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  1. has anyone heard anything new about the Google Fiber Internet project where they are supposedly installing 1Gbps Internet speed and TV for like $120 a Month? I also heard you can get the 1Gbps Internet separately for something like $70. If this is true it just plain destroys Comcast's claims at having the fastest internet. I remember awhile back Comcast was charging $70 or more for the 50Mbps connection which is now called blast I believe and I think the 105Mbps Extreme was the fastest they advertised. I know the 50Mbps connection is rarely running at 50Mbps more like 40Mbps. If the Google Fiber is true that would be almost 10X faster then Comcast's Fastest speed and as a basic connection for TV subscribers and such a low Price independently seems Comcast finally has some competition and no longer has the Monopoly over Internet and TV locally.
  2. So I ran a test at speedtest.comcast.net and they said I was getting 91.48 Mbps and I was Thinking what a crock and How pathetic it is they over inflate the scores to make people think they are getting better speed then they actually are, Then I did a Testmy.net Test and OMG this is amazing best I have ever gotten
  3. So back when Qwesterylink was just Qwest, they had Horrific speeds (or lack of speed) I signed up for the 1.5 MB/s Down Tier and when I complained about the speeds being about 786KB/s Down was informed I was to far away from CO and was not going to get the Speed Tier I ordered but they did not lower my Rate to the lower package Price and so I dropped them and went with Comcast Possibly AT&T at the time not sure. Supposedly they have just finished their Fibre Optic Upgrade which puts the FO Junction about 2 Blocks away from my House and of course the ground pounders were out banging on everyones door trying to get people to hook up with The internet/phone/Direct TV package. They claim they can now guarantee (If I pay their tech to install the DSL router) 40MB/s Download speeds at my house. I have had Comcast for 7 years and I have been getting _______'d for some time by them and am so sick of my bill going higher and higher and higher. Started at $99 a month for the Phone/Internet/TV Package and without getting any better Service/More Channels etc. it has climbed to about $200 a month. I see they have a Internet/PH Package for $92 a month Guaranteed 40MB/s Download speed and Guaranteed 5 year no increase and was thinking about dropping my Internet and Phone with Comcast and just getting basic Cable only (as I can watch Netflix,Vudu,Hulu, you tube etc. on my Sony Streaming unit or computer hooked to TV via HDMI cable but was curious as to what others thought of the Internet Speed in Reality and Quality of service Ie down time /Phone quality etc. Thanks. If the service is decent I can shed about $75 or more off my monthly bills
  4. I was reading about Frontier has some package with TV,Phone, and 35/35 Internet for $152 but I cannot get them to call me to figure out more, Even though 3 times I filled out their request form online, I do not know who EPB is but sounds like a btter deal then what you got now and if I ever get a call and they are legit I am Jumping ship as fast as I can disconnect my comcast modem and connect theirs
  5. Another thing that has me Wondering about comcast is in July of 2011 I get a Email and a Letter from them claiming some Site found me to be in violation of copyright something or another because I have a file on my computer called Cars 2. This had me all sorts of confused so I went on every computer I had on the Internet and checked and not one single computer had Cars2 file nor did the 2 I no longer use ( I checked them just to be sure as I had been attempting to put a desktop together to see if any of those extra parts I had were worth keeping) I honestly have not used any file sharing Programs since 2004 and even then it was not for Movies or Music files it was for Karaoke Files or .cdg or .zip which is what most were a Good 3 years prior to even starting my comcast account and since then find it is way to much of a Security Risk, a Financial Risk and way to much actual work when I can mush easier go to Itunes to preview a song or band and then buy the album or songs I want and I am guaranteed it will be complete, the actual song I am looking for, of a decent quality and not happen to have some scary ZComputer Fungus attached to it that turns my HD and all my data that has taken me alot of Hard Work and Time to aquire and make it go Poof. Even after responding to the email and letter explaining I have no file like that nor anything Movie or Music with the word Car in it I received no response as to where there may have been a mistake or if by chance because I have a Seagate FAT+ (Freeagent Theater +) and have netflix Streaming could that have somehow caused the issue. SO to this day I do not have any idea why I received this Email and Letter accusing me of this Violation and that in itslef had me worried that possibly I had someone hacked into my wireless so I made sure to make a New Key which I doubt anyone could figure out as I myslef cannot remember the darn thing and made sure to change my router Password to something so Insane and long I can't even remotely attempt to remember it either.
  6. I am glad I read This again after Some Time, I had a Huge HUGE Argument with Comcast Tech ( I have Been Playing WIth Networking, WIFI, Speed Tweaks, Speedtesting since 2001 So I have a Bit of Knowledge about what I am talking about and Because of that happen to get Quite Irritated when they Lie to me or blame anything on my end as being the speed Issue) About the Speed I was Getting after Upgrading to the Extreme 50, Look about 2 Posts Back (Which was about a Year Ago Now) They had Me Testing using Comcast.Speedtest.BS and so on When I mentioned Testmy.net they got so Rediculous saying it was This Site and on and On Had to get out my shovel and put on Hip waders it was Getting deep quick. What was Hilarious was I have been apart of Testmy.net for years and have the Insane amount of Results in my History on my profile so when I showed them how a Year ago ( At that Time) Testmy.net showed exactly what Speed I was supposed to be Getting according to my Price/Plan and Funnier that a Week before I upgraded I was getting the correct speed for my plan but Surprise Surprise when I upgraded I was no longer getting the correct speed for the plan, SO how could this site be exactly correct on every occasion except the moment I upgraded as was concerned I was not getting what I paid for. I also ( Because I am Obsessed I suppose with getting the Most out of my internet) had kept Snippets or Copies of their Suggested Speed tests and wanted an explaination as to why when I was supposed to get 20Mbps down their tests showed me receiving 25-35Mbps yet Testmy.net and a couple others I use showed me being just a Bit under 20Mbps. Well within the expected 10% of Advertised Speed and how could they possibly tell me i was receiving the Advertised Speed of 50Mbps when the 3 Tests I have proof of always being dead on accurate show me at anywhere from 35Mbps-40Mbps but never above 40Mbps which according to my math is about 80% of what I was supposed to be at yet their tests showed me receiving 65Mbps. They actually had the Nerve to try to Try to say I should be happy as I was getting better speed then what I was supposed to according to THEIR Tests. SO finally After about a week and a Half I was able to get the Tech to agree I was not receiving the advertised speed so I wanted my account put back to what I had and the fee removed (according to their 30 day Policy of satisfaction Guaranteed). OMG what happened next was I actually don't have any words for it I can use on this Forum due to I am sure younger people may read these, They not only charged me the Increased Fee for the Extreme 50 (which I only had a Max of 3 weeks with week one being at my previous speed due to no one updating the data so my Modem would use new config) They charged me a Full Month at Higher Price, Did A Prorate of my Month at the Higher rate somehow came to the conclusion that for the month of Feb of 2011 my Comcast bill went from a little over $120 to almost $400 and no one could seem to see how it was all an error even though I had it highlighted and as easy to see as the nose on my face. Then to add Irritation to top it off while I was Disputing the charges (even though I payed my amount I am normally billed each month Prior) they decided to do a Soft Disconnect they call it on an amount they claim was overdue which was not even a amount I was in the end required to pay, but it did cause any discount I had or Prices I had on my DVR's to expire and new higher prices to be now in effect. In the end that Convienent Disconnect due to their incorrect ability to add properly caused me an increase of almost $25 per month I guess that shows me never to argue with their techs or try to use their 30 Day guarantee again for anything. If I could find a company that could provide me at min. 20Mbps down and 5Mbps up I would be Dropping comcast like a flaming bag of Poo. But so far One company does not have the ability to my location I am about 2000 feet to far away according to the tech and the other company will not call me even after 3 requests online to be contacted so I can order their services ( I assume I am just out of their range also) SO sad that a company can have such a strangle hold on the area, If they had a better Business practice and actually rewarded their long time customers I would not have an Issue using Comcast as I really havent had any other issues to complain about my service is 99% of the time up and running but doubling my bill in 3 years and then accounting Fiasco and what followed has me at my wits end but I have to have a decent Internet connection because of what I use it for and must have ability to have at min 3 computers online or i may just have went with some wireless internet of some sort.
  7. :::.. Combined Test Results ..::: Download Connection:: 29784 Kbps or 29.1 Mbps Download Test Size:: 23.2 MB or 23757 kB or 24326963 bytes Download Speed:: 3723 kB/s or 3.6 MB/s Upload Connection:: 4708 Kbps or 4.6 Mbps Upload Test Size:: 2.9 MB or 2992 kB or 3063420 bytes Upload Speed:: 589 kB/s Tested At:: http://TestMy.net version:12.3 Test Time:: 2012-03-06 08:35:02 Local Time Validation:: https://testmy.net/db/BqknL1w.95A0Vxb User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.963.56 Safari/535.11 [!] Was there a Issue with the test's the last month or so? My Scores now are back where they should be with Chrome Beating out IE9 by a bit, The reason I ask about the Tests is If you look at my profile and speed History I was getting something like 5.1Mbps Down on this sites test but all other sites were normal It is sad that Comcast has now Jacked up the price of my Triple Play ( Digital Starter 2 DVR's, Phone, Blast Internet) to almost $200 a Month, I get no HBO,Showtime, Max, Nor watch any On Demand PPV Movies, The Blast costs me an Extra $10. I remember not long ago when I was able to get HBO,MAX,Showtime and Digital Premier ( The complete Package every channel)Phone, Internet for about $150 and at that Time decided it was to much to spend so I dropped back to what I have now with the Upgraded Internet and it cost me exactly $99 Per month with total being Under $120 with Taxes and extra Fees. I have been looking like crazy to find someone here in Oregon that has Internet speeds Equal to what I have so I can drop Comcast, I do not care about Phone I can get a Cel if needed, TV is Something I would like but I need to have a Internet connection be a Minimum of 20Mbps Down and 5Mbps Up so if anyone has any Ideas or Knowledge Please let me know. I already found Qwest ( Century link) Has Lied and said they have a specific speed but when they come to my location are sorry to inform me my best speed would be at most 1.5Mbps Down and under 1Mbps Up and Frontier which I believe was Verizin FIOS was supposed to contact me but I have heard Nota from them after requesting Info 3 Times online Just a bit of heads up for you with my experience Comcast is great for New Accounts and do Backflips to get you signed but give them a Year ro so and all of a sudden you no longer are able to get any discounts and you bill will start growing Like Moss in a Oregon Yard. I started out with a Bill of $99 now it is almost $200 and they basically told me unless I close my account for 6 months and start as a new customer ( Takes 6 Months to clear me to New) I am stuck where i am. It is Pathetic since i have been a Supurb Customer since 4-07 Payng my bill on Time and everything but I have heard they Are concerned with New customers and do not much care about keeping current customers as much wich to me is Strange but I can tell you I believe it 100% by the way I have been treated when attempting to find a way to get my Bill lowered.
  8. I hate it when I am posting and these sites (Not just this one specifically all of them do this crap) come up with some error Like expired or some BS and you loose all teh text and images you were posting. So for a second time I will start again Speakeasy Test Results Last Result: Download Speed: 35131 kbps (4391.4 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 5733 kbps (716.6 KB/sec transfer rate) SpeedTest.nets Results Speedguide.nets Results Now this is weird LOL If I can get last Pic I can see upload results are Wacked For sure HMM Wonder if I.E. 9 is giving me fits. saving this and switching over to Google Chrome BRB
  9. This is the results I get testing here yet I can test at 3 of my other normal Test and Compare sites and I am real close to normal. Just thought I would Mention This in case others have same Issue.
  10. Ya I used to get it fine as a mater of fact When I was on the Extreme 50 Tier I was getting 50-56Mbps then here maybe 2 months ago I started to see my speed slowely eroding away. It doesnt matter if I use wireless or Wired if teh router is in there it is choking me down now remove router and Im fine but then no one else has internet.
  11. This is rediculous my Belkin Wireless N router is sucking almost 12 Mb Speed out of my connection and I found out teh New routers Belkin has none are IPV6 Compatable so Belkin just Xed themselves off my list of future Products. Sickening Directly wired to modem and i get 27-30 meg consistantly wired or wireless through router an d 20 is max I can get. What is Belkin Thinking by not building IPV6 coompatability into any of their routers? At least I was informed of this 1 month ago when I first decided my router was weezing my juice and needed to be put down. Linksys seems to have Budget Routers and Extreme performance ones Ipv6 ready so does Netgear from what I seen at Wal-Mart I guess it is time to do the hunt down max performance-Dependability for lowest price game going so I can fix this speed hog within a month sickens me that I am getting 1/2 of what I pay for not like Comcast isnt alrady robbing me blind now my router is working the conspiracy to hold me down and keep me slow.
  12. Yes sorry about the delay I somehow missed that I had a reply, I had all sorts of isses with comcast and their Supposed Extreme 50, I tried running directly into Modem as It allowed me to use my 1Gb connection (10-100-1000 lan) for those who may not understand what I was refering to. I ended up getting a average of about 35-40 which to me was not worth an extra $40 compared to what I was paying to have the 20/5 Speed tier. I had worked wit customer service at least 3 times and never could figure out why my speed wasn't what it was supposed to be and what was worse is they had me testing using Comcast.speedtest.com I believe it was and another one that was linked with comcast also and those ones showed me getting 60 Mbps download but when I used the ones I trusted like Testmy.net and Speedguide.com I was shown to be getting 35-40 and i was not very happy when they finally told me that since their (comcast) tests showed I was getting wnat I was supposed to then my connection speed was fine even if the other More accurate tests showed me being alot slower. SO needless to say since comcast has a 30 day gurantee I made sure and reverted back to my original 20/5 speed tier but wouldn't know comcast's billing dept. got all messed up and not only did they charge me the full $40 extra which they were not supposed to as I canceled before my 30 days were up but they also sis a prorate billing of 25 days at so much per day for the extreme 50 tier so my bill ended up being $90 more then what it was the previous month. I am so dissapointed with them if I could find another internet provider that could give me 20/5 speed realistically (I have had DSL companies scam me on speed) I would be done with comcast in a sec. So needles to say I am now back at my original speed tier but now I find my average is about 23/3 which I have no idea why my upload dropped so much as it used to be around 7, I must have had some setting comcast did incorrect so I was getting better upload because after I tested the Extreme 50 my upload speed dropped and it has been on the slower end every since I guess I shoulda kept my mouth shut and been happy with what I had instead of trying to see if I could get better speed. wow I just went and looked at my results I have saved from before I upgraded to teh extreme 50 and I was consistantly getting between 5.7 and 6.5 Mbps on upload, since then I am about 3.5-3.7Mbps upload which is quite a huge drop seeing how I am supposed to be getting the exact same speed I was prior to the Extreme 50 catastrophe. I am happy though that at least my download is in the same ballpark that it was. I wonder what could be causing the upload to be so slow I will have to look to be sure what the upload speed is listed as for the (blast) Tier, I think that is what they list it on my invoice as being called.
  13. Hey what happened to the old stats page where we could choose between 30 day stats and the 7 day stats? did you guys just decide to make it easier on some people by putting up the current speed test the 30 day max and the 30 day avg.in 3 images on the stats page? I Kinda liked seeing what each day was on the 7 day and the 30 day old section. Is there a way to get to the old style or should I just get used to the new style? Its actually pretty neat don't get me wrong its just I got accustomed to the old one thats all.
  14. I forgot I had 2 downloads running when I hit test so I watched and each download wa at 919kB/sec so that makes 1838 KB/Sec and I got this score
  15. This is rediculously slow well upload is about same but DL is almost exactoy 25% of what I had a couple hours ago lol great Upgrade guys My Bad normally I got between 22Mb and 25Mb not 3.1 that must be MBps
  16. ok check this out. I had been testing lately and I get about 2300 or so which I think I get an averagde of 3.1 Megs per sec. I get my Comcast Bill and see they almost doubled my DVR, My Sports Network, and did Double just the price I pay for tv's not anything Special and only 3 Tv's was like $18 or something nuts when I was paying $7.99So I figure drop Internet Modem Fee, DVR, Sports, extra TV or 2 Watch alot more netflix streaming on my FAT+ Id Upgrade to the Extreme 50 and still save $10 so I do it. Here is my new speed after supposidly upgrading.
  17. :::.. testmy.net test results ..::: Download Connection is:: 23673 Kbps about 23.67 Mbps (tested with 25600 kB) Download Speed is:: 2890 kB/s or 2.9 MB/s Upload Connection is:: 5158 Kbps about 5.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Upload Speed is:: 630 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Dallas, TX USA) Test Time:: 2010-10-23 21:53:51 GMT D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/0FR2M9DE5 U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/db/4INLBZ8RS User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; InfoPath.2; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; OfficeLiveConnector.1.5; .NET4.0C; BRI/1) [!] I love my internet connection. I am debating of returning my DVR and dropping my sports package and upgrading to the next level of speed although I am not sure it woudl be faster lol. Now here is what Comcast says my connection speed is. http://results.speedtest.comcast.net/result/52409662.png
  18. :::.. testmy.net test results ..::: Download Connection is:: 24465 Kbps about 24.47 Mbps (tested with 25600 kB) Download Speed is:: 2986 kB/s Upload Connection is:: 5567 Kbps about 5.6 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB) Upload Speed is:: 680 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main) Test Time:: 2010-07-31 23:54:04 GMT D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ECAQPNTJU U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ZXDEPG9KT User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; InfoPath.2; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; Alexa Toolbar; OfficeLiveConnector.1.5; .NET4.0C) [!] Lets see the price would be $43 due to the $10 upgrade charge since I went to blast from the performance tier I was on. I thought I was supposed to get 16Mbps that is what the plan says I get. But heck if they want to give me 8.47 extra Mbps I am sure not going to complain about it.
  19. This is using the DOCSIS2.0 system and I went from performance to I believe they call it blast for $10 more a month. Not bad I think I am looking towards what it will be like when they get the 100Mbps tier working although I probably will not be able to afford it. I can still remember when 1500/768 was good and I remember some company all jacked because they were offering 10/2 10 meg down and 2 meg up that was like unheard of back then lol Funny how technology is expanding and improving so fast its crazy I was just thinking how 1500/768 would kill me today I would probably stop using the internet if I was stuck with that service again.
  20. wow. You have to pay that much? I got upgraded from the performance to I think they call it blast andI am still Docsis 2.0 and I get 23Mbps down. I think I just did the test I will have to go look at the saved results page to get the exact info Oh my bad it was at the top of the page I assumed it was a recent post until I seen the date posted was 09 sorry.
  21. Theyve been in my area for a while now I went to the blast Speed which I get about 20-24Mbps on testmy.net's tests and 30-34 on comcasts speed tests. I had to replace my router cause it would not work at higher speeds and it started only alowwing .5-1 Mbps. once I did that I have not had a problem been plenty fast. I even had to download a file at 1.7 Gig and it went fine I just went to frodge got a pop and got something to eat and by time I came back it was done. would of taken a day on older speeds.
  22. you know a funny thing. I know last post was in June of 09 but this has been an ongoing situiation to same issue on same internet subbscription. the first one was a modem Issue but all the weird issues that have follewed which acted exactly like the modem issue to the T were all caused by my router. I had no Idea a router would still work and fluctuate in such a way as to be faulty but still work in a low speed capability. I alwasy thought they would either work or not work not they would work in a slower then dial up speed at times. I changed my router out with a belkin N router which was on sale for $60 an now I get average about 20-30 Meg download and 10+ Meg upload.
  23. hey that pretty cool. so funny you remind me of myself. I even had the name dr.Frankinputer for a long time because I was the one that if anyone had computer issues I had a part or drive or memory somewhere I could take and transplant it to them. I totally understand not feeling knowledgable enough to test yet. I have 2 desktop towers that are collecting dustI could use one. I recently switched to laptops alot nicer at least for me and its amazing how powerful they are. My tower was beefed up really good when I used it in 2005-2006 now its like outdated+ this laptop has 4X the RAM 50 X the video capabilitys or at least the Vram is and it has 2 processors the same speed as the 1 I had. oh ya and the HD!! I am sure you understand. I dont need to beat a dead horse err puter. I think I'll fire up the tower use it to do some folding and whatever else I can get it to do for me. I love this laptop though I have my Guitar Workstation connected to it so I can upload my presets and do multi track recordings etc. I can't even tell its doing anything cause it never uses up more that 1/2 cpu power and maybe 40% ram when I am processing something. The tower though, I made sure I had the least amount of stuff running so I wouldn't have any Issues. OH YA check this out its funny i was playing with the tweak stuff I figured I am changing my router anyway as long as I remember what I change and set it back when I get the new router no harm so check this out I set TCP window Size to 1027840 global max the same and I set the Defaukt Send Window to 524280 I don't know why but my speed is way back up there lol. nothing like when I ran direct to modem but I am getting 12-14 Mbps download and 5-7Mbps upload consistantly never below bottom # and not above upper either. Before I played with it is was sometimes 6 Mbps down 0.3 Mbps up sometimes 10 Mbps down 2 Mbps up but mostly 5-6 Mbps down and 0.2-0.6 Mbps up. At least I can be online and do my mail and forums. I wouldn't try gaming or streaming vids or anything I needed concrete connection for . I just thought that was really wierd. I never even expected it to work let alone work better, those # are way up there I was just taking a # and doubling it then again then again to see what happened I was totally shocked lol
  24. Hmm I think I seen a couple g's for under 40 don't remember the brand though. that CCNA is that Certified Cisco network administrator or something that they have that you take a ton of classes and tests?? I remember thinking I wanted to do that but Life happened. I can'tcomplain too much though I have a roof over my head I have internet and computer no matter how slow I think it is. and I don't ever remember being really hungry. So I am ok plus I learned alot of other stuff on the way here. do they still have the classes where I think you could pay and get books study and then take the tests?? mightbe something fun to do along with my schooling for my AAS in Manufacturing Technology. plus I would have a edge no other CNC operator or programmer would have. What about the sharing of the Printers and networked HD that I can do with the N can I do that with a newer G you also think the G be ok with 20+ Mbps Internet Connection when the max is 54Mbps?? I probably want to stay away from the 50/10 plan they have with a G router then??that would only give me 4 megs head room.
  25. I tried a Linksis (If that is spelled right) back in 2001 I had nothing but Issues with it back then. actually the only router that did what I needed and was always reliable was a D-Link I wanna say 605 but I am sure that is not right. I think 605 or 685 was the Cisco modem I had. I know D-Link had great firmware upgrades always installed no issues never dropped a single time I can think of Oh ecxept in 2004-2005 when I think someone at my fiends dropped it or spilled something on it it would get turtle slow, Give it a good Hard Kic errr Powercycle and it would do great for about a week. I went a head and upgraded them but I think I still stayed with D-Link. I have been out of the game for so long I have no Idea what is good and what isn't anymore. I know Netgear at the time was just pulling out of the crappy equipment catagory I believe Cisco was high end and I think they still are. Linksis was here and there depending on the model and the sense of the person using it. I have seen some Belkin ones one had a good review and one had the weirdest reviews I have ever seen it was either they loved it and it worked perfect or it was Junk and never worked since they unpacked it. I seen about 30+ of those for 1 router and I believe it was pretty much 50/50 but there was no middle where they liked it a little but had some issues it was best thing since sliced bread or Jink dont get it doesnt power up lol. I thought those reviews were really funny. I can't seem to find anything under $85.00 that is in stock in store. they are all outa stock or online only or outlet Items. I am going to go with either N or N+ router. I can get 200-300 Mbps transfer use my USB HD as a network drive and connect the 2 AIO printers adn the 2 Normal printers in the network and chose which one I want to print with or scan from etc.
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