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

Connection is:: 4932 Kbps about 4.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 602 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Fri Feb 25 11:57:29 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 88X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.7 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 54.27 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-8CD34RLUX

Occasionally I'll get an excellent test like the above, but I mostly get like below

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

Connection is:: 2889 Kbps about 2.9 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 353 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Fri Feb 25 12:20:17 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 52X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.9 sec

Diagnosis: 90% + Okay : running at 90.37 % of your hosts average (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-P2CW97SHR

I did the Cablenut peak using the XP SP2 5000/348 file. I also changed the RW setting to 384000 to get the pages to load faster.

What else can I do?

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hey and welcome to the forum :)

I assume you using version 5

lets try this

if you connect to a router, set your NIC to 100 Mbps full duplex

if you connect direct to modem set your NIC to 10 Mbps half duplex

open cablenut adjuster, change DefaultReceiveWindow to 1280000 ( this is a test )

click save to registry and reboot

here is a guide how to set duplex mode on your NIC

quote from http://dslnuts.com/tips_tricks.shtml

"Windows 2000 or XP: to change to half-duplex:

* Open Control Panel.

* Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.

* Identify the icon for your cable modem connection: usually Local Area Connection.

* Right-click that icon and select Properties.

* Under the ethernet adapter icon, click the button Configure.

* Click the tab Advanced to bring it to the front:

* In the Property box, the property name to be selected varies according to model of ethernet card. Examples are: Network Link Selection, Media Type, Connection Type, Duplex Mode, or any similarly-named property which can have Values looking like Auto-Negotiation, or 10BT, or 10BaseT.

* In the Value box, select a value which either (a) explicitly says half-duplex or semi-duplex, or (B) at least does not say full-duplex [e.g. 10BaseT on its own is OK]. If there is a choice between 10 and 100 with half-duplex, choose the 10. Do not choose 10Base5, 10Base2, or AUI.

* Click OK to exit the Adapter settings.

* Click OK to exit the Connection properties. "

VanBuren :)

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Thanks for the quick reply:

I'm sorry, but I should've explained things better about my setup. I have the Motorola modem coming into my system through a USB 2.0 port. I use my ethernet to connect to my wife's computer on a home network so she can use the cable net and my printers. She's not worried about speed like I am.

Steve

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Thanks for the quick reply:

I'm sorry, but I should've explained things better about my setup. I have the Motorola modem coming into my system through a USB 2.0 port. I use my ethernet to connect to my wife's computer on a home network so she can use the cable net and my printers. She's not worried about speed like I am.

Steve

ok there is the problem, USB slow down alot

buy one more NIC and connect your pc over ethernet to the modem

VanBuren :)

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Thanks...

I was afraid of that. I'm going to get a shower and go buy an ethernet card. Should I hook up the modem to the onboard ethernet port or to the card I'm going to buy?

it shouldnt matter, just set your NIC to modem in 10 Mbps half duplex and the other NIC that goes to the other PC in 100 Mbps full duplex

VanBuren :)

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Well, I finally got to put in the new card. It is a Linksys. I'm running the cable modem through the onboard NIC. I set it down to half duplex 10 and this is a typical test tonight. My wife's comp is getting net access through the new NIC on mine and she maintains 4K+ downloads almost everytime and I haven't even tweaked hers. That tells me the speed is there, but this machine evidently doesn't like the XP SP2 5000/384 cablenut settings for some reason.

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

Connection is:: 2632 Kbps about 2.6 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 321 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sat Feb 26 00:02:20 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 47X faster than 56K 1MB download in 3.19 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 82.15 % of your hosts average (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-02GOVZSC7

Thanks in advance for helping me with this.

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I made your changes and here is what I'm averaging now.

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

Connection is:: 2811 Kbps about 2.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 343 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sat Feb 26 10:20:52 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 50X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.99 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 87.71 % of your hosts average (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-O5W3H081K

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No, the wife's pc has slowed today as well.

Your Tweakable Settings:

Receive Window (RWIN):  64240

Window Scaling:  off

Path MTU Discovery:  ON

RFC1323 Window Scaling:  OFF

RFC1323 Time Stamping:  OFF

Selective Acks:  ON

MSS requested:  1460

TTL:

(less any hops behind firewall)

124

TTL remaining:  112

2. Test 146000 byte download

Actual data bytes sent: 146000

Actual data packets: 100

Max packet sent (MTU): 1500

Max packet recd (MTU): 1500

Retransmitted data packets: 0

sacks you sent: 0

pushed data pkts: 5

data transmit time: 0.618 secs

our max idletime: 86.0 ms

transfer rate: 146069 bytes/sec

transfer rate: 1168 kbits/sec

This is not a speed test!

transfer efficiency: 100%

3. ICMP (ping) check

Minimum ping: 59 ms

Maximum ping: 61 ms

Ping stability:

59 60 59 60 60 61 60 59 60 59

Notes and recommendations:

RWIN is in range

Looking good

Notes and recommendations:

Good data stream (no/few rexmits)

Notes and recommendations:

Looking good

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Thanks Again...

I used your settings. It was under 3 meg a few times and then I got this...

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

Connection is:: 3826 Kbps about 3.8 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 467 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sat Feb 26 16:07:53 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 68X faster than 56K 1MB download in 2.19 sec

Diagnosis: Looks Great : 19.49 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-CBHT6OXJS

I also tested the other site you gave and come up with these results...

TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.0f

click START to begin

Checking for Middleboxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Done

running 10s outbound test (client to server) . . . . . 414.25Kb/s

running 10s inbound test (server to client) . . . . . . 2.98Mb/s

Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem

Information: Other network traffic is congesting the link

I'm leaving for most of the night. I'm going to Wrestling in Memphis.

I'll check back tomorrow (Sun)

Steve

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I called Road Runner's National Help. They said they only gurantee 2.5 down and since I beat that they won't help.

I do occasionally get this, but not very often.

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

Connection is:: 4683 Kbps about 4.7 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 572 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Sun Feb 27 20:07:38 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 84X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.79 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 46.12 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-1V4PQ7SW0

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Thanks, here's my latest

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

Connection is:: 4357 Kbps about 4.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 532 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Test Time:: Mon Feb 28 19:00:38 CST 2005

Bottom Line:: 78X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.92 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 35.39 % faster than the average for host (rr.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-794SLY01H

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