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eric890113

join:2012-09-24

[NV] New speeds live in Vegas

The speed upgrade is now in effect in Vegas. Just downloaded a 1.5GB file and it was a solid 6MB/sec. download the entire time. Upload is now 5mb/sec. Thinking of going to ultimate but will have to wait to see how Cox handles a BS fee they charged me. 150mb/sec. is very tempting.



JasonCable

@cox.net

I'm not seeing the speed upgrade on ultimate yet.


eric890113

join:2012-09-24

Have you tried restarting/unplugging your modem? Maybe it's a staggered update.


EyeInTheSky

join:2010-09-20
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113

I don't see it either even after modem reboot on Ultimate


bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113

no upgrades here yet either


JasonCable

join:2013-01-31
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113

This is a fun night of waiting.


bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV

agreed


the niTz
Premium
join:2004-07-05
Sahuarita, AZ

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reply to eric890113

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Live here in AZ after restart.

the only thing that sucks is i have to go back to a bonded t1 at work...




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Needleinthha

join:2009-11-30

Just rebooted and also got new speeds in phoenix...sweet!

Also, I'm on 6 channels down, 3 channels up, which seems to be adequate

bbz_Ghost

join:2010-03-04
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113

Went live here about 12:10AM, my router (the Netgear CG3000D-RG I'm renting from Cox till I can find a good deal on a nice Gigabit one that I can put some decent custom firmware on) kicked out for about 2 minutes then came back up. I ran a test pulling data from Astraweb and it went from a nearly rock solid 2-2.1 MB/s to s pretty much rock solid 3.1-3.2 MB/s - Task Manager's network tab showed me a nearly flat line so, I'm happy with it I guess.

Now if they'd just bump the cap (200GB with my Preferred) - I do a lot of software testing that requires me to get some fairly large files and I get sick of having to monitor myself almost daily to make sure I don't get myself in any trouble . Just pulled about 197GB last month (billing period ended on the 21st).

Come on, Cox, how about a little bit more bandwidth now that you're raising prices a little bit more...

(and I don't even want to hear "switch to another plan" either, that's a tired lame excuse considering that article I found and linked to in the other thread with regards to bandwidth caps and the myth of congestion)


Rakeesh

join:2011-10-30
Mesa, AZ
Reviews:
·Sprint Mobile Br..
·Cox HSI
reply to eric890113

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 38.106.70.162.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 15563 Kbps.
Downstream: 116936 Kbps.
 
The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: Burst size: 1027-1182 KB;
Shaping rate: 10677 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 21751-22210 KB;
Shaping rate: 52677 Kbps.
 
For more information, visit: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
 

Not bad for $32 a month.

Cord cutting is imminent. Once that happens I'll probably change my review to reflect the improvement of service.

bbz_Ghost

join:2010-03-04
Las Vegas, NV

said by Rakeesh See Profile*snip*

Not bad for $32 a month.

Cord cutting is imminent. Once that happens I'll probably change my review to reflect the improvement of service.



That "$32 a month" has me wondering... are you referring to a package as part of a bundle (the $99/month cable/phone/Internet thing)? Just curious...


JasonCable

join:2013-01-31
Las Vegas, NV

I see the speeds. Does anyone know of a wireless router than can give these speeds to my computer through a wired connection?



BryanInPHX
Premium
join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2
reply to eric890113

For Arizona:
What is Premier HSI supposed to be increased to?
After a reboot I am only seeing 30-33Mbps (up from ~25Mbps)

Powerboost now jumps to 60Mbps, but sustained I am only seeing 30-33Mbps


bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV
reply to JasonCable

any gigabit router will do you fine



JasonCable

@cox.net
reply to eric890113

Did you unplug your modem?


Cox_LV_Eng

join:2011-12-21
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113

Shouldn't you all be sleeping!??!


bryant313

join:2011-05-24
Las Vegas, NV

maybe..............


genzoulv

join:2004-10-05
Las Vegas, NV

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reply to eric890113



I'm seeing 80/20 now on ultimate. What are the official upgrade speeds for Vegas?

Edit:

On the VA page they list their ultimate speeds as 100/20 (with powerboost). Is this what Vegas is getting too? The Vegas page hasn't been updated quite yet. Neither has AZ's.

»ww2.cox.com/residential/hamptonr···ult_0329


eric890113

join:2012-09-24

New speed for premier is 50mb and ultimate is supposed to be 150mb


bbz_Ghost

join:2010-03-04
Las Vegas, NV
reply to bryant313

said by bryant313:

any gigabit router will do you fine

You didn't actually just say that, did you? Not all routers are "fine," not even close, and I require 11n wireless as well (kind of a given with a Gigabit router these days, especially one with a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem integrated as well.

There's nothing particularly wrong with this Netgear one from Cox except I can't do much with it in terms of administration or custom firmware so, at some point it's got to go.

And it overheats pretty severely, almost to the point of me wanting to Jerry-rig a fan onto the vents on top. I mean, really really hot at times, it's a bit ridiculous to be honest.

Anywhoo... ever since the "upgrade" hours ago I've noted that general browsing is very slow, very laggy so I'm guessing it'll pass at some point but, maybe it's related to some DNS issues as well, will do some testing and maybe switch over to Google DNS for a bit.

EyeInTheSky

join:2010-09-20
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113


genzoulv

join:2004-10-05
Las Vegas, NV

Which modem are you using, Eye?

Website for Vegas has been updated:

»ww2.cox.com/residential/lasvegas···ult_0329


EyeInTheSky

join:2010-09-20
Las Vegas, NV

SB6141


genzoulv

join:2004-10-05
Las Vegas, NV

Yeah, I think I need to upgrade my modem then. I'm not seeing that speed on any test I try. I'm using the SB6120. Thing is it says max for this modem is 150Mbps down, but I'm not even seeing that.


lilstone87

join:2009-04-09
Portsmouth, VA
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
reply to Needleinthha

said by Needleinthha:

Just rebooted and also got new speeds in phoenix...sweet!

Also, I'm on 6 channels down, 3 channels up, which seems to be adequate

I personally think this is kind of a bad move on cox's part, as 150mbps down on 6 channel's is asking a lot, and only gonna be more headache's for cox to maintain in the future. Cox doesn't promise speed's, just like all other provider's. So if I am you guy's on ultimate, and can keep a solid 100mbps down I would be happy. As these number's are a little high at 150mbps, and not very realistic to expect at all times during peak usage, as all bandwidth is shared.

lilstone87

join:2009-04-09
Portsmouth, VA
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
reply to genzoulv

said by genzoulv:

Yeah, I think I need to upgrade my modem then. I'm not seeing that speed on any test I try. I'm using the SB6120. Thing is it says max for this modem is 150Mbps down, but I'm not even seeing that.

Yes you need to upgrade to a 8x4 D3 modem, if your on premier or above tier. As having as many downstream channel's available is key, to keep your speed's more steady, and to have more available bandwidth at all times.

ezuniga

join:2013-01-30

A 4x4 Docsis 3 modem is fine for the 50mb tier but it's pushing it with the 150mb tier.


EyeInTheSky

join:2010-09-20
Las Vegas, NV
reply to eric890113

So is Ultimate in Vegas officially 150/20 (without Powerboost)?


lilstone87

join:2009-04-09
Portsmouth, VA
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Cox HSI

said by EyeInTheSky:

So is Ultimate in Vegas officially 150/20 (without Powerboost)?

Do you have ultimate? if so just run shaperprobe, and see what kind of results it gives you.