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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Default Shaw Cable Modem users, upgrade available

I just exchanged my old Shaw Cable modem for a free new one made by Motorola. I went to the Surrey Shaw office which was the closest for me and exchanged it. My download and upload speeds are much faster. A bonus for me was I also got free internet for one month.

See Link below for a speed test. Click on the Seattle link

My download speed was 3784 kbps out of 5,000 (over 3500 kbps at peak time is good)

My upload speed was 465 kbps out of 500 (over 400 kbps at peak time is good)

Ron Paley

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 06:27 PM
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Humm with Telus I got 1328 kbps & 466
Maybe it's time for a change.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 06:29 PM
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quote:Originally posted by The Hiker

Humm with Telus I got 1328 kbps & 466
Maybe it's time for a change.
1328 kbps is almost the theoretical maximum, minus overhead, for an ASDL 1.5mb/s line.

Also note that Shaw has packet shapers, while Telus does not. Telus also has remote POP access - Shaw doesn't. If you're after raw speed on HTTP, Shaw will almost always be faster.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 06:38 PM
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2650 on telus
While in the middle of downloading a 2.6GB file.
and 2 laptops being used on the network wirelessly.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 07:29 PM
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Just tried it. 4847d, 92u on shaw.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 12:04 AM
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2856 Download (on SHAW)
287 Upload.

These must be MAXIMUMS because I don't usually have such numbers when downloading anything!
I have notice that the ONLY time I consistently get over 200 KB/s when downloading is with LINUX, Windows seems to have some sort of built-in choke to limit the download speeds.

That is MY experience, your results may vary.
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 06:38 AM
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Just got 5929 down/480 up..with my old non-DOCSIS (Terayon)cable 6:30AM
Speed last night was ~1200 down/300 up
On cable it really depends on the use(users) in your area.
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 02:08 PM
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I also did this upgrade a few months ago. Huge improvements in download speeds.
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 02:33 PM
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2860 download, 680 upload at work (Telus).

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 02:39 PM
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You can pay more for faster speeds with both Telus and Shaw. They both offer 4 different speed levels I believe. Check their websites.
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