Time Warner Cable Speed Bump

stubeeef

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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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clayj

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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:
 

stubeeef

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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.
 

clayj

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stubeeef said:
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.
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.
 

stubeeef

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clayjohanson said:
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.
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 .
 

stubeeef

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lem0nayde said:
stubeeef,
Is your forum name a reference to Strangers With Candy? I don't want the brisket.
No, sorry, please elaborate. It is an ole nickname for me.
 

Espnetboy3

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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 ?
 

Mechcozmo

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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. :)
 

bennetsaysargh

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Espnetboy3 said:
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 ?
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.
 

Espnetboy3

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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
 

Espnetboy3

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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?
 

lem0nayde

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stubeeef said:
No, sorry, please elaborate. It is an ole nickname for me.
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.
 

powerboy

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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.
 

Cooknn

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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