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Well its about time!

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Pc Gamer 2006, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Pc Gamer 2006

    Pc Gamer 2006 New Member

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    well today i found out why my upload speed has been crawling so slow!! its been going 350Kbps just idling there its been doing this for 3 months called comcast a couple of times as well just to find out today it was my dads problem, He decided to put a inverter on the main connection and split it up between the TV's and modem so i was taking a look at it today and on it it read "Out -3.5db" and i was oh look found my problem so i switched it out and now im getting the speed im paying for again! im so happy!

    i just had to tell you guys this!

    Upload speed before: 350Kbps
    Upload speed after: 950+Kbps

    :happygrin::happygrin::happygrin::happygrin:
     
  2. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    Hmm thats interesting, I've never heard of a splitter slowing down the speeds before. What did you switch it out with?
     
  3. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

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    My bet is the transmit speeds weren't slowed down but that the splitter decreased the signal level just enough so that noise/loss was enough to impact the effective throughput. I used to have a splitter on mine when Adelphia was the provider and all was well. Then the day I was switched to Comcast I noticed a significant decrease in speeds. I also noticed the signal levels reported by the modem had gone down significantly. I then removed the splitter and all was well again. My guess is the Comcast transition added more equipment in the middle decreasing the signal levels that were once ok with the splitter. I also imagine this caused a lot of people who were just on the edge of acceptable levels with Adelphia to have nothing but problems with Comcast.
     
  4. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    that and comcast is pumping more down the line then adelphia was... tolerances are getting tighter.
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    Comcast a few months ago replaced my main splitter which spits a bunch of cables for all the tvs and the internet cables are on a separate system and splitter which was also replaced. I also have two main cables coming in from the box out by the street one for internet and one fo tv. and Comcast also did something to the main box or line out by the street that time also. Then I had a problem again and the tech did not show up but I noticed a day later or so all was well and has been since.

    I heard and do not know how true this is, but all the online shopping traffic during the holidays is slowing down the speeds this time of year. You pros out there should be able to tell us if that is true or not.

    Lee j
     
  6. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    Not true. But if it IS then beware for what's to come in a few weeks. Internet traffic tends to peak after the holidays and through January and February. Shopping online doesn't use much bandwidth.
     
  7. Pc Gamer 2006

    Pc Gamer 2006 New Member

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    yes shopping online is not alot of bandwidth but on the other hand if all those people had skype calls running with webcam that would kill everyone lol
     
  8. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Actually, when it comes to cable internet, the trend is that you can gauge your speeds by when school is out. Rest assured that once college kids are home for the holidays and local schools are closed, your speeds will probably decrease. You'll see an upturn in speeds once the kids go back to school. It's the same effect you see each day during the late-afternoon hours, except it's accentuated in the case of the holidays.
     

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