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dolphins
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[Speed] Not getting full download speed

Hello,

I just upgraded to 50MBps down, 10MBps up, tier and would like some advice as to Dr.tcp settings.

»/tweakr/block:···a=normal

I've reset my router and modem but I'm only getting the upload speed not the download yet. They said it could take up to 24 hours. It's only been about 3 hours since upgrading so maybe I should wait until tomorrow?

»stage.results.speedtest.comcast.···1072.png

Your Speed Result:
Download Speed: 15839 kbps (1979.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 9986 kbps (1248.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

Thank you.
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tshirt
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Re: [Speed] Just upgraded to 50/10 tier

What O/S are you using?
After xp, DrTCP offers little improvement as newer windows versions self tune quite effectively (and disabling the self tune is not a hack for beginners)


pflog
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reply to dolphins
Are you connected over wireless? If so, plug into the router directly and try it. Also, what router is this? If it's older, it may not be capable of handling the 50 Mbps speeds.
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PeteC2
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reply to dolphins
Dolphins, in line with that which pflog posted: I notice that in your DSLR bio you list your modem as a Motorola SB 5100, if that still holds, then by all means you need to upgrade to a D3 modem for the Blast tier. I don't even really recommend a D2 modem on the performance tier, although it can work ok.

If you are renting the modem, Comcast can upgrade you, if you own it, then I'd recommend the Zoom 5341J (make sure it is the "J" model), closely followed by the Motorola SB6141.
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dolphins
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reply to dolphins
XP Pro

Hard wired

Router: Linksys EA4500

Modem: Motorola SB5100

I own all the equipment.
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pflog
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said by dolphins:

Modem: Motorola SB5100

There's your problem as PeteC2 See Profile surmised. You need a DOCSIS 3.0 modem to support the 50 Mbps speeds.
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dolphins
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Aw crap, I was afraid that may be a problem.

Are you 100% sure I need DOCSIS 3.0? This isn't a blast tier, it's constant speed.
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pflog
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said by dolphins:

Aw crap, I was afraid that may be a problem.

Are you 100% sure I need DOCSIS 3.0? This isn't a blast tier, it's constant speed.

100000%

A single DOCSIS channel cannot handle 50Mbps. You need channel bonding to get over 39Mbps and that requires a D3 modem.
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dolphins
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OK thanks.

I'll most likely be back in a few hours with a new modem.

Recommendations on the best modem and where to buy in NJ? I'm not going buy online and have to pay for overnight shipping.

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PeteC2
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reply to dolphins
said by dolphins:

Aw crap, I was afraid that may be a problem.

Are you 100% sure I need DOCSIS 3.0? This isn't a blast tier, it's constant speed.

50/10 is Comcast's Blast tier, don't confuse that with power boost. As pflog says, you can not hit 50Mbps on a D2 modem - period.

Time to retire the old 5100...

On the bright side, there are benefits besides speed alone when moving to a D3 modem. The bonded channels will give you increased reliability, especially when traffic is heavy.
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baineschile
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reply to dolphins
SB6121. You can get em at any store.

I would recommend Amazon, but if you dont want to wait, you are going to pay about 15% more at a brick and mortar.


pflog
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PeteC2 See Profile suggested:

Zoom 5341J (make sure it is the "J" model), closely followed by the Motorola SB6141

I believe you can get either of those at Best Buy.
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reply to dolphins
Walmart may have those also, they do around here.


dolphins
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said by PeteC2:

Time to retire the old 5100...

I'll sell it to ya cheap.
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dolphins
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reply to dolphins
I noticed you guys prefer the Zoom over the Motorola, any specific reason?


SuperNet9
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said by dolphins:

I noticed you guys prefer the Zoom over the Motorola, any specific reason?

I have a Motorola works great!

If you have a bestbuy close to you, they price match amazon
»www.amazon.com/Motorola-SB6121-S···s=sb6121
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EG
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said by baineschile:

SB6121. You can get em at any store.

I would recommend Amazon, but if you dont want to wait, you are going to pay about 15% more at a brick and mortar.

Why not get an 8x4 multiple bonded channel capable modem like a Zoom 5341J or a Moto SB6141 rather than a 4x4 and make a more future proof purchase ? These are now similarly priced.


PeteC2
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said by jaynick:

Walmart may have those also, they do around here.

If local "brick and mortar", then either Staples or Best Buy will have them. Walmart, at least in my area, tends to have the older modems only on hand.

IMHO, do not> go for the older SB6121 Motorola as it is a "4x4" (4 channels down/4 channels up) model.

If you are buying, you want the most up to date D3 model available. Soon enough, Docsis 3.1 will appear as it is.

Buy either the Zoom 5341J, Motorola SB6141, or the Cisco DPC3008.

I recommend the 5341J only because from the Comcast threads I see, it appears to have had the least number of issues...however, any of the three would be good choices.
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PeteC2
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said by EG:

Why not get an 8x4 multiple bonded channel capable modem like a Zoom 5341J or a Moto SB6141 rather than a 4x4 and make a more future proof purchase ? These are now similarly priced.

Sorry EG...you are too fast for me!!!
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PeteC2
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said by dolphins:

I noticed you guys prefer the Zoom over the Motorola, any specific reason?

At most local stores the Zoom 5341J is about $10 cheaper, and it has a very good reputation with Comcast users.

(Yes, I use the 5341J)
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EG
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No worries !! *reinforcement* is a GOOD THING !


dolphins
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OK Great! Thanks guys,

See you in a few so we can tweak the little bastid.


PeteC2
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said by dolphins:

OK Great! Thanks guys,

See you in a few so we can tweak the little bastid.

You should be able to get it provisioned either via the walled garden or call Comcast and have them do it.

Personally, because you have just changed tiers, to be on the safe side, I'd probably call them up to provision it.

P.S. Enjoy the new speeds!
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jaynick
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reply to PeteC2
I know Walmart here carries the zoom5341j and was surprised to see the moto 6141 there also. Picked one up(zoom) for my BIL a couple months ago.


dolphins
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reply to dolphins
I forgot I have other obligations at the moment.

Probably won't have the new modem until tomorrow?
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PeteC2
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said by jaynick:

I know Walmart here carries the zoom5341j and was surprised to see the moto 6141 there also. Picked one up(zoom) for my BIL a couple months ago.

My local Walmart doesn't carry the up to date models, only offers them on-line. Ours has the Motorola 5101 and 6121, no Zoom models.
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PeteC2
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said by EG:

No worries !! *reinforcement* is a GOOD THING !

Heehee, and good thing too, EG! I bought my 5341J in no small part due to your recommendation! (and glad that I did)
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dolphins
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Oh, one more question if you guys don't mind?

The mention Bestbuy matching Amazon's prices? I'm assuming you take a print out of the item on Amazon to Bestbuy in order to qualify for a discount?
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jaynick
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said by dolphins:

Oh, one more question if you guys don't mind?

The mention Bestbuy matching Amazon's prices? I'm assuming you take a print out of the item on Amazon to Bestbuy in order to qualify for a discount?

Wouldn't hurt to be safe.


dolphins
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Right O

Be back tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for gang tackling this thread.