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Posted: 4/19/2007 9:53:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 10:06:00 AM EDT by DavidC]
I upgraded to their service offer of 16Mb/1Mb (DL/UL) for an extra $10/month. I was mainly interested because of the upload speed increase from 384K (usually around 300K) because I send a lot of moderately large files that are work related (I work from home). Wasn't too concerned about the DL speed upgrade because the 4-5Mbps I was getting reliably was faster than most websites could deliver anyway.

But check out these test results



Amazingly fast download, but I've only doubled the upload speed. Most folks are probably pretty happy with this service upgrade.

Of course, in true Comcast fashion, I had gone to the local depot to swap out my dead DVR box. When I hooked up the new one it doesn't generate any signal over the component connection or RCA audio (I get sound via the SPIDIF connection). COuldn't find a tech who understood what I was talking about on the phone so now I have to wait here for a couple hours tomorrow while they send a tech out to fix it.

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 9:54:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 9:55:03 AM EDT by Ohio308FAL]
great for leeching teh pr0ns!
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 9:54:55 AM EDT
my slingbox would love that upload..
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 9:56:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 9:58:04 AM EDT by SubnetMask]
I too work from home, but I live waaaaay out in the sticks. My best option so far has been EVDO service from Embarq (Sprint, really). I just installed a D-Link router that will use an EVDO card on the WAN interface, and it's actually faster than having the card in my laptop. Go figure huh?



It kinda sucks, but you know what? It'll maintain a VPN connection, VoIP works (I'm a Cisco phone dude), VNC and RDP work just fine. In other words, it lets me do my job *AND* take a break to shoot in my back yard during lunch.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:00:25 AM EDT
must be nice our cable co insightbb offers 10mb down 1mb up. thats their standard speed



our dsl co offers 6mb down 384kup for about $39 bucks calble starts at 45
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:03:36 AM EDT



Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:04:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
I too work from home, but I live waaaaay out in the sticks. My best option so far has been EVDO service from Embarq (Sprint, really). I just installed a D-Link router that will use an EVDO card on the WAN interface, and it's actually faster than having the card in my laptop. Go figure huh?

www.speedtest.net/result/115311311.png

It kinda sucks, but you know what? It'll maintain a VPN connection, VoIP works (I'm a Cisco phone dude), VNC and RDP work just fine. In other words, it lets me do my job *AND* take a break to shoot in my back yard during lunch.


Yeah, I have a home out in the sticks, too (I split my time between homes), but it's only 1.9 miles from a tiny CO in a little 400 person town, so I actually have DSL out there at an advertised speed of 1.5Mb DL, 384 UL. In reality, I get about 70% of that performance. If I'm in a 3G service area, my Cingular HSDPA access via my phone gets me 1.4 Mb DL, 240k UL. If I'm on a train in the BoWash corridor it's pretty nice.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:06:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:07:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 10:10:44 AM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Dave... when the tech guy comes out, see if he has a 2-way splitter to give you off the Comcast truck.(unless you already have one installed)
The store bought splitters are garbage. The ones supplied by Comcast are smokin fast.

I was seeing some unstable speeds when I first signed-on to Comcast a few years ago.

The tech came out and split the main line from the pole into two seperate lines inside the house. One of those lines went to a 5-way splitter that fed all the TV's, the other was a dedicated line for the cable modem.

I also spent some time at www.dslreports.com reading the tips and tweaks section.

Try this: www.dslreports.com/tweaks

You can do a "tweak test" which will suggest recommended settings to improve your speeds.

You might also try power cycling your cable modem so it picks up the changes to your service.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:07:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
www.speedtest.net/result/115323524.png


Daaaaaamn, U in the server room?
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:08:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
www.speedtest.net/result/115323524.png


Daaaaaamn, U in the server room?


Negative ghost rider.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:11:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
www.speedtest.net/result/115323524.png


Daaaaaamn, U in the server room?


Negative ghost rider.


The pattern is full.......

I must say, thats prettyfuckingfast!
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:11:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Dave... when the tech guy comes out, see if he has a 2-way splitter to give you off the Comcast truck.(unless you already have one installed)
The store bought splitters are garbage. The ones supplied by Comcast are smokin fast.

I was seeing some unstable speeds when I first signed-on to Comcast a few years ago.

The tech came out and split the main line from the pole into two seperate lines inside the house. One of those lines went to a 5-way splitter that fed all the TV's, the other was a dedicated line for the cable modem.

I also spent some time at www.dslreports.com reading the tips and tweaks section.

Try this: www.dslreports.com/tweaks

You can do a "tweak test" which will suggest recommended settings to improve your speeds.


When we bought this house the Comcast guy was very cool when he came out to install everything. he basically rewired all of the cable connections with new stuff and installed the splitters and boosters as necessary. Nice kid; wouldn't even take a tip.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:12:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DavidC:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
I too work from home, but I live waaaaay out in the sticks. My best option so far has been EVDO service from Embarq (Sprint, really). I just installed a D-Link router that will use an EVDO card on the WAN interface, and it's actually faster than having the card in my laptop. Go figure huh?

www.speedtest.net/result/115311311.png</a>

It kinda sucks, but you know what? It'll maintain a VPN connection, VoIP works (I'm a Cisco phone dude), VNC and RDP work just fine. In other words, it lets me do my job *AND* take a break to shoot in my back yard during lunch.


Yeah, I have a home out in the sticks, too (I split my time between homes), but it's only 1.9 miles from a tiny CO in a little 400 person town, so I actually have DSL out there at an advertised speed of 1.5Mb DL, 384 UL. In reality, I get about 70% of that performance. If I'm in a 3G service area, my Cingular HSDPA access via my phone gets me 1.4 Mb DL, 240k UL. If I'm on a train in the BoWash corridor it's pretty nice.


The HSDPA speeds I'm seeing people post seem to fare better than common EVDO speeds. I can't get it here, but interestingly, D-Link has a version of my router that supports HSDPA cards. I gotta tell you, it's REALLY cool treating a cell network data connection like any other wired connection.

I'm really impressed with this D-Link so far, but it's a little crappy on the 802.11 side (it's also an AP). The range is really poor. I wish they used Linksys radios. I've got two bone stock Linksys WAP54G AP's bridged over 300 feet (across the street) and one of them is in a basement.

It's not a D-Link thing, either. This is actually uncommon for them. In that same basement across the street, I've got an old D-Link AP/Router and I can just barely see it from my house using my laptop. The D-Link EVDO router two rooms over? Barely works.

I'll need to play with placement, and antennas, I think. Still, it ought to do a little better than that.

Other than that, it friggin' rocks. I have no idea how they did it, but I can't maintain 400k down with the card in my laptop. Same location, but in the router? 1 meg down. I wish I knew how they did that.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:13:35 AM EDT
my comcast internet is ok, but the digital cable is constantly fcuked. my town may yank their exclusive agreement soon though...
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:14:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
www.speedtest.net/result/115323524.png


Holy shit. I think that beats the server I've got on a DS3.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:15:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
www.speedtest.net/result/115323524.png


Holy shit. I think that beats the server I've got on a DS3.


he works at verizon
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:16:32 AM EDT
Im the shit foo.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:17:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im the shit foo.


I have a small internet dick.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:17:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Im the shit foo.


I have a small internet dick.


So it doesnt bring all the boys to the yard?
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:18:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DavidC:
I upgraded to their service offer of 16Mb/1Mb (DL/UL) for an extra $10/month. I was mainly interested because of the upload speed increase from 384K (usually around 300K) because I send a lot of moderately large files that are work related (I work from home). Wasn't too concerned about the DL speed upgrade because the 4-5Mbps I was getting reliably was faster than most websites could deliver anyway.

But check out these test results

www.speedtest.net/result/115313914.png

Amazingly fast download, but I've only doubled the upload speed. Most folks are probably pretty happy with this service upgrade.

Of course, in true Comcast fashion, I had gone to the local depot to swap out my dead DVR box. When I hooked up the new one it doesn't generate any signal over the component connection or RCA audio (I get sound via the SPIDIF connection). COuldn't find a tech who understood what I was talking about on the phone so now I have to wait here for a couple hours tomorrow while they send a tech out to fix it.


How much do you pay a month for your service? I'm paying $60 a month and this is what I have:



I think I'm paying too much and getting too little from Comcast...
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:23:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 10:24:11 AM EDT by Tolip]
My work connection:
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:24:24 AM EDT
I guess I'n near the top of the pack here too.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:28:27 AM EDT
Over a network at work:



My speed-fu is weak..
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:47:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 10:48:50 AM EDT by bigcraig]
Is this any good? I use comcast.

www.speedtest.net/result/115343042.png
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:49:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FAC:
How much do you pay a month for your service? I'm paying $60 a month and this is what I have:

www.speedtest.net/result/115328212.png

I think I'm paying too much and getting too little from Comcast...


I'm on Comcast and the basic 6 Mb/384k service was $42/month. This upgrade adds $10 to that.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:54:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 10:55:02 AM EDT by DavidC]
From my notebook running Vista Ultimate...



My other test was from my desktop running Windows XP SP2
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