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    Goodbye ADSL

    This is a discussion on Goodbye ADSL within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Yeah, around 12 hours to go and I shall finally have a reasonable upload speed! My time slot is 8am-1pm ...

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      Goodbye ADSL

      Yeah, around 12 hours to go and I shall finally have a reasonable upload speed! My time slot is 8am-1pm so it could be an early job or one a little later. Hopefully, as the weather has been good recently, there won't be a cancellation.

      Due to a minor hiccup I won't have SFUP straight away, but once it has gone live I shall contact someone in sky to get it resolved. So initially it will be 40/10.

      What else am I worried about?

      Well the router is all setup and configured. I had set it to 'ADSL' only, but returned it to 'Auto' a couple of weeks back to help the transition.

      Judging from past comments I know to double check my Sky bill and ensure that the charges are correct. Also as I am signed up to the Sky Talk Unlimited package, I will want to double check that I haven't lost this. From what I recall it can take a month to get it reinstated.

      I'll need to swap out the filtered faceplate I have at some stage. Someone I know is getting a new line fitted towards the end of the month and would likely appreciate it. For this reason I don't want the BTO Engineer to slip it into his/her box, as others have mentioned happening to them.

      Although the BTO Engineer can do it themselves, I have the bits ready to wall mount the Modem. I am in a position where I can place it close to the socket. The router will have a little bit of flexibility, but to be fair I like it where it is as I get a good signal around my home from there.

      I did actually receive a new Sky Hub SR101. I'll stick with the one I've been using though as it is all setup and in working order. I ought to extract the password details from it though. Should it fail I have a WNDR3800 to fall back on, with it's 1Gbit LAN.

      Will I hack the BTO Modem? Not sure yet. Let's see which model I get first.

      Other checks:

      Kettle? Yes
      Tea and Coffee? Yes
      Milk? Yes
      Sugar? Yes
      Teaspoon? Yes
      Clean mug for the BTO Engineer? Yes

      Just have to make to order and boil the kettle when he/she arrives.
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Awesome, good for you.

      I'm still struggling to make the decision to take Sky fibre or not. My only hang up is purely financial. I just have to convince myself to take the £12 extra hit then im going with it. Also, I assume I can use my current sagem sky router right? I wont be paying any more for a new router. Do you also have to pay a one off activation fee?

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Someone sounds a lil excited guess whos not sleeping tonight good luck with the install "hopefully" no hiccups..

      @tosin You wont be able to use the sagem as it wont have the firmware for the fibre connection, but you will recieve the SR101 sky fibre hub FOC. An unfortunately they are charging a one off connection fee, unless you can persuade them to waive the fee, some have managed it and some have been told its pay or no connection.. So try your luck

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Biscuits! You forgot the biscuits!

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by steelysteph View Post
      Biscuits! You forgot the biscuits!
      Oops!!!!!!

      No, hold it. Saved! I have some in a tupperware box beside me. Also some in the packet in the kitchen too (just in case I eat the others).

      As for the price £12.50 or £22.50 extra a month is a bit of a leap. However with what I am looking to do I will be a little happier with my Internet connection afterwards. Check out Skifta for one clue:

      Skifta™

      Currently I can just about manage to stream MP3s when I am away. This should allow me to stream video too.

      As for sleeping, I hope so. I don't want to be mistaken for Tian Tian in the morning.

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      I hope the biccies are chocolate ones!

      If I was the BTO engineer, I would refuse to install fibre if the biccies were not chocolate ones!

      Skifta looks interesting. Is it free?



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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      I hope the biccies are chocolate ones!

      If I was the BTO engineer, I would refuse to install fibre if the biccies were not chocolate ones!
      Are Bourbons and Dark Chocolate Hobnobs good enough?

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      Skifta looks interesting. Is it free?
      Totally free!

      The only drawbacks I have found are that the app doesn't work on my Netgear ReadyNAS and that I need to restart it when my torrent PC reboots. You need at least one computer running the program at home for it to work.

      Having said that, once it is running on the desktop, I don't need the app on the NAS and I can access any DLNA device when away from home. Considering the slow upload with ADSL, whilst at a friend's I was able to stream an album not on my phone to a friend's TV, like I can stream content to my own.

      Browsing the NAS has been slow. I have put this down to the upload speed as well. In future is should be limited more to the download speed for where I am.

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      I'm very happy that you are following your doctor's advice Scubbie -
      The Press Association: Eat more fibre, stay healthier

      And many thanks for the interesting link,

      Cheers
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      Well it has started.

      About 8.25 I lost the ADSL connection and phone. A good 20 mins later the phone went live.

      Just as I started typing this he called to say he was coming...

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Hmmm...

      Broadband Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 40000 kbps 9996 kbps

      Expected call to make.

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