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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
kudos:4
reply to rmdir

Re: Speed increase for businss starter - northeast

said by rmdir:

Unfortunately for them, with my Obi 110 I don't need phone service, and don't want to pay the extra cost for cable TV since I don't watch it anyway. Paying for phone service is so 2000.

except when your power goes down, your internet goes down and so as your Obi110.

regular POTS will still be alive....

unless, you got a backup generator somewhere then you're ok...

hopefully you dont need to call 911 as well as...


JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA
Tether your cell phone
or put a wwan card in your laptop

hopefully the intruders don't have a mobile jammer... in which case, better grab dat gun


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to medbuyer
said by medbuyer:

I wonder if I bundled it with home phone service, I could get a discount....

Will they give me a separate emta for the phone service and continue to use my SMC D3G for internet? I cant seem to find / remember the answer to this...

Business and home are completely separate. You can get business voice bundled. Not a very good deal though.
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Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to JigglyWiggly
said by JigglyWiggly:

Tether your cell phone
or put a wwan card in your laptop

hopefully the intruders don't have a mobile jammer... in which case, better grab dat gun

Worst case, me and my P229 will be ready.


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to Zizoo
Anybody see the new speeds yet?

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to Zizoo
When I get into the office tomorrow I will check.


NetFixer
Freedom is NOT Free
Premium
join:2004-06-24
The Boro
Reviews:
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reply to JohnInSJ
said by JohnInSJ:

Anybody see the new speeds yet?

I accidentally power cycled my SB6121 about 30 minutes ago when I was shuffling some cables around, and I still see 12/2 for my base sustained rate on the ICSI Netalyzer test. The ShaperProbe servers seem to be offline at the moment, so I couldn't test with ShaperProbe.

Of course, if the OP's thread title is correct, I probably won't see any speed increase since I am not in the northeast.
--
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

rmdir

join:2003-03-13
Chicago, IL
reply to Zizoo
You'll just see a rate increase, not a speed increase. :-p


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
reply to NetFixer
said by NetFixer:

The ShaperProbe servers seem to be offline at the moment, so I couldn't test with ShaperProbe.

Glad to know it wasn't just me. I have been making a bunch of firewall rule changes lately and thought I had done something to block it. Was really scratching my head until I just gave up because everything else was working.

Zizoo

join:2010-05-12
PA
reply to Zizoo

Re: Speed increase for businss starter

I should edit the subject line. Looks like a national change and includes premium not just starter.


telcodad
Premium
join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15
reply to ropeguru

Re: Speed increase for businss starter - northeast

said by ropeguru:

said by NetFixer:

The ShaperProbe servers seem to be offline at the moment, so I couldn't test with ShaperProbe.

Glad to know it wasn't just me. I have been making a bunch of firewall rule changes lately and thought I had done something to block it. Was really scratching my head until I just gave up because everything else was working.

FYI - There is a thread on the Comcast Help and Support Forum about this: »forums.comcast.com/t5/Connectivi···/1429127


lacibaci

join:2000-04-10
Export, PA
reply to Zizoo
How do I know that I was upgraded? Is there a config change in the modem/gateway I can check? I have SMCD3G gateway.

medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
kudos:4
said by lacibaci:

How do I know that I was upgraded? Is there a config change in the modem/gateway I can check? I have SMCD3G gateway.

try rebooting your modem sometime mid october...hopefully they've carried out the new speeds in every market by then.

if not, try again by the end of the month...

then use shaperprobe to check / validate speeds...


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to lacibaci
said by lacibaci:

How do I know that I was upgraded?

Your speed will go to 16/3 Sounds like a config change but who knows. Not here as of this morning, awayway
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My place : »www.schettino.us


lacibaci

join:2000-04-10
Export, PA
This the output from shaperprobe:

lac@heron:~$ ./shaperprobe/prober
DiffProbe release. January 2012.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 64.9.225.166.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 2624 Kbps.
Downstream: 21066 Kbps.

The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 2576 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 6738-6824 KB; Shaping rate: 18293 Kbps.

My connection is 12/2. Are these typical speeds before or after?


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
said by lacibaci:

This the output from shaperprobe:

lac@heron:~$ ./shaperprobe/prober
DiffProbe release. January 2012.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 64.9.225.166.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 2624 Kbps.
Downstream: 21066 Kbps.

The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 2576 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 6738-6824 KB; Shaping rate: 18293 Kbps.

My connection is 12/2. Are these typical speeds before or after?

Looks like you're updated on the downside, upside is a little low?

These are on a non-upgraded machine:
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 4.71.251.149.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 17971 Kbps.
Downstream: 94032 Kbps.
 
The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: Burst size: 1732-2189 KB; Shaping rate: 2128 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 6574-7697 KB; Shaping rate: 12768 Kbps.
 
--
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NetFixer
Freedom is NOT Free
Premium
join:2004-06-24
The Boro
Reviews:
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reply to lacibaci
Ahh, ShaperProbe is alive again.
said by ShaperProbe :



--------------------------------------------
Before power cycle:
--------------------------------------------

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 80.239.142.215.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 17908 Kbps.
Downstream: 95868 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: Burst size: 3305-3853 KB;
Shaping rate: 2128 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 18096-19525 KB;
Shaping rate: 12768 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe

--------------------------------------------
After power cycle:
--------------------------------------------

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 74.63.50.40.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 17956 Kbps.
Downstream: 92479 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: Burst size: 3306-3889 KB;
Shaping rate: 2128 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 19146-20529 KB;
Shaping rate: 12768 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe


But still no joy in The Boro:

--
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

ualdayan

join:2004-07-17
Antioch, TN
reply to rmdir
said by rmdir:

You'll just see a rate increase, not a speed increase. :-p

Ugh, I could see that happening too.

I was thinking of going to residential, so I changed the firmware on my router to Tomato firmware so I could see how much bandwidth I actually use. Either it's bandwidth monitor is inaccurate or a business application I run uses way more bandwidth than I thought it did. Apparently it's consuming nearly 6Mbps (no idea how/why) downstream and 1-2Mbps upstream almost the whole time it's connected to it's server. It didn't use to use that much on an older version. That puts me at about 300GB a month just on that one application - so switching to residential is out.

In fact - now I'm thinking I need to upgrade to the 22/5 (hopefully soon to be 27/7) tier. The application has been having problems lately whenever I did something else to use the connection (like Revision3 or TWiT on Youtube) - and now I see why. If the application needs 6Mbps per second now Youtube has probably been cutting into that whenever it went to buffer. My QoS settings were only setting aside 1Mbps. If I go up to the 22/5 (27/7) I could set aside much more without slowing everything else to a crawl.

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to Zizoo
Nothing here in cen cal yet. Still 22/5.

n_w95482
Premium
join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
said by Oedipus:

Nothing here in cen cal yet. Still 22/5.

Same here.

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 203.5.76.153.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 19816 Kbps.
Downstream: 107134 Kbps.
 
The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: Burst size: 9005-9523 KB;
Shaping rate: 5320 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 18959-20461 KB;
Shaping rate: 23408 Kbps.
 
For more information, visit: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
 

This was after a factory reset/reboot on my SB6120 a few minutes ago.
--
KI6RIT


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
reply to NetFixer
DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 203.5.76.164.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 20946 Kbps.
Downstream: 129069 Kbps.
 
The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: Burst size: 9085-9632 KB;
Shaping rate: 5338 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 14326-15915 KB;
Shaping rate: 22997 Kbps.
 

Not seeing it here yet either. However, I do like my estimated capacity.


Chester2

join:2000-10-17
Menlo Park, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..
reply to Zizoo

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 64.9.225.142.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 3443 Kbps.
Downstream: 128418 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 3.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: Burst size: 10148-10202 KB;
Shaping rate: 2128 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 18286-19763 KB;
Shaping rate: 12768 Kbps.


Looks like I'm still 12/2 here in Silicon Valley.

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Craig
»CraigHarris.org My BLOG on Motorcycles, Computer Stuff & Deals.

biomesh
Premium
join:2006-07-08
Tomball, TX
reply to Zizoo
The »business.comcast.com/newspeeds page is no longer active. I wonder if they just removed it until they are ready to push out the new speeds or maybe they are still tweaking some of the details.

ualdayan

join:2004-07-17
Antioch, TN
said by biomesh:

The »business.comcast.com/newspeeds page is no longer active. I wonder if they just removed it until they are ready to push out the new speeds or maybe they are still tweaking some of the details.

Hmm. We all know they want to increase prices, so that part will probably happen no matter what. It sure would be unfortunate if they didn't follow through with the speed increase at the same time.


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to biomesh
said by biomesh:

The »business.comcast.com/newspeeds page is no longer active. I wonder if they just removed it until they are ready to push out the new speeds or maybe they are still tweaking some of the details.

Maybe every business customer restarting their modem several times a day is a bad thing?
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My place : »www.schettino.us


NetFixer
Freedom is NOT Free
Premium
join:2004-06-24
The Boro
Reviews:
·Cingular Wireless
·Comcast Business..
·Vonage
said by JohnInSJ:

said by biomesh:

The »business.comcast.com/newspeeds page is no longer active. I wonder if they just removed it until they are ready to push out the new speeds or maybe they are still tweaking some of the details.

Maybe every business customer restarting their modem several times a day is a bad thing?

Particularly if some of those business customers were using the SMC gateway in bridge mode or with static IP addresses, and the SMC glitched during the power cycle requiring Comcast support to restore the bridge mode or static IP config.
--
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
said by NetFixer:

said by JohnInSJ:

said by biomesh:

The »business.comcast.com/newspeeds page is no longer active. I wonder if they just removed it until they are ready to push out the new speeds or maybe they are still tweaking some of the details.

Maybe every business customer restarting their modem several times a day is a bad thing?

Particularly if some of those business customers were using the SMC gateway in bridge mode or with static IP addresses, and the SMC glitched during the power cycle requiring Comcast support to restore the bridge mode or static IP config.

I've got statics... never seen them get lost on a reboot though.
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My place : »www.schettino.us

rmdir

join:2003-03-13
Chicago, IL
reply to Zizoo
Still no love in Chicago. Driving the whole shop nuts because I reboot a couple of times a day just in case.


kublai

@comcast.net
reply to Zizoo

Re: Speed increase for businss starter

So this has been confirmed to be a nation wide upgrade?

ualdayan

join:2004-07-17
Antioch, TN
said by kublai :

So this has been confirmed to be a nation wide upgrade?

No, actually kind of the opposite. The page has been taken down altogether.