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Modem & speed question

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Modem & speed question

I was told by CC the dBmv @ 38 is fine, arris said it should be 45. Who is correct & why?

I am getting a fluxuation in DL speeds, was told to check this and see dBmV is 38

 

Upstream Bonded Channels
Channel Lock Status US Channel Type Channel ID Symbol Rate Frequency Power
1 Locked ATDMA 2 5120 kSym/s 29.40 MHz 38.00 dBmV
2 Locked ATDMA 3 5120 kSym/s 23.00 MHz 38.00 dBmV
3 Locked ATDMA 1 5120 kSym/s 35.80 MHz 38.00 dBmV

 

 
Expert

Re: Modem & speed question

It depends on your local CMTS / system. It may indeed be "fine" for yours. What do the downstream power level and the SNR figures look like ?

Contributor

Re: Modem & speed question

 

here you go..

Downstream Bonded Channels
Channel Lock Status Modulation Channel ID Frequency Power SNR Corrected Uncorrectables
1 Locked 256QAM 17 681.00 MHz 8.00 dBmV 38.98 dB 0 0
2 Locked 256QAM 5 609.00 MHz 7.80 dBmV 40.37 dB 7 0
3 Locked 256QAM 6 615.00 MHz 8.50 dBmV 40.37 dB 11 0
4 Locked 256QAM 7 621.00 MHz 8.40 dBmV 40.37 dB 5 0
5 Locked 256QAM 8 627.00 MHz 8.30 dBmV 40.37 dB 2 0
6 Locked 256QAM 9 633.00 MHz 8.70 dBmV 40.95 dB 0 0
7 Locked 256QAM 10 639.00 MHz 8.60 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
8 Locked 256QAM 11 645.00 MHz 8.40 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
9 Locked 256QAM 12 651.00 MHz 8.20 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
10 Locked 256QAM 13 657.00 MHz 8.40 dBmV 40.95 dB 0 0
11 Locked 256QAM 14 663.00 MHz 8.20 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
12 Locked 256QAM 15 669.00 MHz 8.10 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
13 Locked 256QAM 16 675.00 MHz 8.60 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
14 Locked 256QAM 18 687.00 MHz 8.60 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
15 Locked 256QAM 19 693.00 MHz 8.70 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
16 Locked 256QAM 20 699.00 MHz 8.60 dBmV 38.98 dB 0 0
17 Locked 256QAM 21 705.00 MHz 9.10 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
18 Locked 256QAM 22 711.00 MHz 9.20 dBmV 40.95 dB 0 0
19 Locked 256QAM 23 717.00 MHz 9.10 dBmV 39.40 dB 0 0
20 Locked 256QAM 24 723.00 MHz 8.90 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
21 Locked 256QAM 25 729.00 MHz 9.10 dBmV 40.37 dB 0 0
22 Locked 256QAM 26 735.00 MHz 8.60 dBmV 38.98 dB 0 0
23 Locked 256QAM 27 741.00 MHz 8.30 dBmV 40.37 dB 6 0
24 Locked 256QAM 28 747.00 MHz 8.20 dBmV 38.98 dB 4 0

 

 
 
Expert

Re: Modem & speed question

Those are a tad high but are o/k. How much of a flux in speed are you getting ?

Contributor

Re: Modem & speed question

10 mbps (91-81)  with ether cable. 5 mbps (35-40) wireless on laptop

Expert

Re: Modem & speed question

That amount bof speed fluctuation is nominal and to be expected on a shared bandwidth medium such as DOCSIS cable based internet. Now the difference between the wired and the wireless speeds is another story.

 

Some tips for improving WiFi performance;

 

http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/10-ways-you-might-be-killing-your-home-wi-fi-signal

 

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Your-Home-Network/Improve-Your-Wireless-Gateway-Home-Network/td-p/26276...

 

There are other options. Google for WiFi repeaters / range extenders, WiFi mesh systems.