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Silver Problem Solver
Member Since: ‎06-15-2009
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Speed Upgrade

Speed upgrade finally happened in Chicago and NW IN. Resetting the modem this morning produced this for Blast!:

 

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2549303623.png

 

Thanks ComcastSmiley Wink

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Silver Problem Solver
Member Since: ‎12-05-2010
Posts: 3,249

Re: Speed Upgrade

Thats good news still waiting here in SE Michigan did they email you and tell you to reboot your modem ?

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Silver Problem Solver
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Re: Speed Upgrade


Jim721 wrote:

Thats good news still waiting here in SE Michigan did they email you and tell you to reboot your modem ?


No Jim, no Email...I had seen word that it was due on 3/4, so I just reset this morning to see if it had arrived.

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Silver Problem Solver
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Re: Speed Upgrade

Im glad you got the upgrade still nothing here in se michigan i tried the reboot this morning still 36/6 with PB and 26/5 sustained going by shaper probe. Your not that far so maybe any time now here. Thanks for posting that your market has upgraded.

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Silver Problem Solver
Member Since: ‎06-15-2009
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Re: Speed Upgrade

No worries Jim, it'll be along soon I'm sure, I believe most of the NW corner of Indiana has it, from Gary, Valparaiso, Michigan City ect;

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Silver Problem Solver
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Re: Speed Upgrade

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Silver Problem Solver
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Re: Speed Upgrade

Thanks for posting that Paraniod looks like if what i read is true tomorrow i should be upgraded.

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Member Since: ‎05-29-2008
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Re: Speed Upgrade

Live in SE Michigan-got email today from Comcast of speed increase.   I have Blast service with a modem that is rated one star (Motorola SB6120.   Comcast tells  me if I move modem to a three star (SB6121 from motorola) rated I will increase speed-what do you think-spend the $80 bucks??

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Member Since: ‎12-24-2003
Posts: 47,321

Re: Speed Upgrade


joe.clough wrote:

Comcast tells  me if I move modem to a three star (SB6121 from motorola) rated I will increase speed-what do you think-spend the $80 bucks??


That's baloney... There is virtually no difference between those two modems. FWIW, I wouldn't use either one of them.

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Posts: 2,065

Re: Speed Upgrade

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The moto SB 6120 is Docsis 3 with 4 downstream channels, the newer models do have 8 downstream channels such as the SB6141.

 

That said the 6121 is pretty much the same as the 6120. Your modem should easily cope with the upgraded Blast! speed, so you shouldn't have to upgrade it just yet.Smiley Wink

 

Just to Echo EG....

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Re: Speed Upgrade

thank you for the help!!!

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Re: Speed Upgrade

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You may benefit by using an 8x4 (eight down - four up) multiple bonded channel capable modem such as the Moto SB6141 or the Zoom 5341J (note the "J" model). These may deliver better performance especially during times of peak internet usage due to the fatter download pipe that they provide. There is more bandwidth for all users on your local to share thus helping all get their subscribed to speeds more reliably / consistently.

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Re: Speed Upgrade

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Got my email notificatoin, and speed bump this morning here in Michigan. Smiley Happy

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Re: Speed Upgrade

Same here getting 55 down and 11 up now. Still dont see much of a difference just surfing around but im sure streaming will be better.

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Re: Speed Upgrade

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Now I wonder when Oregon will see these new speeds  Enjoy!

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