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Double your Medicom speed!!!!

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Hi, I am new to the forums. Just found them last night and was looking through some posts and found one that was interesting. One that said he went and bought a Surfboard Modem, model SB5120 and it increased his speed.

Well, curious, I went to Walmart today and picked up one of these for $59.99. Came home and went through the process with Mediacom to get it to work.

My scores last night were around 2.5Mbps down and 17Kb up.

The first thing I did when we got the modem working is come here to test the speeds and here are the results:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4573 Kbps about 4.6 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 558 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (server1)

Test Time:: 2006/03/08 - 3:08pm

Bottom Line:: 82X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.84 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 39.89 % faster than the average for host (mchsi.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-X3OKF5AG8

I must have tested 50 times last night, always getting different results but they were always around 2-3 Mbits per second and always 17Kb per second for upload. Needless to say, with the change over on the cable modem I almost doubled my speed. I was using the Linksys before, cant remember the exact model number but it ended in a 10.

Unreal the difference a cable modem can make, I have been limiting my upload/download speeds ever since I got cable internet 5 years ago, all because of the modem.

I would suggest to anyone out there that has a linksys or other brand to upgrade to this Surfboard modem. If it doesnt work, you can always take it back to your local Walmart.

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Ive been using the MOT SB5100 since I first got cable a couple years ago

and have seen speeds on average around 4.6 ive seen 5.1 and 5.2 a few times while testing

Ive went over to DSLreports and tested there a couple times worthless to say the least claiming 3.5 or so but when ive tested other places and even overseas tests  i got 4.1 or 4.2

The Crappy Used stuff Mediacomm charges people to use is worthless

like a few of their employees

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 26670 Kbps about 26.67 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 3256 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (Server 2)

Test Time:: 2006/05/31 - 3:50pm

Bottom Line:: 465X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 0.31 sec

Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 3.735 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 950.83 % faster than the average for host (118.58)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-7BNY4TAWJ

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 249 Kbps about 0.25 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 30 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net  (Server 2)

Test Time:: 2006/05/31 - 3:53pm

Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB Upload in 34.13 sec

Tested from a 386 kB file and took 12.7056 seconds to complete

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 94.53 % faster than the average for host (118.58)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-SDHBYT0OL

Upload isn't very good. lol

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Mediacom's started running ad's for their 10/1 Max service round here which i find rather funny considering the trouble they have even keeping the 5/256 running. Anyway topics like this have been around forever and supprisingly enough it does work... of course the tech support people hate it when you ask them about it :P

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