I've been with Sky for a few months now and so far the service has been excellent. I think they are back to offering free activation for Max, with "Mid" costing £30, so over the 12 month contract period the difference in cost between the packages is only £30. I guessed as my line is only good enough for 7mbps that I'd only be put on adsl1, but thought Max was worth the extra for the higher upload speed.
I am a bit concered that Sky may follow some of the other large ISPs and decide to join Phorm, which would ruin a perfectly good service for me.
you will get (or VERY close to) the full 16382kbps on max with those stats, personally I wouldnt go on mid as its a 40GB cap and for an extra 5 quid for unlimited (rumoured 250GB FUP) on max, its a no brainer..
Hi guys... here are my SNR and other stats
Uptime: 0 days, 6:15:33
Modulation: G.992.1 annex A
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 448 / 6,880
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [MB/GB]: 79.17 / 2.02
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12.0 / 19.5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 19.5 / 38.0
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 22.0 / 8.5
Vendor ID (Local/Remote): TMMB / TSTC
Loss of Framing (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Signal (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Power (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
Loss of Link (Remote): 0
Error Seconds (Local/Remote): 0 / 0
FEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 5,634
CRC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 8
HEC Errors (Up/Down): 0 / 7
Line Profile: Interleaved
acording to http://22.214.171.124/ADSL/default.aspx i should be getting...
this:--If your service provider uses ADSL2+ we estimate you may manage line speeds of: 11695Kbps
With ADSL2+ the maximum IP throughput is likely to be around: 10350Kbps
is that good?
compared to dling 500k a sec on BT and 900k a sec on my previous supplier?
I think you will get roughly 9-10Mb for an ADSL2+ connection, which for £10 and is Unlimited (Rumoured 250GB FUP) I'd say go for it, however, as I said in another thread, have your max delay lowered to 8ms for a better ping and you'll never look back.
Yeah, I use a Belkin 7633 (.25 Firmware) after using one of the "various techniques" to extract my username/password, to be honest, the only reason to use the Sky Router is for support purposes in my view, if you say you're using a different router they wont help you, but as for cutting you off, still hasnt happened to me or anyone else I know of.. :shrug:
thanks guys googled sky router passwords found several sites went to one and got details only needed to get password as username is on the barcode printed info on router box with @skydsl added didnt even need box conected to net some forums say that hacking into box can disable them
at present i use a netgear dg834gv3 which operate well but only at 54mpbs would like faster and wider coverage of 108mpbs so may start off with sky box and uprgrade to my own either g+ or mimmo or even n router at my liesure 8 days to sky connection
Hopefully Sky haven't changed the password algorithim.
The hacks I've seen published for the dg934g all involved flashing the router, which would risk trashing them.
I had a very brief look at the firmware when they came out, and I think that it would be possible to get root access without flashing, but the password is generated when the router connects and is not stored, so it would be more difficult to extract than on the original Sky router.
I'm pretty certain that the black netgear dg934g is actually a DG834G V3 in a ugly black case with with customised firmware, although there may be differences in performance if it is using a different version of the adsl modem firmware.
oww i never knew about sky enforcing the "u must use our router" mumbojumbo? when did this start? i was not told over the phone that i HAD to use their equipment. i still ain't got my sky router yet. but i have gone onto the sky broadband webby and they gave me my username and i made my own pw for the broadband?