Increase internet speed by adjusting modem.

Gail422Gail422 CanadaRegistered User new member
Is there any way I can increase the speed of my internet. It's not that I'm getting slow speed. I heard that if we adjust the modem, we can attain the maximum speed out of internet plan. I am getting 15/1 Mbps speed at present for my cable internet. The modem provided by the ISP is Huawei https://www.acanac.com/hardware/huawei-mt130u/?package=cable Plese check the specification and tell me how to improve the speed.
One of my friends has been bashing about tweaking his modem to get high speed. Need advice.

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  • BasarBasar IstanbulRegistered User regular
    edited December 2016
    For what do you specifically want to increase the speed for?

    You can play with the settings to maximize your torrent download speeds for example but I am not sure if discussing torrents, etc. are within the rules of the forum.

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  • EclecticGrooveEclecticGroove Registered User regular
    Gail422 wrote: »
    Is there any way I can increase the speed of my internet. It's not that I'm getting slow speed. I heard that if we adjust the modem, we can attain the maximum speed out of internet plan. I am getting 15/1 Mbps speed at present for my cable internet. The modem provided by the ISP is Huawei https://www.acanac.com/hardware/huawei-mt130u/?package=cable Plese check the specification and tell me how to improve the speed.
    One of my friends has been bashing about tweaking his modem to get high speed. Need advice.

    In general those settings are controlled by your ISP. Assuming you can even access your modem at all (not a given, as many ISP's lock that down these days), it is generally against their terms of service to do so.
    The result is that they may continually push down their settings and override yours, and should you keep undoing that change or block them from adjusting them, they may terminate your account.

    This is in the USA at any rate, I can't speak for other countries or even every ISP in the USA. You'd need to check the terms your ISP has set for you, or ask them, to find out details.

    It also depends on your area. Even if you could change every setting on your modem to get the max possible, if you are on a saturated node you will see little or no difference unless you are on if/when the majority of others are not using their connection as much/at all.

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  • DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Is 15/1 the plan you're paying your cable company for or are you getting slower speeds than you're paying for? If that's what you're paying for then there isn't anything you can do, the throttling is controlled by the ISP. If you're not getting the service you're paying for then your best bet is to contact the cable company to try to get them to fix it, though unless there's a big difference they probably won't do anything as you're technically probably paying for a plan that's "up to X speed."

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  • tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    I did buy a Motorola modem, to replace the PoS I was renting from the cable company after they tripled the rental fee in the span of a year and got probably 30% faster DL speeds than what I had been getting. So it is possible your modem is bottle necking your connection, particularly it it is the bottom of the barrel dredge they normally rent out.

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  • Gail422Gail422 CanadaRegistered User new member
    I did buy a Motorola modem, to replace the PoS I was renting from the cable company after they tripled the rental fee in the span of a year and got probably 30% faster DL speeds than what I had been getting. So it is possible your modem is bottle necking your connection, particularly it it is the bottom of the barrel dredge they normally rent out.

    SO, which model from Motorola are you using?

  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    Gail422 wrote: »
    I did buy a Motorola modem, to replace the PoS I was renting from the cable company after they tripled the rental fee in the span of a year and got probably 30% faster DL speeds than what I had been getting. So it is possible your modem is bottle necking your connection, particularly it it is the bottom of the barrel dredge they normally rent out.

    SO, which model from Motorola are you using?

    You generally have to purchase a modem that will work with your provider. Who is your provider?

  • DraygoDraygo Registered User regular
    1) Yes, get a new modem, you want a modem that works with the provider and has enough total channels on the modem that your provider needs. My Comcast connection at home requires 4 upstream channels and 24 downstream channels. You will probably need a DOCSIS 3.0 Modem as well.
    2) Your modem will have downstream and upstream connections, the more channels it can connect the more total bandwidth you will have - your ISP will limit the maximum number of upstream and downstream connections based on your level of service - so getting more channels on your modem than your ISP provides will do you no good.
    3) Downsteream Power level should be as close to 0.00 dBmV as possible but keep it within 5 dBmV + or -, use splitters to obtain this. Keep in mind cable companies will adjust their power level with the seasons, and even day by day, so this value will fluctuate, so check it on major season changes and when you see issues. - Adjusting this will help your connection quality, which may increase your overall speed by reducing transmission errors and drops.
    4) Upstream dBmV can largely be ignored, though you can start having issues around over ~55 dBmV depending on the quality of your modem, this is how much power it needs to talk to the upstream connection and the upstream connection will tell the modem what power level to use.

    Shitty/Old Splitters should be replaced and try to have as few splitters between the outside connection and your modem as possible, keeping in mind 4/5 above.


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