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    Migrating

    This is a discussion on Migrating within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I am considering migrating to Sky broadband from Freedom2suf. I am not happy with my current ISP becuase during ...

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      Migrating

      Hi,

      I am considering migrating to Sky broadband from Freedom2suf.

      I am not happy with my current ISP becuase during peak periods my connection drops - everyday 6-7pm and 11pm-midnight. Would migrating fix this or can I expect similar problem if I am with Sky.

      What kind of downtime can I expect between the switch as because I work from home I cannot be without a connection for too.

      Also I host a couple fo very small websites on a server, will be this be possible on Sky too?

      Any feedback would be appreciated.

      Many thanks,

      Rob.


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      Re: Migrating

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      I am not happy with my current ISP becuase during peak periods my connection drops - everyday 6-7pm and 11pm-midnight. Would migrating fix this or can I expect similar problem if I am with Sky.
      This could be anything at all, not just F2S if you have tried your test socket behind the master socket and it still does it then probably not. Although it could be just the exchange contention and being on a BT line possibly. If you can get on Base, Mid, or MAX this is Sky's kit and not BT's. No definite yes or no though.

      What kind of downtime can I expect between the switch as because I work from home I cannot be without a connection for too.
      If a simple migration up to about an hour or so usually, whatever you do, do not quote I need my BB for business to Sky, they do not allow for business use and may terminate once you are connected. Even if you have a heated discussion with them do not mention it.

      Also I host a couple fo very small websites on a server, will be this be possible on Sky too?
      Nope, you will need to buy cheap hosting

      Approx 10.00 per year, cheaper than anything F2S give you

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      Re: Migrating

      Many thanks for your reply.

      "if you have tried your test socket behind the master socket and it still does it then probably not"

      I don't quite understand what you are saying here, can you elaborate a little please. What is the test socket?

      Regarding my server, is it just the terms that will not allow me to serve up pages or is there harware/software in place to prevent this? I am not sure if I mmade it clear in my original mail that I maintain a server at my office.

      Many thanks,

      Rob.

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      Re: Migrating

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/view-master.html

      Will explain the test and master socket

      If you asking if port 80 is blocked for webserver purposes, no they are not so theoretically you will be fine, however you will not have a fixed IP address and will need to use the facility built into the Sky router.

      Once again, never ever complain re its losing you business or your business website is down though. You will lose your broadband once on Sky.




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