Well well well...
So I changed back to my DPC3000 and I am right back to my upstream rate of 5.5M/s using all my normal sites in speedtest.net.
I then changed to the DCP3010 again to make sure and sure enough I could only get a max of 4.3Mb/s...
I tested using 3 different servers at speedtest, I tested each twice. ALL the reults were the same.
The DPC3010 topped out at 4.3
The DPC3000 was always 5.5 which is the cap
I also got slightly better and more consistent download speeds from the DPC3000.
OK so maybe I got a bad DPC3010. I get a new one monday. If I find out that the new dpc3010 is again slower then the dpc3000 then that will be a interesting find and indicate that the DPC3000 is the better device over the DPC3010.
The transmit / rcv levels for both modems showed virtually the exact same numbers.
Anyone have any explanation ?
Im also going to get a SB6180 later in the week and will test that as well.
For reference my levels are +3 down and 42db up power. The channels dont vary much in levels.
Every single time with the DPC3000