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Old 06-19-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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OK guys, we are moving to SA this summer and your speeds arent close to ours in Delaware. We hate Comcast, but it looks like our speeds are much better, what gives? Is yours like a low RR basic plan? anyone on Uverse can post their speeds?


You probably won't even notice much of a difference. Yes, there are several different levels.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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Mine's not bad, but it's been better on the upload speed in the past. I've pushed 1.5 on a good night. My best DL was around 13000.

Right now, I've got RR Turbo. Tested on a wireless-N network, so the numbers may be a smidge lower than on a CAT-5, wired connection.



BN
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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OK guys, we are moving to SA this summer and your speeds arent close to ours in Delaware. We hate Comcast, but it looks like our speeds are much better, what gives? Is yours like a low RR basic plan? anyone on Uverse can post their speeds?

Mine is basic. 10/1 is available for $60. But CWH just mentioned 15/2 so I suppose some in S.A. have that option and the up on that is twice what you have.

The larger question is... how much are you paying and do you really take advantage of it? I pay $30 and believe you me, I take full advantage of my speed. I'm being presumptuous, but no streaming SD video or small sporadic downloads (less than a gig) do not warrant anything higher.

Despite avg. need, I think all major ISPs need to up their game to parallel our neighbors abroad... some of my in laws in Tokyo have 100Mbps full duplex FTTH

If I'm not mistaken, FTTH was a pre-condition for some of FCC's grants/Fed subsidies to ATT, yet here they are rolling out the cheaper (and less scalable) FTTN alternative.

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Mine's not bad, but it's been better on the upload speed in the past. I've pushed 1.5 on a good night. My best DL was around 13000.

Right now, I've got RR Turbo. Tested on a wireless-N network, so the numbers may be a smidge lower than on a CAT-5, wired connection.



BN
Good point on LAN type. At my current LAN speeds, I'd probably peak at 9.8Mbps to my upstairs game room because of signal attenuation. Sadly, this is even on MIMO G. Central placement of my router or another WAP would be ideal to achieve your speeds, but I'm focusing on final ratification of the N spec in March '09 (but hopefully sooner!).

OR... maybe I should task my wife with a new project today:

Ez-12 <-- Parabolic Antenna how-to

Oh, what the hey, I'll do it

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Old 06-20-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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RR has been very kind this morning

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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... And with all of these bandwidth numbers, you also have to take into account that speed without the proper processing power is totally useless.

Example: You've got an insane speed pipeline, but the website you're DL'ing from is on a slow server. Also, it works in opposite ways, with your own chipset determining how fast your machine can display the DL'ed info.

Basically, no matter how fast the connection, the ultimate speed is determined by how clean your computer is running.

On a sidenote, I love FireFox 3.0... It's fast, offers some nice add-ons and works well within the TWC system.



BN
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Yes, it does. very smooth so far.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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... And with all of these bandwidth numbers, you also have to take into account that speed without the proper processing power is totally useless.

Example: You've got an insane speed pipeline, but the website you're DL'ing from is on a slow server. Also, it works in opposite ways, with your own chipset determining how fast your machine can display the DL'ed info.

Basically, no matter how fast the connection, the ultimate speed is determined by how clean your computer is running.


BN
Yes, you'll always be only as fast as the slowest link (or hop, as it were).

However, you'd have to be talking about a really archaic system to not handles the speeds posted here. I still have a notebook purchased in 2002, with a 1Ghz PIII (Tualatin core), 10/100TX NIC, 5400RPM ATA HDD, and 512MB of RAM. However it can handle 10-15Mbps down just fine which is much more than most would need or at a transfer rate greater than many web/file servers would even serve.

Perhaps if one's HDD was seriously fragmented and the disc was transferring slower than 15Mbps (1.8MB), but that sucker would have to be in pretty bad shape.

Proper MTU setting on your NIC is one of the most important settings, imo.


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On a sidenote, I love FireFox 3.0... It's fast, offers some nice add-ons and works well within the TWC system.
A little buggy on my wife's Vista notebook (not sure if it's an extension so running in safe mode now to deduce problem) but overall I love it too. Loads faster than FF 2 in startup and particularly javascript intensive apps (e.g. Gmail) with smaller memory footprint.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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... And with all of these bandwidth numbers, you also have to take into account that speed without the proper processing power is totally useless.

Example: You've got an insane speed pipeline, but the website you're DL'ing from is on a slow server. Also, it works in opposite ways, with your own chipset determining how fast your machine can display the DL'ed info.

Basically, no matter how fast the connection, the ultimate speed is determined by how clean your computer is running.

On a sidenote, I love FireFox 3.0... It's fast, offers some nice add-ons and works well within the TWC system.



BN
agreed...and although I have a Wireless N, Im running through my 10/1000 router with a Q6600, 4gb RAM, 2 X BFG 8800GTS (G92)on an Abit IN9-32MAX ~ call me a tech junky, but I really want the most speed for the best price. And im not sure which way to go...RR or Uverse. I have 4 weeks to decide
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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To all those still making up their minds, it seems that the majority (if not all) TWC HSI customers have gotten a speed bump. I average about 12Mbps down now, on the standard/basic whatever-you-call-it-this-week tier.

This coincides w/ TWC's recent move to discontinue complimentary newsgroups to its customers effective 6-23-08 .

Next batch of anti-consumer network regression techniques will be the 40GB caps, at which point, I'll be saying 'hasta la vista' Time Warner. I'm sure they'll miss me and my $30 HSI monthly payment.
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