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I'm in Pville


When i entered in 70769 for zip code, cox showed they were selling the new speeds so you should be able to get 50Mbps in ideal conditions. if you have the DOCSIS 3






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belowmebama
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re: So Cox has increased maximum speeds for all internet choices (Link)


How can I tell that?
iPhone 5

What's the most accurate way to get my true test?






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Hammertime
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when i lived around there i always had slows speeds bc of high traffic. it sucked. do you have the new modem?
Yup. Like I said, I could get 35+Mb/s before their "upgrade". It was around the 25 range during the day. I am still getting the same exact speeds.


Modem would seem like the obvious choke point, but it is a 3.0 that does phone/internet






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Ellunchboxo
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When i entered in 70769 for zip code, cox showed they were selling the new speeds so you should be able to get 50Mbps in ideal conditions. if you have the DOCSIS 3


I'll give them a call, thanks.






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jeff5891
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How can I tell that?
iPhone 5


supports 802.11 a, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz) so you should be able to get that.

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What's the most accurate way to get my true test?

Speedtest.net is the only thing i use

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Modem would seem like the obvious choke point, but it is a 3.0 that does phone/internet

you can also try a direct conncet to the modem and see if that increases the speed.






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Hammertime
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re: So Cox has increased maximum speeds for all internet choices (Link)


Just got this now:




Still same shite as I was getting a month ago. Nothing new here

Pisses me off because I dl/ul/transfer a lot of huge files and programs and could use the extra speed. 1080p movies get hung up on my PS3 sometimes as well






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What's the most accurate way to get my true test?


speedtest.net or similar from a computer with a wired connection to modem or router






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Korkstand
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i can't see why normal people need more than 10

i can download shit, stream shit, and play ps3 online/netflix without any issues

If you only have 10Mb, a netflix stream will use about 1/3rd of that. If someone else is downloading something, you will not be a happy camper trying to play ps3 online.






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Korkstand
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Absolutely. It is such a marketing game to offer residential plans at 50 meg.

WTF? Are people really complaining about increased speeds being a marketing game? Would you prefer they continue throttling your service when the bandwidth is clearly available?






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Will Cover
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Eatel customer here.



Curious to see how Eatel will respond.






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Hammertime
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Alright, trying to figure out if I have a bottleneck somewhere.

I have one of those DOCSIS 3 Arris modems that cox installs
D-Link DIR-655
One new(<6 months old) splitter that cox installed


No idea what the hell else could be causing me to get 50-65% of what I should be getting. Does anyone else have the Arris/D-Link combo?






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Ellunchboxo
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re: So Cox has increased maximum speeds for all internet choices (Link)


Are you in a big neighborhood?

The further away from the main line, the worst the signal is.






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jeff5891
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Pisses me off because I dl/ul/transfer a lot of huge files and programs and could use the extra speed. 1080p movies get hung up on my PS3 sometimes as well


That shouldnt even come close to happening with 33Mbps. For Vudu HDX you need around 6Mbps.

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No idea what the hell else could be causing me to get 50-65% of what I should be getting

I dont know. could be a lot of traffic in your area.

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WTF? Are people really complaining about increased speeds being a marketing game? Would you prefer they continue throttling your service when the bandwidth is clearly available?


Im suprised by some of the responses as well






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jeff5891
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Eatel customer here.


Is Eatel running Fiber now?






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Will Cover
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Is Eatel running Fiber now?


Yes. Have been for the last 4 years AFAIK in my neighborhood (newer development near Bluff Road).






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sharkfhin
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I'm get around 32 and 12....on other sites my dl speed is slower...I called cox yesterday and the had to update over phone....my dl speed didn't change so they sending a service tech to get my dl speed where it needs to be...





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Hammertime
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Are you in a big neighborhood?
Southdowns. 90% of the people in this neighborhood are gone during the daytime. Only people here are college and old people. It isn't like I am living on Brightside or something. There are businesses on Perkins, but I am by Hyacinth so I am guessing they would have a different node for my neighborhood

It is at 29/12 right now, and I figure most people are home already. People in Baton Rouge get off of work at 3 on Fridays for some reason. It still should be faster than 30 though.
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That shouldnt even come close to happening with 33Mbps. For Vudu HDX you need around 6Mbps.
Dunno why is has a hard time when I watch 1080 movies then. I don't have the same problem watching 720.

I have downloaded a bunch of stuff bigger than 5 gigs, and some up to 100, so slow internet is not what I am looking for


Eta: On other sites, I am consistently getting around 20/9



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jaTigerfan
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I just tested and there isn't really a change in speed with my laptop or desktop, but with my phone i'm getting 30 mbps down/47 mbps up





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YogaPants
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Sure enough increased my bill, too





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RogerTheShrubber
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i can't see why normal people need more than 10


I've got around 15 at home and can't imagine needing anything faster. It would be overkill IMO.






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