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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
disable all firewalls you have

go here www.astalavista.com

search "porn"

look at every search result

this will reduce your speed to what you used to have, maybe even more!
LOL a good one.PWN
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well comcast doesn't give standard customers static IPs. i know because i asked them because i had a small server at home. They said they have the right to change the IP any time they want as stated in the contract. so as for the IP change, comcast just does it whenever they feel like doing it. as for the speed upgrade, may be they installed another line so take the load of that line, or may be your next door neighbor went on vacation
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post #13 of 19
They probably upgraded your area to PowerBoost. That happened to me like 6 months ago. I went from 8 Mbit and now I'm at ~30 Mbit.

@Noob: I've had the same IP for almost 2 years.
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post #14 of 19
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They probably upgraded your area to PowerBoost. That happened to me like 6 months ago. I went from 8 Mbit and now I'm at ~30 Mbit.

@Noob: I've had the same IP for almost 2 years.
i've had the same ip address for as long as i know, but my friend who also has comcast one day realized his IP address has changed. but mine is still the same
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post #15 of 19
How do you have your network setup? I know there's a way to change the IP address on cable setups (had to do it a few times in Diablo II) but i thought it required changing the mac address of the device connected to the computer and restarting the modem.
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post #16 of 19
huh? thats not what comcast told me. i spoke to them and they said that when you register your modem, you register your mac address, so when you do that they assign your mac address and ip.

in that theory if you change your modem's mac address you won't get a connection, because that mac is not registered to comcast.

but my friend's network is the same as my network.

we both have comcast cable connected to a router, and he has a netgear router (4 ports, wireless) and i have a d link router (4 ports, wireless)
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post #17 of 19
I work for a cable company, If you want to change your IP address just unplug your cable modem for a minute or two. Your current IP will get issued to another MAC address comming online while yours is offline and you will get a fresh one once you power it back up. All the IP's are dynamic unless you pay for a static IP.

I have not confirmed this part but I beleive a log is kept of your(meaning MAC address) IP lease times and dates on there server... my point being don't think that because you change your IP they won't know it was you doing the downloading.
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post #18 of 19
Search around. This mysterious speed boost is happening to a lot of Comcast customers. I'm only seeing the benefits on these speed test sites. I'm getting Downloads of 24Mbps and uploads of 1.5.

It looks like comcast is now giving speed increases for the first 10MB of a file. Hence speed tests look really fast.

read the FAQ here http://www.comcast.net/help/faq/inde...ces#PowerBoost
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post #19 of 19
This happened to me in Feb. Its seems like Comcast is upgrading their switches or something because I only pay for 6mbs and I get 25mbs. Just be greatful and don't worry about it.
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