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Does Comcast limit internet speeds at night? Vanity
self | 8/19/11 | Vanity

Posted on 08/19/2011 4:31:10 PM PDT by goseminoles

Every night after 9:00pm our internet becomes slower than Obama's economic recovery plan. The kid can't play his games(gets kicked out) and using the web is slower than balls. Is this an internet issue or some other problem? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Oh, yes im logged in...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: vanity
Any ideas???
1 posted on 08/19/2011 4:31:14 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

more people use it, the speed slows down.


2 posted on 08/19/2011 4:32:59 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: goseminoles

Cable Internet service is shared. In other words, if all your neighbors get online, your service slows down.


3 posted on 08/19/2011 4:33:44 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: ken21

That, or your neighbor’s kid is piggybacking on your wireless network and streaming a movie.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 4:34:08 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s right about when our cable started to slow down, too. We switched to dsl.


5 posted on 08/19/2011 4:35:18 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: goseminoles

I’m a Florida customer as well, and pay for the increased speed... It basically sucks for reliability. I liked brighthouse better. Actually got the speed I paid for. But our building is wired for Comcast. Oh well.


6 posted on 08/19/2011 4:35:57 PM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Waverunner

Thanks for the input all. Frustrating AND a ripoff..


7 posted on 08/19/2011 4:39:48 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

It can vary. Comcast, from my experience, does some ‘weird’ things. It has been a few years since I’ve used them though. Calling customer service to local offices had locals lying to me. The local office deal generally yielded a quick fix in my experience.


8 posted on 08/19/2011 4:40:23 PM PDT by allmost
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To: goseminoles

The pipe is only so thick... bandwidth or throughput or what you might call it is going to slowdown when everyone is home and watching cable or online.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 4:48:23 PM PDT by joelt
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To: goseminoles

You probably have Microsoft autoupdates turned on and it starts at 9pm everyday.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 4:49:27 PM PDT by Diplomat
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To: goseminoles

Ideas? Yes - more people are logged in surfing porn and videos at night which slows the net down. You didn’t know that?


11 posted on 08/19/2011 4:52:55 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: goseminoles

Take a look at your automatic system tools - disk clean-up, defrag, downloading and installing updates, virus scan, etcc. These can be set to run at a certain time, and with some systems, can really bog them down...


12 posted on 08/19/2011 4:57:02 PM PDT by stormer
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To: goseminoles

Take a look at your automatic system tools - disk clean-up, defrag, downloading and installing updates, virus scan, etcc. These can be set to run at a certain time, and with some systems, can really bog them down...


13 posted on 08/19/2011 4:59:06 PM PDT by stormer
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To: goseminoles

Comcast updates its cable preview several times every twenty four hours. I have noticed that this also causes problems accessing some channels and the On Demand menu. I imagine that this would have a similar effect in degrading Internet performance.


14 posted on 08/19/2011 4:59:15 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Rockingham

I noticed mine gets slower and slower as the 20th gets closer.. ( billing cycle) then I pay the bill and she speeds up tremendously...then it starts all over...!


15 posted on 08/19/2011 5:10:30 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: OL Hickory

That’s weird...


16 posted on 08/19/2011 5:22:54 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
I had a similar problem several years ago, but with Charter. Internet speed was great during the day, and would slow to a complete halt starting at about 9:00PM. I would have no service at all after about 11:00PM. Several hour-long calls with tech support were no good at all.

I finally figured out that the problem started about the time I added another TV set. The problem was eliminated when the set was disconnected and would recur when it was connected again. I just stopped using the set.

A similar problem started again a couple of months ago, but with no TV set addition (at least at my house). This time, other neighbors also reported the same problem. Charter finally replaced a bad board in a station about a mile away, and the problem was fixed. The fix took several weeks, since the service people would only come during the day, when everything worked OK.

17 posted on 08/19/2011 5:23:18 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: OL Hickory

I have kept with the local phone company for telephone and a DSL line for Internet. They are utterly reliable — even when Comcast cable goes dodgy after a lightning strike.


18 posted on 08/19/2011 5:28:06 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: goseminoles

It is possible you have something going on on one of your computers or network.

Check for unexplained devices connected to your router. Check the network activity on each computer that is connected to your router.


19 posted on 08/19/2011 5:29:51 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

Thanks will do..


20 posted on 08/19/2011 5:35:17 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Some of the best porn is discounted or outright free after 9PM.


21 posted on 08/19/2011 5:40:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Cable Internet service is shared. In other words, if all your neighbors get online, your service slows down.

Also, keep in mind that the same cable is carrying not only your internet but your TV programming.

22 posted on 08/19/2011 5:42:41 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: goseminoles
The problem is simple to fix - get rid of cable net access. It's the same anywhere - cable gets slooooooow after 8-9 PM, because everyone is getting on the same pipe.

Best remedy - get DSL, (usually a tad more per month in some places, about the same in others) it never bogs down, unless someone else in your house is streaming video while you're trying to surf the net.

23 posted on 08/19/2011 5:44:20 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: goseminoles

Use speedtest.net and begin to document the speeds before and after
9:00 pm.


24 posted on 08/19/2011 5:44:39 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: goseminoles

ALL YOU BANDWIDTH ARE BELONG TO US!

25 posted on 08/19/2011 5:53:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385
Cable Internet service is shared. In other words, if all your neighbors get online, your service slows down.

Only if your A-hole provider oversells their bandwidth.

Funny thing, when I sell to my clients, I can't say well, I'm charging you for 100 pieces, but I've oversold my inventory, so I'm going to give you 80 pieces and still keep your money.

I don't go along with that crap. When the ISP doesn't have the bandwidth to provide the speed it is charging you for, it should be forced to stop selling bandwidth. It's no less robbery than going into a gas station which charges you for 10 gallons and gives you five because it wants to sell gas to everyone even if it doesn't have the gas.

26 posted on 08/19/2011 6:07:07 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: goseminoles

Check on your kid’s pc his downloads history OR check if he has UtORRENT logo on the desktop. ;)


27 posted on 08/19/2011 6:09:03 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
When the ISP doesn't have the bandwidth to provide the speed it is charging you for, it should be forced to stop selling bandwidth.

I don't know of any residential Internet service provider that provides access with any sort of SLA, uptime, speed, or otherwise.

If you want an SLA, you're going to have to pony up the bucks for commercial Internet service - and even then, it only covers access within the service provider's network, not bottlenecks in other nearby networks.

28 posted on 08/19/2011 6:15:05 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: freedumb2003

Lol... I would have posted the same thing!!!! Haha..


29 posted on 08/19/2011 6:16:47 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I had Comcast cable and Internet and had the same problem. I switched to DSL and haven’t had any more problems.


30 posted on 08/19/2011 6:19:42 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: rabscuttle385
and even then, it only covers access within the service provider's network, not bottlenecks in other nearby networks.

Yeah, well my jack off provider can't get me 3 megs (provisioned for 10) at 9 pm DIRECTLY TO THEIR SERVER 2 MILES FROM MY HOUSE. They have a speed test that runs directly to their server, not on any other network and I'm pulling 3 megs right now.

They have a bad node in my area and will only check it in the morning when everything is moving at optimum speeds. They refuse to examine at night.

And they are working on offering (that means charging for) 20-30 megs when they know they can't/won't provide 10 right now. I call that theft.

31 posted on 08/19/2011 6:32:03 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
They have a bad node in my area and will only check it in the morning when everything is moving at optimum speeds. They refuse to examine at night.

Check your contract with them.

If you have an SLA that guarantees speed, service availability, etc., and the provider refuses to make good on their end of the contract, then it's breach of contract - not theft.

32 posted on 08/19/2011 6:37:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: goseminoles

Exactly how slow are balls?


33 posted on 08/19/2011 6:43:55 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: goseminoles

That’s when everybody starts streaming Netflix.


34 posted on 08/19/2011 6:45:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: goseminoles

My brother had Comcast wireless. It sucked. He lived less than 1/2 mile from the cell tower and could see if from his bedroom window.
Even pointing the antenna at the tower he couldn’t get more than 3 bars out of 5 any time of the day.
In fact he would see his ping rate go from 60ms to 6000ms in less than 20 seconds all the time.
He had the connection password protected so nobody could piggyback off his connection.

Eventually he switched to Verizon wireless internet. Says it is much faster.

He just wishes he could get RoadRunner where he is living like I have.


35 posted on 08/19/2011 6:54:50 PM PDT by Chewbacca (woof woof. That's my other wookie impression.)
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To: rabscuttle385
If you have an SLA that guarantees speed, service availability, etc., and the provider refuses to make good on their end of the contract, then it's breach of contract - not theft.

You know I don't. The only thing my ISP will guarantee is that I will have my service (such as it is) cut off if I don't pay the bill on time.

Not that the concept is worth anything anymore, but there used to be an understanding that the seller would at least attempt to provide what they were charging for. When I buy a toaster, it is implied that the device will actually toast bread, not just occupy space in my kitchen. Imagine printing on the box that this toaster will toast, but how often it will work, and how well it will work are not known and are not the responsibility of the seller of said toaster. That's internet service.

Buy a bus ticket to downtown, and maybe it takes you there, or maybe it takes you to the west side. Or maybe it takes you halfway there. Your ticket price is always the same, regardless. But that's fair because the bus driver told you it may or may not get there, but you gotta buy the ticket if you want to get on the bus....and hope for the best.

No, I understand what you are saying. Yet in most anything else, contract law assumes an implied warranty for what the product or service is presented to do.

36 posted on 08/19/2011 7:08:02 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: bboop

I have ATT DSL and lately my DSL is going down about 10PM and not coming up til about 9:30 AM. Its like they are turning it off. I am waiting for it to kick me off any minute now.


37 posted on 08/19/2011 7:42:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: goseminoles

test your speed at various times of the day, keep a log, then confront comcast if a pattern is evident.

www.speedtest.net


38 posted on 08/20/2011 6:15:20 AM PDT by Amazedbyitall
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To: SoothingDave

Lol... figure of speech...


39 posted on 08/21/2011 10:27:56 AM PDT by goseminoles
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