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Smith6612 last won the day on November 6 2012

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  1. Personally Linksys has been the go-to brand for home routers, and they certainly are a look but as mentioned, they have gone downhill since the days of the WRT54G* line (which are pretty much rock solid). The new UFO and now "curved plate" design units aren't bad, but they do leave something to be desired. 3rd party firmware support and Gigabit ports as standard, for one. Netgear and D-Link have been equally placed at #2 on my list. They make decent units, some firmware quirks of course, but I've never had anyone come to me with issues with them minus a few that have had routers suddenly g
  2. Sounds good. Keep in mind, I believe Hughes with their Gen4 service took away the unlimited bandwidth usage during the night, and you now have a bonus bucket of bytes each night. So, if you run large downloads during the night, best to let you know about that so you aren't stuck at sub-dial up speeds under the FAP.
  3. If you're out of range, it doesn't mean you cannot get service. Hughes might be able to get you running on their Gen4 satellites, but keep in mind, it might be the same deal with being outside of the usable range of DSL or for that matter, wireless service. It may work, but if the powers that be (usually weather) decide, your service may be far more likely to degrade or go out. With satellite, you're very prone to rain fade if you have a marginal signal as is.
  4. nginx is an amazing piece of software. Light, fast, and as everyone mentions it holds out pretty well against abuse. I use it on my dedicated server to run several websites (mostly hosted for others) that do pick up a bit of traffic running forums. The box itself is often under heavy load, and Apache would start to grind to a halt with the load the machine is under. The connection limit is for being a good netizen. While there are standards, you can enable pipelining which helps more than spawning a boatload of connections as you go. Just remember, more connections results in more server
  5. Agreed. For the most part, the only problems I've ever seen with my connection were due to some sort of poor transit between some connection in my ISP's network to some connection who knows where. What does bother me however is, as you've mentioned, the networks were designed so long ago to where you've got many redundant systems tying into a single failure point, or many going into few which causes issues such as slow speeds, or, which Verizon is currently overdue for this year, routing outages in NYC that take out 95% of my Internet connectivity completely but do not destroy speeds. If it's
  6. Looks like the Datacenter might be having some issues with their New York City to Washington DC transit. I'm getting some awful speeds to the East Coast server tonight. The other two servers, Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA are fine however! Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002] Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\>tracert dc.testmy.net Tracing route to dc.testmy.net [] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 2 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms 3 7 ms 6 ms 6 ms P1-0.BFLONY-LCR-01.veriz
  7. Verizon in other parts of my area is slowly starting to force users to it. I don't have it available to me yet. Verizon was supposed to build it four years ago. They just placed FiOS gear near me a year and a half ago but still need to run the fiber by the homes that gear is supposed to serve! The backbone is already there.
  8. I do like the new look and feel of the new site. Not much to say besides that.
  9. I will put it on the record too, since it's generally not obvious with the way I post. I'm not a Mac hater and I will use a Mac, but I am not always fond of the way Apple does things, the same as other companies go. Microsoft I haven't been a fan of lately due to Windows 8 (which I do have a copy of). Honestly, the only reason I still run Windows here is due to games. If it weren't for Games running poorly in WINE or crashing due to DRM (this stuff makes no sense) hating WINE/PlayOn I would be running Fedora Linux. Many applications I use which are open source run significantly faster on a Lin
  10. Hey, it's ok! I do the same in many other forums. Half the time I don't thread the full thread before posting something if I'm really tired.
  11. Interesting... Did you install anything special to the machine at all that you think may be interfering with the time? If it's not due to CMOS battery or power issues on the board, it definitely sounds like something running on the system itself messing with the time if it isn't in constant update with NTP. Sort of what SOHO routers do when you reboot them but not exactly like that.
  12. The thing with Apple and their operating system, and the reason why it doesn't "quite" bog down as much as Windows is known to do is due to the fact that it is practically a highly customized varient of BSD, a flavor of Unix. I like to call it "Bastardized" since you can pretty much run any Unix application you'd like on a Mac out of the box, but there are some things that just don't make sense. Apple did after all, take forever to become POSIX compliant, which began starting with Lion. But otherwise, UNIX as a heart it's obviously going to be a bit more stable. The file system I'm sure also h
  13. Lol. I do like Google's homepage for the Star Trek memorial. In celebration of Star Trek's anniversary I was passing around these two vidoes in the office:
  14. On some phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and on some Motorola models I've seen with Google Chrome installed on an Android phone running Jellybean an upward of 40+Mbps/28Mbps on LTE here on testmy.net. It wasn't consistent though. Sometimes would be 5Mbps, sometimes it would be at some high speeds.
  15. Here's some more food for thought. Did Comcast give you a DOCSIS 3.0 modem? 30Mbps/6Mbps has almost an indefinite requirement for a DOCSIS 3.0 modem especially due to the upstream and downstream requirements. 30Mbps is near the limit of most QAM265 systems per downstream channel. If they gave you a D2 modem, get it swapped for a D3. That should fix the slow speed issues you're seeing. At the lower packages, a DOCSIS 2.0 modem does work fine. EDIT: Re-read the orignal post. That's a DOCSIS 2.0 modem. Also, from my own experience with the RCA/Thompson DCM425 units, those things are awful. I
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