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    Which Package to choose

    This is a discussion on Which Package to choose within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all I had an email yesterday confirming that Sky BB was now available on my exchange and started the ...

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      Question Which Package to choose

      Hi all

      I had an email yesterday confirming that Sky BB was now available on my exchange and started the process by requesting my MAC from Pipex (5 working days to supply what is that about?).

      Anyways, I have a 40GB usenet account so it makes sense for me to look at the MAX package for both speed and allowance but I am unable to ascertain my probable download speed as I cannot get the connection info from my current Router/Modem setup.

      I am currently using a Belkin F5D 7231-4 wireless router piggybacking a Linksys ADSL2MUE Modem. I no longer have direct access to the Modem via a browser as I am using it solely as a Modem controlled by the Router.

      I am 3.0km as the crow flies (I wonder if this is the same route the BT engineers used when they laid the cable!!) from my exchange and I feel that apart from the unlimited download capability, I may be wasting a fiver going for the MAX package. I have a couple of days to decide between MAX and MID before I order from Sky, so any ideas you may have would be greatly appreciated.

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      You may be lucky with your line length. If so then a 3km line will give you a speed of up to 10meg. Chances are however that your line will be longer.

      I'd go for Mid. You can always upgrade to Max later. But then activation will have cost you 4 months at Max.

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      The cost of MAX is not an issue if it is possible to get better than 4meg I am just such a scrooge that I don't want to pay for something that I can't take advantage of. I will have to give some thought to the 40gb cap though as I do download an extortionate amount of data .

      I suppose the main reason for my post is to see if anyone can help to get the info from my Router/Modem so that I can check the probable line speed.

      Thanks for the input Saturday, it may well turn out to be very good advice

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