Time Warner Cable Speed Bump

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Got a letter today, TW just bumped the speed from 3mps to 5mps (download) no upload change I am aware of. Reset my modem and got these results.
     

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  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    I recently noticed that my TW cable modem speed increased from an average of 2350 kbps to 3000-3500 kbps, for no apparent reason. Guess they must be upgrading their equipment all over the place. :cool:
     
  3. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well I only live 1 hour north of you, so don't know how big of a region they are doing, just happy they are doing it. It required me to do a modem reset, maybe you will bump some more after a reset.
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    If by "modem reset" you mean just killing the power, I've done that recently. :) Is there some other reset procedure I don't know about?

    And your speed might be higher because I am right across the street from Johnson & Wales University and 1200 freshmen... lotsa people on my particular cable node.
     
  5. Mac_Linux macrumors newbie

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    Is there a website where you can test the speed?
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    Try here:

    Internet Speed Test
     
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  8. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    On my cable modem, in the back is a reset button (cutoff one end of a Qtip and use the shaft) to hold in. I use 3 Airport Expresses and the reset process had me down about 1 minute, the AE lights turned yellow for a bit while everything was reconnecting.

    Your link gave me a very low 1.3 (could be a nieghbor bogging it down).

    I used this link .
     
  9. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    179.9 kilobits per second
    ew, that sucks. i have cable too! i hate optimum online.
     
  10. lem0nayde macrumors regular

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    stubeeef,
    Is your forum name a reference to Strangers With Candy? I don't want the brisket.
     
  11. clayj macrumors 604

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  12. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, sorry, please elaborate. It is an ole nickname for me.
     
  13. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    3481.2 Kbps on the MSN tool, 4.1 Mbps on the other. Nice!
     
  14. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    Im sorry I just dont understand. Your cable is not Optimum Online , you are using TW instead correct? How much more is that over Optimum and has anyone used verizon dsl and how is that ?
     
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    5 Megabits down, 300 kilobits up. Yeah, I know. Roadrunner is generous but they don't seem to want to give me too much in one direction.

    That's all theoretical of course. I usually take it in as fast as a server can dish it out. :)
     
  16. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    sorry, i was just trying to compare my service with other people's connections. i have optimum online because it's either that or dial-up.
     
  17. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    Im just asking the person who started this thread what service they use. By the way what service is the fastest and most prefered? I have optimum online and im no where near those speeds
     
  18. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    I just tried your link stubeef and got a 4.2mbps. This is a joke im no where near that speed on the net or private transfers. It said 1mb file in 2 seconds which is total bull. How is this rating the speeds?
     
  19. powerboy macrumors regular

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    Are any of you in Wisconsin? My speeds haven't increased yet.
     
  20. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I'm in Wisconsin. Fox Valley area. I don't know if I got a speed increase, I was at 2.5Mbps-ish
     
  21. powerboy macrumors regular

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    I am still at about 2.5. Restarted my modem and no change.
     
  22. lem0nayde macrumors regular

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    Ah, it's nothing. There is just a particularly memorable scene in an episode of Strangers With Candy involving a beef salesman named Stu. I thought maybe you were referring to it.
     
  23. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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  24. powerboy macrumors regular

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    Wisconsin Speed Increase This Week

    I just found this on the Journal-Sentinels webpage:

    Time Warner Cable announced Monday that it's boosting the speed of its Road Runner Internet service this week.

    The company will increase the maximum speed of its basic high-speed Internet access from 3 megabits per second to 5 megabits per second, and
    subscribers of the premium package will see a surge from the current top speed of 6 megabits per second to 8 megabits per second.

    The speed increases will be phased in over the week and will not require home visits from Time Warner technicians, according to a Time
    Warner spokeswoman.

    The company also announced the availability of new video mail service, which Road Runner subscribers can access through the Road
    Runner Web site.
     
  25. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Comcast bumped too...

    Comcast just up'd theirs from 3Mbps to 4Mbps this week too. And for $10 more per month I just upgraded to 6Mbps down and 768K up. I think I've got enough for streaming HDTV now. Bring on the iMovie Store :D
     

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