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    Mediacom Internet Speeds

    Thought I'd start a new thread for this discussion. So, I have Mediacom "Max" service that is supposed to get 15Mbps down and 1Mbps up. Of course, I don't get anything close to that. Actually, I rarely get higher than the "regular" service speed of 8Mbps. What broadband connection do others use and what speeds do you get?

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    ISP speeds [was: Mediacom Internet Speeds]

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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    I downloaded this I'm supposed to get around 8 down and 512 up and originally i got around 4 down... after running this I get around 7 down. Let me know if you use this and see any improvement. Also for your speed put what you get right now, not what your supposed to get. Speakeasy - Speakeasy, Inc. - Broadband, Voice and Data Services is a good site to check your speed!



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    I get 45Mbps here at work... is that what we are talking about?


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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    I get about 21 down an 1.4 up at home. Move over I'm coming through! That's not counting work where we have a few OC-3s.



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    Quote Originally Posted by lennon3 View Post
    I downloaded this I'm supposed to get around 8 down and 512 up and originally i got around 4 down... after running this I get around 7 down. Let me know if you use this and see any improvement. Also for your speed put what you get right now, not what your supposed to get. Speakeasy - Speakeasy, Inc. - Broadband, Voice and Data Services is a good site to check your speed!



    SpeedGuide.net :: TCP Optimizer / Downloads
    I have used TCP Optimizer and others before and not had any luck. BTW - Speakeasy uses the Ookla speed test which is what I linked to. Same thing just less clicks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    I get about 21 down an 1.4 up at home. Move over I'm coming through! That's not counting work where we have a few OC-3s.
    Who's your ISP?



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

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    Who's your ISP?
    Comcast. Speed is great, service can leave much to be desired sometimes..



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    You all suck. I get 3mbps down and 768 up. Then they bandwidth rape...er rate me when I have downloaded too much per month.



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    have others had positive results from optimizers?



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    Get exactly 1.5Mbps just like the ad says. But it is always 1.5Mbps...never any faster or slower, I am totally happy with it.


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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    Ok, here is the myth behind cable internet vs DSL. Cable internet bandwidth is shared between everyone on a node. The only way you'll ever get the max bandwidth is if you are the only one on the node. I have no idea how many connections Mediacome has per node but lets say you and 50 neighbors are on the same one. If everyone that has cable internet is online at the same time and let's say a handful of them are playing online games, several others are downloading music or whatever, that all is taking up bandwidth and you have to share that with whoever else is using it.

    With DSL it's dedicated bandwidth. You and only you get the full bandwidth that comes into your home. Doesn't matter how many others in your neighborhood have DSL, each one is a dedicated bandwidth line. Those who have DSL will probably get near the full advertised bandwidth, possibly even better. Personally, I did not notice a difference when I went from then 6MB Mediacom to 1.5MB Qwest and in fact the upload is even better with Qwest as Mediacom caps it kind of low I think.


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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    1.3mb down
    725 up


    Qwest 1.5

    I had mediacom before and the only time I notice a big reduction in speed is during videos. It's half the price so I'm willing to give up a little. My upload speed is actually faster.



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    Had Mediacom cable and now on Qwest DSL. I do notice the difference, especially when viewing pages with a lot of images.

    I think part of it could be my PC performance - I have a rather robust laptop but some things on it are dragging me down. Gotta get rid of AVG and try a different AV and spyware software.

    I do miss the cable internet, just not the price, downtimes and horrible service.



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    Re: Mediacom Internet Speeds

    833 kb/s Down
    432 kb/s Up

    On wireless internet access in my apartment complex apparently through Mediacom.



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