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    do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

    This is a discussion on do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Even though a speed test on every site says 6.5meg, the download times just don't add up. Like you know ...

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      do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      Even though a speed test on every site says 6.5meg, the download times just don't add up.

      Like you know how windows gives you an estimated time? Well, it'll say something like 5 minutes but it'll often take about 20 minutes to complete.


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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      "Broadband ISP: Sky Connect"

      why do you keep creating threads? we have told you what the problem is, if you want to fix your problems you need to find an ISP that can offer LLU broadband.

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      Dont get upset Misfit, Its a lovely day today, the sun is shineing and life is too short to beat your head against a brick wall

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      Lol, Brian, you're right of course.

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      Quote Originally Posted by misfit96 View Post
      "Broadband ISP: Sky Connect"

      why do you keep creating threads? we have told you what the problem is, if you want to fix your problems you need to find an ISP that can offer LLU broadband.
      But I'm still with Sky though. This is what I think they're doing...

      1 = My computer 2= Sky 3= Where I'm downloading the file from

      Everything comes back through Sky right? I'm still with Sky. So what this means is that all ISPs could apply their own speed ontop of the speed that those speed test sites say you should be getting.

      Yet those sly ISPs asked you to use their speed test sites for proof. lol

      Excuse my poor english

      Edit: Get what I mean? It (your download) comes back in big chunks until it reaches your ISP and then your ISP passes it on to you very very slowly (in small chunks).
      Last edited by poorbroadband; 23-05-10 at 10:37 PM.

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      Yet those sly ISPs asked you to use their speed test sites for proof. lol
      ISP's despise speedtest websites due to their unreliability which generally causes people with perfect connections(problems elsewhere) to complain about slow speeds.

      as i have pointed out, you are different. sky cannot see your actual speed because your sync speed is meaningless on sky connect.

      Everything comes back through Sky right? I'm still with Sky. So what this means is that all ISPs could apply their own speed ontop of the speed that those speed test sites say you should be getting.
      what?

      Edit: Get what I mean? It (your download) comes back in big chunks until it reaches your ISP and then your ISP passes it on to you very very slowly (in small chunks)
      i understand exactly what you mean, you are on a poor package and it is dismally slow and yet you keep complaining instead of doing something about it

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      Quote Originally Posted by misfit96 View Post



      i understand exactly what you mean, you are on a poor package and it is dismally slow and yet you keep complaining instead of doing something about it

      Thanks, that's exactly what I would of said, Please for god's sake stop complaining to us and change to a different ISP if you find it so bad, for the last time its not Sky, its not you, its not the place you download from, its Sky Connect. Switch to a different ISP such as BT/Virgin/AOL etc.

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      I'm not complaining anymore, I'm all done will complaining. I'm educating people, I'm telling people not to rely on speed test sites because ISPs can apply their own speeds and this would give you false readings on speed test sites.

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      your not educating people, your confusing them.. your making people think that ISPs apply their own speed.. sky dont do this to their customers, your not a sky customer. your buying a terrible BT product and paying sky to buy it from BT. you dont need to inform anyone of the problems your talking about because they ONLY APPLY TO CONNECT CUSTOMERS(excuse the capitals but you dont seem to listen) and we are here to tell the connect customers they have only one option to resolve their problems(leave sky). you are misinforming people that ISPs are the same no matter who your with, this is complete nonsense. in fact the ISP your complaining about is a very good ISP. YOUR PACKAGE ISNT!

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      Re: do sky do a rapidshare on us connect users?

      As misfit has pointed out your internet isnt provided by SKY it's simply BT broadband resold to you by SKY.

     

     
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