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12-18-2004, 11:23 PM
is there a bandwidth limit?
as far as i know they generally do not cap, but there is a natural cap based on what speed your line is rated at. there might also be an issue depending on the type of line, that the opposite stream (up/down) will be affected based on the stream going the other way.
12-19-2004, 11:43 PM
how about comcast cable? also, does tweaking your tcp/ip settings illegal? I used a program called broadband wizard
Comcast has traffic shaping and the resulting cap depends on where you live. Since everyone in a particular segment shares the same copper, there's a limited amount of bandwidth and to make it fair they will throttle the bandwidth hogs. It's been very reasonable in my area. I get anywhere from 0.5 to 3.0Mbps downstream and up to 32Kbps upstream depending on the day and time. Not sure how familiar you are with bandwidth notation but 3.0Mbps is double a T1.
Tweaking TCP/IP settings isn't against most TOS. I suggest you tweak MTU at a minimum especially if you game. Uncapping your modem would be against the TOS and is useless anyway since traffic shaping and other things are done at the router that would undo whatever you do to your cable modem.
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