Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Realistic value for Cable bandwidth

Posted on 2005-03-08
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Hey Guys,

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?


Question by:MCIce_2004
1 Comment
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security Officer earned 2000 total points
ID: 13490899
Ethernet would be your best choice, but for cable the bandwidth is not dedicated, so you are at the mercy of how many people are sharing the line with you.  When I want to test my upload, I VPN to my office and upload a file from my server and calculate my upload speed from that.  Most of the bandwidth test sites I see on the web all do download measurements.

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

    Over the past few years, small business and home owners have become so dependent on internet that a need for redundancy has arisen.    What happens when your small business or home / home office loses its internet connection?  The results c…
Last month, the FCC voted to repeal Title II, the framework supporting net neutrality across all broadband ISPs. We sat down with Doug Walton, database administrator at Experts Exchange to gauge his opinion of what will happen next.
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…
How can you see what you are working on when you want to see it while you to save a copy? Add a "Save As" icon to the Quick Access Toolbar, or QAT. That way, when you save a copy of a query, form, report, or other object you are modifying, you…
Suggested Courses

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question