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Old 04-12-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Cable modem speeds 1.61Mbps possible?

I'm downloading from home on my Comcast cable connection at 1.61Mbps. Does that seem REALLY fast for cable? I know they've been upgrading their network and I remember previously downloading at 480kbps.
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I'm downloading from home on my Comcast cable connection at 1.61Mbps. Does that seem REALLY fast for cable? I know they've been upgrading their network and I remember previously downloading at 480kbps.
dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-04-12 23:20:53 EST:
6691 / 478
Your download speed : 6691 kbps or 836.4 KB/sec.
That is 151.2% better than an average user on mindspring.com

Your upload speed : 478 kbps or 59.8 KB/sec.
That is 37.7% better than an average user on mindspring.com


That's what I just got on DSLReports.Com. I've just got $30 a month cable.
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Something else, are you sure your not downloading something you've downloaded previously? Sometimes your computer caches things in it's memory and it just looks like it's going hella fast.
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Something else, are you sure your not downloading something you've downloaded previously? Sometimes your computer caches things in it's memory and it just looks like it's going hella fast.
Nope, this is a new file.
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Comcast has a "burst effect" usually happens late at night that lets you download really fast for the first few seconds to help get small files done quicker... that said does it stay at 1.61MBps throughout the download? How big was the file? I Have comcast with the "speed tier" for an extra 10$.. (gets you 8/768 speeds) BTW Comcast is currenty testing 16/1 speeds but only in certain areas (richmond, va etc) Where abouts do you live?
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1.61 megabytes/second is beyond cable modem speed. Especially for comcast. Most of their customers are limited to 6mbits down and with the "speed tier" they get up to 8mbits.

You downloaded at much more than 8mbits/sec.

False file, cached, already existed on your system. There are a number of possible problems.

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i was doing 1.3 on a movie download.
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1.61 megabytes/second is beyond cable modem speed.
Tell that to RCN who has a 20/2 Tier
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Comcast has a "burst effect" usually happens late at night that lets you download really fast for the first few seconds to help get small files done quicker... that said does it stay at 1.61MBps throughout the download? How big was the file? I Have comcast with the "speed tier" for an extra 10$.. (gets you 8/768 speeds) BTW Comcast is currenty testing 16/1 speeds but only in certain areas (richmond, va etc) Where abouts do you live?
File size: 225Mb
downloading at 1.61Mb for the entire length of the download 20+ minutes
new file, not cached
Location: Southeast Michigan
Speed as noted on WS_FTP...maybe thats off, who knows
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That's weird I've heard nothing of Michigan testing but hey enjoy the extra speed
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1.6 MEGABYTES per second would not take 20+ minutes to do a 225M File. Are you sure were not talking MBits here? A Bit is roughly an 1/8th of a byte.
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1.6 MEGABYTES per second would not take 20+ minutes to do a 225M File. Are you sure were not talking MBits here? A Bit is roughly an 1/8th of a byte.
Thats true. It took around 15-22 minutes I cant remember exactly. It said Mbps. Something must be off then cause 1.61Mb/sec downloading 225Mb should take around the 4 minute range right?
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Mb = Megabits
MB = Megabytes

1 megabyte = 8 megabits

1.61Mbps = 206 KB/s

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1 bit = 0
1 byte = 00000000

1 kilobit = 1000 x 0
1 kilobyte = 1000 x 00000000
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206K would download a file in about the time you were talking about. Sounds like your download unit display is set to bits somehow. Kind of like ounces and grams on a tire machine in a way.
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I was gonna say, he probably got bits and Bytes mixed up!
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I just did this bandwidth test on my cable one, cable internet connection.

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dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-04-14 02:47:00 EST:
3891 / 498
Your download speed : 3891 kbps or 486.4 KB/sec.
That is 9.9% worse than an average user on ***.net

Your upload speed : 498 kbps or 62.3 KB/sec.
That is 37.3% worse than an average user on ***.net

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