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April 13th, 2002, 11:33 PM #1
While browsing at my local Best Buy, I looked at one of the cable modems they sell. On the back, under specs, it said that its maximum download speed was 42 megabits per second, while its maxumum speed out to a LAN was only 10 MbPS. I was thinking, whats the point of being able to download at 42 when you can only communicate with your computer at 10?
April 13th, 2002, 11:39 PM #2
because you will almost never need to push down that much data at a time... on most lans, pushing out 42 mbps of data would cripple a network... i guess that's the thinking anyway...
April 13th, 2002, 11:56 PM #3
Well, I doubt the modem will ever dl above 1.5Mbps
P.S. There is a BIG diffrence between Mbps and MBps. That could be what you saw...
April 14th, 2002, 12:57 AM #4
No, both were megabits per second...
My point is, why be able to download over four times what you can put out? It just doesn't make sense to me at all.
April 14th, 2002, 01:38 AM #5
Well, this is only speculation, but they may be using a chip set inside the modem that is 'common' to the manufacturer. That chipset might have been intended for a different setup, such as a router... Or they are planning for the future, maybe for a firewire hookup?
April 14th, 2002, 12:27 PM #6
there is newer cable modem technology that will supposedly double the speeds of cable modems. right now its in the test phase in some areas of America and should start being used by most compaines by the end of this December, unless the testing fails.
April 14th, 2002, 12:36 PM #7
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maybe it is because it is easier at the consumer lever to make a buck off of fast downloads
most of the commercials telling the masses they need high speed access for
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April 14th, 2002, 12:48 PM #8
link found at www.shortnews.com
Cable Modems to Become Three Times Faster
A new standard has been cleared for release which should boost the Internet speed of those using cable modems by 300%.
The new standard, called DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) 2.0, will allow more bandwidth to be used, which will increase network capacity and greatly reduce the time needed for downloads, and especially for uploads.
The greater speed will allow for more advanced Internet functions, like videoconferencing, which will become more popular in the future. The standard will be completed by the end of the year, and products using it should hit the market in 2002/2003.
April 14th, 2002, 01:46 PM #9
10 megaBITS per second is about as fast as any cable service available, so it should be more than fast enough.
And in answer to Redwolf, cable allows d/l speeds well over 1.5 Mbps (attached).
April 14th, 2002, 02:04 PM #10
um isn't 1.5 = 1.50 which is half way to 2 megs? and your is 1.06?
April 14th, 2002, 08:48 PM #11
1.06 megabytes per second (MB/sec) works out to almost 9 megabits per second (Mbps).
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