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Can I enhance my Cable Modem Upload speed?

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Currently I am clocking at about 4MB download and 470kbps upload speeds.

I do a lot of web browsing online and need heard that your upload speed is what you want to increase to be able to pull up webpages faster and have them process faster.

I have two ?'s...

I have Comcast Business Class Cable...is there a way I can tweak it to have a faster upload speed?  Or how much does a T1 or T3 line cost per month?

Also,

If I were going to build a computer thats sole purpose was for web browsing, what would be the most important compents or how could I tweak it so it would fit my needs.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi davstr007,

> I have Comcast Business Class Cable...is there a way I can tweak it to
> have a faster upload speed?  Or how much does a T1 or T3 line cost per month?

Doubt it.  I haven't used comcast or "Business Class" cable, but in my experience, any tweaks wouldn't improve load speeds significantly.  Maybe you get to load an extra page per hour, but in the grand scheme of things, this isn't much of an improvement.  The only SURE way to do it, is to contact comcast and have them increase the upload speed for you.  IF THEY WILL AT ALL.  500 K up is typically fine though.  And this shouldn't make much of a difference in overall performance of web pages unless you have 50 people trying to browse through the same cable connection at the same exact time.

T1 is anywhere from $300 (if you hunt around) to $1000+ per month.  Probably averaging around $600.  T3's are typically $3000+ per month, again if you hunt around.  They are 30x faster, at 45 Mb bandwidth.

> Also,

> If I were going to build a computer thats sole purpose was for web
> browsing, what would be the most important compents or how could I
> tweak it so it would fit my needs.

If the sole purpose was web browsing, a basic system will do nicely.  You could even build one without a hard drive and use Knoppix to boot and browse. (Linux on a CD).


Cheers!
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