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Hey guys

I have a Mac and I have Comcast. And boy does it suck. I cant play games without it lagging.

I havent tried any tweaking programs.

Oh and on another note. I cant change ISP because this apartment complex is dumb and its the only place we can get internet from. Lame!

I ran the test from testmy.net and this is what it came up with

Your connection is: 1251 Kbps or 1.3 Mbps

You downloaded at: 153 kB/s

You are running: 22 times faster than 56K and can download 1 megabyte in 6.69 second(s)

Member Ident:Username:mjay252 CompID:699353039914

Test Time:: 2009/01/14 - 8:02pm

Test Browser and OS info: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2) Gecko/20081201 Firefox/3.1b2

Test ID: BP32S5VO1 (if this is a screenshot go to testmy.net to see if this is fake)

Diagnosis ^info^: May need help : running at only 19.78 % of your hosts average (Comcast.net)

This was tested from a 3072 kB file and took 20.121 seconds to complete

Uhm... I dont know anything I need to post here. But I'm a gamer and love to play online, but this crappy internet makes me not want to. I was just wondering if there was a way to boost the performance, or will I be stuck with this slow internet until my darn lease is up?


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Your probably sharing the bandwidth along with everyone else in the building. There's only so much to go around in that case.  Not sure if there's much you can do about it.

Welcome to testmy.net, maybe someone else in your same situation will have a couple pointers, check back in this thread.

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See that's what I thought, but I asked the people at Comcast about that, they give me some bull saying that that's not true.

I suppose it all depends on what the owner is signed to, as well as there network. Iv'e seen much worse in atp. settings, so maybe just be glad for what you can get you know  ?
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Yes but what I'm getting is not worth the $52 that I pay. All I really want to do is play my games without them lagging!

So therefore I'm not going to be happy with what I'm getting. I'm a poor college student dishing out money for something that is rather slow. Maybe if my complex would take the hint and change ISPs

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I don't have a MAC but .... Try this.. It's Something like the way Linux has it.

The other option is to go to the Applications folder > Utilities > Network Utility > Traceroute. Type the domain or IP address in the field under "Please enter the network address to trace an internet route to" and click Trace.

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This is my result.

Traceroute has started ...

traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 (  1.713 ms  4.368 ms  35.777 ms

2 (  118.658 ms  92.031 ms  263.797 ms

3  ge-2-3-ur01.eastorange.fl.lakecnty.comcast.net (  74.383 ms  358.590 ms  243.466 ms

4  te-5-1-ur02.nworange.fl.lakecnty.comcast.net (  114.549 ms  152.892 ms  74.569 ms

5  te-1-3-ur01.mtplymouth.fl.lakecnty.comcast.net (  523.082 ms  69.801 ms  98.477 ms

6  te-2-1-ur01.mtdora.fl.lakecnty.comcast.net (  51.450 ms  75.463 ms  99.519 ms

7  te-1-2-ar01.leesburg.fl.lakecnty.comcast.net (  181.873 ms *  113.398 ms

8  te-2-4-ar01.augusta.ga.augusta.comcast.net (  281.873 ms  146.795 ms  90.955 ms

9 (  169.108 ms  84.790 ms  143.146 ms

10  pos-1-9-0-0-cr01.atlanta.ga.ibone.comcast.net (  155.462 ms  156.726 ms  239.193 ms

11  pos-0-14-0-0-cr01.dallas.tx.ibone.comcast.net (  75.347 ms  73.077 ms  73.228 ms

12 (  128.292 ms  335.177 ms  194.538 ms

13  te9-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (  130.402 ms  146.501 ms te7-1.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (  238.993 ms

14  te1-3.dsr02.dllstx2.theplanet.com (  545.239 ms  360.091 ms *

15  po1.car06.dllstx6.theplanet.com (  199.925 ms  164.228 ms  533.955 ms

16  a6.e2.364a.static.theplanet.com (  487.258 ms  104.385 ms  201.451 ms

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But for line one.. Do you have a router? That line should show as less than 1 milli second.

Like this....

Pinging is for my router)  with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

EDIT:With a tracert result to my router..

C:Documents and SettingsOwner>tracert

Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms

Trace complete.

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How about try Twitter? Comcast's Twitter team. Comcrap monitors some places and maybe, just maybe, they might help to upgrade your node. And putting Comcrap in the subject or text gets their attention as well....

I don't know if this site is still active, since it changed owners..


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With your Twitter post, you could add that the apartment building(?) that you live in, also has other users on Comcast that are having problems(I guess, according to your speeds dropping down to 300Kbps in the evening)..

Write up the times of slowness and high pings to attract nice attention.

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