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So I have a 10MB copper service from Cincinnati Bell. My normal speeds are 6-6.5MB down during peak hours (7-9pm was the last test times). Personally, I don't like the Westell 6110 modems that they give out as I've had 3 of them go bad at my dads house before he got fiber. I'm wondering if you guys think its even worth upgrading from this modem to some other ADSL modem. All the ones I've seen on Newegg seem to be marginal increases in speed over the Westells in the user reviews (for what those are worth). Any thoughts on this?
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post #2 of 9
This model looks kind of confusing to me since it's pretty ancient, but also supports ADSL2+ standards. I'd imagine it may be CPU limited in some cases for packet routing between interfaces.

What are your line specs and DSLAM sync speed?
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I'll have to check that when I get home after work.

Edit: Not to sound like an idiot Beers, but where would I find that information?
Edited by NameUnknown - 5/13/13 at 10:33am
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Usually if you log into the web interface of that device you can see it.
In most implementations it's the default gateway address for your LAN.
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post #5 of 9
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Completely forgot about this thread yesterday. Hell wasn't even thinking about computers after work. Will get this info when I get home in a few hours.
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post #6 of 9
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So just got logged into the modem and its saying

Connection Rate (Down/Up): 7035 Kbits/sec by 971 Kbits/sec

still not sure how to check the dslam sync rate info. i can run a tracert but it always times out on the third hope, from modem to dslam.
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post #7 of 9
What you posted is the sync speed.

Based on that it I'd imagine there would be no difference between swapping out hardware.
There should be a section for stats like attenuation, signal to noise, etc, that may indicate why you are only syncing at 7 mbit.

Also, hop3 on your tracert? Are you using two routers at home or something?
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post #8 of 9
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Nah, just the modem and then a crappy dLink router left over from a house we sold. the dLink is going to be replaced sooner or later.

I'll check the other tabs when I get home again.

edit: forgot to mention anywhere that the tracert was to overclock.net
Edited by NameUnknown - 5/17/13 at 6:13am
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Here's the noise data...
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