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  1. #21
    RedBadger
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    Wow, you guys sure have it good compared to my @home service which is supplied by Bresnan Communications.

    My upstream is 119kb/sec.

    I even called Bresnan and they said they have a limit of 128kb/sec upstream. (which trasnlates to around 13k per second. What a rip off.

    Doesn't @home have any say or control over what these companies do (that use their service)?

    Or does anyone know a email address I can send a complaint to?

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    Actually 128kbps is 16KB/sec, and @Home is the one implementing the upload cap! They call it the OnAdvantage Program and it's in place to stop people from running FTP and Game Servers because it uses too much bandwith. It's their way to control it. I have the same upload cap and I hate it too.

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    I run the test and before doing the Performance test it aborts with the error "Error 2147221933 - ActiveX component can't create object".......

    any help on this??

    thanks.

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    HEY...RedBadger!!!

    After reading your post, I'm assuming you are in the Madison area because of your name and the fact that you have Bresnan@home. If so, I am curious as to what kind of download speeds you are seeing, how your install went and any other stories you can share. I recently just installed Bresnan@home and live in Madison, WI. I am seeing speeds anywhere from 25 KB/s (UGH!) to 250 KB/s on average....depending on when and where. NEVER see +300 KB/s!!! I am just curious how happy you are with the Madison area performance. If you aren't in the Madison area........forget I ever said ANY of this!

    JFF

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    I'm on Rogers in Port Coquitlam in BC. I ran that test this morning at 10am and here are my results:

    1330 down
    129 up

    Said at the end it recommends running it again which I'll try and post the results.

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  6. #26
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    Hey I ran the netdiag upstream/downstream test and here are my results:

    Upstream: 342kb (they said we are capped at 128...guess not! )
    Downstream: 2687kb

    Upstream retransmission 2.0
    Downstream retransmission 0.0

    Cna anyone explain whats up with the upstream (no pun intended)...if i am getting 342kb/sec then why on earth do my game servers lag?

    please ICQ ME!

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  7. #27
    brian peterson
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    I have @home service from Comcast. It was installed earlier this month. Was the tech supposed to leave a cd behind? I did not get one.
    Also has anyone tried to install the @home patch from speedguide? I can not get it to open.
    thx for any info,
    Brian

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    Dont use the @home patch, it sucks. I didnt use it and I just used other tweaks.

    BTW> a cd in a red booklet thing labeled "Getting Started Guide" was supposed to be left behind.

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  9. #29
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    Got
    121kbps up
    3553kbps down

    So we all basically know that @home has some document which requires all providers to cap us at about 15KB/sec upstream and 450KB/sec downstream when bandwidth reaches certain conditions.....give or take a KB/sec. Personally I think they should be cap'd gansta style for over selling their bandwidth. Someone may consider this false adverstising...or atleast something that will give the gov a reason to stick its foot so deep up the internet's @$$ that it can't breathe.

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    I whole heartedly agree, but the internet really isnt regulated, and on every commercial I have seen or head they mention the cap. In their fast talking legaleese. It happens in all advertising. Sorry to say but we are helpless.

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    yep there aint notin we can do about that cap, we can complain, petition and so forth but @home as already made up their minds.

    HOWEVER! They WILL be providing a Service Plan for Different speeds within 3 years it will go as follows:

    High = No Cap on download, .5 mbit upload cap
    Medium = No Cap on download, 128kb upload cap
    Low = 1 mega bit dl cap, 128kb upload cap






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    JESUS H CHRIST??? THEY ARE GONNA STILL CAP THE "HIGH" USAGE UPSTREAM? HAVE THEY NO HONOR?

    Yeah, I know one way to get unlimited upstream, go with road runner >:P

    Of course I have heard that roadrunner really oversells its bandwith.
    Can anyone shed some light on road runner issues?

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    I get 373kbps up and 5193kbps down. I'm on shaw@home.

  14. #34
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    Just ran the @home netdiag as mentioned above, with the mode=installer, and got the following results (@home cable in Garland, a suburb of Dallas):

    downstream: 4505kbits/s +/- 24%
    upstream: 106kbits/s +/- 4.8%

    For downloads, my cable service is above average (from what I read here in the forum). However, my packet loss problems seem to be more severe than most- most noticed when I am playing quake 2 online. I also noticed that my pings to the gateway are surprisingly high. Any ideas?

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    You know guys, we're going to loose this feature if we keep posting it on bb's. We have some Management with @home that looks at this site and will probably take it away if we keep abusing it. As consideration to others please go back and delete your posts that have the instructions on how to use this feature. I really like that feature and don't want to see it disappear.
    Thanks

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    baD boY beN
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    this is what i got? i live in Surrey, BC , Canada area. are these results anygood?




    [This message has been edited by baD boY beN (edited 02-08-2000).]

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    bad boy ben,

    Call tech support... you should have no (0%) retransmissions

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    amd the millllllllions of the Rocks fans.....chant...ROCKY! ROCKY!

    haha


    what does re-transmissions mean anyways?

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