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    Broadband Connected before activation date?

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      Hey guys,

      New today so go easy!

      I recieved my router today, went home from work on my lunch to hook it up - no internet (as expected) because my activation date is the 18th.

      I was only there for 5 minutes so i didn't get to play around in the 192.168.0.1.

      What has confused me is that the internet light on the router is lit up green - which i believe means that i am connected to sky and should be online.

      If there was no internet access, shouldn't it be orange?

      Just wondering if this means that when i get home from work, i'll get a nice surprise and be connected to the interwebz?

      Thanks in advance,

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      It could be that you have ADSL connected from a previous ISP, whether your or the previous occupier of your home.

      Leave your router connected as BTO often connect about 3 days before the due date.

      DLM should then kick in from the night of the 18th - 21st.

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      Oh cool, thanks.

      So that means i should expect to be connected around the 15th or so?

      *hopes*

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      If your internet light is green, that means you are connected to Sky's server. It may be at a low test speed, but you can check that in your router stats, you may well be fully connected. As mentioned, the actual connection date depends on when the exchange work is done, I have seen some connected 7 days before the activation date, others a day or two after the due date.

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      So, when i get home from work (provided the green light is on) i should be connected to the interwebz?

      But most likely at a test speed?

      That's great! Thanks for your help Isitme!

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      My girlfriend just arrived home and tried to surf the web, but to no avail. Yet the @ light is green.

      Any ideas what could be going on Isitme?

      thanks

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      Post your stats from the router.
      How to get your router statistics

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      And also check whether there is an IP address listed under the 'adsl port' section.

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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      If you go live on the 18th you've got a week to wait, it might be connected to the servers but it probably won't allow traffic until you're activated
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      Re: Broadband Connected before activation date?

      Thanks guys, i'll do that when i get home from work.

      And i understand IWasNotTheEnemy, but you can appreciate my curiosity.

     

     
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