1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Two Factor Authentication is now available on BeyondUnreal Forums. To configure it, visit your Profile and look for the "Two Step Verification" option on the left side. We can send codes via email (may be slower) or you can set up any TOTP Authenticator app on your phone (Authy, Google Authenticator, etc) to deliver codes. It is highly recommended that you configure this to keep your account safe.

Getting Comcast cable modem tomorrow

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tool, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    13,365
    Likes Received:
    0
    Getting myself comcast cable modem tomorrow, can't wait for that. My brother in Nevada has it, and he says he can download files at over 300 KB/sec with it. I've heard of BuF'ers getting anywhere from 500-800 KB/sec with their cable modems. That is pretty sweet, it is much faster then DSL that is for sure! With my Verizon DSL I was getting about 80 KB/sec. :)

    You can never have to fast of a internet connection. I think this is going to cost $1 for the first month, then $25 for the second and then $45 a month after that. So it is a pretty good deal. :tup:
     
  2. Erika

    Erika WHA?

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a WEBSTAR and I get a max of one megabyte per second. :D

    EDIT: I mean MEGABYTE, wtf was I thinking...
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2003
  3. KJAX

    KJAX Gamer 4 Life

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,258
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congratulations, dude. I love my cable internet and will never get rid of it. I'd get rid of my phone before I'd get rid of my cable internet.
     
  4. Gundato

    Gundato Wangosaurus Rex

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    0
    well, I can't say anything for other areas, but I know that Comcast in Delaware (East Coast) sucks massive amounts of balls.

    My download is officially 197.2 kb/s (according to dslreports) but you will never see those. I think the highest I have ever gotten is 120 (better than 56k, but makes you feel like crap when you talk to anyone else)

    My upload is apparently 237 kbps, but I think comcast has a cutoff at 30 kb/s (I always get 30 kb/s no matter who it is I am connected to.)

    And of course, my connection craps out very often (always when there is but one or two megabytes left in a download, or when I find a new online only game that I want to play).

    So in short, it could be worse, but you will feel like a second-class citizen when you are online.
     
  5. Erika

    Erika WHA?

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2003
  6. Gundato

    Gundato Wangosaurus Rex

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    0
    hmm, kinda off topic, but does anyone know what "Recieve Window" is? I was checking for ways to tweak my connection and dslreports reccomends changing my RWIN.
     
  7. Justin286

    Justin286 Smooth Criminal

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    0
    Use Dr TCP and set it to the upper end of whatever value the Tweak Test told you to.
     
  8. Gundato

    Gundato Wangosaurus Rex

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah, I just wanted to know what it actually was :)
     
  9. Justin286

    Justin286 Smooth Criminal

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Messages:
    9,548
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nali City appears down right now. Is that the CTF-Comcast map?
    I tried that out of boredom a few weeks ago.
    The pulsating textures sent my framerate all the way down to 10.
     
  11. Waffnuffly

    Waffnuffly >:E

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    0
    CTF-Comcast owns :biggrin2:
     
  12. BulletProof

    BulletProof ...I wish I was

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats and good luck!
    I had problems with my comcast cutting out so I switched to verizon and I actually find it faster
     
  13. LordKhaine

    LordKhaine I sing the body electric...

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 1999
    Messages:
    5,636
    Likes Received:
    0
    I get 60K downloads, and 30K uploads. Enough for me. :)
     
  14. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    13,365
    Likes Received:
    0
    Got my cable, its super fast :D Only problem I had with it was during setup, it took forever, didnt run into any problems, it was just slow. But otherwise, this stuff is great, I need to test it on a real big download. :D
     
  15. BlAcK_PlAgUe22

    BlAcK_PlAgUe22 I ooze.

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    3,423
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cable does indeed own. :)

    I'm on Cawks. Their service has been degrading lately, methinks, but I still download at at least 350k/s.
     
  16. Beowolf

    Beowolf hail to the king

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,545
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know :mad: I have verizon 756k DSL and it never goes above 85kbps :mad:
     

Share This Page