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Roy
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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Roy » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:24 pm

With your browser check into your modem. On mine the URL is http://192.168.100.1 but may be different on yours.

Find a signal tab. There should be 4 downstream bonding channels. Sometimes Charter will drop 1 or 2 channels which will slow your rate down. Another indication is that on most DOCSIS 3 modems the downstream LET should be blue. If it is yellow you are running in DOCSIS 2 mode.

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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Shorty » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:13 pm

What are you, a network engineer? Your URL is blank for me, but when I log into routerlogin.net or my Netgear genie, it shows the wifi signals. Mine is blue so I am indeed using DOCSIS 3. The other six wifi signals are yellow so all my neighbors are still using DOCSIS 2. But this site sounds like it doesn't matter whether you use 2 or 3:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detai ... ifferences
"Changing to a DOCSIS 3 capable modem isn't going to change your maximum speed up, down or
sideways, only subscribing to an upgraded tier will."

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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Roy » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:00 pm

Shorty wrote:"Changing to a DOCSIS 3 capable modem isn't going to change your maximum speed up, down or
sideways, only subscribing to an upgraded tier will."


Correct. Your speed is the same as it is/was for DOCSIS 2. However because DOCSIS 3 uses 4 (charter uses 4 others may use up to 8 channels) download streams simultaneously.

What is faster: 1 channel downloading at 60m or 4 channels downloading at 60m all at the same time?

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Re: My internet is faster than yours!

Postby Shorty » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:46 pm

OK so that explains why I get faster speeds with my new docsis 3 modem. What modem do you use, Roy? What is your speed?


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