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brian
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join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA

[CA] channel bonding update in OC

It's been a few days since I last checked, but at some point during that time we started bonding 8 downstream and 2 upstream channels. This seems to have come with a speed increase on the upstream side:




This is Preferred (advertised as 18/2).
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jt25741

join:2008-12-21
Aliso Viejo, CA
I wonder when they will get to our area in Aliso Viejo (not far from you?). Anybody know? We are still 3/1 here


skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
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join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to brian
Still 3-1 here in Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills (across Cabot from Best Buy). Seems it is only parts of Lake Forest and Irvine so far.

madman555

join:2010-04-05
Irvine, CA
reply to brian
4 down 1 up in Irvine. Jeffery and Alton

cvv01
Premium
join:2011-11-16
Lake Forest, CA
reply to brian
Just recently switched to 8 down, 2 up here in Laguna Hills. Previously was 2/1.

madman555

join:2010-04-05
Irvine, CA
Which modem do you have?

cvv01
Premium
join:2011-11-16
Lake Forest, CA
said by madman555:

Which modem do you have?

Cisco DPC3010

madman555

join:2010-04-05
Irvine, CA
said by cvv01:

said by madman555:

Which modem do you have?

Cisco DPC3010

I currently have the Motorola 6120. I have the Preferred (18/2) plan and max my downloads out at ~2.3MB/s
Is it worth upgrading to a newer modem that supports 8/4 bonding?

Just ran a speedtest and here are the results:
»www.speedtest.net/result/2372976761.png

cvv01
Premium
join:2011-11-16
Lake Forest, CA
I've never used Moto, so I can't really compare. It's really going to depend on how congested your node is. Right now, your speed test results are pretty good, considering your plan. If you notice slowdowns in the evening or weekends, an 8x4 modem (DPC3010) may help as you'll have more channels to use. If speeds are fine overall, you probably won't see any improvement with a new modem.


skeechan
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join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to cvv01
Still 3/1 in my neck of L.H.


psianime

@capgroup.com
reply to madman555
Get the Cisco DPC3010 from Amazon for $40 used. It works like a charm on Cox.

thedunlap

join:2005-01-31
Gainesville, FL
My DPC3010 has always been a POS, while my SB6120 has been a champ.

nps_ca

join:2012-07-31

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reply to brian
Went from 2 channels Down 1 Up, to 3 Down 1 Up then this last week to 4 Down and 2 Up




Lake Forest: Trabuco + Lake Forest Blvd Area

Using a Motorola 6121 (got it on Amazon for 71 bucks)

On Premier NOW was on Preferred (switched as I needed a more headroom for the Cox Cap - we use a lot of Netflix and Hulu in HD). On Preferred before the change got 22Mb Down and 6Mb up with 3 Channel Down and 1 Up

If it makes any difference I do NOT use Cox for Cable/TV or Phone just for Data (using DirecTV for TV) - getting 20-30% better speeds than neighbor who is using Cox for TV.


brian
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join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA
said by nps_ca:

Lake Forest: Trabuco + Lake Forest Blvd Area

Hi almost neighbor. I'm near Trabuco and El Toro.

Sounds like so far, from the responses here and people I've talked to at work, that the area that's getting this right now is still pretty small.
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skeechan
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reply to brian
Tonight Nellie Gail with from 3/1 to 4/1 but the PB cap is still about 63Mb.