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New Member Concerns
This is a discussion on New Member Concerns within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi All, New Member signed up today about 3 hours after I signed up with Sky. Due to get my ...
- 15-09-06, 11:13 PM #1
New Member Concerns
New Member signed up today about 3 hours after I signed up with Sky. Due to get my MAC code from BT Internet on Monday. Have to say I am now a little worried and wished I'd read this site first.
Anyway, I'm sure there must be some positive experiences. My main concerns/expectations are:-
1.) I already have a Netgear DG834GT hooked up to one PC (Ethernet) direct and and Ethernet hub connected to an XBOX and 2 other PC's. It is wirelessly connected to a couple of Laptops and a Nintendo DS. I was naturally hoping to retain my existing DG834GT and just re-configure it to Sky - is this not possible?
2.) I have BT 8mb - and am hoping to improve to 16mb as I have taken the MAX package and been told by Sky that my line will run at 16mb as the local exchange is capable of 17.2mb. I said yeah yeah but they were adamant I would get 16mb - is this really likely?
3.) What does LLU unbundled etc actually mean?
4.) Is this delay everyone talks of universal - dont think I (let alone the kids) will cope with several days of downtime?
5.) I rarely have to reboot my DG834GT, in fact I reckon once during the last 6 months. Although I did flash upgrade my DG834GT as soon as I purchased it. Does everyone really have to reboot frequently?
Sorry, a load of questions but reading through the posts I've got worried I may have made a mistake leaving BT.
- 15-09-06, 11:25 PM #2
Apologies that there are few straight answers, but we are trying to give accurate information and can only judge on what we see here. Many posters have had good experiences myself included, but others have had real issues.
- 15-09-06, 11:37 PM #3
Wow, quick response, thank you hugsie
On the face of it, I reckon it shouldnt be too tough to replicate my set up, just a bit laborious with all the port forwarding rules etc but probably best to stick to the T & C's I guess, just a little annoying when I've got a perfectly good and identical bit of kit here.
I have copied my stats here, not sure I can make out how helpful they are myself and the format got knacked up copying and pasting.
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 8128 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 13.0 db 8.0 db
Noise Margin 14.2 db 22.0 db
Good point about the posts here - I guess its rarer to post about good experiences. Just human nature. Great forum though - have now investigated the flash upgrade/reveal of username/password and will steer clear at least for 12 months I guess.
Last edited by NewsreadeR; 15-09-06 at 11:39 PM. Reason: removed stats we don't need to see ;-)
- 15-09-06, 11:55 PM #4
hi, did you mean you have already gone through the order process with sky?
if so didnt they need your mac to migrate from bt to sky? maybe i misunderstood the first post.
- 15-09-06, 11:58 PM #5
With an attenuation like that, you should indeed get a very good speed!
I get 8 meg on 40.5db
IT is always a best guess assuming perfect line and no interference, but try here: http://www.dslzoneuk.net/maxspeed2.php
- 15-09-06, 11:59 PM #6
Yep - went thru the order process - now they want my mac - once I supply that (monday) they reckon 14 days from then!
- 16-09-06, 12:06 AM #7
Thanks again hugsie - good link - dont necessarily understand the attenuation/speed link but hey, the result bar chart suggested green to 16mb and went all the way up to 22mb - so here's hoping!
- 16-09-06, 12:08 AM #8
Attenuation is basically the signal strength, It is the best indicator of your actual line length and quality.
- 16-09-06, 08:17 AM #9
Welcome to the site James
One thing you can do when you switch to the Sky router is backup your present routers configuration and the load it into the Sky router when you connect that as apart from the network settings in it they are the essentially the same.
Good luck with you moveRay
Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
If you would like to know the straight line distance to your exchange then
Would you like an idea of the possible speeds you will get with the Max Package then click here or for the Connect Package then click here