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My service was recently upgraded from 700k down and 50k up to 15 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up (that's Fifteen, not 1.5)The problem is I only notice the increase in upload, but not in download (check attached pics).

I took a look at the modem info through it's menu and saw that the RF signal is at 651 MHz. I am using Category 5 network cable throughout the house, which is rated at I think 150 MHz.

The question is, am I looking at the wrong frequency? I assume that the RF signal is from the outside line, and the signal is then changed to a different frequency (hence Modulate/Demodulate), but what frequency would that be? How can I check to see what frequency is being used? or is it that this frequency doesn't change but the signal changes form in another way?

Also, since I am using the old Cat5 cable, I think I should change out all of the cabling to Cat6 since, from what I understand, Cat6 is superior cabling and allows for faster speed when used with a faster connection. Cat6 is rated at 550 MHz, and I heard that there is (or is going to be) a Cat7 cable that is capable of handling a 600MHz signal, but I haven't found any place that sells it.

Is the frequency relative to the connection speed? Is there some sort of formula used to figure this out?
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When I switched from Adelphia Cable(1.5/768) to Verizon DSL(3.0/768), the download speed was super slow and connection would drop intermittenly. Eliminated every possible factor and finally down to the RJ45 cable. I bought a CAT7 off eBay for $11(w/ shipping) to replace the CAT5 and problem solved.

Your case might be different. Go here to test your actual connection speed first http://www.speedtest.net/

So how fast do you download? 150kb~600kb/second?
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When I switched from Adelphia Cable(1.5/768) to Verizon DSL(3.0/768), the download speed was super slow and connection would drop intermittenly. Eliminated every possible factor and finally down to the RJ45 cable. I bought a CAT7 off eBay for $11(w/ shipping) to replace the CAT5 and problem solved.

Your case might be different. Go here to test your actual connection speed first http://www.speedtest.net/

So how fast do you download? 150kb~600kb/second?
That shouldn't really be the problem anyways.. I am running up to 7 mB/s or so here at home with 100mbit local.
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Here's what I'm getting:


I know for a fact that my crap Cat5 cable needs to go and I need some better cabling. If there's some Cat7 available (which I was unaware of, I thought cat7 was still in the R&D stages). If I can get like 150 feet of Cat7, that would be perfect. I believe that Cat7 is rated at 600 MHz.

And yes, I am experiencing intermittent connection drops, and I figure this is because the connection is hitting a wall since I am using old Cat5 cable.
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I have around 12mbps down and get just that with bogstandard Cat5e cabling. You might just have a faulty cable or something.
    
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His maybe a faulty cable. But I know mine wasn't...it just started dropping my connection after the switch..
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His maybe a faulty cable. But I know mine wasn't...it just started dropping my connection after the switch..
That's what's happening here. We went from 700k down to 15Mb down, and now the connection cuts out and at times is really crazy, like going from 400k to 70k to 500k and then down again. We aren't using any hubs, so all lines are supposed to be true 15Mbps, but we seem to be stopped at 3Mbps.

I am going to just bet that it's the cabling. This is some old junk anyway, and I need to move up to Cat6.

Thanks for the help guys
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