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illuminate100
08-06-2005, 21:13
Interesting title for this post...sounds more like I'm elicting info about meth or something.

Anyway, I am looking for an easy way to get more speed out of my cable connection. I have TCP Optimizer, which in the past has given me great results on other computers, but not now. I am pulling down about 2.4 Mbps and getting about 232 up. I have Charter cable, a Linksys cable modem/wireless router. Anyone know an easy way to get closer to the speeds I'm paying for (3.0 Mbps down/256 up)?

08-06-2005, 21:53
I have cable also but i dont really download anything except updates and service packs. I know my down load speeds vari depending ont he time of day and the site i am downloading from. Maybe i am wrong but your down load speed will vari greatly.

All i know is when i use my friends DSL it makes my cable feel lightning fast. I am happy with mine as is.

Andy

Zoolander
08-06-2005, 23:14
24Kbps here, I keeps it real like that.

LMFAO!!

funbob
08-06-2005, 23:16
Those are pretty good speeds actually. There probably isn't that much room for improvement. I'd say just be happy with what you got. Few folks actually see their exact rated speed. These TCP tweaking programs are somewhat overrated for broadband connections. They can help with high latency problems by adjusting timeout values and such but their not going to really do anything to increase your bandwidth. Win2K and XP come pretty well optimized for high speed connections right out of the box.

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 00:31
The easiest and best I've found is the one from Speed Guide at http://www.speedguide.net


http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

http://www.speedguide.net/files/TCPOptimizer.exe

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 00:33
It helps a lot in Windows 98 SE which is by default optimized for dial up.With Windows XP it doesn't really change much and I get close to full speed with Windows XP without it.

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 00:44
Originally posted by illuminate100
Interesting title for this post...sounds more like I'm elicting info about meth or something.

Anyway, I am looking for an easy way to get more speed out of my cable connection. I have TCP Optimizer, which in the past has given me great results on other computers, but not now. I am pulling down about 2.4 Mbps and getting about 232 up. I have Charter cable, a Linksys cable modem/wireless router. Anyone know an easy way to get closer to the speeds I'm paying for (3.0 Mbps down/256 up)?

Your speeds are pretty good.You are paying for a maximum speed.I have 3.0Mbps DSL and my speed with Windows XP is 2.7Mbps.My Windows 98 SE PC was only getting 900Kbps.I used the optimizer from Speed Guide and it about matches my unoptimized Windows XP PC.The speed will vary from to time also.

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 01:21
You can try this one.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/CableNut_d446.html

Harlequin
08-07-2005, 06:20
Remember that you're sharing bandwidth with everyone else on your line.

My speeds went progressively down and there wasn't anything they could do about it. Latency for online gaming started bad and got progressively worse. There just wasn't any more tweaking on my end that would help matters. I was a cable customer for years. For me, DSL is twice as fast with almost no latency for online gaming.

Me&MyG23
08-07-2005, 06:35
I just ran a test on mine. I'm getting 3.27 mbps down and 377 kbps up. :)

funbob
08-07-2005, 08:54
Originally posted by Harlequin
Remember that you're sharing bandwidth with everyone else on your line.

Had the comcast tech out last week troubleshooting an upstream power level problem and found out I'm the only high speed subscriber on the block ;f . I'm on a 6mbps package but routinely see 6.4mbps down and about 744kbps on a 768 upstream. The best part is I'll be upgraded to 8mbps by the end of the month. No upstream increase though :( .

illuminate100
08-07-2005, 18:16
Well, emailing, surfing the web, etc. doesn't really require much more speed than I am currently getting...the real reason I ask is because I, like Harlequin, am a gamer (Xbox live) and I know the next gen systems are going to require more bandwidth due to the advanced physics and AI (in coop modes) that in turn mean more data needing to be shuttled to and fro individual gamers.

Really, then, I should be asking myself more about ping and latency, although I am not sure exactly how all that works other than the fact that it measures how fast I can send and then recieve data.

Penguin15
08-07-2005, 18:49
is there a link to a website that will measure my speed so i can check the actual speed of my line.


thanks

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 19:25
Use Internet Explorer and go to

http://www.pcpitstop.com

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 20:03
http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/default.asp

Washington,D.C.
08-07-2005, 20:16
http://home.cfl.rr.com/eaa/Bandwidth.htm

08-07-2005, 22:43
Illuminate

i see your in CA like me. I use cox cable for my high speed internet. I just tried that speed test posted by DC and i get 3354 kb/s on the DL. I didnt do the upload test.

Andy

funbob
08-07-2005, 22:55
My favorite site for speed testing is http://testmy.net

All sorts of neat stats and comparisons and graphs and charts. Plus it logs all your tests so you can monitor your connection over time.

Me&MyG23
08-08-2005, 05:26
Originally posted by funbob
I'm on a 6mbps package but routinely see 6.4mbps down and about 744kbps on a 768 upstream. The best part is I'll be upgraded to 8mbps by the end of the month.
How much do those packages run a month??

Me&MyG23
08-08-2005, 05:29
Originally posted by funbob
My favorite site for speed testing is http://testmy.net

All sorts of neat stats and comparisons and graphs and charts. Plus it logs all your tests so you can monitor your connection over time.
I have been using pcpitstop.com for a while.

Harlequin
08-08-2005, 05:38
http://www.dslreports.com/stest

By no means is my experience typical. I know cable is capable of being fast, just not for me.

funbob
08-08-2005, 08:34
Originally posted by Me&MyG23
How much do those packages run a month??

$52.95 bundled with my cable television service.

Me&MyG23
08-08-2005, 09:05
Originally posted by funbob
$52.95 bundled with my cable television service.
That's not bad at all for the speed your getting. I work for a large cable company here in FL. I get all of my services free. ;) Before I started there though I was paying $44.95 for the same service I have now, 5mbps down & 384k up.

Zoolander
08-08-2005, 10:47
So cable is the way to go, I shouldn't even consider DSL?

funbob
08-08-2005, 14:38
The choice is easy for me because I don't qualify for DSL at my address. Even if I could get it though I'd still choose cable because it's significantly faster in my area than Qwest DSL, DSL is not significantly cheaper, I haven't had landline telephone service for years and have no interest in it anymore and Qwest hasn't rolled out naked DSL in this area yet, and I get what I feel is a fair price for my cable television and internet service bundled together. In short, it's the best for me but it may be different for other folks or in different areas where DSL and cable are more evenly matched performance and pricewise.