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Upgraded Comcast from 4 mbps to 6mbps and dont see much of a difference.... omg

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Just as subject said. Basically I was downloading at 460k a sec and now im downloading at..........

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

Connection is:: 4430 Kbps about 4.4 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 541 KB/s

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

Test Time:: Wed Mar 2 02:27:52 EST 2005

Bottom Line:: 79X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.89 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 42.77 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-JC76R51I2

What should I do?

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You definitely want the latest drivers for your NIC. Go directly through the manufacturer's website to get them. Your speed should be alot faster though.

VanBuren will be able to help you out more on tweaking your connection to get the most out of it. He'll see this post and offer help. :)

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What is your modem modem (ie: SB3100D, SB4100?).  If you're using an old modem, they have caps at 4.9mb.  Also, if all else fails, try installing a sygate firewall, it helped my speeds a bunch (probably from residue from old zonealarm firewall i didn't uninstall).  Now i keep my firewall up because I notice a big boost in speed over the course of long downloads.

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Hey Ampz..

This situation sounds familuare.

Make sure that Comcast has actualy upped your cap!

I Had a Motorola SB 3100 and called for the higher speed (6mg) and was told that I had it and all I had to do was power-cycle my modem and it would be faster.  It went from about 2.2 to 4.0,

so I started reading the forums at Comcast and found out that a few others had older modems that would not go nearly as fast as the new speed. The tech that came out  got into an argument with her office when she called in to sstart up the new Motorola SB5100 that she had just installed. Seems there are alot of modems out here that will NOT accept a 6.6mg download speed.

After she left, she called me to tell me that my service when she arrived was still at the 4mg speed and that my modem should have just cycled itself, which it had. After that.......I had the faster speed and started working on Vanburens tweaks.

I was at 5.0mg before installing Cablenut .

Now I am getting about 6.3 down and could probably go a little faster with some further tweaking.

I also found out that Avast antivirus sucks about 2mb off the speed and Zone alarm, another .5 or so.

My NIC had a driver up-date so I installed that but I didnt test befor and after to see if it actualy helped.

Good Luck.:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 6312 Kbps about 6.3 Mbps (tested with 5983 KB)

Download Speed is:: 771 KB/s

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

Test Time:: Mon Mar 07 2005 07:08:33 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 113X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.33 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 102.31 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/id-M7YG2R61E

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i gor Comcast 6000/768 here are my results

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

Connection is:: 6211 Kbps about 6.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 KB)

Download Speed is:: 758 KB/s

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

Test Time:: Mon Mar 07 2005 14:00:36 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 111X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.35 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 98.88 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-CKUI9ED68

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

Connection is:: 707 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 KB)

Upload Speed is:: 86 KB/s

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

Test Time:: Mon Mar 07 2005 14:01:40 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)

Bottom Line:: 13X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 11.91 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 112.95 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-DPVGNRBZ2

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How do you find out what make your NIC is and how to upgrade it? I'm interested since this computer is 4 years old and I've never upgraded the NIC drivers.

* 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.

now you see your NIC eg "Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC"

go to your NIC manufactors homepage and download the driver for your NIC

if its a .exe it will install itself, if its just a .zip file you probl need to

* 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 driver, click update driver and install from that .zip

VanBuren :)

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Did the upgrade require a new modem?

It is highly unlikely you are (or will ever see) service speeds provided by the isp go beyond what your modem can actually handle. This assumes you have a modem that at least supports 10mbps. I'm not a networking+equipment expert so there might be residential cable modems that are (hardware)capped well below 10mbps but I'm not aware of them personally. In general the steps for you to upgrade would probably be utterly simple, such as 'Ok, I'll pay. Bump my account settings'. "Done sir." 'Thanks'. You would then apply 6000/768 VanB settings (or use tcpoptimizer with less registry automation features) to try and maximize your network traffic handling.

At that point, if things are working properly a testmy.net speed test should get you at, near or over the 6mbps marker.

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