[GRLUG] Speed loss

John Wesorick john at wesorick.com
Wed May 1 23:00:56 EDT 2013

This has been my experience with both Comcast and AT&T routers/modems. I
actually ended up getting a programmable outlet, like you use to program
lights, to turn them off for 5 minutes a day. Works fine then.
On May 1, 2013 10:55 PM, "Bob Kline" <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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