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  1. You will be caught eventually. Like any other cable company, they do audits at set times every week/mo. They all go around checking out people's services from their taps. And yes they can track your usage from the first second you plugged your modem in. They can see how much time you spent online/offline, and can postrate you if they choose to, it's perfectly legal. And no you can't leech just because your MAC address is registered with a cable/telecomm... The tech who set up your service most likely fucked up and added internet to your service, or it may possibly be a promotion they forgot to mention. Check your bill out closely and check. I don't know if comcast does it, but ive heard of verizon, turner, and pacbell postrating people for stolen internet service. One guy got slammed since he was stealing bandwidth for nearly 3 years. My advise to you is to call Comcast up, and tell them that you noticed on your bill recently that you weren;t being billed for internet, but you have access, and ask if there is a promotion you could take advantage of. If you come clean on your own, and play dumb I don't think any cable/telecomm company would slap you.
  2. Vonage is a service reseller. They pay royalties to comcast, or verizon, or whatever carriers you have in your area, and they resell that companies phone/internet services. Personally i'd rather deal with the source, which in my area is Verizon(Cavalier Telephone and Vonage pickup stream from them). And their phone service is the same way.
  3. No one ia "uncapped" In FIOS areas Comcast offers a 16MB instead of the normal 8mb. With speedboost you will probably see speeds of around 20-23MB for the first 20Mb of a file.
  4. It's different from region to region. Most regions: 4MB/386KB 6MB/386KB 8MB/768KB If you are in an area that has Fios then it looks like 6MB/386KB 8MB/768KB 16MB/2MB Those are the approx numbers. The 4MB service is not available to cable subscribers, and you get a discount on internet if you have cable or CDV. Also they have a promo in most areas called the Triple Play. You get Internet, cable, and CDV for $99/mo. Call 1-888-COMCAST and you can get more information, and sign up.
  5. Ok, it's been driving me nuts. My mother's notebook has never gotten over 250k/s, it's connected wirelessly to my router. My PC hardconnected to the router gets around 6.5 meg connection, while anything on wireless only gets around 1000-1800. Anything I can do to fix this? Its a 802.11b router, but from what i'e heard a wireless-b router can easily handle these slow comcast services. P.S. My upload speed on this laptop is like 380... uploads at 44k/s which is about the same as my PC...
  6. Well your power levels and STN ratio look fine... make sure you post in that forum to let them know your problem, that way they can look into it in your area.
  7. USB to ethernet converter? Are you connecting to your modem through USB? That's icky. And your pings are terrible. Since you're in FL... goto http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=43822&tstart=0 And post those results, and tell them where you reside.. Let them know when your high speeds are, when your low speeds are, etc. According to that post they're currently working on things in southern florida. If you;re not in southern florida, create a new topic and post all those stats, and tell them where in florida you reside.
  8. That is an upgrade in ul. Most Comcast tiers have neve gone over 384. I'm still stuck on 384 until I upgrade to 8000/768. Your speeds look good to me. And the only people who know if Comcast is going to upgrade the ul speeds, is Comcast. You'll have to wait for an official announcement. I'd guess their next upgrade would be in the Spring(by then FIOS will be dispatched in 20-40% of Verizon's area of influence... I think that was the number.
  9. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 5344 Kbps about 5.3 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Download Speed is:: 652 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2) Test Time:: Wed Sep 7 08:32:42 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 95X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.57 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 26.01 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-FR23IY8GD :::.. Upload Stats ..::: Connection is:: 339 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 579 kB) Upload Speed is:: 41 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1) Test Time:: Wed Sep 7 08:36:41 EDT 2005 Bottom Line:: 6X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 24.98 sec Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 93.39 % of your hosts average (comcast.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-GW3H4MDLT no tweaks just yet. I live in Baltimore, and im waiting for an official announcement that the node router for my area has been patched. At that point I should be getting the advertised speeds, THEN I can start tweaking her out.
  10. Also if your speed problems persist, check out this thread http://www.testmy.net/forum/t-8027.0
  11. Read this thread for Comcast problems http://www.testmy.net/forum/t-8027.0
  12. also post the results of your: ipconfig/all tracert www.comcast.net ping -20 www.comcast.net
  13. Since I've gotten tired of replying to every post here, i'm creating this topic, mods please sticky it. Comcast is currenctly having a number of problems throughout the country. The upgrade has caused a number of speed problems throughout the country. The problems are mostly centralized in their node routers. If you are in one of the following areas, please goto http://forums.comcast.net/forum.jspa?forumID=5 and and find the thread designated for your area. Maryland(Baltimore County) Maryland(Montgomery County) Northern California and the Bay Area Southern Florida Southern California These 5 areas are the most problematic, and Comcast is currently working on them. In Maryland they are testing, and implementing a new patch on the routers, the other areas they are searching, and testing for the problem. If you are not in one of those areas, you may want to create a new thread in that forum. For whereever you live, post these results in your post(EXCEPT FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY, they dont need more results) In the command prompt tracert www.comcast.net and enter the results Goto and check stuff like your signal strength, system status, etc and post those results. In the command prompt post the results of ipconfig/all In the command prompt post the results of ping -n 20 www.comcast.net And post speed results from different times of day(especially if there is a trend of being fast at times, and slow at times) And MAKE SURE you tell them what tier you SHOULD be at.(after checking this thread to see if you have been upgraded: http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=42769&tstart=0)
  14. Most people don't get emails... but look here to see if you have been upgraded: http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=42769&tstart=0
  15. Have you done a tracert? Goto Start => Programs => Accessories => Command Prompt A little black window will come up. Type in 'tracert www.comcast.net' withtout the ' Then copy and paste the result in here. People in the know: If his first hop is through the white marsh, or owings mills routers, he should be fine since those routers have been patched(which means he needs to goto this link http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=44953&tstart=0 and let them know that there is still a prob out there). If his first hop is any other router, then he just needs to wait for that router to be patched, comcast will let us know in that thread when it is fixed.
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