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negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Boston people wanna beta 7megabit

So, people in Boston,

This morning I put the 7meg ratelimit configs into the Boston system. Theory says if you reboot your modem when it comes back online it should pick up the 7megabit profile (only if you had the 5megabit modem service before). I Would love to get as many people as I can from wherever you are doing some tests and just shooting back to me numbers.

All I would ask is email me
What Town you are in
What Downstream you got
What upstream you got
Where you tested it at IE dslr or somewhere else.

It would be nice to get your CableModems mac address in these emails so I can tell exactly where you are from a network perspective

however, If the speeds are no good at all Include your mac address is required if you want me to look at it. Without it I can't do anything.

Oh and you 3meg folks... if you reboot your modem you should goto 5
Just remember this is all beta right now

Emails can be sent back via DSLR
--
Bryan Laird
Senior Manager RCN Cablemodem Operations



blargh0

join:2001-02-20
West Newton, MA

Will try ASAP once I get back from work. Thanks for the info though!

btw, I'm not exactly in Boston... but somewhat near its metropolitan area-- Newton to be exact; is the beta running there?


negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1
reply to negativeduck

Yea sorry I should have said "All users in MA"
the entire state is setup
--
Bryan Laird
Senior Manager RCN Cablemodem Operations



bkhorn
2b1-Ask1
Premium,MVM
join:2000-03-24
Easton, PA

1 recommendation

reply to negativeduck

Do PA next :D:D


ESPN

join:2003-02-22
Allentown, PA

Boston gets all the Love. Us Lehigh Valley folks get the gas face!

Boston betas Mach 7, ESPN HD for free on the Basic Tier and us in the Valley dont get the beta and have to pay for ESPN HD!

Where's the LOVE????


nozzer

join:2004-06-25
Waltham, MA
reply to negativeduck

coolio - i got it now - at least according to docsdiag.
I still see my download from rcn tucows mirror maxes at around 5.5mbps (with NetPerSec), but I guess its gonna take a while for all the upstream routers to work it out?

I have posted to you neg

noz



blargh0

join:2001-02-20
West Newton, MA
reply to negativeduck

I'm still getting around 2-ish Mbps and change... same Mach 3 speeds I was used to.

Maybe its because I'm testing in the evenings-- I'll try again at another time.

Cheers


ALapo

join:2001-06-11
Washington, DC
reply to negativeduck

Hey negative duck, DC maybe? heheheh Oh well wont have to wait long for it to roll out anyways.



aitech
Guru. Kneel

join:2000-12-19
Boston, MA

1 recommendation

reply to negativeduck

Yeah baby!! Boston MA at 3:01pm--

Downstream channel ID = 1
Downstream channel frequency = 735000000 Hz
Downstream channel width = 6000000 Hz
Downstream modulation type = QAM256
Downstream FEC interleaving = Taps 32 Increment 4
Downstream received signal power = 0.1 dBmV
Upstream channel ID = 1
Upstream channel frequency = 24816000 Hz
Upstream channel width = 3200000 Hz
Upstream modulation profile = 0
Upstream minislot size = 8 units of 6.25 microseconds
Upstream timing offset = 8878 units of (6.25/64) microseconds
Upstream ranging backoff start = 0
Upstream ranging backoff end = 3
Upstream Tx backoff start = 0
Upstream Tx backoff end = 4
QoS priority = 0
QoS max upstream bandwidth = 800000 bps
QoS min upstream bandwidth = 0 bps
QoS max downstream bandwidth = 7200000 bps

7000/800!! Nice.. Speed testing now.

Could we get 7000/1000????



oroper
Patriots Rule

join:2004-06-01
Beverly, MA

1 edit
reply to negativeduck

said by negativeduck:
Yea sorry I should have said "All users in MA"
the entire state is setup

I assume you only meant RCN Customers, and not all State.

You know, I wish you guys served Beverly, MA. Concast needs some fire under their tail.

Wish I could get a choice of cable ISP

mightyhog

join:2003-02-22
Nazareth, PA

1 edit
reply to bkhorn

''Do PA next''

I'll second that. Also, can you take ComcastHD away please and throw ESPNHD in there instead. ComcastHD is such a waste of bandwidth.



enOehT
Premium
join:2003-05-17
Langhorne, PA

1 recommendation

reply to aitech

said by aitech:
Could we get 7000/1000????
I am in the Lehigh Valley, and:

1) please do us next!

2) we need a bump in the UPLOAD to at least 1000kbps, and 1500kbps would rule! We would have bragging rights over OOL then.
--
Kerry Edwards '04

negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1
reply to negativeduck

FYI Made another change this morning, there was actually more overhead that I had expected to see in most cases. So I gave it some more room for the actual "user" traffic. Going to have to find where I screwed up the math on that one but hey.
--
Bryan Laird
Senior Manager RCN Cablemodem Operations


negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

shoulda mentioned that rebooting your modem before trying again is a good idea
--
Bryan Laird
Senior Manager RCN Cablemodem Operations


negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

1 edit
reply to negativeduck

Ok I just loaded the profiles into the Washington DC area (yes that includes MD and VA). Same deal would love some feedback.
--
Bryan Laird

Senior Manager RCN Cablemodem Operations



aitech
Guru. Kneel

join:2000-12-19
Boston, MA
reply to negativeduck

Bryan, are you getting e-mails? I sent you a few with docsis info and speed tests, including the overhead 'issue'.

More up speed, Bryan, more up!!
--
RCN 5000/800. Rock solid, always hit 5000 down. GO NYY!


negativeduck
Premium,VIP
join:2002-02-14
Centreville, VA
kudos:1

Yea I'm getting them... ALOT of them... although actually the overhead isn't that great... And the acks's we're not anywhere near strapped enough in most cases that the upstream is going to fry the downstream.
--
Bryan Laird
Senior Manager RCN Cablemodem Operations



aitech
Guru. Kneel

join:2000-12-19
Boston, MA

No, not on acks alone, but it's eating into the upstream.

BTW - service seems to be slow and spotty right now - web pages stall, takes a few seconds for things to pop up. Also - what cable modem is provided to the majority of RCN subs?
--
RCN 5000/800. Rock solid, always hit 5000 down. GO NYY!


ALapo

join:2001-06-11
Washington, DC
reply to negativeduck

Sweet . I am going to take a guess and say this might be the last speed update for a while until the DOCSIS upload issues are worked out right?


ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA

2 edits
reply to negativeduck

Are you doing this in my area too? Or are you just waiting until the end of the month?

And people, stop asking for more upload speed, you have nothing to moan about, you have two way. Be happy you get two FREE upgrades in less than a year, alright? There are your "bragging" rights right there.

No increase yet, I rebooted just in case. Oh, and next time you ask for a higher upload speed, look at mine.

»/speedtests/43···91746490



enOehT
Premium
join:2003-05-17
Langhorne, PA

Can someone please get ice See Profile a two-way cable modem?

This is ridiculous, I think RCN is the only cable company with one-way cable modems on their system.
--
Kerry Edwards '04


ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA

Yeah, two way is everywhere but here. Nazareth, Easton, you name it. I'm used to it though, I don't expect two way anytime soon, either. Been with RCN for two years. Sorry about getting kind of mad before, I just get a little irritable around the subject:(
--
2.2GHZ 80GB HDD 9700PRO 512MB of DDRam Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Logitech Z-560s Windows XP



enOehT
Premium
join:2003-05-17
Langhorne, PA

said by ice:
Sorry about getting kind of mad before, I just get a little irritable around the subject:(

Ice, I am on your side! We need to band together.

I have RCN in Bethlehem township, we luckily have two way. I think if you are between 22 and 78 you are fairly likely to have two way. But north of 22 or south of 78, you are SOL.
--
Kerry Edwards '04

skyweir9

join:2003-07-05
San Francisco, CA
reply to negativeduck

Please, please light up California, at least SF, to 7 megabits!!!!!!!



Ryno
The Wanderer
Premium
join:2001-04-07
Danielsville, PA
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
·RCN CABLE
reply to ice

said by ice:

No increase yet, I rebooted just in case. Oh, and next time you ask for a higher upload speed, look at mine.

»/speedtests/43···91746490

OMG Ice, relax. Before you complain look at mine, Point Phillips is not that far from you.

»/speedtests/52···91762019

This has become standard for me, I have had at least 4 visits by techs. I used to get real close to 3mb down. But never over 16 or so up. I think I'll go away now, this is depressing.

ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA

Is that one or two way?

That is bad, but I can still not feel good about having that upload speed either. I do, however, have a great download speed.
--
2.2GHZ 80GB HDD 9700PRO 512MB of DDRam Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Logitech Z-560s Windows XP



Ryno
The Wanderer
Premium
join:2001-04-07
Danielsville, PA
reply to negativeduck

one way. I do remember back in 99' when they told me 6 more months and I'll get 2 way. wow, that was long ago.


ice
Sleep Less, Game More

join:2002-07-01
Wind Gap, PA

Yeah, that's pretty bad.

Either way, let me know if you set us up today sometime negativeduck. Thanks.


IgnomytoRCN

join:2004-05-04
Somerville, MA
reply to negativeduck

Intresting i got the upgrade didnt expect it dont much care for it and would much rather have 7.10 firmware for my 6200


ALapo

join:2001-06-11
Washington, DC

Dont care for a FREE speed increase? You know if you wanted to buy some good bandwidth at a datacenter it would cost anywhere from $20+ a mbit...