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Dumaine

join:2010-12-05
Detroit, MI
reply to jblues

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

Nadda here either



camper
Premium
join:2010-03-21
Bethel, CT
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Madtown

said by Madtown:

How much of a noticeable difference will I notice going from 16mbps to 20mbps? ...

 
Not much, based upon what I've seen in my experiences over the past few days at 20mbbps (actually 22mbps according to shaperprobe).

My large file downloads (e.g., a Linux ISO download, 4 or so GBytes) now run around 2.5 to 2.8 MBytes/sec, as opposed to the previous 1.7 to 2.1 MBytes/sec).

Yes, it is faster. If I time the download, I can see it is faster. But I don't "notice" the additional speed unless I actually time the download.

I don't upload much, so I cannot comment on the 2mbps to 4mbps increase just yet.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to mrschultz02

No increase here yet.


Tomcat353

join:2002-12-27
Jacksonville, FL
reply to mrschultz02

So I'm a little bit confused. I'm in Jacksonville, FL right now on the Extreme 105 tier at $199.95/mo. Since the 105/20 tier isn't actually being upgraded, how will I know if everyone on Extreme 50 got upgraded? Will my bill automatically drop to $99.95/mo once this occurs? I really don't want to be paying extra if I don't have to be.


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Your bill should automatically be adjusted for the LOWER rate but not until the speed changes are put into place.
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mario02423

join:2004-06-09
Berwyn, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to DanM64

said by DanM64:

Got it in the SW Chicago suburbs

I have Blast!, and I'm in the west "near suburbs."

Got the upgrade today, but the modem logs (6141) don't show a new config file coming in...

55.32/10.9

»stage.results.speedtest.comcast.···1332.png

aabaaf

join:2011-12-09
Lombard, IL
reply to mrschultz02

As stated by others who received this last year in the NE, the names didn't change. Just the parameters. In Other Words, Blast is now 50, instead of 20/30, Extreme 50 is now 105, 105 is 105, same name, just changed the programming/gating to allow for the faster speeds. Easier that way for the systems. That way the sales, and other tech support teams don't have to learn new terms. They just need to know what the new speeds are for those names. Also the computer system itself at Comcast, it's easier for them to tell it that Blast now equals 50, than to create a hole either name, and get it properly added to all the packages, etc...... And not have people calling in saying, I used to have BLAST, but now I have speeds of negative 2, only to find out that the "new" speed name, that is now part of their Triple Play package doesn't want to play nicely, thus creating all kinds of TS nightmares.


ReignOfRain

join:2012-11-02
West Palm Beach, FL
reply to mrschultz02

No increases here in WPB yet. Excited for it though, blast right now.



K3

join:2008-05-06
Kankakee, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 edit
reply to mrschultz02

I am wondering if there is anything else I might need to do to see the full increase to 105/20. I was on the extreme 50, speed tests never go faster than 89Mb/s on the download side of it after the speed increase. When I do a long file transfer for upload it never goes faster than 1MB/s even though xfinity speed tests are showing me 22Mb/s for the upload. The server I am uploading to is very capable of handling 20Mb/s upload speed too. I have an Arris tm722g docsis 3 modem with a Linksys EA2700 dual band router connected to it. I do have a gigabit network card in my computer too and I checked to make sure the speed on the network card was set to 1Gbs and it is. Could it have anything to do with my ethernet cable being a few years old? I am going to connect my computer directly to the modem to rule out the router as the culprit. Info would be appreciated, thanks!

Edit: Ok so I hooked it up straight to the modem and my speeds are way faster, what they are supposed to be. So any idea why Linksys ea2700 N600 dual band router wouldn't be able to give me the 105/20 speeds?


johnnn

join:2007-01-25
Ypsilanti, MI
reply to Dumaine

Nothing here in Ann Arbor. Haven't even received the email yet.


dniksich

join:2012-05-23
Gary, IN
reply to mrschultz02

Got the d/l increase but not the u/l?

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 4.71.251.175.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4584 Kbps.
Downstream: 92724 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 3.0 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4480 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 55440 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe



pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
kudos:3

said by dniksich:

Got the d/l increase but not the u/l?

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 4.71.251.175.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4584 Kbps.
Downstream: 92724 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 3.0 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4480 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 55440 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe

Weird, you're getting powerboost.

I think the whole "getting rid of powerboost" was a misnomer. I'm seeing more and more capped powerboost not "no powerboost". Perhaps that's what it was really about.

If so, that sucks. A lot. The short extremely high burst was useful. This extra 7 Mbps (27 to 34) I get is worthless. But at least you're getting boost from 50 to 100.
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Moropo
Premium
join:2002-07-28
reply to mrschultz02

Anyone in South Florida got the increased speeds? Im not at home and Im eager to know.


ReignOfRain

join:2012-11-02
West Palm Beach, FL

said by Moropo:

Anyone in South Florida got the increased speeds? Im not at home and Im eager to know.

Not here yet. Eagerly awaiting lol.


acadiel
Press fire to begin
Premium
join:2002-06-22
61705
kudos:2

Being that a poster above mentioned router capabilities with these higher speeds... Anyone know a good router (that supports VPN) that I could replace mine with that will handle the 50/10 without an issue?

My Sonicwall TZ200W can barely handle the Blast 25/4 package.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

said by acadiel:

Being that a poster above mentioned router capabilities with these higher speeds... Anyone know a good router (that supports VPN) that I could replace mine with that will handle the 50/10 without an issue?

My Sonicwall TZ200W can barely handle the Blast 25/4 package.

NSA220 or better.


SHoTTa35

@kfvaluation.com
reply to K3

It doesn't have the CPU power to route data that fast? Having 1GB LAN ports are used for switching but going from WAN to LAN is done in software (called Routing - why they are called routers :P) For this to happen fast you need a fast CPU (generally over 400Mhz in the router since it's all done in the software.

HOWEVER - »www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=153481

I just checked that from Fractal and it seems it does have a fast CPU and should be able to pump out high routing performance.

Check the WAN port maybe, maybe the link from the modem to the router is only connecting at 100Mbps which limits you to sub speeds?



Netbum

join:2002-04-08
Oakley, CA
reply to mrschultz02

It's funny,this "speed watch" is a little like waiting for a Christmas gift..lol
Geek Xmas anyways....Any new Cali-Bay Area news?


leetoranges

join:2009-03-08
San Jose, CA

On my way to school today, i heard on the radio on wild 949 a comcast commercial went on, and the guy that was talking said that they are doubling their speeds and now is the time to sign up blah blah. No date or anything though.


SocialistPig

join:2001-08-06
North Las Vegas, NV
reply to acadiel

I have the 105 package. I had to switch routers in order to achieve full download speeds. For some reason my DDWRT loaded router, which is faster than my D-Link, would only push 80mbps or so. My stock D-Link, which is much older and with a slower processor, does fine. Just make sure your QOS is shut off on your router. QOS on all three routers that I tried would kill my speeds. In one case it would lock the router up if I tried to torrent.



mike5026
Premium
join:2007-09-30
Rockford, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast

3 edits
reply to mrschultz02

Speed changed here in Rockford, IL



DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 80.239.168.202.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 11147 Kbps.
Downstream: 97589 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 11050 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 54469 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe


Muyrec

join:2009-09-28
Miami, FL

2 edits
reply to mrschultz02

Anybody else having connection problems in miami? I havent been able to connect for 40 mins now. Modem is a sb6120. Hopefully this is due to the changes.

Edit: checked my account for outages and i see that they are experiencing service interruptions.



SSSD

@comcast.net
reply to mrschultz02

Ft Lauderdale is going live March 21st according to Comcast rep.


mario02423

join:2004-06-09
Berwyn, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast

I don't think she was supposed to tell me this, but I did the "well, Extreme 50 is the same speed as Extreme 105, so why upgrade?" question, and the representative told me, just now, that it will jump to at least 200Mbps and probably 305Mbps in the Chicagoland area this summer. Apparently flyers just started circulating at the sales desks...



AnonMan

@comcast.net

I dunno.

305 already exists and they use fiber for that, this is also kind of pushing the coax and the node as only 8 channels and if someone had that and maxed it out and a few other people had blast no bandwidth would be left for anyone else.

Grant it they can technically add more channels but no modems are out that they will allow plus they are currently playing the what frequencies can be used games.

I would believe the 105 current price turning into the 200mb plan though in the summer.

That said, anyone notice that for a lot of people Extreme 50 was 50/15 and now it's going down to 50/10 for the blast? I know not all areas have 15 upload but you would think new converts would.

I am waiting to see what happens in FL.

On comcast.com if I put 32801 it shows 105mb for 114.99 which is the old 50 price, but lists the same old blast, however if I put my zip in which is right next to that one it shows 105 as 199.95 still.

Who knows what they are doing lol not even the local people know. I spoke with the area eng sup and he said no ETA yet but that most of this was managed from national center :/



JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to Madtown

said by Madtown:

How much of a noticeable difference will I notice going from 16mbps to 20mbps? I play Xbox Live, watch movies in HD on Netflix, web browse, DL contents from the Xbox Live marketplace, watch Youtube videos, Twitch.TV, Justin.TV.

I get 16 sustain rate, 20 or more with PB.

I can tell the increase from 12/2 to 17/3. I'd love it if we got bumped to 2x/4 but business class is usually way after residential.
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AnonMan

@comcast.net

Speed increase has 0 impact on games except if someone is maxing your line out while you play such as a big download or something.

Games are more impacted by latency.

The average online game uses about 1-2mb of bandwidth itself.

That said, so how much it helps depends if anyone uses it heavy now while you game.

Same goes for VoIP, little bandwidth, more latency/ping dependent. High load on line maxing it out will increase ping thus slow down, but if no one is using games/phones will be the same as on a 5mb line lol



JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA

said by AnonMan :

Speed increase has 0 impact on games

There is a lot more to the Internet than games. With multiple active users/servers/services running, the more bandwidth you have the better.

For one person, on one device, less so.
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neonturbo

join:2009-02-27
Lansing, MI
reply to Muyrec

said by Muyrec:

Anybody else having connection problems in miami? I havent been able to connect for 40 mins now. Modem is a sb6120. Hopefully this is due to the changes.

Edit: checked my account for outages and i see that they are experiencing service interruptions.

Not Miami, but here in mid-Michigan I was down for over an hour. I had an IP address, was bonded to all the normal channels, but I kept having BPI and TEK errors and waits. I am still getting tons of T3 and T4 errors, about 1 per minute in my modem log.

My speed went from 16/4 to 1/0.1 It now takes minutes to load pages rather than seconds. Great upgrade! Comcast trouble page says there are local outages. I guess so.

utcappy

join:2005-02-28
Hastings, MI

Also in Michigan, Battle Creek. Reset my modem an hour ago, no issues or upgrade. However, I am using an older docsis 2.0 modem. Currently on the 30/6 Blast plan.

Heading to the Comcast store tomorrow to get a new modem, hope the increase comes soon