I'm on the 300/10 Mbps plan (300 down, 10 up)
I get, pretty consistently, 300+ Mbps down, so no issue there.
But the upload speed I get varies massively during the day, often dipping to 1 Mbps, as demonstrated by ookla command-line speedtest. I check 3 nearby locations (comcast, FastMetrics & Unwired) every 30min, and I see the same behavior every work-day (also, school day):
I don't imagine any of my devices (e.g. modem, wifi-router) are causing the slowdown. The speed is measured from a wired device. I get very similar behavior from all 3 upload locations. The house often has 1 to 3 devices doing zoom, but this typically consumes only about 0.5 Mbps upload. The upload speed tests don't change depending on how many zoom calls we're doing.
In the picture you can see the upload speed drop every day this Tue - Thu, starting ~8am, with a noon recovery, and a messy afternoon recovery. The upload speed stays flat evenings, and all weekend.
Xfinity, can you make some adjustments?
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What do the modem's signal stats look like ? Try getting them here http://192.168.100.1 or here http://10.0.0.1
Please post the *Downstream Power Level*, the *Upstream Power Level*, and the *SNR* (Signal to Noise Ratio) numbers.
What is the exact make and model number of the modem ?
@EG I've linked the modem stats, but since my speeds are great in non-work hours, the modem (and router) should be fine.
@bskitz Yes I believe xfinity upload is generally congested in my area due to work-from-home & remote school, and I'm asking them to fix it. Xfinity continues to sell 300/10, knowing that they're only delivering 300/1 during the day, at least in this area.
The modem is Motorola MB7621 with these stats:
and (external link)
The upstream power is on the high side and it may be intermittently fluctuating even higher to out of spec levels. That can cause random disconnects, spontaneous re-booting of the modem, speed, packet loss, latency problems, and the un-bonding of channels.
In a self troubleshooting effort to try to obtain better connectivity / more wiggle room, check to see if there are there any excess/unneeded coax cable splitters in the line leading to the modem that can be eliminated/re-configured. Any splitters that remain should be high quality and cable rated for 5-1002 MHz, bi-directional, and no gold colored garbage types like GE, RadioShack, RCA, Philips, Leviton, Magnavox, and Rocketfish from big box stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Wal-Mart etc. Splitters should be swapped with known to be good / new ones to test
If there aren't any unneeded splitters that can be eliminated and if your coax wiring setup can't be reconfigured so that there is a single two way splitter connected directly off of the drop from the street/pole with one port feeding the modem and the other port feeding the rest of the house/equipment with additional splits as needed, and you've checked all the wiring and fittings for integrity and tightness and refresh them by taking them apart then check for and clean off any corrosion / oxidation on the center wire and put them back together again, then perhaps it's best to book a tech visit to investigate and correct.
The issue could also be a capacity / traffic congestion problem but that won't cause a rise in the upstream power level. The stats don't lie. It is elevated and it may be intermittently fluctuating even farther out of spec, and this should be addressed regardless of anything else. Did any of the troubleshooting suggestions apply ?