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    Moving to Sky - help for a non-techie please!

    This is a discussion on Moving to Sky - help for a non-techie please! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Greetings: This not very techie person seeks the help of the Forum! We currently have two telephone lines into our ...

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      Moving to Sky - help for a non-techie please!



      Greetings:

      This not very techie person seeks the help of the Forum!

      We currently have two telephone lines into our house and two broadband accounts both with boltblue. We are both on the boltblue ‘Choice’ package that gives us speeds of 2.2 Mbps and usage of up to 7GB at a cost of £24.99 per month. One account uses around 2GB per month the other up to 9GB, which, occasionally puts the cost for that account up to around £30.00. i.e. a total outlay of around £55 per month (ouch!).

      Our exchange has recently been enabled for Sky Broadband – we have a Sky TV package so it would seem eminently sensible to move to Sky as our broadband supplier.

      I think that the Sky MAX package would suit us as there is no connection fee and a Sky man/woman will come and do the installation for us at no extra charge (remember I’m no techie!). £10 per month for this seems an absolute bargain compared to what we are paying at present (with much faster speeds too!).

      Our plan of action is as follows:

      1. Get MAC code from boltblue for one account (already requested)
      2. Telephone Sky to order MAX package
      3. Get Sky installation done
      4. Link both computers via wireless link (but see below)
      5. If all goes well cancel second boltblue account
      6. Cancel second BT phone line

      Does the above seem the way to go?

      Also, as neither of our computers have wireless capability I assume we’d need to get the wireless plug in USB adapters. Or would it be better to get just one of these for the computer that is furthest away from the phone socket and get an Ethernet card for the computer that is nearest. As you can tell I may not know what I’m talking about!

      Any help, guidance, advice, pitfalls much appreciated.

      Nigel.


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      Re: Moving to Sky - help for a non-techie please!

      well i woild personaly get to usb wireless adapters just as there are no wires trailing around the place. and ur action plan is top noch lol good luck

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      Re: Moving to Sky - help for a non-techie please!

      Thanks for your advice that I'm on the right track.

      Much appreciated.

      Nigel.

     

     

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