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Cavalier is a new Phone and Dsl provider in Maryland area they are bias out of Richmond Toll Free: 1-877-459-9182

http://cavtel.com/

Residential Telephone & High Speed DSL Services

Why have almost 200,000 people made the switch to Cavalier for their phone and high speed DSL services? Because Cavalier started from the ground up and built a brand new phone company using state-of-the-art fiber optics and digital switching equipment. Cavalier customers get the best in voice and data services with savings up 30%. Check out the savings yourself. Then, order online or call (866) 290-4200 M-F 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-5pm est.

Only $24.95!

Unlimited local calling plans include all 12 top notch calling features at no additional charge (features you're probably paying extra for right now). Plus, add High-Speed DSL for $25 or 56K Dial-up for $10.

Up to 10 Mbps DSL Only $25!

Add unlimited high speed DSL to any Cavalier residential calling plan for just $25 per month. Get download speeds up to 10Mbps! Cavalier calling plans start at just $24.95.

Only $44.95!

Make as many long distance calls as you want 24/7 to all 50 US States, US Territories and ALL of Canada for one low monthly fee. Plus, add High-Speed DSL for $25 or 56K Dial-up for $10.

Only $10!

Add unlimited 56K dial-up access to any Cavalier residential calling plan for just $10 per month. Cavalier calling plans start at just $24.95.

[glow=red,2,300]Now that you know a little about Cavtel.net let's get this IPS rated and see some Speed postings !!! [/glow]

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

Connection is:: 2641 Kbps about 2.6 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 322 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server2)

Test Time:: Mon Jan 23 08:39:58 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 47X faster than 56K 1MB download in 3.18 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 84.76 % of your hosts average (cavtel.net)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-E7M5LVKHZ

they say the "condition of my line" prevents them from getting it any faster...even though i am only 6000 feet from the central office!

any help out there!

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From Fredericksburg VA 22407 ... though slower then I signed up still faster then Adelphia.Net ...

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

Download Connection is:: 4171 Kbps about 4.2 Mbps (tested with 20972 kB)

Download Speed is:: 509 kB/s

Tested From:: http://theamericanforce.com

Test Time:: 2006/11/11 - 9:11am

Bottom Line:: 73X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 2.01 sec

Tested from a 20972 kB file and took 41.187 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 19.17 % faster than the average for host (cavtel.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-W7ZFTDU3A

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

(source: http://members.cavtel.net/speed/)

Your raw bandwidth rating is: 5.58 Mbps

Your line speed is: 6.31 Mbps

You can download at 714.25 kB/sec from our servers. 

 

6456.82 Kbps YOU 

... unless you believe

Your raw bandwith rating is: 256.00 Mbps

Your line speed is: 289.28 Mbps

You can download at 32 MB/sec from our servers. 

 

296222.72 kbps YOU 

(FLUKE!!!)

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:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 5622 Kbps about 5.62 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 686 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 713 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 87 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/11/11 - 9:45am

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-EL2XTPDZY

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-ZUFM6DX3H

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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Seems in range, but not quite 10megs:

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 5446 Kbps about 5.45 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 665 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 652 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 80 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/11/12 - 6:32pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-QZWHTXYD4

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-VK75LUJCI

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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i just switched to cavtel for their voip+dsl service, but am getting 1MB/s downloads because of a ReachDSL modem. should i ask cavalier for a westell ADSL modem? they sent me a crappy modem.

i am located in Norfolk, VA with a reachdsl modem and an SMC DVC. anyway, what type of modems do you guys have and where are you located? i want to know if i could get faster speeds.

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 868 Kbps about 0.87 Mbps (tested with 748 kB)

Download Speed is:: 106 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 183 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 22 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2006/12/10 - 9:18am

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-LKBFSGZCJ

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-5Q3OD6KLU

User Agent:: Opera/9.10 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) [!]

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From Fredericksburg VA 22407 ... though slower then I signed up still faster then Adelphia.Net ...

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

Download Connection is:: 4171 Kbps about 4.2 Mbps (tested with 20972 kB)

Download Speed is:: 509 kB/s

Tested From:: http://theamericanforce.com

Test Time:: 2006/11/11 - 9:11am

Bottom Line:: 73X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 2.01 sec

Tested from a 20972 kB file and took 41.187 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Looks Great : 19.17 % faster than the average for host (cavtel.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-W7ZFTDU3A

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

(source: http://members.cavtel.net/speed/)

Your raw bandwidth rating is: 5.58 Mbps

Your line speed is: 6.31 Mbps

You can download at 714.25 kB/sec from our servers. 

 

6456.82 Kbps YOU 

... unless you believe

Your raw bandwidth rating is: 256.00 Mbps

Your line speed is: 289.28 Mbps

You can download at 32 MB/sec from our servers. 

 

296222.72 Kbps YOU 

(FLUKE!!!)

If you aren't satisfied with your current ISP....

http://cox.com/Fredericksburg/

Very reliable.

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Switched to a Zoom ADSL2+2 Model 5590 but didn't gain much for my $100.00 modem:

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 5272 Kbps about 5.27 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 644 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 663 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 81 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/05/27 - 6:48pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-PMR5KA7GY

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-L9RYQ0C2U

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

:smiley:

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Cavalier is sneaky with their sales gimmicks ... "Best effort UP TO 10Mbps"  That means they can give you 57k or dial-up speed and you can't complain.  Here are my lousy stats from Delaware County, PA:

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

Download Connection is:: 244 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

Download Speed is:: 30 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/07/15 - 5:47pm

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

Tested from a 386 kB file and took 12.938 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 6.9 % of your hosts average (cavtel.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-MXZ16L25K

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4 [!]

I called Cavtel and they told me that my service is capped at 2.0 Mbps!!  On a good day, I get 1.2 Mbps, on a bad day like today, forget about it.  I'm less than 5000 feet from my CO but I could be 100 feet away and this is as good as it gets.  Some Cavtel customers I know in other areas get as fast as 15Mbps but I'm not none off them.  As the Cavtel support rep says, "we're a best effort service.  You pay the same price if we deliver 200 Mbps or 20Mbps" ... I'm not one of the lucky ones and will leave Cavtel as soon as I can.  I can't recommend the service because you won't know what you'll get until you get it. 

I'm happy to hear that some of you are getting good speeds. 

Today, their e-mail was down for at least 8 hours and any mail sent to me was bounced  back.

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One thing I forgot to mention.... a user mentioned his CO have NVL2 equipment.... my CO is the same from what I gather as, according to Cavtel, I was signed up for "NVL2 service"  and that is why I'm capped at 2.0Mbps.  I was advised to call customer service and ask for a different CO if possible or if they could upgrade me somehow.

I'm paying $14.99 a month on introductory, but I would definitely NOT pay the regular $24.99 for this!

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Hay for all of you who are having problems with your download and upload speeds.  Here is a little trick we found and it has been working great for us.

You need to download Drtcp.  Once you download that you need to set up your Tcp Ip in DRtcp  with this.  Your recieve windows put in 32767 then down on the bottom put in the MTU window 1300.  That should help if you are using a Router.

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Hey, PastorP!

Excellent program!  I tried it, along with others, before Cavtel told me that I was spinning my wheels and waisting my time for nothing as I'm capped at 2Mbps and 1.3Mbps is my fastest reasonable speed according to Cavalier.  DrTCP didn't do anything for me but I hear others have had great results.

While I was driving myself nuts thinking I could get more than 1.3Mbps with Cavtel's "UP TO 10Mbps" sales gimmick, here are some great DSL tip sites that I found that have other good tips as well:

http://www.homephonewiring.com/materials.html

This site gives many good tips on optimized phone wiring for DSL.  I was going to drop $44.00 on the ASDL2+ and POTS splitter as my wiring is "home run" and I can create a dedicated DSL jack.  I did some experimenting, such as running straight from my NID to the Cavtel router, to see if speed would increase.  Didn't make a difference when I reconnected my phones into the wiring so I saved my money.  I would buy this splitter if I had real "high speed" ADSL2+ service with digital TV for it would save $$$$ on not having to have a filter on each phone and prevent "mirroring" and whanot when the DSL signal is fed to all jacks .... and wall plate ADSL filters aren't easy to find and they cost $15.00 when I do find them so this little $44 jewel would save money if you have many phone extensions in your home (four or more), which can degrade DSL performance.

http://cable-dsl.home.att.net/

Seems to be a good site for non-nonsense discussion on what will -- and what won't -- increase DSL speed.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/bellsouth

Geared to BellSouth but has some excellent, general DSL discussions.  Note that BellSouth is a different type of network than Cavtel (PPPoE versus TCPIP) and so some discussions, like changing the network MTU settings in a router, may not apply.

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I noticed, by the way, that Cavalier is ripping fast for me today... a whopping 1.3Mbps.  This is the absolute fastest that I can get no matter what I do with tweaks, phone wiring tricks, nothing....

This is a tough apple to bite since I got spoiled with 5Mbps when I was with RCN.  Downloads I do, such as Linux ISO's, take over an hour now.  But, I am getting $14.99 worth as Verizon wants that for 768K.

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

Download Connection is:: 1286 Kbps about 1.3 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 157 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/07/16 - 11:22am

Bottom Line:: 22X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 6.52 sec

Tested from a 1496 kB file and took 9.531 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 36.68 % of your hosts average (cavtel.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-D3HWEK57O

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) [!]

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Someone must have done something right.

share2-NK483ZSFB&dual=yes&q2=5FU9ZVQEK

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 11468 Kbps about 11.47 Mbps (tested with 12288 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1400 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 853 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 104 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2009/05/10 - 6:31pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NK483ZSFB

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-5FU9ZVQEK

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; Tablet PC 2.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0; .NET CLR 3.0.30618) [!]

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Someone must have done something right.

share2-NK483ZSFB&dual=yes&q2=5FU9ZVQEK

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 11468 Kbps about 11.47 Mbps (tested with 12288 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1400 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 853 Kbps about 0.9 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 104 kB/s

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

Test Time:: 2009/05/10 - 6:31pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NK483ZSFB

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-5FU9ZVQEK

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; Tablet PC 2.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0; .NET CLR 3.0.30618) [!]

Nothing wrong w/ those speeds , nice !

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Dang, DSL is smoking these days. W :shock: W

In an office I do business in frequently there's a T3 dsl line, something like that, I'll ask sometime, but the speeds arent much over 15/5, but it can handle some odd terabytes of traffic per minute , or something , I forget what he told me.

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Telus in British Columbia and Alberta has the 15Mbps DSL speed packages now, which run about 13Mbps. But I think that the 15Mbps package is tied close to fiber and then is copper to home.

Uploads though are only about 800Kbps for all packages.

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Oh, so that was not a standard DSL then.  [geek-small]

Seriously I really don't know, I haven't had dsl for over 6 years, but I was getting pretty good speeds for that time then. Wish I could get it here, well, I can, but I'm too far away to get anything worth it.

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