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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 ...

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      Question Newsgroup Access

      Hi there,

      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..

      Thanks
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      newsgroups should work fine,
      they do not block any ports, so cannot see any reason why it will not work.

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      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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vishal View Post
      newsgroups should work fine,
      they do not block any ports, so cannot see any reason why it will not work.
      there are some ports blocked, however Sky aint confirmed which ones, none that would effect games tho or FTP afaik




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      Quote Originally Posted by Wheelie View Post

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      Just like a Lawman to cover his rear end
      And why not, have you ever been shafted ? .. painful
      Last edited by Lawman; 29-08-06 at 11:36 PM.

     

     

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