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    Newbie considering moving to Sky.

    This is a discussion on Newbie considering moving to Sky. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by NewsreadeR I got mine the day after it was despatched, hopefully yours will be there tomorrow. First ...

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I got mine the day after it was despatched, hopefully yours will be there tomorrow.
      First thing my Wife said was " ooooh, it looks like a mini Skybox" haha!


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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Will never go back to offshore as long as Sky is in business!
      You were lucky, Sky have extensive overseas call centres

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by williammorris View Post
      First thing my Wife said was " ooooh, it looks like a mini Skybox" haha!
      Remember to place it in the stand and on it's edge. The Sky routers benefit from being used like this for two reasons:

      • WiFi coverage
      • air circulation to assist the cooling

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I got mine the day after it was despatched, hopefully yours will be there tomorrow.
      Latest little update is that the router has arrived.

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Hi all.

      Looks like I'm up and running.

      I've enclosed my first router stats and they look ok to me, quite a bit of room for improvement as learning progresses?

      I would appreciate any feedback from the experts on here.

      Thanks.
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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by badger_rs350 View Post
      Hi all.

      Looks like I'm up and running.

      I've enclosed my first router stats and they look ok to me, quite a bit of room for improvement as learning progresses?

      I would appreciate any feedback from the experts on here.

      Thanks.
      Stop ya whinging :P

      Well I am on 42.5DB down and capped at 6.1mbps on my sky line. You are half that so should get double more.Infact the Line Speed Estimator says your line is capable of between 16-24 based on 24.dDB down!

      Check for yourself

      SkyUser - Potential ADSL2 Line Speed Checker & Calculator

      Mine started off at 4096 which everyone's does and then I found the next day it was higher. Yours might be a bit less than the checker says. It says between 8-9 on mine but I get 6.1. I haven't rang Sky yet to see if theres anymore they can do.

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      I'm far from whinging Will

      I note from my previous Netgear router stats (with my now former ISP) that downstream was 24dB so the slight increase to 24.5dB surprised me a little, I was expecting another couple on there.

      From looking on here I was rather hoping for around 16 ish and the noise margin seems ok to me to suggest something like may be possible.

      Hence me asking for a bit of feedback from the experts.

      Thanks for your feedback though and good luck with your BB

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      As can be seen from your stats (copied below) you have plenty of room for improvement through the DLM process.

      You should be looking at something like at around 16mb or more (that is according to the tool available on the SkyUser site.
      Connection Speed 4095 kbps 605 kbps
      Line Attenuation 24.5 dB 14.7 dB
      Noise Margin 15.6 dB 19.2 dB


      P.S. A little tip for yourself and anyone else posting stats. The new forum software makes it a lot easier, provided that you are in WYSIWYG mode. Take a look at the A/A symbol above where you are typing any response. You should be able to highlight the stats, then copy and paste them into the text box.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Newbie considering moving to Sky.

      Just a quick reply as it's tea time but thank you for your help on here Scubbie, it's most appreciated.

     

     
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