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Gigabit Internet Speed

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed - router and speed troubleshooting

Here they are! I went directly off the MB8600 to my dell laptop and the best reult was about 650 down using speedtest.net. Comcast and DSL reports were around 300-350 down.

 

 

Problem Solver

Re: Gigabit Internet Speed - router and speed troubleshooting

Do you meet the requirements at the up to 1Gbps section of this: https://www.xfinity.com/support/internet/requirements-to-run-xfinity-internet-service/
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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed - router and speed troubleshooting

Yes I should as the test was done on a Dell Laptop E6530 upgraded from Win7 to 10. Has a core-I5 CPU and SSD hard drive. I used a Cat 6 cable plugged directly into the MB8600. I read through the requirements and look like I should be ok.

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/6820054645

 

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed - router and speed troubleshooting

Just asking since the Firefox screenshot looked like Win7 still. Are the drivers up to date?
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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed - router and speed troubleshooting

Ok for clarification I got the screen cap off my Windows 7 Dell E6530 and my Windows 10 laptop is a E6540. The E6540 I plugged direct into the MB8600 with a Cat 6 cable. Sorry for any confusion. Smiley Happy

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed - router and speed troubleshooting


1Starbrite wrote:
The other possible issue is the amplifier mounted in my condo? Is this rated for Gigabit? Would Comcast be responsible for replacing if it is not rated? 

FWIW. To answer that question, the amp is not "rated" for speeds. Nor does it need to be. It would not hamper your speed capabilities directly.




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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

Just saw gig was available in my area so I signed up for it I will let you know the install goes
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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

It's a beautiful thing.
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Now I have to work on getting a few more devices on Ethernet or at least 3x4 MIMO.
Also, it seems like gigabit has limited advangages.  For example I downloaded Windows 10 from Microsoft last night and it downloaded a only 3Mbps.  Really that has nothing to do with Gigabit as even on a 25Mbps connection that's terrible.
I download the same image the next day at work where we have Gigabit and that same image downloaded at an average of 100Mbps.  So does Comcast have a bottleneck to wherever MS hosts their images?  I guess I have to try at a different time of day to know for sure.
I know it wasn't my connection because fast.com and Speedtest.net showed 900+ Mbps.  Fast.com (Netflix) is colocated on Comcast's network.
I have to ask myself if Gigabit is going to do me any more good than the 250 I had before which was already faster than a lot of services.  I guess handling simultanous streams/downloads would be one.  I also have yet to even attempt a large game update on a PC or console and I have no idea what those server farms serve at.
Still, very happy we're hooked up and working. Smiley Happy

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Gigabit Pro in Houston and surrounding areas

I currently have the Extreme 250 internet which is 250 mbps down and 25 mbps up. Would love to get the gigabit or gigabit pro service upgrade. Has anyone from Houston been blessed with gig service yet? What steps did you take to get it up and running and how's the experince been so far? (Comcast has contract with my Apartment complex, I believe - so they enjoy somewhat of a monopoly.)

 

Thank You Smiley Happy

 

Update as of 12/04/2017

Great news! Received a phone call today to inform me that I do qualify for gigabit pro upgrade. Unfortunately my phone managed to die just before the call came in so it went to my voice mail. Calling them tomorrow to get the deets. Will have more updates tomorrow.

 

 

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Re: Gigabit Pro in Houston and surrounding areas


Gigantic wrote:

I currently have the Extreme 250 internet which is 250 mbps down and 25 mbps up. Would love to get the gigabit or gigabit pro service upgrade. Has anyone from Houston been blessed with gig service yet? What steps did you take to get it up and running and how's the experince been so far? (Comcast has contract with my Apartment complex, I believe - so they enjoy somewhat of a monopoly.)

 

Thank You Smiley Happy


since your in an apartment or condo like I am you could not get Gigabit Pro. Only 1GBPS Gigabit call 1-800-Comcast and speak with billing they can check to see if it's available that's what I did they signed me up and got me set up with a tech appointment to have a technician install an XB6 Modem for gigabit service they will be at my house tomorrow between 7-9am

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Re: Gigabit Internet Install?

question to anyone who got gigabit did the technician give you a cat 6 or 7 ethernet cable for your PC/MAC or did you have to buy them yourself? because you need them to get the proper speed from the modem to the pc

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

Taylor what is your equipment getting you top speeds? My best average is 640 x 42 on speedtest. Fast.co shows 400 and my signal levels are fine. I guess a tech visit is in order.

 

Mine HP Procurve 1400-24G switch- Ubiquiti Edgerouter X- Motorola MB8600

 

I just wired jacks throughout my condo with CAT 6A cable (650 MHZ) with all jacks and cables being at least CAT 6 (most 6A).

 

Smiley Wink

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Re: Gigabit Pro in Houston and surrounding areas

 

 

 

 

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

yesterday 10-5, i see that my area NJ 08863 the website updated and Gigabit is available.

$105 month , $59 Install fees. No commitments.  scheduled for next week.

 

 

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed


jazzsingh wrote:

yesterday 10-5, i see that my area NJ 08863 the website updated and Gigabit is available.

$105 month , $59 Install fees. No commitments.  scheduled for next week.

 

 


Yup had it installed Saturday love the service so far $30 extra a month and $39 install fee the tech took a longer time to come to me as he had to pick up the xb6 modem from another driver but he was there 20 mins in and out.

Still waiting to get cat 7 cables then I will get the full speed of the modem on my pc

 

all and all service is great so far

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

@ ,

Modem: Arris SB800, Router: Asus RT-AC86U.

I may have run that posted test bypassing the router going directly to the cable modem but I don't remember.  I know I see very similar results using ethernet through the router (940+) even on an across the house run using Cat 5e through a gigabit switch (I think it's a TP-Link 16-port Gigabit switch I have out there in the garage.)

It sounds like your equipment should be fine.  All I can suggest is wiring connecting a computer directly to the cable modem using Cat 6 (even 5e should be fine) and do some tests that way.  You may need to reboot the modem to release the one DHCP IP address Xfinity assigns.


That was the BEST
 test I ever ran.  I do not always get those speeds and I don't think I've ever bested that one test.
On Wifi 802.11ac I get in the 200-400 range consistent with the devices on this table: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/requirements-to-run-xfinity-internet-service
(I don't think I have anything that currently utilizes 3x3 MIMO) but I know we're not talking about WiFi.

Run your tests after midnight or early morning (or 3AM if you can.)  Don't run them after 4PM on a weekday or you'll get slowdown from all of the congestion from people streaming.  It's usually worst around 8-10PM where I can see as low as the 500s depending on which test I use but typically I see 600s even at the absolute worst times.

 

I do see very different results depending on which test I do even at the same time of day.  The most reliably fast ones are, and the one that gave me the above result was: http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest  I don't know what their magic is but I'll see 900s on there while I'm getting lower speeds on http://beta.speedtest.net/ or http://speedtest.xfinity.com .  
Also, https://fast.com/ is usually good as it's using Netflix's server presumably colocated on XFinity's network, so you're not subject to as much upstream congestion, but fast.com is going to be most reliable at times when people are not streaming.  Also it's a super quick test to run for just spot checking download performacne instead of waiting through a full test cycle on on of the other speedtests.

 

Ironically I have ordered a Ubiquity wireless access point which I'm going to try out instead of using the ASUS for wifi and I was considering moving to the Ubiquity Edgmax router (eventually going all Ubiquity equipment.)  I was just dipping my toe in with the AP and cloudkey first.  We'll see.  The main motivation for the switch to the AP is phyiscal placement ability and asthetics.  I want to mount a single AP near the dead center of the house on the ceiling in my dining room as just about any other location for an AP is less than ideal and I'm not a big fan of going multi-ap or mesh unless it's necessary (though I may add a secondary for outside use.)  I'll see how it goes in a few days.

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

Thanks for the info! I may go to to a UNIFI AP at some point in the future. So far the T-Mobile (free) TM-AC1900 has been a rock solid consumer router. Now that its just an AP it should work just fine for a while. Thanks for the reply.

Problem Solver

Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

I don’t think the https://fast.com is that reliable. The only reason is I’m on Blast! 200 and I pulled a 350 on the site which in my eyes is highly unlikely to be a true test.

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

Looks like I am maxing out in the high 800's probably my equipment. Great speeds!

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

I would agree that fast.com is not reliable.  The fastest it's ever shown my download is 560 Mpbs.whereas speedtest.net and speedtest.xfinity.com consistently show my download speeds around 950 Mpbs.   

Contributor

Re: Gigabit Pro in Houston and surrounding areas

Gigabit pro is a dedicated fiber line runing to you house Smiley Happy Giagabit internet is 1 gig down and on special at 30 dollars a month with a triple play package.

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Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

Interesting. I see 960-970 on fast.com.
I guess it depends on where you are (and presumably occasional congestion.)
I don't consider it all that accurate, but it's a handy quick and dirty test for me, (especially testing wireless performance is max 400s.)
Whatever works for you. Try all of them and find the one that is the most consistent 👍
Frequent Visitor

Re: Gigabit Pro in Houston and surrounding areas

Thank you,  

New Poster

Re: Gigabit Internet Speed

I'm curious about whether I should attempt to troubleshoot or be happy with the speeds I'm seeing. I've got Gigabit in CA 94062 and I'm seeing 750Mbps down on speedtest.xfinity. This is an Arris SB8200 directly connected to an Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite and a Netgear gigabit switch. I get the same numbers when directly connecting as well. Upload is excellent.

 

Signal wise everything looks well in spec both power and SNR. Channel 33 which is my "other" bonded channel is the lowest specs with a whole lot more correctables and one uncorrectable:

813000000 Hz 2.2 dBmV 37.5 dB 4724060 1

 

Every couple of days I get a T3 timeout.

 

Is this don't worry be happy?

 

-Gene