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Lower Latency / Street Box Question

Currently have the 'Blast' package and I'm running anywhere between 7-14ms ping. Apparently this is decent, but I'd like it as low as I can possibly get it, at least 3ms. My first thought was to do their top package but I dont think this will do anything to my ping, my up's and down's are fine. 

 

So, that brings me to the closest comcast street node and where I can find this. I'm curious how far away I am and if the run from that box to my house is the very best it can be. Is there anyway to locate this box online? Also, would a docsis 3.1 make any difference to ping? Currently running 3.0. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Re: Lower Latency / Street Box Question


allBAYlong wrote:

Currently have the 'Blast' package and I'm running anywhere between 7-14ms ping. Apparently this is decent, but I'd like it as low as I can possibly get it, at least 3ms.

 

What exactly are you pinging that gives you this RTT figure ?

 

My first thought was to do their top package but I dont think this will do anything to my ping, my up's and down's are fine. 

 

Yep. Your speed tier will not make a difference. Throughput, bandwidth, and latency are different properties.

 

So, that brings me to the closest comcast street node and where I can find this. I'm curious how far away I am and if the run from that box to my house is the very best it can be. Is there anyway to locate this box online?

 

You can't know where the node device is located in the aerial infrastructure unless you have access to their plant maps you know exactly what to physically look for up on the lines. Besides, it would only make a negligible difference anyway. There is no way that you would be able to get them to physically move a node device closer to your premises.

 

Also, would a docsis 3.1 make any difference to ping? Currently running 3.0. 

 

Responsiveness theoretically shoud be better due to the AQM feature / function of the DOCSIS 3.1 protocol.

 

From this link;

 

http://www.cablelabs.com/innovations/docsis3-1/

 

Quality of Experience;

 

Utilizes Active Queue Management to significantly reduce network delay as data traffic grows in the home network, dramatically improving responsiveness for applications such as online gaming.

http://www.cablelabs.com/innovations/docsis3-1/

 

 


 




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