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Everything posted by Donut417

  1. Verizon FIOS uses GPON, Last I heard 30 customers share a line. On Comcast 128 people share a line, other cable providers could be more historically nodes would carry 100-300 customers. On top of that I think Comcast only provides 2Gbps of bandwidth per node. Thats why Docsis connections tend to slow down more. Also technically all internet connections are shared. Its just a matter of where.
  2. The issue is the US is a vast ass country. Running Fiber is not feasable in many areas, corporations expect a ROI and quickly. Remember most of our infustrure is privately owned. Also, the issues with Docsis are due to the bandwidth being shared. However, each new version of Docsis has been pusing Fiber closer and closer to the customer. Comcast for instace is doing Node +0 as far of their Docsis 3.1 upgrades. This will eliminate any equpiment after the nodes. Which means no more AMPs and that also means more Fiber has to be ran to the area because the signal cant be sent as far, so more Fiber and more nodes and that also means less subs per node. I think the number now is like 128 people per node. But the fact is the Coax already exists on the poles and they are not going to pay to upgrade that all to Fiber. They will milk this copper for as long as they can. Hell in my area AT&T is milking the copper for all they can with their 18 Mbps service, compared to the 1 Gbps service you can get with Comcast. Only way Fiber is being ran is if the government pays for it, or I should say the tax payer. In some states its illegal for local governments to build out a network. Because the telecoms wrote those laws. With the lack of support from our elected officals and the fact people fear government invovment in the internet, which is part of the reason Net Neutrality got repealed. We will have to deal with what we got. I for one have not had really any issues with my Docsis connection. It works well enough for my puproses.
  3. Could be a WiFi issue. It could be the tower your connected to is congested. It could be a lot of things. Im not sure what T Mobiles policies are in your country. Here in the US they have 50 Gig threshold on unlimited data before they start depriotizing packets, though I think thats more for phone data. There home internet I dont think has any restrictions. Can you conect to the router via Ethernet? Then run the test again. This will tell you if its a WiFi issue.
  4. To my understanding to move data across an ISP's network hardly costs a thing. When the data goes to another network thats when it gets a bit complicated. Theoredially there should be an equal amount of data going out and going in. That would theoredically cancel out any need to pay. Though there have been issues. A good example of this is Comcast VS Level3. At one time Level 3 was the provider Netflix was using. Comcast found that large amounts of data from Level 3 were being dumped on their network. Most of it being Netflix traffic. The amount of data Comcast was putting on to Level3's network was not equal by any means. Comcast attempted to make Level 3 pay, Level 3 claimed that the data was requested by Comcast customers and they were not going to pay. So for a while Comcast throttled Netflix traffic. Until Comcast and Netflix came to an agreement. Netflix agreed to give Comcast a boatload of money and Comcast would not only stop throttling them but provided a direct connection to the Comcast Network. Also Comcast implmented Caps and Overages. This was to stop familes like mine from cutting Cable, it didnt work, but we do on some occasions come close to the cap. 1TB seems like a lot of data until you have 3 adults in a house and a lot of streaming happens. So now Netflix pays and the customer pays even more. Its a great starategy. I think this is another reason caps exist on residential connections. They dont want people using the service for comerical means. Streaming can make people money and I would consider it a business in some cases. There hopes with the low upload rates and the data caps is that those people will pay more for a business class connection.
  5. So glad I jumped ship last year. The more and more updates I see having issues. The more and more Im thankful for Linux. Im honestly suprised they havent done anything to improve the quality of their updates. Its almost like they are getting much worse over time. What the hell are they thinking?
  6. Yeah thats not happening no time soon. Game Streaming is not viable with todays Internet Infustucture. Simple as that. Plus add bandwidth caps. Publishers would also probably get the squeeze from ISP's. Comcast already put the screws to Netflix, got them to pay out boatloads of cash for Comcast to keep there service working fine on the Comcast network. So I hope publishers are ready to bend over and take it up the ass by ISP's. Possibly this will happen. But they wont be streaming only, they are not that stupid. Did movies and TV shows go to streaming only? NO. Yes streaming service figured out they needed exclusive titiles, Netflix has The Witcher, Amazon has Jack Ryan, etc. But much of the content is aviable on multiple services. Cable and Satelite TV still exist and SHIT you can still pick up TV over the air. None of that is going to change any time soon. Same thing applies to games, they will offer the streaming service and the ability to buy the games. The only diffrence is, you will pay probably a lower price to stream quite a few titles each month BUT pay more if you want to actually make a purchase. Marvel is owned by Disney, Disney has two streaming services. Pretty much most of the Marvel and Disney content has been pulled from other platforms. Sky most likely didnt want to pay the price to keep the content, as generally these agreements are made for a set period of time. Id imagine Disney will expand its services to other countries eventally. ALSO, Comcast recently purchased Sky from what I have read, Maybe Comcast didnt want to pay Disney for the right or Disney decided its going to start offering streaming in other regions. The only reason Disney Plus is not everywhere is because Disney still have on going agreements with distributors. Once those agreements expire then they can decide how they want to distrubute their content.
  7. I recall the last Shuttle burning up due to the protective titles following off during launch.
  8. Never eaten at Chick-fil-a. KFC is shit though. Checkers, yes Checkers aka Rallys has better chicken. SHIT the WALMART Deli has better chicken.
  9. Then its a driver issue or Windows being WIndows. Hard to say. I had numerous issues with Windows 10 on my old i5 3570K machine, had to swtich over the Linux. Id first update your drivers. If that doesnt work, consider reinstalling Windows.
  10. You need to test your ram then. Might have a bad stick or two. I beleive the tool is called Memtest86, you make a bootable USB for it and boot your machine with it. It should test your memory and see if it fails. If you do get a failure then your going to need to test each stick indvidually to see what stick(s) have issues.
  11. I have the same ISP. If the OP is using one of their gateways, that wont be possible. As Comcast does not issue standard cable modems. Which is why some of us buy our own.
  12. Satellite internet has always been shit. Until they can prove this is better I’ll just toss this in the shit category. It won’t compete with Coax or Fiber and I doubt it will be better than 4G/5G.
  13. I won’t believe it till I see it. Just because they claim they solved it doesn’t mean it will work in the real world. Wireless standards tend to not live up to expectations.
  14. Don’t forget the high latency as well.
  15. The problem already exists. We have a wave of garbage that orbits the planet. Sometimes we get lucky and some burns up in the atmosphere. Who knows how many dead satellites we have in orbit.
  16. Couple of issues here. Firstly because you get internet from Coax, a Moca filter needs to be placed on to the main line coming in to your apartment. That might not be easy. It all depends on how its all hooked up. Without knowing where you main line for your apratment is located, it would not be advisable to do this. Mainly because the moca filter A) Prevents your moca signal from going out on Comcast's network and B) Reflects the moca signal back in to your network giving you a better connection.
  17. Not a good assumption to have. That’s how it’s going to spread even more. Before you know it people are going to be infected left and right.
  18. They are territory of the US. So they are not a country per say. They are just not a state which means they don’t get all that comes with being a state.
  19. Donut417


    You need devices that support Vlans.
  20. Gateways contain a modem and router in one box. If the device offers WiFi and or has multiple Ethernet ports for LAN then its a gateway. As far as hotspots are concerned you need to find on that works on your carriers network, the more bands on your carriers network it supports the better it should work. I dont have recommendations for hotspots because I dont use LTE for home internet. Im waiting to see if 5G is worth anything so we can drop Comcast. But only time will tell.
  21. First of all Xfinity(Comcast) is your ISP. The username and password is generally on the bottom of the unit. If its not there, you can try calling them and asking. Be careful about how many people you have on that server. Because running internet facing servers on residential Xfinity connections is not allowed. If they figure it out, they might bitch at you or cancel your service. Generally if its just a small number of people they would never know, but if you get enough people and your pulling down massive amounts of bandwidth they will figure it out. ALSO be sure your area is not under the 1TB cap, most areas in the US are, the only exceptions I know of is the North East of the US and bulk agreements with apartment complexes and HOA's.