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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Rich

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    I just ordered the new modem that will just feed my son's X-Box and his computer. The money is incidental to my mental health. :)

    Thanx,

    Rich
     
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    If both my son and I are running bit torrrent clients at the same time browsing and other stuff slow WAY down.
    They block torrents at the University, so he only gets to run his when he comes home. By then, he has quite a list to be filled.
     
  3. Rich

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    I actually have problems getting on the Net when he's running that damnable X-Box. But, he's never had a drinking or drug or violence problem and if he has to addicted to something, I can put up with the X-Box. I appreciate your help. Thanx, again.

    I will get back and tell y'all if the dedicated cable modem solves my problem.

    Rich
     
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    Well, it wasn't the X-Box. Saturday I pulled every Ethernet cord in the house and just used the Roku box and got the same results. Called Cablevision and canceled the extra modem.

    In the morning yesterday I was getting all that I should have from the Roku and as the day progressed got less and less (the Roku has a small meter to show resolution actually received). By last night I was getting a terrible picture on the Roku and resolved to return it this morning. Seems to me as more people get on the Net, the slower the speed of the modem becomes.

    Can't call Roku until 11:00 EST, so I called Cablevision and asked them what else I could possibly do. They put a "booster" on the modem and now I've gone from 13 Mbs to 26 Mbs. Have to check the Roku out thru the day today to see if the problem is solved.

    What a PITA! I sure hope the booster solves the problem.

    Rich
     
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    Thanx for the link. I just got off the phone with Roku and they made some changes to my router settings that they said should solve the problem. Now I'll never know if it was the changed settings or the "booster" to the modem. :)

    I'll have to wait until tonight to see what happens.

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    Got it working properly. Don't know whether it was the booster from Cablevision or the changes Roku made in my router settings, but I suspect that the Roku fix was the one that made the difference.

    Thanx to you all for your help.

    Rich
     

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