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Topic # 12391 15-Mar-2007 10:14
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Hey guys
Just upgraded from the 5 gb plan 2mb dwn and 2mb up, to the 10gb plan 4mb dwn and 2mb up. There not hell of alot differnce is there. old speed test was:

1.9mb dwn and 500kb/s up

new one:

3.6 mb dwn and 500kb/s up

i was getting cvloser to my actual speed when i was on old plan and now that i upgraded i'm only getting 3.6mb down and not 4mb grrrrrr.

oh well(i'm on cable btw)

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  Reply # 63790 15-Mar-2007 10:24
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your upset about .4 of a mb??Surprised

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  Reply # 63791 15-Mar-2007 10:32
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That's quite a normal real world speed.

If you're getting like more than 50% loss in speed like in my case few months ago, then there's something not right with your cable set up. FYI, I upgraded from my 10/4/2 to 40/10/2 however somewhere along the chain, the agreed speed is only obtainable at the maximum of 4/2. It turned out that my router's not acting as efficiently as it should be, so a simple firmware update and it shoots up to 8/2 real world speed. Sure that's 2Mbits less than the advertised speed but I won't cry a river over that, at times I do get very very close to 10Mbits down. However if it had been 5Mbits at best on 10Mbits plan, then I surely will check with the TelstraClear's network technician, and also look at your router (if you use one) or update your network driver, and if you are using USB2.0 connection, switch to Ethernet as it gives better speed/connection.

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  Reply # 64532 21-Mar-2007 13:22
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One thing to remember is that the network connection on the inside of the modem is very important as you approach 10mbps.  If you are using a USB 1.1 connection, it may say that it will max out at 11mbps, but you can generally only expect 6-7.  The same goes for an 802.11b wifi network.

Ethernet also has issues in using it's entire bandwidth.  If you are plugging into a 10mpbs network it becomes very important if you are running full-duplex or not.  If you aren't in full-duplex mode, the maximum rate that is possible is usually about 2/3rds->3/4 of the available bandwidth due to collisions on the network.

Even if you're using 100, it might still be running at 10, you need to check the switch or router the modem is plugged into.

I know that my modem is plugged into a 10mpbs simplex port on my router, and I have problems getting over 6mbps.  It's been on my list of things to upgrade for a while. :)


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  Reply # 64582 21-Mar-2007 22:26
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Uh, I think you mean half duplex.

Pretty random to have a half duplex port on a router..

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Reply # 64630 22-Mar-2007 09:34
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Yes, half duplex, thanks for the correction.

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