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]Here

I think my Internet is slow.

Download speed is [sign in to see URL] Mbps
Upload speed is .98 Mbps

What is your speed?

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I've got a number of speed test sites bookmarked. I loved one which I lost the url, it had a comparison list of ISPs and their history of service.

(Susa's) [sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL]
Down: [sign in to see URL] , Up: [sign in to see URL] (Between RI and Manchester, NH)

Speakeasy - [sign in to see URL]
Down: [sign in to see URL] , Up: [sign in to see URL] (Between RI and Washington DC. Speeds vary somewhat vs distance and browser used.)

BANDWIDTHPLACE - [sign in to see URL]
Down: [sign in to see URL] , Up: [sign in to see URL]
Scroll down to read: "What do the numbers mean?"

cnet - [sign in to see URL]
Click "at home", wait, then click "COMPARE your result"
Your line speed: 7187 <--what does that mean? LOL

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I am paying Coxcable $[sign in to see URL] for high speed internet cable only at 10 Mb/s upload and 8 Mb/s download.
What's up with my low numbers except for the Manchester, NH link which is probably being the closest and gives the fastest speed.

I burned out two cable modems in a row just after their warranties expired, the third has been running good for about three years.
Coxcable sent a tech to my house to install and test the modems, I watched as he typed in a test address, I told him that I wanted to bookmark that addy, he bookmarked for me. I think the links in the banner are disabled. The links are; System, Signal, Status and Log.

]Modem

I'll post just the data box graphic without the banner in case the link doesn't work for you.

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This computer the speed is:
Download speed [sign in to see URL] Mbps
Upload speed .97 Mbps

That high download speed is not good! Low is better.




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Not sure what you're saying. Downloading [sign in to see URL] megabits of data in one second sounds terrific to me. I understood that the more data you can up or down in one second is best.

Are you using a WebStar modem also? Yours is a different model and has a higher power level decibels per milli volt (dBmV).





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Oh! I thought that was bad! :laugh

Yep! My modem is WebStar, but I didn't know that until we started this conversation. The cable company provided it.

I have a Belkin router for my laptop.

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[sign in to see URL]

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Download [sign in to see URL]
Upload [sign in to see URL]
Ping 60 ms

No idea what that means, but I'm guessing it's pretty slow.

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Mine was just now:

Download [sign in to see URL] Mbps
Upload .97 Mbps
Ping 25 ms

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  [sign in to see URL] Download Speed
     [sign in to see URL] Mbps Upload Speed

I never know what is good and what is not.

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[sign in to see URL] download.
[sign in to see URL] upload. I have no idea if that is bad or good.

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On 5/31/2012 Susa said:
Download [sign in to see URL] Mbps
Upload .97 Mbps
Ping 25 ms

Susa today 9/19/2013
[sign in to see URL] Mbps Download Speed
[sign in to see URL] Mbps Upload Speed
(no ping)

Going up from approx 24 down to 34 down in one second looks excellent after having the cable work done.
Your upload data has greatly improved from .97 up to over 5 up too.

These reports gets me very confused when one report uses one standard notation and another report uses a different notation. I do have a value converter but it's more work.

I know that Mbps is Mega bits per second (digit data), note the lower case b, that means bits, (a larger number), as opposed to an upper case B means bytes, (a smaller number).
The same applies to upper case M means Mega while a lower case m means milli. (Mega = one million - milli = one thousand)

The ping is the time from when you send to the time you get the response echo. It's good to know what the distance is to the city you're pinging, and how many hops from one city to the next it takes to get to your destination. Can you believe that going from Providence, RI to Portland, ME might be faster going through Chicago?
Here's another thing, when you post a message with pictures it's broken into packets and each packet might go through a half dozen different cities all coming together at the destination in a blink of an eye. The internet is just amazing isn't it?

  

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Which speed test did you use. I used the Road Runner one.

Also, when I click on your link that says 'modem' was that a screen shot we both pasted?

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Here is what I get now when I click on your link that says 'modem':

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All that info is just equipment info, it's like your old modem info post but lots more. It shows 4 connected computers, all wireless I expect because each computer has it's own radio frequency. So, this is something new to me, a wireless home network not using Wifi, probably much safer too. I am broadcasting Wifi all over my house, my cellphone found my home Wifi network and connected itself to it. Doing that takes the load off of my cellphone IP Sprint and puts it on Cox Cable which is fine by me and Cox has lots of extra bandwidth that I'm not using.



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Yes! The cable company did away with my router. I imagine I will be having at least a couple more things connecting because my Kate has her iPad and Garett has a laptop. I hope that is OK with the cable company.

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Do you know how to connect a non Wifi wireless device? It should be easy for a non tech user to do. Do you have any idea how much monthly bandwidth is available to you? You should have enough to download or stream almost 30 full length movies per month.
I suggest try to find your online ISP contract info, "My (***) Account".





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I think I can figure out how to connect the iPad. I did it before. Is that what you mean by non Wifi wireless device?


I just went to look for my contract and didn't find what we want, but I know what I went from and went to.

I went from

Turbo = up to 15 Mbps download and up to 2 1/2 Mbps upload

to

Extreme = up to 30 Mbps download and up to 5 Mbps upload

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Your 'Extreme' service is way over excellent, wow!

After you connect another device could you please give me a thumbnail sketch of how you did it? I'm very curious about your new non Wifi home network.

 

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I am having some issues with it though. Rather than try to write it all here do you mind reading at [sign in to see URL],offset=20#post283965 ? You don't need to respond there. We can talk here if you like.

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I don't mind at all stepping over to there, no problem, thanks.



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Isn't this crazy? Any ideas you have would be appreciated.

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I like Lesa's suggestion of switching out your mouse, you could try using the desktop's present mouse on your laptop to see if the same thing happens in the laptop.

Did I understand that the Turbo service doesn't have that issue? You might have to use Turbo as the solution, at least it's stable and the service is much better than what you originally had.



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Yes. I did not have the issue with Turbo. I cannot even imagine having them come back to redo this all.

I tried to use a different mouse this morning but the end didn't fit in the computer. I need to go dig through that box and see what else is in it with the correct end.

I do not have any problems with the laptop or notebook. I only have an issue with the desktop and since the guy unplugged the modem from the surge protector and put it in the wall socket I have had less problems. However, it still happens. Before he moved the plug it happened about ever 5 or 6 times I changed pages. Now it happens about every 20 times.

I am thinking my brothers idea about the noise might be what is happening.

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It very well could be noise or maybe 'cross talk leakage', signal strength or a voltage issue in the hook-up of the desktop with the Extreme service.

I think you'll have to go back to Turbo and tell the repair tech guy that his new system doesn't work for you.

Oh btw, you're probably right about having the router built into the modem and it's a normal Wifi home network. I got excited thinking it was something totally new. LOL

I know that a mouse usually requires a plug adapter, I've always had to use one on my desktop. The mouse plug adapter came in something I had bought before.



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The mouse I regularly use has a USB plug in. All of the mice I have in baggies from new computers has a round hole which I assume goes where my speakers are already plugged in.


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USB plug mouse plugs into any pc USB port.

The round PS/2 mouse plug must be plugged into the pc mouse port not the speaker port or the keyboard port. The mouse plug and it's port will be green.



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I see a green hole back there. Thank you. I will give it a try. The mouse I use is a USP mouse. I don't know if it will fit in there or not.

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The green round PS/2 port is for a round PS/2 mouse plug only.

A USB plug will not fit in.



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Yes! It is the round hole that I cannot find for my spare mouse. And I still can't find one that fits. That is crazy. It has to be there.

I need to buy another USB mouse if I want to try a different mouse.

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Back of computer:

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Click on thumbnail


Front of computer (complete with smudges and cat guard):

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You can make each picture really, really big by clicking on the + sign more than once. Then you can read everything on the computer.

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