[GRLUG] Speed loss

Bob Kline bob.kline at gmail.com
Wed May 1 22:55:11 EDT 2013

Since I brought up the issue of losing
bandwidth for the last 4 or 5 days, let
me add just a bit.  The downstream
bandwidth, using the speedtest.net
Detroit test point, hosted by Comcast,
has degraded by about 35%, and still
seemed to be going down. The upstream
bandwidth was more or less unchanged.

What to do?  Why, power cycle!  I mean,
why not?  What can it hurt?

Doing that, everything came back, and
the bit rates up and down are what they
were a week ago.

So,  how come?  Other than the fact
that power cycling cured what was ailing
the bit rate, why should I have needed
to do this at all? Something to do with
the modems interaction with Comcast?

Just curious.  In the end I'll have to
power cycle in any case in the bandwidth
sags again, but if anyone has any thoughts
about this, please post them.

  -- Bob
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