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    Broadband recommendation!

    This is a discussion on Broadband recommendation! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Ok here is the story, I live with my partner and we rent my dads house. He lives in the ...

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      Broadband recommendation!

      Ok here is the story, I live with my partner and we rent my dads house. He lives in the attached garage and has talk talk fibre optic. Now I'm connected to it via an access point and although the wireless signal is good there is just to many problems with dropping out and the netgear dg834n I have isn't playing ball.

      I've checked samknows and my exchange doesn't provide cable, which is strange, as he has fibre optic????

      Available LLU Operators on my exchange are:

      AOL
      O2/BE
      SKY/EASYNET
      TalkTalk (CPW)

      What is the talktalk CPW?

      So my dad has a phone line with them, which is installed in the hall on the right side wall, then the fibre optic is installed on the left side wall with the cable going through the wall into the garage and into his fibre optic modem.

      Now I will have to get a new line installed for my own isp, and I'm thinking of going with sky or strangely enough talktalk as well, so I can get fibre optic.

      I have a feeling I can't get talktalk fibre optic since its already installed in the house. What options do I have here, also how would my own line be stalled when my dad is using both sockets, one as a phone line and the other for the fibre optic.

      I hope this makes sense. What should I do?

      Thanks.


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      Broadband recommendation!

      Ok here is the story, I live with my partner and we rent my dads house. He lives in the attached garage and has talk talk fibre optic. Now I'm connected to it via an access point and although the wireless signal is good there is just to many problems with dropping out and the netgear dg834n I have isn't playing ball.

      I've checked samknows and my exchange doesn't provide cable, which is strange, as he has fibre optic????

      Available LLU Operators on my exchange are:

      AOL
      O2/BE
      SKY/EASYNET
      TalkTalk (CPW)

      What is the talktalk CPW?

      So my dad has a phone line with them, which is installed in the hall on the right side wall, then the fibre optic is installed on the left side wall with the cable going through the wall into the garage and into his fibre optic modem.

      Now I will have to get a new line installed for my own isp, and I'm thinking of going with sky or strangely enough talktalk as well, so I can get fibre optic.

      I have a feeling I can't get talktalk fibre optic since its already installed in the house. What options do I have here, also how would my own line be stalled when my dad is using both sockets, one as a phone line and the other for the fibre optic.

      Also I play games online and this is what I mainly do.
      I hope this makes sense. What should I do?

      Thanks.

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      Re: Broadband recommendation!

      can someone please delete the other thread in sky feedback forum. sorry.

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      Re: Broadband recommendation!

      CPW = CarPhone Warehouse

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      Re: Broadband recommendation!

      AOL is same as TalkTalk but, I just jumped ship to Sky after just 1 month of hell with TalkTalk, you have a 40gb a month cap or pay an extra 5 to make it 80gb thing is their online usage meter lies and has been withdrawn at min so you dont know what your usage is, lots have complained of high usage and ghost telephone calls even though they are out. Also their billing system sucks, and support is terrible.

      Hope this has shaved 2 off your list

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      Re: Broadband recommendation!

      Personally I would look at getting a suitable pair of HomePlugs (although they may not work in this instance) or invest in a suitable length of Ethernet cable to run from the Garage to your home.

      Make sure that you get Ethernet cable that is rated for outdoor usage.

      Once you have the Ethernet cable leading into your home, a pair of HomePlugs can extend the connection to any point within your home. HomePlugs can have a combination of Ethernet ports or WiFi access points, so do look around for something to meet your requirements.

      As for whether or not you have Fibre, you need to look again at the SamKnows page to see if FTTC (or FTTP) has been enabled where you live. This is different to 'Cable' as that denotes a service such as Virgin.

      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: Broadband recommendation!

      hmmmm, ok so don't go with talktalk like my dad lol. I'm leaning on sky.

      I will be mainly playing online games, so i need to make sure i'm not going to run into problems ping and latency wise.

      Also the situation with the new line, both in my house are being used and not sure what way this will work.

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      Re: Broadband recommendation!

      Quote Originally Posted by aaronjunited View Post
      can someone please delete the other thread in sky feedback forum. sorry.
      I've merged the two threads together as there were relevant answers on both threads.

      Quote Originally Posted by aaronjunited View Post
      Also the situation with the new line, both in my house are being used and not sure what way this will work.
      If required, BTO would install another line.

      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: Broadband recommendation!

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Personally I would look at getting a suitable pair of HomePlugs (although they may not work in this instance) or invest in a suitable length of Ethernet cable to run from the Garage to your home.

      Make sure that you get Ethernet cable that is rated for outdoor usage.

      Once you have the Ethernet cable leading into your home, a pair of HomePlugs can extend the connection to any point within your home. HomePlugs can have a combination of Ethernet ports or WiFi access points, so do look around for something to meet your requirements.

      As for whether or not you have Fibre, you need to look again at the SamKnows page to see if FTTC (or FTTP) has been enabled where you live. This is different to 'Cable' as that denotes a service such as Virgin.
      FTTC is available yes. I'm more in favour of getting my own connection to be honest, instead of relying on my dad.

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      Re: Broadband recommendation!

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I've merged the two threads together as there were relevant answers on both threads.



      If required, BTO would install another line.

      I'm not sure another line is required.
      Who is BTO??

     

     
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