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  1. Comcast/Xfinity - paying for 200 Mbps running Linux Lite 3.8 A "refurbished PC" purchased from Micro Center - $219.97 / i5-quad, 250 PNY SSD - $67.99 Linux Lite optimized - "Great Results" This customer should be VERY PLEASED 8
  2. No complaints here - Comcast/Xfinity - St. Paul, MN - Rock-N-Roll
  3. Comcast 105 Extreme ($150.00 Internet only) Running fairly good today ...
  4. I've been watching threads regarding Comcast and the reason most will no longer post, complain and certainly NEVER expect to receive anything close to what they pay for is; There's isn't a DAMN thing that will EVER change. I heard a Stat the other day (unverified), that Comcast is now in control of over 60% of the Bandwidth accross North America. I can't understand how it is they're not considered a monopoly when they are REALLY are the only high speed access in so many areas. Sure, we could connect with Dial Up, or some funky limited DSL (I can only get a 1.2mb DSL here in St. Paul, MN), many can get much better, but there's PLENTY that really only have ONE choice. Oh wait, I guess that can't be considered a choice - sorry. We can't even get accurate tests as Comcast keeps track of consumer complaints instructing support to inquire "What are testing with?", or "What site did you go to for those results?", Then they simply "tunnel" any network packet requesting that domain/IP, creating a temporary direct link, wide open, boosted signal throwing off actual real world results. By temporarily eliminating any and all network latency there's no way to have evidence of your real tiem experience. Now, if you're really on the stick you'll say "Dude, just download something like Net Meter Pro", or some other internet monitoring. Go ahead, see how far you get with when you call to complain that your 105 Extreme ($150 a month {no phone/TV) has taken 2 minutes to refresh your gmail using Google Chrome. You'l still get - "Then your PC needs to upgraded, cleaned or replaced". Then you explain you've been a Systems Administrator for 30+ years, the PC is custom built, ASUS P6X58D-E MB, Intel i7-980x (Six CORE), 12 GB Crucial RAM, OCZ 120GB SSD & Seagate HyBred 750GB for Data. You'll get a long pause and then asked if you would like to "DOWNGRADE" to the 50mb, the 16mb (ReadyBoost), or cancel the account. Another long pause,,,, I'm Sorry you're unhappy, what would you like me to do. Now I MUST also say, that once I get 2 or 3 PC's in my office cranking downloads, ususally large Windows updates, Libre or transferring massive amounts of data, it's like the pipe opens up and flood gates fly open and all meters begin blink & flash lie Times Square and it moves faster than anything I've ever seen. I just don't understand why Comcast cannot seem to get it CONSISTENT and come to SOME RESOLVE WITH THE LATENCY FROM IDLE? I FIRMLY beleive Comcast is attempting to provide me with a true 105mb down and 20mb up. How else could the pipe scream the way it does once it's open & flowing? Well, That my Rant, I'm not really seking any answers, just a place to vent. Of course, I'm ALWAYS open to anyone offering up suggestions, tweaks, configurations. By no means do I have all the answers. BTW - the new 105 Extreme modem I have is an Arris TG852G/CT and has built in Wireless. I've had plenty of experience with every modem/router on the planet and I give this Arris a 5-Star rating. The only thing that I can't control is the DNS. Comcast in their Infinity wisdom has determined the 105 Extreme MUST USE Comcast DNS and there's no way around it. Even if you set the DNS in Windows, anything connected to the Comcast network will give precidence to CC DNS. There's a great big "Why is that" for you .... GG4N
  5. Today is a good day @ Camcast - few and far between lately ... Download Connection is:: 20972 Kbps about 20.97 Mbps (tested with 25600 kB) Download Speed is:: 2560 kB/s Upload Connection is:: 7451 Kbps about 7.5 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Upload Speed is:: 910 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main) Test Time:: 2009/05/14 - 10:42am D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-403A6BWEO U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-A4NG7ET9S
  6. I feel your Pain. Comcast in the Midwest (even West St. Paul) is not always so good. Believe it or not, sometimes my data flow is actually routed through the Chicago area. I pay for a 50/5 service That's supposed to be 50Meg down & 5 Meg up. See BEST test result EVER in Sig. I can't tell you how many techs I have had out over the last 6 years. They're the only game in town here, even though I live in a suburb of St. Paul. What are you going to do ??? If you'd like, I can explain what I've learned through these times that may actually help your talks with support to at least get them to tune you to the best you can be ... Let me know, Doug
  7. Looks Good doesn't it? Only thing is with Comcast - I pay for 50Meg down - 5 Meg up ($150+ a month) This is one the highest tests ever. Service is EXTREMELY inconsistent sometimes get 18Meg down 300k up (Looks like a 256k DSL) Comcast - Quick to Install / Quick to Disconnect / Service Calls ?? Hummm Not so much ... Takes Comcast a week or more for service and always have to show a weeks worth of results.
  8. All the advice given you here has been excellent. Once you determine exactly what you need I would also suggest you checkout http://5dollarhosting.com/ I have purchased a Reseller account and I can tell for my needs they fit like a glove and they're very reasonably priced. If all you need is a place for 1 site $5 a month - no kidding and it'll run great. The SimplePlan
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