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    Cable Modem Recommendation

    What's your signal levels? How many splitters before the modem? What speed are you seeing? http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16085
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    Resurrecting old Hp laptop

    https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hp---compaq/probook-4720s
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    World Community Grid

    There are several WCG team members producing 1-5 million BOINC points daily the past few weeks. How is this possible? I can't get enough work to keep my machines going due to the download issues. I haven't been able to get any new work for a couple of days. OPN1 and MCM are out of new work...
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    Modem: Slow Download Speeds Motorola 7420

    Looks like a signal issue. Channels 4, 14-15 are out of spec. SNR should be in the 40s. Channels 2-3 are offline. Have you tried power-cycling the modem?
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    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    I have a Dell Optiplex 990 with a i7-2600 running Folding@Home. May add a GPU to it soon. Main PC is a Dell Inspiron 660 with a i5-3330. Backup PC is a Dell Optiplex with a i5-4570. All machines have 8gb RAM and SSDs. They run Windows 10 fine. No problems.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Xfinitywifi public WiFi can be disabled in the Xfinity app or in My Account. https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/disable-xfinity-wifi-home-hotspot
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Have them re-provision your modem and verify you're receiving the proper config file for 300 Mbps service. It that still doesn't work, escalate the problem to a Supervisor. This usually gets people moving. They should be able to fix this easily. This is simple stuff.
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Do your Apple devices get the same speed with your router? How many splitters do you have before the modem? What are your signal levels? https://arris.secure.force.com/consumers/articles/General_FAQs/SB8200-Cable-Signal-Levels/ They may be pushing the wrong configuration file to your modem...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    You must be subscribed to a low cost 25 Mbps plan. Call Spectrum again and ask them to check your current speed tier. They should be able to update your account for higher speeds over the phone.
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    This is a great idea! I'm kicking myself for not coming up with this. They should have no issue upgrading you to 300 Mbps since you would be using their equipment. You will likely end up paying the same price for higher speeds and a modem that's their problem if it stops working. I would...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    In the meantime, call Spectrum back and ask to be increased to 100 Mbps. Tell them your modem is already on their network. It's just not functioning at the max speed they support. If they can get you to 100 Mbps and that speed works for you, then you won't need the SB8200. It's worth a shot...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Good plan. Get the modem working first. Then upgrade your router if your speeds degrade with your current router. Asus AX1800 is a solid choice. It's up to you re: SB8200 vs SB6183 ... SB8200 is overkill and expensive but more future proof. SB6183 is not expensive and will handle your...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Arris SB6183 supports up to 686 Mbps. $69 on Amazon. If budget is a concern you could go that route. Your Asus RT-N66U is going to be the bottleneck. That can be upgraded later. Sounds like you don't need high speeds anyway.
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Really ... maybe the fact they don't support SB6141 for speeds higher than 100 Mbps is why they won't troubleshoot? https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/compliant-modems-spectrum-network Spectrum standard speeds are 300, 500 and 1gb. The OP is paying $74.99 for 25 Mbps. That's silly. He...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    SB6141 supports up to 343 Mbps. Spectrum only allows them for speeds up to 100 Mbps. This may explain all of the disconnects you were experiencing. It sounds like they are increasing speeds for everyone and SB6141 modems are no longer allowed. It's time for a new modem and router. To handle...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Have you rebooted the modem after June 28th? If so, call them and ask them to troubleshoot why you are not getting higher speeds. You may be on a legacy plan that does not qualify for the new speeds. $75 is way too much for 25 Mbps service. Run a speed test connected directly to the modem to...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Have you tried rebooting your modem? You should be getting at least 200 Mbps. Spectrum increased all "regular internet packages" by 100 Mbps on June 28th. https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r33433340-HSI-Spectrum-to-increase-all-nominal-internet-speeds-100-mbps-6-28
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Spectrum promotional rates are $49.99 for 300 Mbps, $69.99 for 500 Mbps and $89.99 for 1 Gbps for the first 12 months. https://www.spectrum.com/internet Looks like you should be getting 100 Mbps per this information...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    That doesn't look right. You should be seeing at least 300 Mbps. I'd call them right now.
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Call Spectrum and ask them to check your speed tier. Your account may need to be updated for their 300 Mbps plan. I have Xfinity Performance Pro (300/10). No problems with speeds using their crappy gateway. You'll need to upgrade your Asus RT-N66U router since it only supports up to 200 Mbps.
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Is that using a VPN? If so, can you test directly to Spectrum?
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    You should definitely look for a Wi-Fi 6 router. Asus RT-AX3000 is a good choice. Both Apple devices support the latest standards. Can you run the speed test and post the results here?
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    AC (Wi-Fi 5) is the wireless networking standard after N (Wi-Fi 4). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11ac-2013
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    Starting speed for Spectrum Internet is 300 Mbps. SB6141 can handle up to 343 Mbps. If you are paying for 500 Mbps or 1 Gbps you need a newer modem. Your speed tier should be indicated on your bill. https://www.spectrum.com/internet/internet-speeds Asus RT-N66U is a N router and only...
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    Will I notice a difference in speed?

    If you are getting the speeds you are paying for there's no reason to upgrade your modem.
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    Network silliness

    Did you install the latest LAN driver from the Asus website? Version 1.0.0.14 https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z490-i-gaming-model/helpdesk_download There shouldn't be a yellow exclamation mark for Ethernet controller. Ethernet and Wifi adapters should be listed in...
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    Comcast alternatives in South Bay, CA?

    The emails showing with a strikethrough on the subject are deleted messages. https://www.lifewire.com/hide-strikethrough-messages-outlook-1173669 You may need to purge the folders containing deleted messages to clean them up. https://www.lifewire.com/purge-deleted-messages-from-imap-outlook-1173703
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    Comcast alternatives in South Bay, CA?

    I would think more people would be screaming and there would be posts all over the forums if there were web server problems. You may want to try posting your list of issues in the Comcast Community to see if anyone else has run into what you are experiencing. Your post may get noticed by a...
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    Comcast alternatives in South Bay, CA?

    It appears you are having issues with Outlook 2013 and Comcast WebMail. I did find this post from Apr 2022 where you indicate having Outlook syncing problems. https://forums.slipstick.com/threads/99124-comcast-imap-broken-but-their-second-level-support-said-to-call-the-outlook-company/ Are you...
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    Comcast alternatives in South Bay, CA?

    These prices are totally ridiculous for residential gigabit service. $350+ per month for two years? No thank you. I pay < $200 per month for the Standard+ More triple play package. No contract. Modem rental included. Performance Pro (300/10), Expanded Basic (w/free Peacock), Digital Voice...
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    Follow these instructions ... Comcast technical support can check your signals levels for you if that makes it easier. If your levels are out of spec they will schedule a tech visit. What is your modem brand/model?
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    philb2, can you post your modem signal levels? Are there timeout messages in the modem logs?
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    Nomination: DC'er of the Month: June 2022

    I don't know what to say other than I'm honored to be selected as the [H]ard|DCer of the Month winner for June. Many thanks to all that made this possible. I've been crunching since 2007 when I discovered this forum. Started with FAH and moved to WCG a couple years later. At one time...
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    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    Hit 10 million points today. https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=237271
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    No real differences between docsis 1/2/3 modems? You may want to read this -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOCSIS. From a customer standpoint I would think it's important to have technology that works. Comcast stopped supporting docsis 1/2 modems years ago. This required upgrading to Docsis...
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    Nomination: DC'er of the Month: June 2022

    MixManSC Thanks for the nomination!!!
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    Xfinity X1 DVR service is cloud based. Nothing is stored locally. This allows you to watch your recordings on any of your devices. Basic X1 service includes 20 hours of cloud storage. 150 hours is $10 more. 300 hours is $20 more. I'm not sure how much storage you currently have on your...
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    Supporting outdated technology is costly. Their goal is to have all of their customers on a single platform. Eventually your outdated equipment will stop working and they will no longer support it. This is how technology works. Have you contacted the Comcast Retention Department yet to...
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    World Community Grid

    Website and Forums are back online. No ETA for when new work will be available. https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/article.s?articleId=771
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    World Community Grid

    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/news/0603 They did not provide a new restart date. I guess they learned their lesson. They're struggling to complete the migration and they're working on improving communications? Their #1 priority should be getting WCG operational again. This doesn't look...
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