10Mbps versus 100Mbps Cable Modems

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Wed Jul 11 17:45:04 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 01:27:08PM -0400, fbsd2 wrote:
> Sure they have more than 10Mbps bandwidth. 
> People who became subscribers during the first 4 years 
> they were in business all got 100Mbps modems.
> As I see it, down grading to obsolete 10Mbps modems 
> is degrading overall network performance.

IIRC DOCSIS 2.0 only provided 30 million bps aggregate bandwidth,
assuming the cable system used all available channels for data.

Ethernet speed should not be confused with the cable wire speed.

The obsolete 3-Com "shark fin" cable modem I had never delivered more
than 1.5M bps out the ethernet port. The Motorola that replaced it is
much better.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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