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Bentonville, AR

[AR] US Bonding - Bentonville

I am getting 3 Channel US Bonding in Bentonville now, but no speed upgrades:

Downstream Channels
Power Level: Signal to Noise Ratio:
Channel 1: 9.5 dBmV 38.6 dB
Channel 2: 9.6 dBmV 39.0 dB
Channel 3: 9.4 dBmV 38.7 dB
Channel 4: 9.6 dBmV 38.6 dB
Channel 5: 9.3 dBmV 38.6 dB
Channel 6: 9.3 dBmV 39.0 dB
Channel 7: 8.9 dBmV 37.6 dB
Channel 8: 8.6 dBmV 38.3 dB

Upstream Channels
Power Level:
Channel 1: 42.7 dBmV
Channel 2: 42.7 dBmV
Channel 3: 42.7 dBmV
Channel 4: 0.0 dBmV


Oklahoma City, OK
Bonding doesn't necessarily mean speed upgrade. When they do roll out upgrades it will be all at once for the entire market not just who has the bonding.

One note. . . watch your power levels as they can fluctuate depending on the time and temp of the day. if they start running above ten call and let someone know or start a post here so something can be looked at. You are running from 8.6 to 9.6 and getting close to that border line where you are going to start having problems of dropped connection. The closer to Zero the better on the power levels.


Bentonville, AR
reply to Centerton
I added a splitter to the line

Power Level: Signal to Noise Ratio:
Channel 1: 4.1 dBmV 38.3 dB
Channel 2: 4.1 dBmV 37.5 dB
Channel 3: 5.3 dBmV 38.2 dB
Channel 4: 5.9 dBmV 38.3 dB
Channel 5: 6.0 dBmV 37.9 dB
Channel 6: 5.1 dBmV 38.4 dB
Channel 7: 4.7 dBmV 37.3 dB
Channel 8: 4.0 dBmV 37.9 dB

Upstream Channels
Power Level:
Channel 1: 47.2 dBmV
Channel 2: 47.2 dBmV
Channel 3: 47.2 dBmV
Channel 4: 0.0 dBmV


AZ had upstream binding for 6-9 months before we got any upgrades. Hopefully you do not have to wait as long.

as Mr. Pink as they come
Phoenix, AZ
reply to Centerton
That boosted your upstream power levels which isn't good.
Despises any post with strings.

Sauters A Walrus

Tulsa, OK
47 db for US is still well within spec, as that's about what I run now that I just got 4 channel US bonding last night. My DL speeds remained but my UL speeds went from about 6mbs to 15-20mbs.

Richardson, TX
reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

That boosted your upstream power levels which isn't good.

two things to point out here

First, the modem adjusts it's upstream power levels based on commands from the CMTS. short of a tech coming out and redesigning the plant or putting in pads somewhere this is not something that "they" do but rather a setting that is variable and done by the modem...and it will change some over time due to changes in the physical plant due to temperature changes

Second, higher power levels are actually a good thing, especially in the upstream because it gets the signal as high above the noise as possible so that the SNR is higher.

As long as the levels aren't ever going above the DOCSIS standard of 55db then the higher the better