Is 4.5 mb/s normal for a low-end cable service?

SGdude

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Yeah, well. I use the basic cable service (supposed to be 256 speed) from Charter Communications. When I download things, it normally gets it at about 40 - 90 kb/s. Recently, it's been going at about 300 - 500 kb/s. What's up with this big increase in speed and what could cause it? I've not switched my service and niether has Charter. All the bandwidth tests give between 2 and 5 mb/s. Cool.
 

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Don't tell anuybody or they will all want it :D

Just don't tell charter or they will cut it down straight away, just hope they don't ralise and start to charge you big bucks for a fast service


Normally the cause is a damaged .inf file to tell the modem what speed to work at. If the file is damaged or missing it either defaults to slowest speed or the highest unregulated speed.
 

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Originally posted by hewee:
How can I change my .ini file for faster speeds? :D
sorry hewee you can't

Cable modem configuration file
The quality of service offered by the cable modem, including the downstream and upstream rate caps, is determined by a configuration file fetched by the cable modem from the ISP's network during the cable modem boot-up sequence. The configuration file also tells the cable modem if there are any firmware updates available for it. These files are invisible to the user: they never reach the PC.
 
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So if SG dude lost power or had to reset his modem it would all be over?
 

dvk01

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Originally posted by Piringa:
So if SG dude lost power or had to reset his modem it would all be over?
Most likely unless charter has acciedntly sent him a inf file with the higher settings and that is what their computer is sending out
 

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