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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: tony1679] #4976680 01/12/19 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by tony1679
Ah, another city dweller internet speed thread. Complaining about 26-28 or even 12Mbps. I don't want to hear it. I pay $50/mo to a couple doing business out of their home for internet (it's my only option) and I receive a whopping (claimed) 2Mbps. Or I could pay $75 for 4Mbps, or $100 for 6Mbps. In reality, since they're factually oversubscribed, it usually averages about 250Kbps. If I upgrade, I still receive roughly the same 250K. So I kept the cheapest plan. I keep them because they don't play any games regarding data caps. There aren't any. Of course, why would there be? I would be ecstatic if someone offered 12Mbps for even $100/mo without cable or any other service. Sign me up.

While I do agree with the 'I should receive what I pay for' mindset, I just can't understand why people get angry about 12+Mbps. Limit the kids' Netflix time, and tell little Johnny to quit doing so much 'homework' and even 12 can do anything you ask it to.


That sounds pretty grim.

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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4978052 01/13/19 03:27 PM
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Company has spectrum in NY. It’s quite fast. We pay for 30 and get 100


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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4978159 01/13/19 06:18 PM
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Have you tried a direct cable connection from the cable modem to the laptop? Take the router out of the equation.

Is wifi on the laptop turned off, are you sure the laptop isn't using wifi instead of the wired ethernet connection?

What makes you think the connection is coming from Georgia? That could just be the location of the speed test server you're connecting to.

I'm also using the Arris tm1602, that modem should have absolutely no issues with 100Mbps. I'm using the same modem, and have the same internet package with Spectrum.

I also have to wonder if a windows update is running in the background.

Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: sxg6] #4978763 01/14/19 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by sxg6
Have you tried a direct cable connection from the cable modem to the laptop? Take the router out of the equation.

Is wifi on the laptop turned off, are you sure the laptop isn't using wifi instead of the wired ethernet connection?

What makes you think the connection is coming from Georgia? That could just be the location of the speed test server you're connecting to.


Although a good idea, the Arris M1602 only has one ethernet connection on the back, which is connected to my router, which is capable of the adverised 100Mbps.

The laptop wifi is turned off, and the laptop is cable connected to the router.

Anytime I perform the speed test, it always says "Sugar Hill, GA" for the other connection. I thought speed tests were supposed to be between your computer/ home and local server. I haven't researched it enough to see if this can be specified. As previously metioned, I have cable quality issues on some channels, more than others. I have spoken to the local cable office regarding this, and I was told that they get some channel feeds via satellite, and some via internet.

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Something could still be wrong with the router. I'd just temporarily disconnect the ethernet cable from the router, and plug it directly into the laptop to do a speed test. Spectrum would ask you to do the same thing.

Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4981996 01/17/19 07:17 AM
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Having bad internet is the equal of having a bad phone line in the old days.
Meaning, something is wrong in your area, home or equipment settings depending if it is just you or if it includes others nearby.

We have Spectrum and even though I HATE them for the retarded priced of $66 a month, our internet speed is higher then advertised almost all the time, if not all the time.
Usually never less then 100 down and 12 up and sometimes over 110 down and the same slow 12 up.

As a bonus, our electric company is running fiber and will be available around summer for $49.95 100 up and 100 down.


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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4985249 01/20/19 10:16 AM
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Our local power company here in the mountains is also a fiber fed cable TV and internet provider. We, and our neighbors, all have fiber service drops buried from our homes to the ground power transformer and coiled up ready for use. The problem is they never added the fiber when placing the power. The sub-duct for pulling the fiber is already in place. We've tried talking to the power company asking them to place the fiber so we can hopefully get some type of reliable service for both TV and internet. So far, no luck. They claimed it would cost $10k to provision us. There are twelve families willing to purchase the services. Just a swag (plug any number in), but at say $125/month, times twelve families, times twelve months, equals $18k/year. They would theoretically recover their placement costs in seven months (quicker with a higher monthly rate) after installation and operating income increasing by $18k/year (or more) going forward. What am I missing here?


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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4988799 01/23/19 06:32 PM
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Spectrum is simply the old Time Warner with a new name. Not a very pleasant company to deal with. dumped them a good 10 years ago when Windstream became an option. Still get mail every week from Spectrum wanting us to switch back.LOL! No way am I going back to those crooks.


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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4994440 01/29/19 09:38 AM
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I feel for you. I'm not sure I want to move out of my Fiber served home:

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Re: Spektrum Internet Sux [Re: Auae85] #4996376 01/30/19 10:57 PM
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I am well aware. My company has a very similar name, almost the same and we get a lot of people that search facebook for Spectrum internet so they can rant and we pop up so we get to hear about it.


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