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    • 56k and Below
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    • DLS/Cable 384 and Below
      1
    • DSL/Cable 768 and Below
      4
    • Cable 768 and above
      7
    • T1 and Above
      4


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http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/  <-- Use this to gauge you speed.

I recently upgraded to a new Cable Modem because I knew I was not getting full bandwidth. I was previously getting about 2,500kbps(300-700k)

I now get between 25,000-30,000kbps and am loving it. My RCA modem was a complete piece of crap and about 10 years old. My new Linksys is working great, only I think maybe its a little too fast as I am still tweaking settings to control the speed. It sometimes times out from the massive downlink and I have to refresh the page at times.

I'm thinking maybe I need to go from a10/100 nic to a 10/100/1000 to maybe control it a bit better, but what do you think? Will it make a difference? I am using Cat6 from modem to router and then cat 6 from router to my pc. I use cat5 for the rest of the pc's on the network and they seem more stable and consisten with speeds of about 20,000kbps. I am not sure if tis the cat6 vs cat5 makes that much a difference, but what are your opinions.

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Daytime: 8 mbps download, 2 mbps upload

Evening: 16 kbps download, 1-2 kbps upload

Nighttime: 10 mbps Download, 5 mbps upload

It is very, very slow in evenings for some reason (thank BT Home Hubs).

P.S. For anyone (like me), who wasnt able to use the speed test provided, try adslguide.org.

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You can also try DSLreports: http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?flash=1 for speed tests in the US.

For other countries: http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1

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I'm getting just over a meg down and approx 100 kb/s up.

I could get faster internet, but I'd have to pay through the nose for it and I don't feel like I'm maxing out my current line on a regular basis.

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i pay for verizon dsl, and according to the mcafee site i get t1/t3 speed (it maxes out their speed test lol)

but from dsl reports i get

<a href="http://speedtest.dslreports.com"><img border=0 src="http://www.dslreports.com/im/35568071/4232.png"></a> (im not sure how to post the graph, but it says 718k download, 133k upload 52 ms latency, and on the comparison graph my results are about 1/3 higher then others using verizon)

thats on a wireless adapter, linksys, and 54.0 mbps, very good strength according to the linksys program.

would i be able to get a faster speed if i hooked directly to the router instead of using wireless? or would it atleast be more reliable? sometimes the wireless cuts out and dissconnects from the network, and all i do is reconnect but thats kind of inconvienent when im downloading movies or music or researching or something.

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would i be able to get a faster speed if i hooked directly to the router instead of using wireless? or would it atleast be more reliable? sometimes the wireless cuts out and dissconnects from the network, and all i do is reconnect but thats kind of inconvienent when im downloading movies or music or researching or something.

That's an understatement. Better speed and of course reliability. + security. Wireless traffic can all be sniffed, encrypted or not.

Also, log onto your Wireless Router setup and see if there are any settings to increase your speed, like having only G networking, vs B and G together or what security settings are in place, like filtering mac id's so only your pc is connecting to the WAP, ensuring your the only one using the bandwidth.

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would i be able to get a faster speed if i hooked directly to the router instead of using wireless? or would it atleast be more reliable? sometimes the wireless cuts out and dissconnects from the network, and all i do is reconnect but thats kind of inconvienent when im downloading movies or music or researching or something.

That's an understatement. Better speed and of course reliability. + security. Wireless traffic can all be sniffed, encrypted or not.

Also, log onto your Wireless Router setup and see if there are any settings to increase your speed, like having only G networking, vs B and G together or what security settings are in place, like filtering mac id's so only your pc is connecting to the WAP, ensuring your the only one using the bandwidth.

as far as packet sniffing and people using my internet and stealing my stuff or w/e, i live in a town of about 500 people, most of which can barely sign on to the internet lol, and my closest neighbor is way out of range for my wireless

but, i would love the extra speed and reliability, seeing as i have so many computers that i use almost daily. i tried to log onto it a couple days ago and i couldn't get onto it for some reason? the way i set it up was to have user name = my name and password = brand of tire on my car (original right? lol), but it didn't let me log on. all in all though, it is still a pretty fast internet connection, especially since im only paying for dsl which is half if not 1/4 the speed im getting

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