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    OSO Content Provider Commercial Member SHARKEY-IMAGES's Avatar
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    Question OT: Cable Modem Users:

    Has anyone notice a drop off in their cable modem speeds?

    I feel as though Comcast has just put a cap on my download speed of 200kbps

    Every test I run is coming up consistently between 195 to 198kbps.

    Others I have talked to seem to be having a slow down as well.

    I went to Circuit City today which is only a 1/4 mile from my house and is on the same system. I ran the same test there and they are running from 1100 to 1500 kbps. Several employees told me they are on a cable modem. I am starting to think they are tweaked systems or they are on a T-1 line.

    Comcast advertises that they are faster than DSL's 640kbs, but they straight out told me that they don't guarantee any speed.

    I may just be heading back to DSL unless they pony-up the extra bandwidth I am paying for....

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    Registered HyperBaja's Avatar
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    My cable has been really slow too lately...Where do you test the bandwith? I just thought it was more people getting cable around here...

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    Ginger or Mary Ann? Charter Member US1 Fountain's Avatar
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    I noticed my Hotmail now takes awhile to load the last couple of weeks. Most others are not too bad, but was better when I 1st got it 2 yrs ago. Where/how do you test the speed?
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    Registered Clay Washington's Avatar
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    Talking Speed Test

    Bandwidth Speed Test

    I got 1.2MegaBits/sec with my SBC DSL!

    It says that I can download a 1Meg file in 7.2 seconds (which sounds about right).

    However, it also says that these tests are run from a server in San Antonio and I live in Austin. So, I guess you could say that this is a SPEEDO reading (not GPS)!
    Last edited by Clay Washington; 04-06-2003 at 07:45 PM.

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    My EX got the Sleekcraft Platinum Member gdfatha's Avatar
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    I have noticed my Time Warner AOL broadband has slowed up. I might go back to DSL...
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    I got 2.6 Megabits per second just now. I have COMCAST.
    What are you paying for cable to computer only. I am thinking on droping Digital cable and getting Direct TV.
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    Charter Member Charter Member Ted G's Avatar
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    I just got 1.2 M on my Comcast cable. But my OSO download speeds are kinda slow
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    mine tested at 1.6megabits/sec. Comcast

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    this is what happend when I tweaked my Cable modem
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    Registered groove's Avatar
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    I ran three times and got .95, 1.0, and .59 Megabits per second just now on Comcast.

    I've had a cable modem for 3 1/2 years and have seen performance steadily drop over the years.

    I dumped my digital cable 1 1/2 ago and went with Direct TV with TIVO and cannot imagine life without it. If you have never seen what you can do with this combo check it out. I think I pay 50 something a month for the cable modem thought. (I don't really want to know what we pay for it.

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