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ProbablyDrew

join:2012-12-31
reply to nonymous

Re: [AZ] Speed Increase 01/31/13

Yeah I figured that would be the case. It doesn't surprise me that the wan/lan ports can't keep up after looking at the throughput review on smallnetbuilder.com
However I'm surprised that it would suddenly just start dropping connection to the internet randomly when not even pushing high speeds.

In any event after wasting many hours I caved and ordered an ASUS RT-N66U which should be able to keep up just fine based on reviews. I would have gotten the ASUS RT-AC66U but decided against it since it has no working version of tomato, costs $35 more, and I don't see myself owning any 802.11ac devices in the next couple years. Maybe if a Nexus phone is released with it but I don't see that kind of throughput making any difference on a phone in the near future.

nickphx

join:2009-10-29
Phoenix, AZ
reply to ProbablyDrew
Linksys released the WRT54GL in 2005.. It's 2013. It's probably safe to say you got your $99 worth out of it.

I used to have a WRT54GL. It had a problem where it could not handle over a few thousand packets per second. This would cause problems with counter-strike when browsing for games as the game browser would send out a flurry of udp packets to hundreds of hosts.

phxuser

join:2010-03-16
Scottsdale, AZ
reply to BryanInPHX
The WRT54g was one of the best routers that Linksys ever built. Had one for years running 3rd party firmware. However, as has been mentioned with the speeds now being offered with Premier and Ultimate its day has passed.

If you don't want to upgrade your router at this time you could downgrade to Preferred and it should be able to handle it. You would also save a few bucks every month.

thedunlap

join:2005-01-31
Gainesville, FL
I had a gigabit dorm connection that could realistically do about 250mbps back in 2006 (when hardwired direct) and my WRT54G would stumble and fail to deliver anything above 3 megabytes/second or 24 megabits/second.

I should also mention that this was WAN to LAN performance. I was not using wireless.

mattybaby

join:2003-05-14
Phoenix, AZ
reply to phxuser
I am running an old WRT54GS with the Teaman mod of the Tomato firmware »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_%28···mparison. I would upgrade to a Netgear WNR3500L V1 for around $30 which supports the Shibby Tomato firmware and Gigabit ports, but I am on the preferred 31/6 plan so the router is not the bottleneck.

During off peak hours, my sb5101u peaked at 34 Megabits down and 8 up before Cox's speed upgrade. After the upgrade the downstream was the same, but the peak up was 12.

I purchased a used DPC3010 on ebay for $34. I noticed peak upsteams of 16 megabits (then dropping to 6) and the same 34 megabits down. Since it is a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, the 8 channels down and 3 up maintain the high speeds during peak hours (vs dropping down to 6 megabits down). I would never get this high speeds during the evenings without the DOCSIS 3.0 modem »speedtest.net/result/2507307296.png


08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
Premium
join:2001-08-31
Byron, GA
reply to BryanInPHX
said by BryanInPHX:

What are the official new Speeds in AZ?

Here is what I am seeing on Premier.

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mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd/8.2/amd64/PCBSD8.2-x64-DVD.iso

What service do you pay for internet Premier?
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08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
Premium
join:2001-08-31
Byron, GA

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reply to phxuser
said by phxuser:

Here are the new speeds from the Cox Phoenix web page. Interesting they only quote Powerboost speeds!
»/speak/slidesh···MQ%3D%3D

So while you get the above speeds i get 46/10 for $70 and ultimate is for $99.99 6 mos 74?188/25? wow.

This is whats available in my area.Scroll down
»ww2.cox.com/residential/middlege···ultimate
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Dougshell

@cox.net
Does anyone know of a place that has information regarding future speed increase roll outs. I am a COX customer in Virginia Beach, VA and its makes me sad to see other markets get speed increases while all i ever see is price increases.


08034016
Hallo lisa Aus Amerika
Premium
join:2001-08-31
Byron, GA
said by Dougshell :

Does anyone know of a place that has information regarding future speed increase roll outs. I am a COX customer in Virginia Beach, VA and its makes me sad to see other markets get speed increases while all i ever see is price increases.

This makes you mad!!!

Cox could have rolled this out in Georgia first since their HQ is in Georgia am 97 Miles from them and 20 Miles from the headend main office in my area.

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tomp

@qwest.net
reply to BryanInPHX
Anyone from cox know if business internet is going to get corresponding speed increases. I called cox, and they give no information.

thanks

dubbedout

join:2004-12-27
Gilbert, AZ
reply to BryanInPHX
I'm in Gilbert, AZ with the Cox Premier Package and have a SB6121 and currently getting anywhere from 30mbps to 47mbps. Here's my latest speedtest.net results:




Would I benefit from getting a new 8x8 DOCSIS 3 modem?

nmlobo

join:2002-11-02
Yorktown, VA
Your 6121 should be able to handle Premier speeds. I was getting better than 60Mb down with my 6120.


xoleras

@cox.net
Router netgear R6300,
Modem motorola sb6141
6 channel bonding down, 3 up
I've gotten as high as 195 down 43 up on different occasions



nineismine

join:2002-06-11
Mesa, AZ

1 edit
reply to BryanInPHX
I live on Gilbert and Southern in Mesa Arizona

Ive done about 4 speed tests today here is what I see:

I have had the Motorola 6120 for over a year I used to often see speed of over 2 MBp/s but not for a long time. Any thoughts on what I should do?
Signals:
»www.dropbox.com/s/age4xxur4dpjm2···0631.png
SpeedTest:
»www.speedtest.net/result/2553692372.png


chrisf8657

join:2002-01-27
Glendale, AZ
reply to BryanInPHX


I've seen upload as high as 21Mbps.

peters4n6
Premium
join:2002-10-11
Tucson, AZ
reply to BryanInPHX
Thanks all. Did not even have knowledge of speed increase til yesterday. Went to local Cox store and bought new Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 modem for my premier service. When I asked rep about hefty $90 pricetag and asked if there were any promotions he lopped $10 off my bill for 6 months. So essentially $30 out the door. Easy install and my speed are up from about 30 Mbps to 60.

jeckler

join:2005-04-11
Mesa, AZ
I probably shouldn't say anything, especially here , but I haven't been billed yet for the SB6180 I "bought" back in the beginning of January.

jincuteguy

join:2003-10-12
San Diego, CA
So why did Cox increase the speed for AZ but not for CA San diego? We still only have 2Mpbs+ upload , it's been like this for 5 years now compare to other markets that already have higher upload speed (5Mbps+, now 10Mpbs+)

lilstone87

join:2009-04-09
Portsmouth, VA
kudos:3
said by jincuteguy:

So why did Cox increase the speed for AZ but not for CA San diego? We still only have 2Mpbs+ upload , it's been like this for 5 years now compare to other markets that already have higher upload speed (5Mbps+, now 10Mpbs+)

Cox does things market by market, meaning every market is different. So question's you have, can only be answered by cox people in your market. To me, it just sounds like the Cox CA market has been one of the markets doing there upgrades slowly. As market's like AZ and such have had 6-8 downstream channel's, and 2-4 upstream channel's for a while now.

jincuteguy

join:2003-10-12
San Diego, CA
Yea i know AZ had 4 channel upstream for a while now. My area just started 4 channel upstream recently, but they haven't increase the speed yet, was just the 4 channel bonding for upstream upgrade.
So do you think they will do some kind of speed increase soon since they upgraded to 4 channel upstream?