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bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV
reply to skeechan

Re: [ALL] Cox Annual Speed Upgrade

well he said he read it off of a email that all cox employes received
and he was a local Las Vegas tech


skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
No RI which already got their upgrades will be at 110Mb while everyone else gets 180? That makes no sense.

But being an Ultimate user I really hope you are right. 180Mb would be bitchen.

bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV
i do understand that but who knows maybe they will raise the Rhode Island speeds as well

bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV
reply to skeechan

Azlen

join:2010-05-03
Peoria, AZ
Queen Beatrix's birthday is Jan 31st BTW. Looks like we'll be getting something nice as well.


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
reply to skeechan
and I totally agree. Internal communication isn't one of their strong points...of course that always leads to poor external communication.


Anonguy

@cox.net
reply to bryant313
AZ new speeds...

Essential 5/1

Preferred 25/5

Premiere 50/10

Ultimate 150/20

All non powerboost numbers...

I hope everyone has a 8x4 Docsis 3 modem!

Rob_
Premium
join:2008-07-16
Mary Esther, FL
kudos:1
What about here in the gulfcoast?

I have ultimate:



-Rob


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
reply to Anonguy
Anyone use the Cisco DPQ3212 Doscis 3.0 Cable Modem? How does it handle compared to the Motorola SB6120?

Currently I have the Motorola but (hoping for positive change in the next year or so breaking 100mbit/s for even premier) it may be good to keep an eye out for anything that might be wiser to upgrade to. The Motorola though has to be the most stable modem I have ever used throughout the years.


skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to Anonguy
So the 180 is power boosted I guess. Right on! Wonder when SoCal will get it.


Metal Head
Premium
join:2001-02-15
Escondido, CA
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
said by skeechan:

So the 180 is power boosted I guess. Right on! Wonder when SoCal will get it.

Hopefully soon after.
--



Anonguy

@cox.net
reply to jh20001
said by jh20001:

Anyone use the Cisco DPQ3212 Doscis 3.0 Cable Modem? How does it handle compared to the Motorola SB6120?

Currently I have the Motorola but (hoping for positive change in the next year or so breaking 100mbit/s for even premier) it may be good to keep an eye out for anything that might be wiser to upgrade to. The Motorola though has to be the most stable modem I have ever used throughout the years.

3212 is better than the 6120 as it can do 8 downstream carrier bonding vs only 4 from the 6120.

If you want a modem look at the Moto 6180 or Cisco 3010.

bchandler02

join:2011-07-08
Oklahoma City, OK
What is a 4x4 (SB612x) capable of, speed wise, in comparison to an 8x4? Will a 4x4 modem support the ~150MB service?

Also, in an area where only 1 downstream channel is available, will this even be available? We have 8x1 available where I live but I swapped my 3010 for a 6121 recently for stability purposes.

hoozdapimp

join:2003-02-12
San Diego, CA
reply to bryant313
I'm on Ultimate here in SoCal and am currently bonding 4x1. It seems like my line is having enough problems maxing out the 50/5. Not sure what a speed upgrade will do, but I suppose it couldn't hurt


Lara

@cox.net
reply to bryant313
Speed upgrade without a cap increase seems silly and does me absolutely no good.
Just means you'll hit that cap quicker.

I really wish there was some competition here for cox (only other choice is ATT)

m8trix

join:2003-12-24
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
not all of us max out our connection 24x7 but it is nice to have that bandwidth if you have multiple computer are need to download a large file

bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV
could not agree more


BryanInPHX
Premium
join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
reply to bchandler02
said by bchandler02:

What is a 4x4 (SB612x) capable of, speed wise, in comparison to an 8x4? Will a 4x4 modem support the ~150MB service?

Maximum Theoretical Data Rate**
4 channels down - 171.52 Mbps (4 channels) / 42.88 Mbps (single channel) @ 256 QAM
4 channels down - 121.36 Mbps (4 channels) / 30.34 Mbps (single channel) @ 64 QAM

8 channels down - 343.04 Mbps (8 channels) / 42.88 Mbps (single channel) @ 256 QAM
8 channels down - 242.72 Mbps (8 channels) / 30.34 Mbps (single channel) @ 64 QAM

** Actual data throughput will be less due to physical layer overhead (error correction coding, burst preamble, and guard interval).
--
Cox Premier HSI, SB6120, DIR-628, Win7 WMC SiliconDust HD HomeRun Prime
TiVo Elite & Premiere 2TB-WD20EURS, SA8240HDC DVR, Passport Vers: 3.1.124, OS Vers: PowerTV 6.20.75.106sp
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Vorg
Premium
join:2002-06-18
Tucson, AZ
reply to Anonguy
On the Ess price, 1/5 the speed only saves you ~$10


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV

4 edits
Ya the price vs comparison breakdown has never been balanced. It reminds me of the Sharp LED tvs. 70" LED = $2299-2999, 80" LED = $3999-4599, 90" LED....MSRP has been going for $9999-10,999 at most stores that sell it (Fry's, RC Willeys, etc). That is a BIG price jump just for just 10"

Where Sharp is feature vs price, Cox is price vs feature, and then ends with a giant price jump out of nowhere to get a reasonable connection for today's tech.

Update: Finally found the 90". After reading about it, it looks like right after CES a few weeks ago and the announcement of all the 4K TV's coming out the price has gone on sale for $8000-8999 although all the sites still say original price of $9,999-10,999 so I don't know if that's temp or not. Still a good comparison of price structure though ^_^

Smith
Premium
join:2000-07-13
reply to bryant313
I was told (up to) 188 Mbps downstream w/ PowerBoost for the Ultimate. The info came from his email.

Smith
Premium
join:2000-07-13
reply to Anonguy
Thanks for the info. I only have a 4x4 Docsis 3 modem. I'm going to buy a 8x4 one tomorrow.


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
I guess I'll stick with the 6120 for now (4x2 I think) which should be more than enough for the coming upgrade since it's just a small upgrade on the upstream end of things.

FourWheelKid

join:2006-03-03
Broussard, LA

1 edit
6120 is 4x4.
Edit:


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
Hmm, I must have read something funny a while ago when I bought it...possibly misunderstood as well. 4x4 it is then! Even better for me I'll wait to upgrade when something significantly faster comes out.

jayde

join:2012-06-10
reply to bryant313
*Nebraska*

After about 4 hours of downtime lastnight (12-4AM) I noticed that my modem went from 4x4 to 8x4 bonding.. lets hope something nice comes on the 31st!

My routers firmware didn't update though, still using a build from "Jul 16 17:16:46 2012"




jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
jayde, which modem are you using


Iceman0803

join:2012-05-18
Glendale, AZ
Based on his image it looks to be a Cisco. Possibly DPC3010. I could be wrong though.


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
That's what I figured since the Moto's read the channels out horizontally vs vertically like that image

cmos100

join:2004-08-24
Lafayette, LA
reply to FourWheelKid
»speedtest.net/result/2472037054.png

190 meg down on ultimate, that beats the 300 baud modem on compuserve. Nice upgrade