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I have Cox Business service that gets me like 7-8Mb downstream and 2Mb
upstream... Because my service is primarily occupied with outbound web
traffic (almost constantly saturating the 2Mb link), I'm curious if
it's possible to have Cox reverse my connection to give me 2Mb
down/7-8Mb up? If not, is anyone aware of small business internet
connectivity in NoVA that allows web/smtp hosting and such (not port
filtered like the home service) for ~$200/mo that would greatly improve
my upstream? Thanks.


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artemidorus wrote:
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I'm betting that if you need more than 2mbit outbound, you should really
be looking at colo. That's a LOT of outbound traffic.

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DLR wrote:
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Something I don't know would be nice... I'm aware that there are other
options--though most of them are far outside my stated budget. My goal
here is to find out if it's possible to reverse my cable connection,
and, if so, how to tell Cox to do it...


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artemidorus wrote:
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No. The equipment is all designed to typical non server use to be more
inbound to you than outbound from you as that's the typical traffic
patterns.

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No.  DOCSIS 1 (which is what nearly all cable modems are currently
using) only provides about 1/4 as much upstream bandwidth as downstream
bandwidth.  DOCSIS 2 increases the upstream to about 3/4 the downstream,
which will be a big help, but it requires the cable company to replace
all of the equipment at the head end (and any modems that are to use the
increased bandwidth).  I haven't heard of anyone supporting it yet.

-Larry Jones

I like Mom to be impressed when I fulfill the least of my obligations.
-- Calvin

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Perhaps artemidorus should be using my modem.  As has already been
noted,
most users (I belong in this group) have a much higher downstream than
up and so was
I until the end of January.

Suddenly, my 'up' was much higher than my 'down' and I was warned I'd
be billed for
overusage.

February has been artemidorous's dream and my nightmare.  Thankfully,
my ISP is
trying to figure out wotsup and won't be charging me.

You've referred to DOCSIS 1 and 2.  Could a glitch there be causing
this?  If so,
what's the solution?  If not...any ideas?

It's not the only problem, btw - but..one at a time..Calvin would be
pleased...:)

Thanks, I hope,

Kathy


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What are your actual upstream and downstream speeds?

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No.  DOCSIS 2 is backwards compatible with DOCSIS 1, but your cable
company almost certainly doesn't have DOCSIS 2 equipment installed at
the head end.  The most likely explanation is that your modem is no
longer limiting its upstream bandwidth the way it's supposed to and thus
is using the entire upstream channel rather than sharing with other
users.  The upstream limit is set in a configuration file that the modem
downloads from the cable company when it starts up.  The most likely
scenario is that the cable company got a new configuration file for your
modem and neglected to set the upstream bandwith limit before making it
available.

-Larry Jones

Who, ME?  Who?! Me??  WHO... Me?!  Who, me??? -- Calvin

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lawrence.jones@ugs.com wrote:
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Thank you... very informative... so I guess it's best to sit back and
wait for DOCSIS 2... Oh well... :o)


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