[LUNI] WOW Cable Internet
al.lilianstrom at fnal.gov
Tue Mar 12 13:38:00 CST 2002
Michael Scott wrote:
> I finally got installed last night. My appointment was 2-6 and the installer
> showed up about 7:00. They did call me at 6:45 to tell me he was running late.
> I guess they have been having trouble with the network guys at the office not
> doing things they're supposed to, so installs that should be plug-n-play are
> taking a lot longer.
> The first time he fired up the modem, it didn't sync up. He hooked up his
> network tester and everything looked good. Plugged the modem back in and it
> synced up within a minute or so. All the provisioning was done from a web
> interface, he didn't have to call anybody. The tech said it was designed to be
> a self-install, but they haven't done that here yet.
> After he left, I moved the modem into the closet with the servers and hooked it
> to the Linksys router. Everything came right up.
> The tech told me the bandwidth is capped at 300K up and 600K down. Kinda low,
> but 4 times faster than my DSL. He said they may offer a tiered service in the
> future where you can buy more bandwidth.
> Speaking of that, does anybody know a good site to guage performance?
> I checked the meter on www.2wire.com before (~120K), but when I'm going through
> the cable, it doesn't come up at all.
Try http://www.dslreports.com/tools. Click on Speed Tests. On my ATT
cable connection I usually get 90-95% of the advertised speed.
Al.Lilianstrom at fnal.gov
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