Hot Modem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Smokie, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    Has anyone heard this before. I am using cable internet and over the last few days things have slowed down a bit.

    I phoned the isp and here is what the techo told me. After checking my line, he said that my modem had been on for two days straight and that I should switch it off to cool it down and this should be done every few days.

    Never heard that one before...
     
  2. Zodiaq

    Zodiaq Guest

    Lol...Smokie

    That's a good one...Damn Tech support, you just never know what they will tell you. When I called they told me to unplug the power and let it sit for 5 minutes and then turn it back on.

    They called it Power Cycling;)

    I didn't notice a difference...maybe they just want our brains to believe there's a difference.

    ::::Tap your head and rub your belly, I promise it will go faster::::
    ;)
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    lol that was diplomatic answer from th tech support!
    what the tech support meant is GET LOST lol.
     
  4. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    My cable modem has not been off for months (always powered on),they were just fobbing you off:rolleyes: but this may be an option for you :p just have a look >Cool Modem
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Cable modems don't overheat. Mine been running for months now, without it being turned off.

    Although that modded modem, I would buy one of those :)
     
  6. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    ok so cable modems don't over heat, it will get hot. but it will not over heat. mine has been on 24/7 for the last year and a half and its fine. all unplugging and plugging in your cable modem does is reboot the modem. if your connection is slowing down then its either a busy net nite or somebody in your subnet/node is hogging the bandwidth. there is really nothing you can do to change your connection speed other than a few registry tweaks. its all controlled by the isp!

    there are some tweaks here http://www.dslreports.com/

    hope this helps
    oDin.
     
  7. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    oDin, it's just a Mickey Mouse system they have here. I have used all the tweaks but they can't work if the ISP is useless.

    And if a techo gives an answer like he told me, doesn't make one feel to confident does it?

    Trouble is there is nothing better to go to. The DSL here is woeful as well.
     
  8. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    Smokie the tweaks do help, not much but they do help. might give ya an extra 5kbit\sec :D :D

    what kinda transfer rates do you get???
     
  9. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    lmao..... "look out guys the modem is about to BLOW"

    .............."take cover NOW"

    i've tried all the tweaks and haven't noticed a bit of difference in my speeds ...still max out at 512k/s upload(capped by ISP) and 4.6mbit download max
     
  10. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    *dives behind monitor"

    dam...4.6mbit/sec...can't complain about that.