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jackdashack last won the day on October 2 2016

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  1. KInda what I understood by a little reading but this does put it in more perspective. One place said you can tweak and tweak Qos (did I remember that right) a lot if you know what you are doing. But newer more expensive modems are beginning to address this. This one I found. I do not promote it or endorse it. I know nothing of it except it's supposed to be dealing with buffer bloat. Thanks very much for sure! Jack ":-Dx http://evenroute.com/products
  2. Seems no one must know too much about this. Apparently from Googling the providers don't know or don't care a lot about it either. But some newer modems or providers are beginning to take note of it. Has to do something with lost packets. That's all I know. Doesn't seem to be much we can do about it.
  3. testmy has always been my high standard for testing. However I do try others to compare. This one says there is excessive bloat and gives and F for a grade. The bloat rises to 1400+ during download. This pulls the grade down dramatically. What is bloat and how does it affect? Thanks so much. The speed doesn't bother me. I'm only paying for 3mbps. And sometimes it rises to that and 3.1 on a sunny day! Thanks much! jack ":-Dx
  4. Ookla has never shown that good for me. However I've come to rely on CA3LE's suggestions. I use from the command prompt ping and tracert to the "east.testmy.net" less the quotes. This is more reliable and with them I am always in the 15-17ms range.
  5. We got the above settled as it is impossible to peruse usernames before registering it was purely happenstance, there's no way I could have known there was a "jackinthehouse". That was settled between us all and all is well. As CA3LE said, it's kinda kool that there are so many members that names are starting to resemble each. In a private message to CA3LE I sincerely offered to change my username so no one was offended but he said, Nyet ... so we both keep the names and it's up to you folks who read to keep us separate! haha!
  6. I am puzzled by why your avatar says NEW MEMBER when you joined earlier than me and mine says FULL MEMBER. That seems backwards. You should be listed as the a Full Member I should think? Oh well. Who's perfect? Not me for sure!
  7. Answer me sir with a bonafide answer and I will apologize. When registering, before ever seeing who was in the group, how could I have seen there was a jackintheshack. It's literally impossible and I do not know if names can be changed. But CA3LE could verify that I was jackdashack before I ever knew what was anyone's username.And don't flatter yourself after that display of accusation without merit.
  8. I even have nieces that are in their 40's that call me Uncle Shack!!!
  9. Sir, mine is jackdashack NOT jackintheshack. And despite your claim my brother has called me that since our teens. I am 65 and have used it way before I ever knew there was a Testmy.net. I'd be careful before calling someone out before the facts are present.
  10. Well according to my friend Art Vandelay, an architect and his recent flame Nurse Paloma ... (LOL) The Westell is connected as shown in the diagram above by direct shielded Ethernet wire. I guess that's what you are asking? The only things I use now wireless are the tablet from time to time and the Roku in either room. I always put the Roku's in inactive when done. Both TV's have a Chromecast connected. I'm not sure but they do show up in the Verizon Console I mentioned above as "connected." Of course I've removed the IP's from the images below. MYPAVILION is the Windows 10 pc at the primary Veriozon modem/router NP ~ are the Roku's android-494~ is the Xoom Tablet Wii and the android's disconnected are the neighbors that I have blocked access. Next question from you is why? We have not been able to find a way back into the Westell to security lock it. Even when we know the IP and log on with this XP which it is connected to is won't log in or we don't know the credentials. So I found I could use Access Control to stop them from logging on, which I believe was their devices searching not them logging on purposely. The LWP devices are brothers. Since he just left yesterday they have not gone away. And my friend my neck and shoulders about had it and I don't think it's much longer for me tonight. But I will stay current if you are onto something. Many many thanks to you and CA3LE. Jack ":-Dx
  11. Pedantic? lol, you must have watched Seinfeld. One of George's dates used that word and he had no clue, but he repeated it just to feign knowledge. Me too ... I guess it means redundant or repetitive. As stated above, "" Oh, the reason for the slave and the Ethernet not directly to the HP Compaq is the wireless is being used by a Roku about 10 feet away. "" The Westell was just a left over from earlier days. Rather than throw it we used it to get the signal via the slave nearer the Roku in the FL Room. I call it the porch, , it started out as a porch before remodeled years ago. Now I should say this, the use of the slave is nothing new. It's served this purpose for a year or more. OK, the slave deifned ... There's no doubt this is the one. Here is a link. I am lazy at the moment and the router is pinned up ceiling high, at 65 I do not feel like climbing up to look. However most the week with brother putting in dedicated lines in the basement I felt like I'd performed this 40 times a day. I'm resting. But this is a pretty certain thing. http://www.dslreports.com/faq/13772
  12. Why thank you kind sir. I thought of it kinda crude! hahah! No CGI to enhance it!
  13. I hope this is what you mean. Crude but gets the job done ... again I hope!!! Oh, the reason for the slave and the Ethernet not directly to the HP Compaq is the wireless is being used by a Roku about 10 feet away. No, they are all off during all tests. In fact I try to have everything using bandwidth off during tests.
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