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1. General Questions
If you need help tweaking, please visit the BroadBand Tweaks forum for TCP/IP tweaking assistance. Modifying your configuration to maximize performance is known as tweaking.
RESL- low speed is 5000/512 RES0- mid speed 12000/1 RESVIP - customer with 3 services 15000/1 RESX - MAX speed 20000/2
DSL has more of an advantage over this. Because cable-modem users generally share a network loop that runs through a neighborhood, adding users means lowering performance in many instances. ADSL provides a dedicated connection from each user back to the DSLAM, meaning that users won't see a performance decrease as new users are added -- until the total number of users begins to saturate the single, high-speed connection to the Internet. At that point, an upgrade by the service provider can provide additional performance for all the users connected to the DSLAM. This doesn't exempt DSL users from running servers though.
The upload bandwidth use could be regulated with a cap, and a few dollars for extra MB over the cap. But still, there will be complaints about the limit. Some would want it removed.
There is no method to make everyone happy. You are just going to have to live with what you have...128 isn't all that bad for gaming, because pings are considerably lower than that of 56K, and casual uploading.
Downstream power level (Receive): -15dbmV to +15dbmV
A value of -15 or worse indicates a poor downstream signal path. A tech would aim for a value close to the optimal 0 dBmV, but a good cable modem should be capable of working within the broader range of -15 to +15 dBmV, provided the downstream Signal to Noise Ratio remains good enough.
Upstream (Transmit): +8dbmV to +58dbmV.
A value within the range +25 to +55 dBmV is within spec with 40's the most common. The lower this figure is, the better the upstream path to the UBR. If the cable modem is going offline, and the upstream signal strength is at +58dBmV, then a poor upstream path is probably the problem.
Carrier/Noise Ratio: 30dB to 36dB .
The downstream Signal to Noise Ratio must be 23.5 dB or higher, and should ideally be 30 dB or higher. The lower ratio the more noise and the poorer the performance. The Cable Modem will have to keep requesting retransmissions of packets with uncorrectable errors.
reference: same link as above
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got feedback?here. Please review it you have any questions, like if you can run a server, etc.
•Click the NEWSGROUP icon in the Component bar
•A new menu drops
•The Preferences box appears
•Double-click MAIL & NEWSGROUPS
•A new list displays
•Select NEWSGROUP SERVERS
•Locate the Newsgroup Servers list
•Verify that NEWS appears as a choice
•If it does not appear, click ADD
•Locate the field labeled: PORT
•Find the field labeled: SECURE
•Verify that it is NOT CHECKED
•A new menu appears
•The Internet Accounts box opens
•Select the NEWS tab
•New options appear
•Click the SERVER tab
•Verify that netnews.attbi.com appears as the name of your server
•If it is not listed, add it
•Click OK until you return to the browser window
News server for Mediacom should be news.mchsi.com, not netnews.attbi.com as listed.
You can either send them an e-mail from
If you wish to contact a representative of Mediacom via phone, please refer to this site:
For help with settings for e-mail and browsers use the support tools at »www.mchsi.com/
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