Realistic value for Cable bandwidth
Posted on 2005-03-08
I just bought a SB5100 SURFboard Cable modem and through Rogers I should now have a bandwidth of up to 5.0 Mbps download and 800 Kbps upload. When I use various meters on the net including 2wire, cnet, and bandwidthplace.com I get a download range from 2.1Mbps to 3.5Mbps. I was pretty much getting this with the 3Mbps modem I was using before. As for the upload bandwidth how would I check the average for that? The 800Kbps is what I was really interested in. Does anyone else use the Extreme service from Rogers, if so what are your thoughts on this?
What I would really like to know is if theres a better way for me to check my cable throughput. Also, what connections from the modem to PC do most people use, I still stick with ethernet. Should I go with the USB instead?