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  1. Try 6.10. It boots insanely fast and they fixed a lot of things in Edgy that were broken in Dapper. Ubuntu has an extremely fast release cycle. They're already working on 7.10 Feisty Fawn, which is due to be released in March. Its said that they'll have Beryl out of the box on supported video cards, which would put Ubuntu on the same level as Vista in terms of graphical technology.
  2. Now that I got Megapath working: Its also kind of not fair to test on Optonline considering that you've got servers closer than 900 miles away to test on....... Last Result: Download Speed: 13986 kbps (1748.3 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 705 kbps (88.1 KB/sec transfer rate) Another Speakeasy for you.
  3. Cool. Coming from Colorado, I've never gotten good results above 6Mbps. And I'm not continuing this argument.
  4. gwhall007, you have to be one of the only people I've seen talk about Western Digital in a positive light in a long time. WD drives have some of the absolute worst reliability out there unless you get their Raptor series, which are overrated anyway for what little performance gains they offer... Hitachi and Seagate are the only two I will trust with my data any more after my 200GB Maxtor died literally 3 days after its crappy 1 year warranty. I have a 40GB IBM DeathStar in this computer... its like 7 years old... and its still chugging along even with all the operating systems and gut-renching PPF creations I've put it through. My Hitachi is one of the best drives I've ever had. And I just added a new Seagate 300GB IDE to the computer last night and it even out-performs my Hitachi. But I'd never trust a WD or Maxtor drive, even if they were the last drives on earth.
  5. I posted two results from Speakeasy and I also explained that none of the dslreports servers even catch my powerboost speed. I'm not posting any more evidence for you. I know what speeds I am getting. I know I'm not just powerboosting for 3 or 4GB at a time and I know what I was told by Comcast when I called to question why my speeds were so high out of fear I was going to get accused for uncapping my modem. I'm done jumping through hoops but just to appease you, here's a dslreports speedtest using the [email protected] server (which is nowhere near Colorado): Horrible. That's the only one that's not saying its busy every time I go to test. Using a Sprint site here in Denver: Your Results: 10,171 Kbps Download Size: 995,974 bytes 1,271 KBytes per second Download Time: 0.77 secs Testmy.net is the only one that seems capable of even handling powerboost, much less anything else.
  6. That's what I found too... but unless Comcast already upgraded to 2.0/3.0 and didn't say anything, I broke that 30 cap tonight when I was grabbing at 4200KB/sec.
  7. I need to get a Sam's and Costco membership...
  8. I tried the new SuSE. It boots about 10 times slower than Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, no joke. The new menus in KDE are cool but I prefer Gnome for day to day use and the menu system they have set up with Gnome drives me absolutely nuts. I have yet to find a distribution that tops Edgy and I download every new thing that pops up on distrowatch. 6.06 Dapper was a bit of a disappointment but Edgy along with aiGLX and Beryl makes for a linux experience that is simply breathtaking. I always have an Ubuntu CD on hand. I like that installing Ubuntu takes all of 5 minutes in a virtual machine. SuSE used to be my favorite distro back in the Redhat hey day... like Redhat 4/5 but now that its progressed on, its become as bloated as Mandriva/Mandrake, which I don't appreciate at all. When a linux distro takes longer to boot up than my 6-month old XP install with a ton of things that load in the system tray, I just can't handle it. Hence why I don't like Sabayon either.
  9. Yeah, I never thought about that part. They're said to be one of the worst when it comes to people trying to run a server off of their network. I don't run servers so I don't worry about it.
  10. You're right on that. But most of the nodes out this way are 2-4 splits and the way I understand DOCSIS specs is that they're able to deliver 10Mbps to the node. I'm not so sure that they aren't upgrading to DOCSIS 2.0/3.0 though. I don't see how else they can plan to offer 30+ in the near future unless they do. That is unless there is some way they can bind multiple 6MHz bands together to form a larger overall stream. They've dropped 3 analog channels here recently, which frees up some extra bandwidth right there. I'm not going to worry about it either way though. I'm honestly quite happy with 8Mbps and a stable internet connection. I could be stuck on Qwest phone lines with crap DSL so I'm quite content with what I pay for.
  11. DOCSIS 1.0 is capable of 10Mbps upstream. You really only need 2.0 if you want higher upstreams than that. Comcast CHOOSES not to offer higher upload speeds, its not that they aren't capable of them.
  12. There's not really much of a reason to test upload right now if you think about it. Everyone knows Comcast could provide at least 3Mbps upload on everyone's connection. Why test something they already know they're fully capable of? lol
  13. Its not just a speed test, its my actual download speed... look at the pics I posted. They're testing 30Mbps right now. Powerboost tested 16 and 12 and employees are testing 30 and supposedly 50 here shortly.
  14. Ouch. That sucks. But it'll be there soon enough. Sooner than we'll get 50 with Comcast, that's for sure. I'm paying 10/mo for 8Mbps (the other 42.95 is paid since I work for them) - I haven't gotten to check my account to see if they've put any new speed codes on there. Its kinda not allowed for us to check out accounts because of the temptation to give ourselves credit and such that exists.
  15. Here's another 20 for ya: :::::::::::::::::.. Download Stats ..::::::::::::::::: Download Connection is:: 28510 Kbps about 28.5 Mbps (tested with 20972 kB) Download Speed is:: 3480 kB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net Test Time:: 2006/12/14 - 5:30am Bottom Line:: 497X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.29 sec Tested from a 20972 kB file and took 6.026 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 425.43 % faster than the average for host (Comcast.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-D8CW6TIBR User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 I'm seriously not joking... they launched powerboost to test 12 and 16. Everything else will be run through employees. That said: I'd KILL to be in an Optimum area... Those speeds make me drool. EDIT: I know these tests are sort of taboo here but I'm just throwing them in for good measure:
  16. Speakeasy San Fran: Last Result: Download Speed: 13408 kbps (1676 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 705 kbps (88.1 KB/sec transfer rate) LA: Last Result: Download Speed: 11638 kbps (1454.8 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 704 kbps (88 KB/sec transfer rate) But they never come close to even hitting my powerboost speed test that I always got with Testmy until now: 17Mbps. I won't even bother with DSLreports. That crap never even hits my 8Mb speed usually. As for programs: Its a fresh Vista install dude. I just installed it today. Only programs I've installed are Tomb Raider: Legend, D-Tools, Orbit (downloader program), Firefox, and Thunderbird.
  17. :::.. Download Stats ..::: Download Connection is:: 27908 Kbps about 27.9 Mbps (tested with 20972 kB) Download Speed is:: 3407 kB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net Test Time:: 2006/12/14 - 5:24am Bottom Line:: 487X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.3 sec Tested from a 20972 kB file and took 6.156 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 414.34 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-I703RAOUV User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 [!] And speakeasy and dslreports can't handle my connection speed... they don't even nail the powerboost speed but I'll do them anyway. One sec.
  18. Wow its impossible to sustain those speeds if I start doing anything else that uses the hard drive lol. Why can't websites be fast enough to handle a single connection at those speeds?
  19. Either the monitor program or my download program is wrong with the figures its giving.
  20. DocsDiag v030720 Copyright 2001-3 Robin Walker [email protected] Cable modem not found Its an Arris Touchstone CM402P IP Telephony device. It doesn't respond to any commands sent over ethernet other than the direct IP to its status page, much like the Motorola SB5200.
  21. dude I've shown you a number of tests illustrating this. I was browsing while that file was downloading, so the speed fluctuated a bit, but this program even shows you my average download speed. Powerboost CAN NOT go for over 1200MB of a download. Period. If people are getting that long of a sustained download speed, then that is their download speed. Comcast has a lot of tricks up their sleeve, like IPTV, Video conferencing through cable, and the WiMax network they're building with the spectrum they bought. Just because you haven't heard about something doesn't mean its false. EDIT: Comcast tests just about everything internally through their employees before launching it to the public. It minimizes customer frustration when something doesn't work right. We get the new single tuner DVRs to test first before they're released, we get all the new programming guides (god what a nightmare), we get new tests on bandwidth, and any time Comcast comes out with a new modem or a new box, it goes to employees first. We're the guinea pigs for everything, whether we like it or not. Something like this, I don't mind. But when they asked me to trade in my Motorola HD-DVR3416 for a new Pace single tuner, I got annoyed.
  22. Then I will let the download just about finish and post a new screen shot... there's no way its still powerboost when you're 1200MB through a download. EDIT: You DO realize this is a national test, right?
  23. Bah. Sprint has been upgrading the towers to EVDO Rev A in Denver... EVDO has been flaky during the transition. I can't get anything but a 1xRTT connection right now and that's running a lovely 145kb/sec... >_<
  24. That T-Mobile test is cached. Testing off of T-Mobile is never any good because T-Mobile has a backend proxy that messes up results. The maximum possible throughput of EDGE is 192kbps/sec. That's kiloBITS, not bytes. I, too, have Sprint but I have the PPC-6700. I like it more than the Palm phone. Faster processor, full keyboard, etc. My EVDO averages about 600Kbps. I'll put a speed test up in a second.
  25. Dude trust me, I know how Powerboost works and its not meant to work that long. If you look at my first screenshot, I was 600MB into my download and still getting those speeds. That's about 4 minutes into that download. Here's another shot for you; Powerboost isn't supposed to hit speeds over twice the connection speed you pay for. I pay for 8Mbps therefore I shouldn't get above 16. If you look at that screenshot though, ~3.5MB/sec is most certainly way above 2MB/sec. It stays that way through the whole download. Do I need to take a video to prove this to you? I really don't care if you believe me or not. I know what kind of speeds I'm seeing and I'm just letting everyone know that there's hope coming for those that are stuck on slower Comcast. Some areas don't even have 8Mbps yet!
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