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This is a discussion on Newsgroup Access within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi there, I've one last query I've got, before I order, that I can't find a current answer to. I've ...
- 29-08-06, 01:53 PM #1
I've one last query I've got, before I order, that I can't find a current answer to.
I've answered all the others from this helpful little place....
Could someone please confirm they have successfully downloaded from external newsgroups, preferably astraweb, while connected to Sky Broadband..
Some other questions already answered:
Do you need to use Sky Router? YES
Does router support DHCP? YES
What's the default gateway IP? 192.168.0.1
Can you keep router at end of contract? YES
Do SKY provide SMTP/POP servers? YES (hopefully), though I've already setup Gmail SMTP in preparation.
Another question for the future:
Will we able to reflash the router back to being a STD Netgear box?
According to the netgear site there is a way to force flash a corrupted netgear back to a working state http://kbserver.netgear.com/release_notes/d102417.asp
This may work, but who is brave enough to try, or in the future some enterprising soul will sell new EEPROM's on Ebay..
- 29-08-06, 02:25 PM #2
I asked a few questions before I signed up.
1:... If I was to move, what would be the cost to me,
Ans:... £40, that includes, BB being put on at new address, and the supplying and installation of a new Sky dish.
2:... If after a while, be it 1 month or 6 months, I decided that I no longer wished to retain SkyBB, can I buy out the remainder of the contract, and Migrate away.
Ans:...Yes, there would be no problem, you just pay up the remaining time of contract. *although the CS agent, had to go and check first*
My take on question 2 is, Thats all the law would require you to do anyhow,
As no ISP has the right to refuse a Mac code, if the customer was willing to pay whats owing under said contract.
Likewise if the service received, was proved not to be maintained, then the contract would be broken, and the subscriber would have a good case to walk away without any cost.
providing subscriber gave ISP a fair chance to put right any faults.
- 29-08-06, 03:11 PM #3
newsgroups should work fine,
they do not block any ports, so cannot see any reason why it will not work.
- 29-08-06, 04:44 PM #4
I tend to agree with vishal, there should be no problems with newsgroups binary or text at least in the short to medium term anyway however in the future who knows only time will tell.
Just like a Lawman to cover his rear endRay
Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
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- 29-08-06, 08:29 PM #5Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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- 29-08-06, 10:33 PM #6