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Old 04-06-2003, 07:50 PM
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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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Old 04-06-2003, 08:08 PM
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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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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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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)!

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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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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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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.


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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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