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#115843 9-Apr-2013 08:12
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Last week I upgraded to WarpSpeed 150, primarily for the extra monthly traffic, but as part of this I was moved to the faster 100Mbps down + 10Mbps up connection.

The engineer visited yesterday to swap my old Surfboard cable modem for one of the new Cisco ones.

At the end of the install, he asked me to check the internet. I headed to the and ran the test. I obviously got much better results than previously, but it wasn't 100Mbps. Instead it got about 85Mbps. I asked if that was normal. He commented that was normal and will come down to my router etc. I thought fair enough - it is going through a router and a switch to get to the PC I tested from. It was the best test I could do in a hurry.

Later that day I tried to take this extra equipment out of the equation by trying a laptop (two in fact) connected directly to the cable modem. Even then I was still getting a maximum of 85-88Mbps.

Is this normal? I'm curious what other WarpSpeed users get on

I know I'm never going to get real world downloads going at this speed, but I'm still curious if this is normal.

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  #804998 24-Apr-2013 15:11
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I got me a tplink tl-wdr4300 and put gargoyle on it and it makes a huge difference. I was downloading off steam last night during peak time averaging 6.6MB/s down. TF2 12gig in under 30mins.

I does not get much better than that.

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