Thinking of getting Sky broadband

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Found 24th Mar 2011
Does anyone know if you get a wirless 'n' router with them, or just a 'g' one?

Many thanks

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I think it's only a abg - or at least the one we got was

We simply upgraded to a wireless n hub when prices came down...

Sky doesn't do "N" routers, even the newest one, but you can recover your password-using a program (can send the link) & use another router, its against the t&c's, but they don't enforce it.

On the plus side, SKY is a wicked ISP (apart from the first 10 days of DLM) esp if you phone them up to put you on the gaming profile (max delays set to 8ms) your ping will be super low for online games like COD!

richx45

Sky doesn't do "N" routers, even the newest one, but you can recover your … Sky doesn't do "N" routers, even the newest one, but you can recover your password-using a program (can send the link) & use another router, its against the t&c's, but they don't enforce it. On the plus side, SKY is a wicked ISP (apart from the first 10 days of DLM) esp if you phone them up to put you on the gaming profile (max delays set to 8ms) your ping will be super low for online games like COD!:D


Most of the isps do that, you just need to get them to take the error checking off the line then your ping goes down, but could create some problems.

Had it since July, never had an issue with them ever bar weak signal in router(think thats interferance due to old building though)

Have downloaded mid amounts of stuff in a month like 50 gig(though its rare) and never had an issue and always full speed(wired, wireless is tempermental on mine)

I dl around 200gb of stuff a month and never have they contacted me...

Decent speed too - Around 1mb a second, which sounds slow, but for our area its really quick!

@richx45 - I never even knew they had a gaming profile! Will contact them tonight about that

tomwatts

I dl around 200gb of stuff a month and never have they contacted … I dl around 200gb of stuff a month and never have they contacted me...Decent speed too - Around 1mb a second, which sounds slow, but for our area its really [email protected] - I never even knew they had a gaming profile! Will contact them tonight about that



I'm only on 2MB, due to my line length but it's the most stable connection I've ever had! the gaming profile lowered my ping to around 23ms!

They are in the process of field trialling a new 'n' router, not sure when it will be released tho. Sky broadband unlimited is a true unlimited service with no fair use policy.

tomwattsI dl around 200gb of stuff a month and never have they contacted … tomwattsI dl around 200gb of stuff a month and never have they contacted me...Decent speed too - Around 1mb a second, which sounds slow, but for our area its really [email protected] - I never even knew they had a gaming profile! Will contact them tonight about that


sky user forum for the ping info

The one i'm on is a G'.

Wireless setting on it are crap. But it's all right for freebie.

Sky do now do N routers, installed 2 today. Sky are pushing their triple play offering very hard at the moment
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