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    This is a discussion on Newsgroups within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I am on the sky connect package and from the research I have done so far and I right in ...

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      I am on the sky connect package and from the research I have done so far and I right in thinking this is just a rebadged BT product?

      The reason I am asking is that I am a user on Usenet and have found my download speeds very strange. Whenever I do a speedtest I find I am getting between 5 and 7mb during the day, pre 4pm. However my downloading speed from the newgroups is, during this same time, sometime as low as 0.1KB a sec. However I think between 1am and 9am I am getting full speed.

      I pressume Sky and or BT are throttling the speeds of those who access newgroups or do they just throttle heavy users?


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      Re: Newsgroups

      I take it you have not searched the forum for others with Connect problems. Have a look here for a start -
      (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users

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      Re: Newsgroups

      Just looked at my router stats and someting weird is definately happening-

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 8128 kbps 448 kbps
      Line Attenuation 9.0 db 8.0 db
      Noise Margin 15.4 db 29.0 db

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      Re: Newsgroups

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I take it you have not searched the forum for others with Connect problems. Have a look here for a start -
      (Unofficial) FAQ - Sky Connect Users
      Thanks for that. Cant believe I missed the link above.

      Looks like I am suffering because I have been a bit over indulgent the last couple of days. If I leave my downloading for a couple of days will they return the speed to what it should be?

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      Re: Newsgroups

      Not strange at all - DUMP SKY CONNECT

      There are lots of other ISPs who are capable of supplying a decent BB package.

      Whilst Sky Unlimited is and excellent package & Sky Lite is fine, Sky Connect is over-subscribed for the bandwidth that Sky has available through the BT network.

      You don't have to go to BT. A quick search will provide you with lots of choices. Also take a look at SamKnows, there may be an ISP who has their equipment in your local exchange. This could provide you with a better deal altogether.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Newsgroups

      Looks like I am suffering because I have been a bit over indulgent the last couple of days
      Experience on the forum shows that it does not matter how much you download, you are still liable to be throttled. Look for an LLU provider on your exchange, any of them are better than Connect.

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      Re: Newsgroups

      Thanks guys.

      I had a look on samknows and only found the following LLU having been enabled-

      LLU operator presence

      TalkTalk (CPW):
      Enabled

      I take it this means that I have a choice between BT or Talk Talk.

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      Re: Newsgroups

      Not really, there are plenty of resellers like Plusnet who resell the BT service and give better conditions. The only problem with TalkTalk is that you have to take their phone rental as well. Although they had a bad name to start with I have several friends who think they are very good. Like Sky, their Help line leaves a lot to be desired.

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Newsgroups

      There are also resellers of TalkTalk/Opal who can give you Broadband only via a TT line.

      One I know of is
      "The service is ADSL2+ up to 24MB with a 100GB FUP 19.80 per month with free migration in."

     

     

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