I made a post about this in the Direct forum, but I was wondering if any of you in the area have seen anything like this:
I subscribe to the 22/5 business class package [in Ypsilanti Twp, MI] and have been seeing slower than normal speeds and higher than normal ping times for the past week or so.
The speeds I normally see are as follows:
Upload [Powerboost]: 10 mbit/sec
Upload [Sustained]: 4.8-5.0 mbit/sec
Download [Powerboost]: 50-80 mbit/sec
Download [Sustained]: 20-22 mbit/sec
However, for the past week, I have been seeing speeds more along the lines of:
Upload [Powerboost]: 4.5 mbit/sec
Upload [Sustained]: 1.0-2.0 mbit/sec
Download [Powerboost]: 25 mbit/sec
Download [Sustained]: 10-15 mbit/sec
Just now, for instance, I ran a test against the Detroit server on »speedtest.comcast.net
(with no other computers connected to the cable gateway) and the results were:
Ping: 20 ms
Download Speed: 23.77 mbit/sec [Peak: 24.79 mbit/sec]
Upload Speed: 1.00 mbit/sec [Peak: 1.00 mbit/sec]
I am puzzled as to what could be causing this. I have tried the usual steps of power cycling the cable gateway, ensuring that both ends of the coaxial cable are firmly connected, and of disconnecting all but one computer from the gateway and doing the tests then. I tried that with two different computers, one at a time.
I have not noticed any significant changes in my signal levels recently, but I have attached them to this message as images.
I am not terribly troubled by the drop in download speeds, but the slower upload speeds are causing problems for me.