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eeeaddict

join:2010-02-14
reply to Guru

Re: Start Communications - new TPIA Rogers/Cogeco

you can't really photoshop an official result


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
reply to Davesnothere
said by Davesnothere:

said by Guru:

said by DrugTito:

Fastest i ever seen since i am with Start, nice lol

WTF?

Photoshop ?

hahaha, nah, as dan said, its a speedboost, but, looks like there was tons of available bandwidth on my node at the time i did the test, doesn't happen to often lol

DeViLzzz

join:2004-07-29
Sarnia, ON
reply to dan mackay
What are you referring to when you mention speedboost dan mackay ?


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada
reply to DrugTito
said by DrugTito:



Fastest i ever seen since i am with Start, nice lol

It was nice while it lasted.



I am slowly starting to hate cable service and again and i am considering DSL, really :\

I am not able to get 500-700 kB\sec from most of the sites out there.

My wife is trying to watch netflix and it buffers like crazy.

I know weather is bad, most of ppl are at home, using internet like crazy, but, blah

Crashrun2003

join:2013-02-10
reply to rocca
Just signed up today for the 60mbit package. Cant wait for it to be installed! I guess I picked a not so great day because the install date was showing for Monday the 18th which is a holiday, but oh well, I'll live.


silvercat

join:2007-11-07
reply to DrugTito
said by DrugTito:

...
My wife is trying to watch netflix and it buffers like crazy.
...

Hi DrugTito:

I know you probably already answered this somewhere, but does the Netflix buffering occur when directly connected to the cable modem ? (ethernet). As you know, what could also cause congestion is having too many close neighbours using the 2.4 Ghz wireless network.


Davesnothere
No-BHELL-ity DOES have its Advantages
Premium
join:2009-06-15
START Today!
kudos:7

1 edit
said by silvercat:

....As you know, what could also cause congestion is having too many close neighbours using the 2.4 Ghz wireless network.

 
Good catch !

So if direct works better (or do it anyway) maybe try setting your WiFi to use a different channel ?

6 is default on most routers, so adjust router to try 3 or 9, or even further away from 6 than that.

Even better, if you do a 'site survey' with one of the computers (or sometimes can do this from the router itself), it may tell you what other WiFi networks are nearby and which channels they are using, so that you can avoid them as much as possible.


silvercat

join:2007-11-07
Or maybe just use a dual-band router with great range (such as the Asus RT-N66U) and use the 5 Ghz radio whenever possible

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to Davesnothere
said by Davesnothere:

said by silvercat:

....As you know, what could also cause congestion is having too many close neighbours using the 2.4 Ghz wireless network.

 
Good catch !

So if direct works better (or do it anyway) maybe try setting your WiFi to use a different channel ?

6 is default on most routers, so adjust router to try 3 or 9, or even further away from 6 than that.

Even better, if you do a 'site survey' with one of the computers (or sometimes can do this from the router itself), it may tell you what other WiFi networks are nearby and which channels they are using, so that you can avoid them as much as possible.

If only we can use channel 14...

DeViLzzz

join:2004-07-29
Sarnia, ON
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
Anything going on in my neck of the woods today ? Internet is acting strange. I have had to do manual refresh to get some pages to start loading. When I checked the speeds on speedtest.net well I also had it where things stalled but when I got the test to work it showed the fastest speeds I have had in awhile on download. 24+ Mbps DL Nice to have that but hate refreshing so much.


SDSarnia

@start.ca
said by DeViLzzz:

Anything going on in my neck of the woods today ? Internet is acting strange. I have had to do manual refresh to get some pages to start loading. When I checked the speeds on speedtest.net well I also had it where things stalled but when I got the test to work it showed the fastest speeds I have had in awhile on download. 24+ Mbps DL Nice to have that but hate refreshing so much.

Guys it seems it was a Firefox issue. I haven't had any problems with this browser in awhile but something isn't right with it.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to DeViLzzz
Can you try direct to modem? Refreshing is often a symptom of NAT tables being broken, ie router failure.

edit: Odd it was the browser, glad you figured it out.

vincom

join:2009-03-06
Bolton, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Anveo
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to SDSarnia
said by SDSarnia :

said by DeViLzzz:

Guys it seems it was a Firefox issue. I haven't had any problems with this browser in awhile but something isn't right with it.

its usually an addon that might muck it up

ShetiPhian

join:2011-12-29
Belleville, ON
said by vincom:

said by SDSarnia :

said by DeViLzzz:

Guys it seems it was a Firefox issue. I haven't had any problems with this browser in awhile but something isn't right with it.

its usually an addon that might muck it up

Themes will too.
I recently installed one and my forward and back buttons would often double and triple click.
After changing to another everything worked correctly again.


TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to rocca
So with the new ruling coming out next week on prices it seems if the prices are too STARTs liking will they officially offer unlimited for the higher end cable packages?


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
All depends what the # is.

mlord

join:2006-11-05
Nepean, ON
kudos:13
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
Completely unlimited would be (really!) nice, but even "off peak" unlimited would be totally excellent, and doable even under the existing ransom rates.

I'm hoping for that, or a 500GB limit.
Doing it as a 2-3 month rolling average would be fantastic, like Teksavvy does/did.


TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to rocca
ah I see I see so how long once everything is out will it take for you guys to make up your mind?


Davesnothere
No-BHELL-ity DOES have its Advantages
Premium
join:2009-06-15
START Today!
kudos:7

1 recommendation

reply to rocca
said by rocca:

All depends what the # is.

 
So then, CBB = Collusion-Based-Bullshit ?


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to TOPDAWG
Probably about a week.

DeViLzzz

join:2004-07-29
Sarnia, ON
reply to TOPDAWG
What is higher end ? I also wonder what pricing will be.


Perma

join:2011-12-20
reply to rocca
If start begins offering unlimited bandwidth or even much higher bandwidth then I'll be switching as soon as it takes effect.

DeViLzzz

join:2004-07-29
Sarnia, ON
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
reply to mlord
You talk of usage and while yes everyone wants improvements across the board from company to company I would like to see cost go down too for the consumer along with unlimited added and increased usage added to some packages. I also want to see the larger companies offer more. Bell is the worst. I can't believe what they offer in terms of usage.

Sanek

join:2006-08-10
Kanata, ON
reply to rocca
Any plans to offer unlimited for the higher-end cable tiers? Kind of not feeling very comfortable with having $0.5/GB overage with no max as far as I can tell.


TwiztedZero
Nine Zero Burp Nine Six
Premium
join:2011-03-31
Toronto, ON
kudos:5
reply to Davesnothere
said by Davesnothere:

 
So then, CBB = Collusion-Based-Bullshit ?

heh thats a good way to put it!


TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to Sanek
not yet should know what will happen in the future after this week.

morisato

join:2008-03-16
Oshawa, ON

1 recommendation

Would be nice to see 150/10 with Unlimited bandwidth P:) Cmon rocca u know u want a HOG who uses a 150/10 connection 24/7!
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yesnomaybeso

@start.ca
»www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story···ing.html

So good news for Start customers on Cogeco lines ? I am in Sarnia and from what I believe this article is saying this means good news for me.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to morisato
said by morisato:

Would be nice to see 150/10 with Unlimited bandwidth P:) Cmon rocca u know u want a HOG who uses a 150/10 connection 24/7!

Sure thing, $3000/mo and I *might* break even on it.

Guru

join:2008-10-01
kudos:2
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
said by rocca:

said by morisato:

Would be nice to see 150/10 with Unlimited bandwidth P:) Cmon rocca u know u want a HOG who uses a 150/10 connection 24/7!

Sure thing, $3000/mo and I *might* break even on it.

LOOOL.