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 Post subject: Trying to make a fast connection faster?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:17 am 
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Trying to improve upon this speed -

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FYI This is a home connection NOT a workplace:

My setup - Cable Modem - Motorola SB6120 / Router - D-Link DIR-655 / Network Card - Intel 1000 GT.

They just upgraded my cable service to DOCSIS 3.0 two weeks ago, so I bought the new motorola modem, the only one you can buy right now, and to my surprise my dl's went from 30-35 mbps to 85-89 mbps!! Also my uploads went from 2-3 mbps to 5-7 mbps.

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1. I am looking for a good review site for network cards, anyone know of one (From what I have read Intel has the fastest, anyone have the Intel 1000 MT or dual port?)

2. I have been trying to find sites to test my speed out on, I was able to hit 5.7 Megs a second from Nvidia, anyone know of faster sites I may be able to get closer to 8-9 megs a second on?


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If you want to brag about your internet connection do it here.


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A network card really only affects the local network, once you get onto the internet your network card doesn't affect the speed. There are so many other variables out there that affect your speed, ISP connection and service, ISP Backbone and Client Traffic. The server you are connecting to on the other end, and so on. Speed tests are just a rough estimate. You could test your speed 5 different places and get 5 completely different results based on where the speed test servers are located, traffic at the time of the test and available bandwidth. You have a fast connection, be happy with it.


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I work for Cox in the SD area and currently a docsis3 modem is about the fastest connection you can get for home. Getting 121 down is just fucking fast sorry you feel it should be faster. I did a couple of installs today and they where thrilled with the 20+ they got with a Motorola SB5101 modem. Your 6120 will kick ass. You will most likely be waiting on web servers to keep up with you for a while.


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