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Old 08-16-01, 10:15 AM
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Prog to tweak cable modem settings?

Does anyone know of a free program, downloadable or otherwise to tweak my cable modem settings? I just reformatted my HD and My speeds are now terribly slow. They went from 2.1mbps before to 3 to 4 hundred kbps after. I've tried the faq's on www.dslreports.com and downloading Broadband Wizard and CableNut, but nothing seems to work. Can anyone make any recommendations? THanks!
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Old 08-16-01, 10:36 AM
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Well.. for one thing, if you have a cable modem, I wouldn't go making changes designed to improve DSL throughput.

Try this site... it might help ya tweek your settings...
http://www.cable-modems.org/
Check out the "speed tweaks" section...

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Old 08-16-01, 04:59 PM
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Go to this guy's site:

http://cable-dsl.home.att.net/

and download his "Method 1" . It worked great for me.

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what operating system are you running?
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what operating system are you running?
If this is to me I'm still running WIN95

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Same tweaks for both cable and DSL.. The RWIN one makes the most difference (all of the difference in my opinion).. All of those sites have links to the RWIN registry entry..
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Use Caution with Broadband Wizard, I downloaded it some time ago, and recently noticed that I could not get to various webpages I knew to be available.

Turns out that it edits your hosts file and places dns entries for various webpages into it.

So in my case imdb.com changed there primary dns ip and I was pointing to the old data
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Thanks to everyone for the replies.

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I didn't even know tweaks could be made to modify cable modem performance. I'll give it a try as well...thanks.
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Computer/Internet related posts are really more appropriate for the Computer and DVD Rom fourm.

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Old 08-16-01, 10:51 PM
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go to this site:
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/philip1/cable.htm

and download this:
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/philip1/files/spatch.zip

I recently did a clean install of Win98 and tested the speeds before and after installing this patch.

Before patch: ~700kbps
After patch: ~3000kpbs

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Old 08-17-01, 04:31 PM
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Well, after trying most of the different patches and tweaks mentioned in the above referenced links, I have managed to get back up to 1600Kbps. But, that still isn't where I was before I did the reformat. What could be the issue here? It's not that big of a deal when surfing the web, but it makes a difference when using p2p file sharing programs and downloading really big files from usenet. Please keep the suggestions coming if you have any more. Man, that speed is addictive! I'm almost having withdrawls and I feel like less of a man without it!
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Originally posted by jw2299
Well, after trying most of the different patches and tweaks mentioned in the above referenced links, I have managed to get back up to 1600Kbps. But, that still isn't where I was before I did the reformat. What could be the issue here? It's not that big of a deal when surfing the web, but it makes a difference when using p2p file sharing programs and downloading really big files from usenet. Please keep the suggestions coming if you have any more. Man, that speed is addictive! I'm almost having withdrawls and I feel like less of a man without it!
Goto www.dslreports.com (works just as well with cable or dsl) and to the tool section. run the tweak test. It will tell you if your optimized to the max or if it finds problems. Then it will suggest solutions. Could be your provider has lowered the bandwidth..
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Here is another good site. www.speedguide.net Go to their tweaks section and download the latest patch.
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Originally posted by TLamm
Could be your provider has lowered the bandwidth..
Arrrgh!! Those bastards! I hope this isn't what happened, but it does make sense. Thanks for the tip. I'll call them.

Also, I've run the tweak test there, and made the changes they've recommended, but there isn't any change in performance, and when I run the tweak test again, it gives the same results and suggests the same changes, so I don't really know what to think about that.

edstein - I've installed the patches at speedguide, and recieved a small boost, but my speeds aren't up to the 2mbps average I had before the reformat, any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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