Man... Cox Internet sucks...

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  1. aphex

    aphex Moderator<br>All Things Apple
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    So my 1.5/128 was running kinda slow for me last few weeks, so i payed the extra $20 a month for double the speed (3/256)... Well the first day it was flying, was getting 3.0~3.2 on the speed tests.... Well its been progressively slowing down the past few days, and now its down to 1.6~1.9.

    I called up Cox and they were no help at all... Looks like ill be promptly cancelling the higher speed as this is just a waste...

    Btw, the sites I used and my speeds:

    http://speedtest.coxinet.net/ - 1.8
    http://test.lvcm.com/ - 1.8
    http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/index.html - 1.6
    http://www.dslreports.com/stest - 1.9

    EDIT: Ran the Coxinet one again... Got 836.9 kbps..... Sickening....



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  2. NokiaDude

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    Where do you live? Maybe they're under stress and can't deliver that much bandwidth now. At least you HAVE broadband. I use cox too and I am very happy with it. ~500/100
     
  3. byak

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    It is a much more reliable test to grab your favorite client-side bandwidth monitoring tool (dumeter, etc.) and try to completely saturate your connection. (usenet, p2p, linux isos off major mirrors, etc.)

    Those "speed test" sites are more or less pointless. Any bad hop between you and the server will result in completely false results.
     
  4. aphex

    aphex Moderator<br>All Things Apple
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    Gainesville, FL.
     
  5. Anubis

    Anubis No Lifer

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    on you tests i got

    1.75mbps
    .8mbps
    2mbps
    1mbps

    i have RR in upstate NY shoudl be 2/384
     
  6. johneetrash

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    what do you expect with a name like that?

    the service probably sucks lots of cox




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  7. rpc64

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    Interesting. I have Cox and am in Phoenix, and to my knowledge they don't offer any kind of speed upgrade here. On DSL reports I got 2.6/184, but that does seem a little faster than usual.....
     
  8. sohdahere

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    haha, is that really the name of the service?
    or are you abbreviating or something????:confused:
     
  9. Digobick

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    That's the actual name, Cox Communications. It's a great conversation topic when you're drunk (or still in grade school).
     
  10. zCypher

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    I have 1.2/160 dsl... using DU Meter, I maxed out my download at 1.32/256 :D Averaged 1.10/140. Pretty good I think, for $38cdn.
     
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    please dont bitch about slow internet until you have used sbc dsl
     
  12. DerwenArtos12

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    i have the cox standard service but i got in the 2.4-2.8 range. atleast i am only paying for the standard sevice.
     
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    I have Cox too, very pleased so far.

    Getting 2500/320 on all these tests.
    :D
     
  14. her209

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    I am constantly hitting 3Mbps on download and 384Kbps on upload. I have good Cox service.
     
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    1093/110 running off a wireless 11 mbps connection while kazaa dl music. I told you it was crapy :(
     
  16. LunarRay

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    Im in north san diego county on cox and recorded 3293/265 and on the other test I recorded 3100/393. I assume this is normal here. I have 4 computers via router hooked up to the modem and 3 of them are currently running as the test was run. they were using the internet.
     
  17. Mean MrMustard

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    On dslreports with cable: 1462 down
     
  18. imported_Mike

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    woot woot. North County!!
     
  19. LunarRay

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    Solana Beach. Whats a woot?

     
  20. imported_Mike

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    hmm, um...guess you could equate what i said to: Cool, you live in North County.
     
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  22. LunarRay

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    Cheaparse,

    thanks for the info. Yeah it is cool and groovy been here forever it seems wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Couldn't afford to move well I suppose I could but then I wouldn't be here. ;)
     
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    oh, i love sd county...though traffic is becoming more and more like LA
     
  24. Brutuskend

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    Beats MSN DSL.

    I'm supposed to be getting 640k and I'm only getting low 500's.

    It's getting dropped and I'm going back to cable. :disgust:
     
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