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    What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

    This is a discussion on What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Why are they advertising it as an "8 meg" package when you never ever get anywhere near up to 8 ...

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      What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Why are they advertising it as an "8 meg" package when you never ever get anywhere near up to 8 meg? You never get anywhere near 8 meg even though speed tests sites say you are. BT's 2 meg connection is much faster.

      They should say "up to 1 meg".

      And they offer this package and call it sharing but when my bro uploads on his computer I can't even browse.


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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      Why are they advertising it as an "8 meg" package when you never ever get anywhere near up to 8 meg? You never get anywhere near 8 meg even though speed tests sites say you are. BT's 2 meg connection is much faster.

      They should say "up to 1 meg".

      And they offer this package and call it sharing but when my bro uploads on his computer I can't even browse.
      once again you are talking nonsense. i have personally seen many connect customers get speed of 6-7mb on speedtest.net outside of peak hours. i have countless experiences to prove what im saying, i assume(once again) you have no evidence to back up what your saying? yes the connect package is terrible and should be avoided at all costs but plenty of users get a throughput speed close to the headline speed outside peak hours

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      It is an upto 8mb package because that is it's theoretical speed, ot does not mean you will get 8mb.

      Why don't you just move to a better ISP package???

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Seriously your still asking stupid questions, we all have told you. The reason you don't any where near 8mb is because your on sky connect. If you want to get near 8mb or possibly higher switch to a different ISP, quit complaining to us. We cannot do anything to help you, its only you that can help yourself.

      Here's a little tutorial for you:

      1.samknows.com
      2.exchange search
      3.type in landline phone number
      4.read LLU Operator presence
      5. find an ISP that works with your line
      6.pick up phone and ring sky for mac code
      7. switch to new ISP

      There happy?

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      I must say about a year ago I was getting 6-7 meg at night with sky then the speeds when down hill was only getting 0.5mb at night that is why I left the connect package and joined BT unlimited option 3 getting good speeds day and night now this is the start of my second year with BT

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      This any help to you PoorBroadband?

      Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.

      Download Speed
      5681 Kbps

      0 Kbps 7150 Kbps
      Max Achievable Speed

      Download speed achieved during the test was - 5681 Kbps
      For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 600-7150 Kbps.
      Additional Information:
      Assured Rate IP profile on your line is - 7150 Kbps
      I'm on Sky Connect and the above is a speed test from BT Speedtester taken one night at 23:00 hrs. I regularly hit speeds of 6.5mbps to 7mbps outside of the traffic management period. However, during the traffic management period the service is truly dire, down to 0.5mbps and I'm a light user.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      What's the point in changing ISP? Might as well put up with it because

      A. You don't get lag free gaming on an 8 meg connection anymore (doesn't matter what company I go with). I miss those old days when broadband was a revolution and even a 1 meg connection gave you a lot of lag free gaming.

      And B. Downloading those rare movies via torrent is near impossible now.

      What I need is Sky to hurry up so I can get 20 meg here

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Go to Plusnet on the gamers package and you will get the best gaming lag free connection out there all on the BT system just like Sky Connect is.

      Maybe instead of giving out your dubious facts you should start listening to the advice and information you are being given. It is time to learn grasshopper knowledge will set you free

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      You don't get lag free gaming on an 8 meg connection anymore (doesn't matter what company I go with). I miss those old days when broadband was a revolution and even a 1 meg connection gave you a lot of lag free gaming.
      I can 'lag-free' game and I'm only at 1472kbps downstream and 768kbps upstream. It has little to do with speeds. I'm pinging bbc at around 35ms average from a crap wireless connection.

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      And B. Downloading those rare movies via torrent is near impossible now.
      Shouldn't be illegal downloading, then?
      Last edited by User05; 27-05-10 at 03:35 PM.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      So you complain about crap speed with sky connect but refuse to switch isp....?? Are you serious, your asking for our help but now your saying you don't want it and you want to stay with the broadband package that is causing the trouble. I really do not get you.

     

     
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