SNR) and its only a rough guide use this one for MAX Adsl and for LLU

      Or the BT phone checker
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      yup

      got it pretty much spot on [he had a netgear router so all the stats were there [about 4-5 meg max and 10-11 meg llu ]he's signing on today for sky [hope he's a lucky one [as i am] no problems for 2 weeks now strait forward changeover and router /llu working fine [although downloads are a bit up+down][anywhere between 300kb-900kb/s thanks all, a quick questionif u can help
      i've noticed over the last 5 days that my sinc rate has slowly been increasing [started at 10 meg is now]
      DownStream Connection Speed 12250 kbps
      UpStream Connection Speed 764 kbps
      is this normal as the llu stabilises and gives me my max line through put or am i just being lucky ? as when i originally asked sky they reckoned between 13-15 meg but only got 10-11 meg
      Last edited by dtr44; 30-09-06 at 02:32 PM. Reason: wrong download speed [3 meg if only lol]

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      Well thats very good news and lets hope it does go ok for him as well then
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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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