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my speed package is 15mbps... you think a new modem will help?
I have the ISP provided modem.

what do you suggest for the speed test? speedtest.net or contacting my ISP?
doing speedtest.net right now I get about 8mbps
If this helps you any.
Old MODEM ips time warner i was getting 6.1x mbps dl
New MODEM isp same, i get 11.45 mbps dl
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I say get the RT-N16. I have the N15 with DD-WRT and it is great.
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so ddwrt gives you acess to more stuff on the router but what does it let you change to help with performance?
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If this helps you any.
Old MODEM ips time warner i was getting 6.1x mbps dl
New MODEM isp same, i get 11.45 mbps dl
was your old modem docsis 2.0 I wonder if just having your ISP give you a docsis 3.0 modem if that would of had the same affect.

see like right now just did speedtest again and I get less than 4mbps... I know it is 4pm here but still... and this is what it is like usually between 4-9pm
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I also had another question...I'm living with my parents right now and our modem and router are downstairs while my room is upstairs. I'd like to move the modem and router into my room so I can have a wired connection without having an ethernet cable across the house (how it is now). I have a cable outlet already in my room. I called cox about getting an additional outlet in my room for the internet. They said that I can actually just split the one I have for cable and internet. What do you guys think? they said it should not matter and to try it and if it does then to have a tech come out
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was your old modem docsis 2.0 I wonder if just having your ISP give you a docsis 3.0 modem if that would of had the same affect.

see like right now just did speedtest again and I get less than 4mbps... I know it is 4pm here but still... and this is what it is like usually between 4-9pm
To be honest the modem was the orignal modem when i first got RR back in 2001 and never paid much attention to it untill i started doing alot of dling and was taking forever. I run some speed test during different hours peak and non-peak and decided to invest in a good quality router with lots of potential and decided on the surfboard 6120 and i'm not looking back.
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Yeah, splitting is fine. From your house to the cable box out in your neighborhood is likely only one cable anyway. Modem and TV use a different frequency range.
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If you are asking about using a simple splitter on a broadband cable connection (one for internet one for TV) this works fine(and I am doing it right now) and is a standard procedure. But I am a bit confused if we are talking about a adsl internet connection or a broadband connection. Correctly or incorrectly I have associated the terms "docis" and "modem" with an adsl connection but when I see speeds like 6mbps that certainly rules out a adsl connection.

If you like a lot of "features" in a router consider putting an Untangle box together and using it to get familar with techniques like "1 to 1 natting"(assigning alias IP's) AV protection and lots of logs to monitor and just get familar with so many network acronyms. I wanted to see what a nmap probe of my Untangle box and the network behind it looked like and all all nmap sees is a big black hole. Untangle is great fun to play with and when you get tired of it just turn the box back into a desktop PC. Is Untangle a "performance enhancing" device? I will say it certainly does not degrade performance(if you use good enough hardware, mine is based on an e5200 cpu and 2gb RAM). I like it because of its easy to understand configuration aspect. I know they certainly are not for everyone.

All in all I can say using a splitter on a broadband cable connection is OK.
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If you are asking about using a simple splitter on a broadband cable connection (one for internet one for TV) this works fine(and I am doing it right now) and is a standard procedure. But I am a bit confused if we are talking about a adsl internet connection or a broadband connection. Correctly or incorrectly I have associated the terms "docis" and "modem" with an adsl connection but when I see speeds like 6mbps that certainly rules out a adsl connection.

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All in all I can say using a splitter on a broadband cable connection is OK.
docsis and modem both are for cable internet as well... you would just either have a cable modem or a dsl modem.
I have cox communications which is a cable internet provider so I should be ok
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But I am a bit confused if we are talking about a adsl internet connection or a broadband connection.
OP mentioned DOCSIS which is only a feature of 'cable' based devices.

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get familar with techniques like "1 to 1 natting"(assigning alias IP's)
For this to be useful you'd really need more than one public IP. The majority of ISP's will only give you one public IP.

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it certainly does not degrade performance(if you use good enough hardware, mine is based on an e5200 cpu and 2gb RAM).
That's complete overkill for any kind of home router.
Even a Cisco ASA 5505 with 500 Mhz AMD Geode LX CPU can route ~150 mbps worth of packets.
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