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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

and it is still happening every night.. right now it is at 17 mbps and it has been all night since 5.. it is 10:12.. will update at midnight


jackal2001

join:2002-10-04
Bethlehem, PA

Same issues here and I'm on 75Mbps as well and I'm also Freemansburg/Bethlehem.
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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA
reply to steverweaver

I am getting slow speeds still now between 5 and 1130.. just did another test and it is at 14 mbps


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA
reply to steverweaver

Its now 1 am.. and i am now getting 38 mbps.. could this be that there are too many customers in my area? I thought this was fixed with docsis 3.0


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA
reply to steverweaver

now it is 1:23 and i just got 67 mbps.. What could be causing this?


alanisrox69

join:2005-03-29
LHV, PA
reply to steverweaver

said by steverweaver:

Its now 1 am.. and i am now getting 38 mbps.. could this be that there are too many customers in my area? I thought this was fixed with docsis 3.0

Basically, yes. Even with D3.0, nodes can be oversold. The only D3.0 gives you is 4 downstream channels of bandwidth versus 1. But if there are 30 customers on each of the 4 channels all leeching at 20mbps, you're screwed.
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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

But why is this happening now? It just started 2 weeks ago and I would think it would only effect it little by little.. I consistently got 75 Mbps every day.. Then all of a sudden.. I get 2-10.. Which is completely unusable


alanisrox69

join:2005-03-29
LHV, PA

said by steverweaver:

But why is this happening now? It just started 2 weeks ago and I would think it would only effect it little by little.. I consistently got 75 Mbps every day.. Then all of a sudden.. I get 2-10.. Which is completely unusable

Are you sure your modem is locked onto 4 downstream channels? Did you try resetting it?
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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

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alanisrox69

join:2005-03-29
LHV, PA

Wow your power levels are pretty high, -12 to +12 is what RCN recommends (-6 to +6 is real world "good"), so +14 is really out of spec. Do you notice when your speed is faster/slower if those signal levels change at all?
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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

they don't change at all.. they have been that way since the cable was run.. even when i had 75 mbps every day it was like that

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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

Re: [Speed] Bethlehem slow internet at peak hours

haha.. i was happy with rcn until now


jackal2001

join:2002-10-04
Bethlehem, PA

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For some reason this happens during the winter. Over the past few years it seems like internet speeds come to a crawl. I don't know why either.
I normally don't measure my speeds off the speedtests either as I think the burst speed throws it off. I pay for a giganews account and normally watch the speeds while downloading from their servers. Most of the time I'm in the mid 60s. Like you, I'm only seeing at most in the 20s now. All my signals are in the green per the speed test page.
For giggles I just ran speedtest.net and got 21Mbps down/9Mbps Up.

So it seems like all with all the area posts, the entire Lehigh Valley is having speed issues. What is going on RCN?


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

this is absolutely ridiculous.. I am getting 2 mbps and under right now at 830.. all i want to do is play a stinking video game and it is lagging all over the place.. this is unacceptable.


negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

stever, can you repost your encoded... the first one seems to be missing either the front or the back.
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RCN Engineering


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

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negativeduck
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join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1
reply to jackal2001

Hey Jackal, Just so I can keep these organized here sometimes it's hard to follow when threads are joined and easy to miss. Wanted to make sure you know that I wasn't ignoring you. So your issue isn't the same As Mul's it's something else. But to be honest right now we're not entirely sure where the problem lies. I have a theory but nothing concrete and I had to get some second opinions on this. But 'm not ignoring you.
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Bryan Laird
RCN Engineering


jackal2001

join:2002-10-04
Bethlehem, PA

OK thanks. I know a while back (a year or so ago) I was having the same type of speed issues. I think you said you "moved me", whatever that means.
I'll keep an eye on it tonight/tomorrow, etc.


negativeduck
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join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

Yea 9 times in 10 that's the case. In a few cases we've pulled here form threads and in your case there isn't a capacity bottle neck. IE you shouldn't be seeing a slow down at all. Yet you are your issue is likely the same thing that's affecting Zverina in their thread but I can't be 100% sure yet. We're still investigating this to prove it out.
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RCN Engineering


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

Hey Bryan.. am I lumped in with jackal too? or is mine a different problem?


jackal2001

join:2002-10-04
Bethlehem, PA

Did a little testing today.
5:00pm speeds from 20 ranging up to 55 (heaving downloading)
5:45pm speeds went down to constant 20s (heavy downloading)
10:00pm, speed test shows mid 40s.

So it is all over the place. Nothing solid yet.

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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA
reply to jackal2001

Re: [Speed] Bethlehem slow internet at peak hours

I have the exact same thing with the speeds as jackal.. just tested today and yesterday again.. with the exception.. sometime i have 2-3 mbps


negativeduck
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join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

Stever, Work was completed yesterday morning you should be in a much happier place.
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RCN Engineering


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA

It seems to be working a little better.. but i'm still only getting around 20 to 30 mbps and this is at noon.. I'll check later and see what i'm getting during the peek hours.. It seems the speed starts out slow for a while and then gets faster in 15 second intervals


steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA
reply to negativeduck

its 530pm and i am getting 20 mbps on pa.speedtest.rcn.net and only getting 10 on speedtest.net.. i am still getting 10mbps upload though

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steverweaver

join:2011-09-02
Bethlehem, PA
reply to negativeduck

this is really weird.. I just did a speedtest at speedtest.net using a different server.. I used redbank nj and was able to get 70mbps but with 25ms ping.. at 6pm using the default one it is 5 ms ping but only get 14 mbps.. when i use the rcn speedtest i only get 19.. maybe there are some wires out or something.. I don't know


negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

Yea I can explain that.. gonna post about it here in a little bit in it's own thread
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RCN Engineering