buckeye is horrible I am constantly having problems staying connected. Twice the cable guy had to come out and both times my cable modem mysteriously started working. I call them and they run me through all of their test where I unplug the modem and then plug it back in. Anyone else have these problems?
Speeds since upgrade Anyone still alive on this forum heh?
Well before the upgrade on March 1st of this year,I usually always got close to my 5Mbit download on the speed tests of this site and others.
Now since the upgrade most of the time it's worse,or around the same speeds.
Now I will say downloads are different,they do reach up to about 850k/sec now and hold steady between 790 to the 850k/sec mark.
It would be nice for actual speed tests to work,even on the speedtest on buckeye's site the max i can reach is 5.6Mbit's
Upload is always spot on with any test usually,around 512KB upload so about 61Kb/sec and nearly always holds that speed,I was quite shocked that upload speed didn't get bumped with the upgrade.
I believe the 10MBit package should have at least a 1Mbit upload if not 1.2Mbit and the new 7.0 Package should be at about 712 if not a little more.
I've been very happy with the service for many years now,I would just like to see the full 7Mbit package they advertise instead of the 6.5/6.6Mbit that we get which is about 840k/sec.
This happend with the old 5MBit package to untill a couple days before the upgrade,would always get about 4.5Mbits on download but then started getting the full speed a few days before they switched everyone on.
This maybe just how bandwith is calculated with them thoe,seems they would have to provision the modems to go a little over 7MBit to actually get the full speed as now it seems to round the speed down.
I know it's stupid to complain about half a Mbit,but I know the speed is there and it's capable of doing it since it did a few days before the upgrade.
Other then that,I'm glad they upgraded the speeds for everyone for free...This should keep people very happy for awhile longer,I know I am.
BEX P2P Full speed 2 to 7AM ONLY as of 10-11-07 I've been a loyal customer of this cable monopoly since well before cable internet access was available in this area & presently shell out around $125 a month to them for basic cable, phone & BEX 7.0.
Right now I would gladly drop their sorry excuse for service in a second if I wasn't unfortunately to far from the AT&T dsl node to be able to subscribe to anything but the base tier of service.
Why? as 10-11-07 any P2P traffic from approximately 7AM to 2AM next day is so severely choked it is barely worth running & I'm not talking about a 10-20k cap (which would be bad enough in itself...) this is a drop from 60k up to a flaky 5k as soon as the clock hits 7 & on the down end you are lucky to receive flaky downloads of around 30k.
There are ZERO issues with my application settings or port forwarding as their arrogant & deceptive tech support seemed so keen to imply in the hush, hush to keep this packet filtering on the lowdown (If they are indeed even wise to it them selfs...). The activity is the same on or off router.
During the 19 hours of subpar service as for as »speedtest.buckeye-express.com/speedtest.html is concerned the connection is fine & you can browse the internet, read e-mails at peek speeds to your hearts content but forget about down/uploading anything.
This isn't an issue of a bad line or modem, both checked out fine, this is an issue of a piss poor company too cheap to render even close to the services they advertise since serious competitors have yet to service in this area.
I'm not asking for T1 speeds just what I pay for.
Re: BEX P2P Full speed 2 to 7AM ONLY as of 10-11-07
If you think I am misinformed please DO bring on these pearls of networking wisdom to enlighten the dark cave of ignorance I live in, otherwise please ignore this post I have zero interest in Springer like web flames & I'm well aware of your posting here & I'm so, so surprised at your prompt response.
As you already pointed out, I have many DSLR posts under my belt, a great number of which deal with traffic shaping. My days of offering assistance to BEX users ended after I got sick of hearing the endless pissing and moaning from the same group of people over and over. Want my pearls of wisdom? Check the archives.
Regarding the links you posted, the first one is simply a rehash of what's been said on DSLR a thousand times over the last half decade; traffic shaping exists and is becoming a widespread means of network resource management. So? The second link is admittedly more interesting (I love pictures of expensive networking gear), but BEX does not use NetEnforcer products. They do use similiar equipment though, which Vonage and other latency critical application users should be thankful for.
Look, I know how this thread is going to play out. You're going to start telling me how BEX needs to upgrade their network in order to support more P2P traffic. You'll cite the fact that you pay "X" dollars per month for "X" speed, and you'll tell me how you're being robbed if you don't get "X" speed 24/7. I'll counter by explaining that broadband is a shared resource which is subject to traffic shaping as your ISP sees fit, regardless of your opinion. I'll probably tell you to screw off and go purchase a T1 if your P2P activities are that important to you. This same old back and forth "Springer-like" web flame as you put it will continue ad nauseum. We're in agreement on one thing -- I too have zero interest in pursuing this with you, as you're clearly a critic of the service whereas I am a proponent.
I will end my side of our little feud by saying that for the most part, BEX service offers what I want (with the exception of a beefier upstream) at a price I can live with, and is the best choice for me. Feel free to disagree, feel free to call me a dickhead -- I don't care. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to browse BTJunkie and The Pirate Bay...
EDIT: Attached screenshot
Happiness is an OC-48 in your basement...
| Well, I do have to agree with you that there was some pretty intense traffic shaping/throttling going on for a few days or so. It seems to have disappeared though so there's no complaints from my end really. While they're still offering paltry upload speeds, they ARE serving us with some of the best speeds in the entire state, or at least that I know of. I remember when I tried to haggle with a phone rep guy and I said, even if I front the money for the upgrade (which I offered some insane amount I would never actually pay) they said there was no way to boost my upload speed. Then he slipped with a speed increase that was "coming soon". That was over the summer though, and soon to a company is something like 6-8 months, maybe even a year. If you ever take the time to, try search for buckeye articles on the internet. You'll see interviews with higher up people there talking about some of the products they've just purchased and are implementing. Then just go and search for those products, learn how they work/what they do, and imagine what can come from it!|
Also, why don't we start getting this forum more active? Like come on, there are all these people that claim to be dis-satisfied with buckeye's service, so come and voice your problems here! After all, it is a free forum, and it's here for us to talk on it, and you never know, maybe someone that works there that isn't biased might stop by and give you helpful information
Consumption Graph? Anyone else notice the Consumption graph in the membership services section on the website and also now under the speedtest on the main buckeye-express.com website?
I never noticed it before and I am pretty sure it's new as of this month but I could be wrong. I don't pay too much attention but I check speeds every couple weeks and didn't notice it the other week.
Anyone think this is a prelude to usage caps that will be coming sometime next year? In the FAQ it seems to be playing it off to help you better monitor your usage,but it seems kinda strange to me that they would take the time to make the utility when even some of the other companies that do currently cap can't even make one properly.
I hope if they do decide to do caps that they are pretty reasonable with them and not a bunch of cheap skates and try some garbage 5-20 gig cap.
I only use the 2Mbit package right now and have been for quite a while but looks like my monthly average is around 50 gigs or so. With all the game betas and crap being so large now,and same with World of Warcraft patches and updates for the 10 other games I play and soon to be updates for Aion. (not even counting the windows updates I haven't done in a few months since I have been using Windows 7)
I can see where I could do even more in a month and hope this is not the start of them capping everyone.
Suggestion for buckeye.
First package should be no less then 20 gigs,second package no less then 60-70 gigs,3rd package should be at least 120-150gigs and anything higher then the 8mbit package should be unlimited.
Or better yet it should all stay unlimited like it should be.