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A few days ago I signed up for Gigablast, this is DOCSIS not fiber. I bought a new modem, Motorola MB8600, and have yet to see anything close to 1 Gbps. Today a service technician came out and using his meter direct into the modem tested my connection at about 950 Mbps. While he was here, I then plugged my laptop directly into the modem and conducted another speed test from the Cox website. The speed test was right about 300 Mbps connected to my laptop with a 1000 Mbit NIC and a CAT6 cable. I get the same results once I pass traffic through my router.
The technician told me it was likely my equipment. This makes no sense to me as the equipment I tested with was a direct connection to the modem. I had high hopes for a Gbit connection, however this is quite disappointing and seemingly not worth the difference in the bill if I can't get decent results.
I've seen several other posts very similar to this same situation. What's going on Cox?
As I noted in my first post, the speed test I posted was conducted with the only piece of equipment being a laptop connected directly to the modem.Right now I have the same configuration. A single laptop connected directly to the modem via ethernet cable. I just ran this speed test with no other open applications.http://www.speedtest.net/result/7856168307
Here is my modem info with only a single PC connected to it:
And here's the same connection data after a few hours: Why so many uncorrected in the 903-927MHz range?