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TWCdude

join:2006-04-28
San Antonio, TX
kudos:23

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reply to Mik3NC

Re: [TWC] New Modem = Speed Capped?

Power boost is just eye candy its only like 10-30 seconds of faster speeds then you go back to your 20M cap, However since your turbo is 20x2 that means the area has docsis 3 online, so if anything the new modem will pull from 4 channels instead of one. This should improve the service if one of the channels gets congested


djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
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Power boost is just eye candy

Agreed, it's essentially designed to cheat on speed tests.

Upstream power boost could be useful though. Remote access tends to be very "bursty". Temporary increases of bandwidth might help full screen refreshes and such.
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djdanska
Rudie32
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join:2001-04-21
San Diego, CA
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Yeah, but the upload powerboost on comcast did wonders when i was uploading a lot of files to my webserver. Non stop 10Mb upload since each file was small enough to not stop the powerboost. I know it's cheating.. hehe
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LCromwell

join:2012-03-12
New Braunfels, TX
reply to TWCdude
Okay TWCdude, I just switched to RR furnished UBEE Docsis 3.0 and had a SB Docsis 2.0 before. I was getting 25 to 26 mbps download speeds on my SB 2.0, but now can only get 19.4 with the Ubee Docsis 3.0. Am I better going back to the older 2.0 SB or am I actually getting faster downloads because more data is pouring thru even though the speed says I am slower? I also got Turbo on the 8th and the Ubee installed on the 10th.

TWCdude

join:2006-04-28
San Antonio, TX
kudos:23
You are going to get the 20M either way just with the SB you will get the extra 5M for only 20 seconds or so and if you are downloading a large file it wont make a difference. The advantage the ubee has over that is when it gets busy it has 4 (soon to be 8) download channels to pull from vs 1 so it will make the service a bit more consistant during peak hours.


LCromwell

join:2012-03-12
New Braunfels, TX
Thanks for that info. I was just told that my D/L were ok but my upload was not "bonded". Does that mean something to you and is it fixable from TW's end?


LCromwell

join:2012-03-12
New Braunfels, TX
reply to TWCdude
I also just read about bridgeable. Is that something I need on my UBEE ?