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So I got Optimum online and they are saying that they are giving me 30MB/s DL 15 MB/s UL. I'm getting (WIRED) 1/3 of that. I have a E4200. The E4200 can apparantly output 400 MB/s. When can I get this. What ISP should I switch to?


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Look back to your contract/terms of use and take a look at the minimum speeds. It is only "up to" a certain speed. For example, I have AT&T, and my speeds can get as low as 3MB/s and I can't say shit about it.

If it is indeed lower, than you can go fight with Optimum and ask for compensation or to abort your contract (if you have one).

I didn't get my internet service for 2 weeks, and I managed to get $35 and a free modem as a compensation which isn't too bad.

ISPs always finds a way to rip you off. 

 

And to answer your question, I don't know. What kind of providers are there in your area? 


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So I got Optimum online and they are saying that they are giving me 30MB/s DL 15 MB/s UL. I'm getting (WIRED) 1/3 of that. I have a E4200. The E4200 can apparantly output 400 MB/s. When can I get this. What ISP should I switch to?

Network speeds are almost always listed as UP TO, because guaranteed speeds leave them with 2 issues:

  1. If they don't meet that speed, then the consumer would not be obligated to pay (like a leased line)
  2. The only way to GUARANTEE any given speed, is with a leased line, and they are incredibly expensive

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Speeds are "up to" but if you do a direct to modem test during non peak hours, on-net test https://www.optimum.net/speedtest, and with 0 usage [if your unsure boot your windows to safe mode with networking], there should be little to no reason why you shouldn't get almost your maximum speeds. docsis is great and it is unlikely that a multi-million dollar company like optimum will have saturated nodes 24/7 especially since they over speeds over 100 mbps... unless everybody is subscribed to it and torrenting like mofos, which is highly unlikely the node should be fine other wise call in and you should be able to ask/ trouble shoot.

 

After the point of your modem though, the ISP has no control on your variables.

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So I got Optimum online and they are saying that they are giving me 30MB/s DL 15 MB/s UL. I'm getting (WIRED) 1/3 of that. I have a E4200. The E4200 can apparantly output 400 MB/s. When can I get this. What ISP should I switch to?

 

Before you go on switching stuff. Can you take a look at your modem stats? If you have one of the DOCIS 3 Arris modems then type in 192.168.100.1 into a browser and that should bring up the status page of the cable modem which should look something like this:

 

arris2.jpg

 

You should see 8 downstream channels and 2 or 3 upstream channels. See if the number of Uncorrectables seems abnormally high (like a number significantly higher than Correcteds) as this can indicate a physical line issue. 

 

I have Optimum as well with 50/25 service and I consistently get those speeds even during the evenings.


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