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Re: slow internet speed

 
 
Paul
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      05-01-2011
wf3h wrote:
> at home, on 2 different computers, using several different internet
> speed testing sites, i'm getting about 1.5 mbps download speed. last
> week it was running about 12.
>
> at a different place with one of the computers, i'm getting about the
> same. isp is comcast. computer is gateway with intel dual core 64 bit
> processor with 4 GB ram.
>
> any ideas? thanks much


A remarkable coincidence is 12/1.5 = 8. Any chance one measurement is in
"bits" and the other in "bytes" ?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast

"Comcast offers

downstream speeds of up to 1.5, 3, 6, 15, 20, 25, 50 and 105 Mbit/s and
upstream speeds of .384, .768, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 or 20 Mbit/s for standard
home connections.

These differing speed options are made possible by loading a particular
configuration file into the modem or bonding channels together through
DOCSIS 3.0."

If it really is 1.5 Mbit/sec, you might want to phone tech support and
see if the configuration is set wrong.

Paul
 
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