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saguakid

join:2011-02-25
Miami Beach, FL
reply to wolfsmane

Re: Atlantic Broaband MegaMax 16mb service

This is what I got in Miami beach area and very happy


wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
I got it yesterday, and this is the best it can do.

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
Wolfsmane,

Can you rule out the possibility that its a networking issue on your end?

For example, depending on your connection type/medium (wired or wireless), your speeds can be lower on wireless (even on wired if it's less than 100Mbit or configured wrong)

Also, some older routers only have a 10BaseT connection to the WAN interface, so you would see speeds Under 10Mbit.

What is your connection setup exactly (router? wired/wireless/usb?, etc...)

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
Thanks scrawnyb.

I have it directly wired, no router yet. I have it wired with ethernet cable, not usb.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
I just upgraded, lets see how long these speeds will last around here, my speeds were crap before, lets see if these speeds last

Last Result:
Download Speed: 14616 kbps (1827 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1629 kbps (203.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Friday, March 04, 2011 1:18:44 PM
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EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto

1 edit
reply to wolfsmane
ya the "upgrade" didnt do anything about my speed issues, i still get under 600K/sec on every test EVERY afternoon..
Last Result:
Download Speed: 4632 kbps (579 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1619 kbps (202.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:14:59 PM

I think that if i dont get half the speed im suppose get, i think i should only have to pay for half of my bill!
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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
seems like we're in the same boat!

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
Here's mine I just ran. Here's the kicker - when downloading a large file from newsgroups, while using my DSL 6mb/down connection, I consistently have speeds from 5.8mb to 7mb. When downloading the same using ABB, my speed ranges from 1.6mb to 3.8mb. The hisgest speed I've seen using ABB with the newsgroups is a couple of spikes of around 4.8mb, but just briefly.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
heres my latest test, my connection is fine and i get max speed when downloading after midnight and before 4pm in the afternoon, but right around 5pm EVERY day, my connection takes a nose dive, i cant even play xbox because it causes me to redbar in halo and call of duty in the middle of the afternoon

Last Result:
Download Speed: 3609 kbps (451.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1620 kbps (202.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Monday, March 07, 2011 7:19:44 PM

Ive had atleast 8 techs at my house in the last year and a half to fix this, its a ON going issue that hasn't ever been fixed, and if the dsl around here wasnt only 3Mb/256K, i would switch..
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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
The fastest mine gets is around 9mb, early in the morning.

Have your techs come to any conclusion as to why such poor performance?

I haven't canceled my DSL yet, because if this doesn't change, I'll be dropping ABB like a hot potato!

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
said by wolfsmane:

The fastest mine gets is around 9mb, early in the morning.

Have your techs come to any conclusion as to why such poor performance?

I haven't canceled my DSL yet, because if this doesn't change, I'll be dropping ABB like a hot potato!

from what i remember i was told a node was bad in my area, and at the end of my street there was a birds nest that was messing with the wires on the pole, that was in early to mid 2010, 3 techs came to my house with there laptops and witnessed the speed issues for them selfs and nothing that they have done have fixed it..
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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
This morning at 5:30a.m.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
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join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
i just woke up and heres my speed test, 12:17pm, looks ok right now, we will see how things are this afternoon

Last Result:
Download Speed: 16127 kbps (2015.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1616 kbps (202 KB/sec transfer rate)
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 12:17:42 PM

all my tests are from the abb site since it logs every test so when u call abb then can see every record of every test your take from there site
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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
I don't think ABBs speedtest is accurate. It has been showing that my speed is >14mbs/1.6mbs.

But every other speedtest ran will show 5mbs. The rate at which I download files also tells me that ABB is much slower than the ATTs DSL 6mb service I have.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
just took the test here at dslr


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EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
mid afternoon test, starting to slow down :-/


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robry
Premium
join:2007-04-07
Bellefonte, PA
reply to wolfsmane
ABB speedtest runs on a server in their datacenter, so you're seeing what they're offering to you at your modem. ABB's uplink to the internet either can't keep up, or the speedtest site was slow when you were testing.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
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Grotto

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said by robry:

ABB speedtest runs on a server in their datacenter, so you're seeing what they're offering to you at your modem. ABB's uplink to the internet either can't keep up, or the speedtest site was slow when you were testing.

ive had speed issues for over a year, and have had 8 techs to my house, i dont think that its a issues with just websites uplink speeds..



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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to robry
Definitely NOT a speedtest site issue.

ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
reply to wolfsmane
For usenet/torrents, make sure you are using encryption/SSL for best performance.

Sorry to hear about all the problems, but I think it's important to try to diagnose the level at which the problems occur.

If you are experiencing full speeds to AtlanticBB's speedtest site, but not other speedtest sites, you can conclude 1 thing from this:

Your Link between your customer equipment and ABB (at least inside its own network) is at the expected speeds, and you are being bottle-necked outside this, generally would be ABB's uplinks. I know from time to time, ABB was having severe latency/speed issues with one of Level3's core routers that was causing problems for everyone.

For the record, I am seeing speeds of 1.86-1.93MB/sec when I pull files from Astraweb over SSL.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
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join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
speed is slowing down


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ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1
It almost sounds like an overly congested node if you're getting full speed sometimes.

If so, it probably wouldn't hurt to post your modem stats.

Do you have a Motorola modem?

For myself, my modem url is: »192.168.100.1/RgSignal.asp

For example, here's mine:

Downstream Value
Frequency 693000000 Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio 37.1 dB
Power Level -4.9 dBmV
The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading

Upstream Value
Channel ID 1
Frequency 31008000 Hz
Power 50.0 dBmV

Here's a guide from another DSLReports page that explains acceptable Cable Modem Signal/Power Levels
quote:
Downstream (Rx) Receive Power Level:
This is the amount of signal received by the modem from the transmitter in the cable company head-end.

For all modems:
-15 dBmV to +15 dBmV maximum.
-12 dBmV to +12 dBmV recommended.

0 dBmV is the "optimal" level.

Upstream (Tx) Transmit Power (a.k.a. Return Signal) level:
This is the amount of signal transmitted by the modem to reach the receiver in the cable company head-end.

+8 dBmV to +58 dBmV maximum for QPSK. (DOCSIS 1.x)
+8 dBmV to +55 dBmV maximum for 8 QAM and 16 QAM. (DOCSIS 1.x)
+8 dBmV to +54 dBmV maximum for 32 QAM and 64 QAM. (A-TDMA DOCSIS 2.0)
+8 dBmV to +53 dBmV maximum for S-CDMA DOCSIS 2.0 modulation rates.

Recommended upstream signal levels are +35 dBmV to +52 dBmV.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
Moto SB5120

Frequency 549000000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 38 dB
QAM 256
Network Access Control Object ON
Power Level 11 dBmV
The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading
Upstream Value
Channel ID 1
Frequency 24496000 Hz
Ranging Service ID 600
Symbol Rate 2.560 Msym/s
Power Level 41 dBmV
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wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to ScrawnyB
Frequency 579000000 Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio 39.0 dB
Power Level -3.2 dBmV
The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading

Upstream Value
Channel ID 1
Frequency 31008000 Hz
Power 48.5 dBmV

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
reply to ScrawnyB
Thanks for the help, scrawnyb. I plan to get ABB out here to check everything out, but it'll be next week before I have time to get that done.
Why are your speeds so slow while using Astraweb?

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
First time for everything.


EvilByDesire
I Am My Own God
Premium
join:2002-09-03
Grotto
reply to wolfsmane
good speed this early afternoon, will report back and see what the speed is later on



Signal to Noise Ratio 37 dB
QAM 256
Network Access Control Object ON
Power Level 10 dBmV
The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading
Upstream Value
Channel ID 1
Frequency 24496000 Hz
Ranging Service ID 599
Symbol Rate 2.560 Msym/s
Power Level 42 dBmV
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ScrawnyB

join:2004-05-18
Carlisle, PA
kudos:1

1 edit
reply to wolfsmane
Because those numbers are MegaBYTES per second (times that by 8 to get your Mbps rate)

Generally its represented: Mb/s = Mbit/s and MB/s = MByte/sec.

So if you do the conversion, it's approx. 14.6Mbit to 15.5Mbit/sec download)

The speeds are very good considering the line is rated 15Mbit down.

Current Speeds and Stats:




Downstream SNR - 36.5dB, Power: -5.2dBmV
Upstream Power - 50.0dBmV

wolfsmane

join:2003-05-01
Aiken, SC
Thanks for pointing that out.

Downstream Value
Frequency 579000000 Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio 39.0 dB
Power Level -3.6 dBmV
The Downstream Power Level reading is a snapshot taken at the time this page was requested. Please Reload/Refresh this Page for a new reading

Upstream Value
Channel ID 1
Frequency 31008000 Hz
Power 48.5 dBmV

Still looking good.