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Hi
Thinking of changing my ISP from AOL.

Just wondering if anybody is using Sky as their ISP and if so, do they have any trouble using the service with a Mac, and also, are they any good. Any help much appreciated.


Philip

PS. Would I still be able to use Safari etc, or would I need to use a dedicated Sky browser.
 
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I recently changed my Mac and a member of the family took over my old one. They are with Sky and I had no trouble setting it up wireless although I don't think their router is as powerful and if you want it wireless you're going to have to get the right position for the router. As for the browser question you can use any one it's the same internet you are getting just a different provider. The browser is only a tool for receiving and decoding the data.
Macs work with everything if you like them enough.:Blushing:
 
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PS. Would I still be able to use Safari etc, or would I need to use a dedicated Sky browser.
Yea you can.

However a word of warning Sky are meant to be, well, how do I put it... Crap! Same goes for Orange, unfortunately you get what you pay for, so their cheap deals go with their cheap and poor customer service, so good luck if anything goes wrong... You'll need it.
 
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Thanks for the advice.
I have looked at reviews for Sky Broadband since I originally posted and yes, they are none too reliable. I have been with AOL for 5 years now and I have had good service. They have recently offered me 8 meg plus free evening & weekend calls, all for my regular price (£17.99) but they want me to sign up for another18 months.

Just thought I would have a shop around and see who else might offer a good deal. Any recommendations?
 
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I am on BT Total broadband now and it is extremely reliable, I get it free as well because my dad is BT employee ;) . Before that I have Virgin Media broadband (formerly Blueyonder or Telewest), that was very reliable as well. If you live in a cable area, it is definitely worth considering.

You don't need to install all the crap that comes with the ISP installation discs anyway. Just take the ethernet connection out the back of your modem direct into your Mac and it will work instantly. Alternatively take the ethernet through a router and then take all your computers through the router to access the net.

Safari will work just fine. As long as there is an active internet connection then any browser can be used.
 
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