Cable Modem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by joe.shearer, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. joe.shearer

    joe.shearer Guest

    2002-04-08 12:18:09 EST: 294 / 93
    Your download speed : 294478 bps, or 294 kbps.
    Browsers would show : about a 35.9 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 93984 bps, or 93 kbps.

    My question is. The above are the results of the test to find my cable modem speed. They don't look too good to me. I have a 512kps cable-modem line ISP NTL (UK). Can any of you comuter savvy people tell me what to do(I AM a computer idiot most of the time :( ) to try and get my speeds nearer to what they should be or are they what they should be ???
    Any input on this would be apreciated
     
  2. john30uk

    john30uk Guest

    I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH NTL'S SISTER COMPANY TELEWEST BROADBAND AND HAVE BEEN SINCE OCT 01.
    EVENTUALLY THEY FOUND A MAJOR FAULT OUTSIDE IN ROAD BUT STILL GET SHITTY DOWNLOAD SPEEDS.
    AS TO THE FIGURES YOU QUOTE,512KBPS IS YOUR CONNECTION SPEED BY DIVIDING BY 8(CAUSE 8 BITS IS 1 BYTE)YOU GET YOU IDEAL DOWNLOAD SPEED WHICH IN OPTIMUIM CONDITIONS IS 65KBPS WHICH I ACHIEVED THE FIRST FEW MONTHS.
    NOT SURE ABOUT NTL BUT TELEWEST LIMIT YOUR UPLOAD SPEED TO 256KBPS AS YOU MOSTLY DOWNLOAD NOT UPLOAD AND THATS WHY IT FASTER THAN BT'S 512K CONNECTION CAUSE THEY HAVE 512KBPS UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD CAUSING LESS AVAILABLE BANDWIDTH FOR UPLOADING.
    IM NOT AN EXPERT IN THIS FIELD BUT THINK THEY BOTH NEED TO GET THERE ACTS TOGETHER OR LOSE CUSTOMERS
     
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    goto www.dslreports.com and follow their tweak suggestions0..that might help you add a few K..but remember you'll never see the full 512k at a steady rate due to TCP/IP overhead and the crappy way most cable isp's cap their modems. but you should get atleast 90% of that
     
  4. MikeTasker

    MikeTasker Guest

    I had a very similar problem with ntl. I have a router and 3 PC’s connecting through it. Both PC running Windows 98 were able to get a speed detected at 512k/128k but mine (WinXP Pro) was getting around 96k/60k

    The problem was in my network setup. I’m sure I removed the authentication stuff and any protocols that were not needed (I only need TCP/IP). After making a few changes I tried it again and got 512k/128k (and sometimes even a little over) I can now download at 100k easily.

    Don’t forget make a couple of changes, write them down reboot and check the speed again for any improvement. Once you get it going it really is sweet.

    Mike Tasker
     
  5. aletank

    aletank Guest

    Have a Look Here

    www.speedguide.net, Post on there forums if needed and there's patches to download to tweak you registry.