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I recently swapped out my old cable modem for a new one. The old one was starting to fail, so I called Comcast (the local cable company) and they gave me a new one for free.

Today I was downloading a file, and I noticed abnormally high download speeds...so I did about 20 speed tests, all on various sites, methods, and software...and they all gave me pretty much this same result.

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How is this possible? I thought cable capped out at about 1.5 Mb/s?

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:32 pm
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Actually cable caps out closer to 5, 10 and 15 depending on the service these days.

Congrads!

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:41 pm
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Is... that... 5.... megabytes... a second?

Hug... buh... wha....

Damnit, now my 60k/sec max seems really, really pitiful. :(

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:00 pm
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Bandwidth doubles every two years. If you modem is older than that, it wouldn't be capable of the new, higher speeds. T1 lines are antiquated.

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Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:25 pm
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Mine sux... *sad face*

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Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:29 pm
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Well, not so bad as I initially thought, but still crappy.

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Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:21 pm
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Better than mine B... though I live in the middle of fucking NOWHERE... so thats probably why mine sux...

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Notice that even though I live in the UK. The recommended server is in Ireland because I live right on the West Coast.

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I'd post mine, but unfortunatly i have no PC still :(

But when she's up..i get about 200kb/s which would work out to close to 1.5mbps

my friends who live literally next to the ISP back home, when the 10mb connections came out, everyone in the block - 2 block radius got upgraded for free if they would swap out their old cable modems.

So my friend went to upgrade the modem, upgraded to a hacked Lancity cable modem and we started to syphon 15mb out them.. scared the living shit out of me to see something download at close to 2Mb/s

Update:

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Thats about what i'm currently getting.

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:04 pm
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Not utterly suckful, I guess

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