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i have an old 3Com shark fin design cable modem
and according to the specs it
allows user data of up to 38 mbps

i just upgraded with road runner to suposedly get 10mbps a second and they are telling me i have to use one of their modems to get the true speed.

Is this really true?

i have a hard time believing any of that.

i go to Different speed tests sites and one site show me with blazing speeds and another shows me with only 3mbps comapared to a 8mbps like ij slow as a turtle.
Also i have a Linksys router.

can that be adjusted as well to get faster speed

This site shows me at full throttle way past the bar

http://us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer/default.asp

How do i really know how fast i am uploading
and downloading since i do not know
how many people visit these sites at once


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Online speed testing sites rarely show accurate results.. most of them are under strain and have insufficient bandwidth to accommodate users, not only that, but the route to the host could be poor..

Trial it for a few months, see what average speed you can maintain.. note, a 10Mbit line can only achieve ~1MB/ps maximum throughput..
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Yes

Thank you for your reply

i also had an idea that changing something
on my Linksys router would help with my speed.

i have MTU set at 1500

Cnet Bandwidth calculation tells me my speed is at

1875.9 Kbps - You 1875.9 kbps

comapared to what is below

Does that mean im ok.

i just upgrraded my road runner to hybrid turbo speed from 7 mbps to 10 mbps and i would
like to know what the big deal is lol



Connection Type Connection Speed Faster Providers
28.8 Kbps Dial-up 28.8k

33.6 Kbps Dial-up 33.6k

53.3 Kbps Dial-up 56k

384.0 Kbps DSL/Cable 384k

768.0 Kbps DSL/Cable 768k

1500.0 Kbps Cable/DSL 1.5Mbps

1544.0 Kbps Full T1 1.544Mbps


3000.0 Kbps N x T1 3.0Mbps Bandwidth.com

6000.0 Kbps T3 6.0Mbps Bandwidth.com

15000.0 Kbps T3 15Mbps Bandwidth.com

30000.0 Kbps T3 30Mbps Bandwidth.com
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