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10-29-2008 08:56 PM
Tangstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceyko
Confirmed this is not true last night. Turned up/configured some Gigaman Internet circuits for a customer last night. (Which is an ISP for another set of customers - which is mainly what the circuits were for) Speakeasy did hit 93/95 - which would be around the max speed of their PIX firewall we were going through.

So, we were both wrong.
damn, didn't know speakeasy would handle that kind of load. By the way 50/20 is only $165/mth lol. I kid I kid, I think its crazy expensive.
10-29-2008 07:16 AM
ceyko
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustangman_2000
That's because their backbone is a DS3. You won't get more throughput than 45 Mbits/s. And that is only provided you are the only one on their server conducting a test at the time.

For home users the tests are accurate, but people doing these from work connected to huge pipes are going to get skewed results.
Confirmed this is not true last night. Turned up/configured some Gigaman Internet circuits for a customer last night. (Which is an ISP for another set of customers - which is mainly what the circuits were for) Speakeasy did hit 93/95 - which would be around the max speed of their PIX firewall we were going through.

So, we were both wrong.
10-16-2008 06:50 AM
ceyko Lucky for me when I got back last night, I was having the same results on the same server (I still use speakeasy.net). Torrents show it and my FTP upload speeds are much better.

FIOS internet rocks - even if it stayed at 2.5 up. Just wish their TV/DVR stuff was better.

I see what you mean on the speedtest.net site though.

Take care,
10-15-2008 08:35 PM
8mpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceyko
Yeah, I'm fairly familiar with all the local sites that are any good, latency and other factors that could cause these problems. Also, I'm fairly anti-wireless these days. (I understand its value, but only use it when I have to)

However, the ONT reboot does seem like a fairly sensible solution - thanks for the heads up.
Well.. I just did a test and my connection is actually at 5mbps up. I always use Dallas server but I tried San Marcos and damn... it jumps up to 20mpbs down a lot faster, and I hit the 5mbps up. Try another server on speedtest.net
10-15-2008 07:16 AM
ceyko Yeah, I'm fairly familiar with all the local sites that are any good, latency and other factors that could cause these problems. Also, I'm fairly anti-wireless these days. (I understand its value, but only use it when I have to)

However, the ONT reboot does seem like a fairly sensible solution - thanks for the heads up.
10-15-2008 12:55 AM
Mustangman_2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceyko
Let me know what they say if you don't mind. I have the same issue, but I'm not out of town for awhile and can't really test it after they claim it is fixed and so forth.

Take care,
FYI: The first time that happened to me I called tech support and they rebooted my ONT and it fixed the problem.

Also, regarding the upstream bandwidth not being up to spec; I now have the FIOS 20/5 plan. And when I do a bandwidth test on a PC hooked up to the router via Ethernet cable it usually hits right at or above 20/5 consistently. However, when I use my wireless laptop from across the house the upload usually max's out around 2 - 2.5 Mbps upload. My upload bandwidth drops off significantly over wireless with a minimal distance. That's actually very normal in your average house hold with just one wireless access point.

Also, you should try testing your bandwidth at other sites other than speedtest. Sometimes your results are sub par because of high traffic loads on their servers.

PC Pitstop has a good testing site and also allows you to choose a server closer to your location. http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/bw.asp

Last Result:
Download Speed: 20571 kbps (2571.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4528 kbps (566 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 51 ms
10-14-2008 08:45 PM
ceyko Let me know what they say if you don't mind. I have the same issue, but I'm not out of town for awhile and can't really test it after they claim it is fixed and so forth.

Take care,
10-14-2008 08:17 PM
8mpg Woot... check out this download speed (not connection speed...we are on the 20/5) Just pulled down 1.2GB in 8 minutes


Need to call them up about the upload though..Im maxing out at 2.5mbps connection.
10-13-2008 05:50 PM
Tangstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by spederman
Thanks, I just PM'd ur bro. I have everything with verizon (wireless,fios tv,fios internet, landline, 3 DVR's, 2 digital adapters). Hopefully you can hook me up. TIA
cool, i'll have him check his pm's when he gets home
10-13-2008 05:34 PM
spederman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangstang

and spederman, what all do you have services wise? how many boxes, phone lines, etc.? I've run into people with bills twice as high as yours and i was often able to save them quite a bit of money. If you can save money I can have my brother help you so you don't get screwed around with on the phone
Thanks, I just PM'd ur bro. I have everything with verizon (wireless,fios tv,fios internet, landline, 3 DVR's, 2 digital adapters). Hopefully you can hook me up. TIA
10-13-2008 04:12 PM
Tangstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClockwrkOrangeS4
Okay, I have had Fios TV and Fios internet for over 2 years now. I tried calling a few days ago and go ZERO response.

I called today, after seeing a 'bundle' offer listed on verizon.com Get this. They are offering 20/5 internet and their Extreme HD tv package for $79.99 per month (plus HD receiver, taxes, blah, blah blah). After getting transferred and hung up on numerous times, I finally get a hold of Eddie, a Dallas supervisor. He gets me the 20/5 and the same HD channels I have now for $79.99 vs. the ~$99.99 I pay now. So, since I am saving so much money, I added the sports package and got the Media Manager, so I am essentially paying what I was before I had that stuff and had the 15/2 internet service.

It only took 90 minutes. lol
yeah, they now hae a internet and tv bundle, before it was like $26 extra a month so it was a real dealbreaker for me. Wish they had done this sooner.

and spederman, what all do you have services wise? how many boxes, phone lines, etc.? I've run into people with bills twice as high as yours and i was often able to save them quite a bit of money. If you can save money I can have my brother help you so you don't get screwed around with on the phone
10-13-2008 03:32 PM
ceyko This worked pretty well for me. Only problem is I was paying for 15/2 before, but actually getting 15/4. After this upgrade I should be getting 20/5, but I'm getting 20/2.5.

Ah well.

Take care,
10-10-2008 08:20 PM
Fox466
Quote:
Originally Posted by momo stallion
i keep speed testing and im getting about 12 down and 3.5 up. ive done the registry optimization stuff. i wonder if my router is the problem.
Cold boot it. Mine screws up every now and then...
10-10-2008 05:47 PM
ClockwrkOrangeS4
Quote:
Originally Posted by spederman
Didnt work out for me. They said i'm on some sort of old pricing schedule and if they screw with my account all the prices will go up for Fios TV,internet,phone,wireless. Ghey! she said to keep the 5/2 for now until they raise my prices and then maybe i can upgrade. $215/month for all the services doesnt seem that sweet to me, how much more can they raise it
http://www22.verizon.com/ForYourHome...esQualify.aspx

That's what they told me as well.

click that link and fill out the info. Don't be surprised if everything is MUCH cheaper /better than what you have now.
10-10-2008 05:42 PM
Mustangman_2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by spederman
Didnt work out for me. They said i'm on some sort of old pricing schedule and if they screw with my account all the prices will go up for Fios TV,internet,phone,wireless. Ghey! she said to keep the 5/2 for now until they raise my prices and then maybe i can upgrade. $215/month for all the services doesnt seem that sweet to me, how much more can they raise it
that's what they told me as well on my first 2 attempts. however, my 3rd phone call got my speed quadrupled for free.
10-10-2008 05:01 PM
spederman Didnt work out for me. They said i'm on some sort of old pricing schedule and if they screw with my account all the prices will go up for Fios TV,internet,phone,wireless. Ghey! she said to keep the 5/2 for now until they raise my prices and then maybe i can upgrade. $215/month for all the services doesnt seem that sweet to me, how much more can they raise it
10-09-2008 10:09 AM
momo stallion i keep speed testing and im getting about 12 down and 3.5 up. ive done the registry optimization stuff. i wonder if my router is the problem.
10-09-2008 10:06 AM
Roliath
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustangman_2000
You were very lucky.

Took me 3 separate attempts to finally get it done. However, it was worth the aggravation. They moved me from 5/2 to 20/5 as part of the free upgrade. And the fact that I threatened canceling my service after all the customer service BS.

20/5 for $41.19/mo. is a smoking deal.

haha, nice
20/20 here for $64!
10-09-2008 05:33 AM
Yellowstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClockwrkOrangeS4
Okay, I have had Fios TV and Fios internet for over 2 years now. I tried calling a few days ago and go ZERO response.

I called today, after seeing a 'bundle' offer listed on verizon.com Get this. They are offering 20/5 internet and their Extreme HD tv package for $79.99 per month (plus HD receiver, taxes, blah, blah blah). After getting transferred and hung up on numerous times, I finally get a hold of Eddie, a Dallas supervisor. He gets me the 20/5 and the same HD channels I have now for $79.99 vs. the ~$99.99 I pay now. So, since I am saving so much money, I added the sports package and got the Media Manager, so I am essentially paying what I was before I had that stuff and had the 15/2 internet service.

It only took 90 minutes. lol

Yeah, that's what sucks about staying with any company for service for long periods of time. Services change and get better/cheaper after time, so the longer you stay with them, the less you recieve in service, and actually pay more. Existing customers always get the shaft!
10-08-2008 11:44 PM
Mustangman_2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tx Redneck
That sucks. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. It took one call and all of five minutes.
You were very lucky.

Took me 3 separate attempts to finally get it done. However, it was worth the aggravation. They moved me from 5/2 to 20/5 as part of the free upgrade. And the fact that I threatened canceling my service after all the customer service BS.

20/5 for $41.19/mo. is a smoking deal.

10-08-2008 09:23 PM
Tx Redneck
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClockwrkOrangeS4
It only took 90 minutes. lol
That sucks. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. It took one call and all of five minutes.
10-08-2008 08:58 PM
Hunt4m3x
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClockwrkOrangeS4
Okay, I have had Fios TV and Fios internet for over 2 years now. I tried calling a few days ago and go ZERO response.

I called today, after seeing a 'bundle' offer listed on verizon.com Get this. They are offering 20/5 internet and their Extreme HD tv package for $79.99 per month (plus HD receiver, taxes, blah, blah blah). After getting transferred and hung up on numerous times, I finally get a hold of Eddie, a Dallas supervisor. He gets me the 20/5 and the same HD channels I have now for $79.99 vs. the ~$99.99 I pay now. So, since I am saving so much money, I added the sports package and got the Media Manager, so I am essentially paying what I was before I had that stuff and had the 15/2 internet service.

It only took 90 minutes. lol

lol @ 90 minutes part.
10-08-2008 07:01 PM
ClockwrkOrangeS4 Okay, I have had Fios TV and Fios internet for over 2 years now. I tried calling a few days ago and go ZERO response.

I called today, after seeing a 'bundle' offer listed on verizon.com Get this. They are offering 20/5 internet and their Extreme HD tv package for $79.99 per month (plus HD receiver, taxes, blah, blah blah). After getting transferred and hung up on numerous times, I finally get a hold of Eddie, a Dallas supervisor. He gets me the 20/5 and the same HD channels I have now for $79.99 vs. the ~$99.99 I pay now. So, since I am saving so much money, I added the sports package and got the Media Manager, so I am essentially paying what I was before I had that stuff and had the 15/2 internet service.

It only took 90 minutes. lol
10-07-2008 03:08 PM
Yellowstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by womack03
I understand your concern, but it was very easy. I had the same plan as you, and it took a little over 7 minutes start to finish. You will more than double your upload speed and get 5mbs faster download speed.

Womack03: "I would like the free internet upgrade from 15/2 to 20/5"
Nice Lady: "let me look at your account info"

1min pause

Nice Lady: "Ok Mr. Womack, the changes you requested will begin after 5pm."
Womack03: "Thank you, have a great day"

Super easy.

Cool, may give that a try, I was just basing it off the first post where he was on the phone like a week.
10-07-2008 02:10 PM
womack03
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yellowstang
I haven't tweaked mine or caled for the upgrade, but on Speakeasy's speed test, I get this.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 15578 kbps (1947.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1839 kbps (229.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


So I'm, content for now. I'd hate top have to sit on the phone for a while to gain a little more speed that won't really make much difference for my use.
I understand your concern, but it was very easy. I had the same plan as you, and it took a little over 7 minutes start to finish. You will more than double your upload speed and get 5mbs faster download speed.

Womack03: "I would like the free internet upgrade from 15/2 to 20/5"
Nice Lady: "let me look at your account info"

1min pause

Nice Lady: "Ok Mr. Womack, the changes you requested will begin after 5pm."
Womack03: "Thank you, have a great day"

Super easy.
10-07-2008 01:58 PM
Yellowstang I haven't tweaked mine or caled for the upgrade, but on Speakeasy's speed test, I get this.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 15578 kbps (1947.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1839 kbps (229.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


So I'm, content for now. I'd hate top have to sit on the phone for a while to gain a little more speed that won't really make much difference for my use.
10-07-2008 12:18 PM
womack03 Worked like a champ for me. 15/2=20/5 now.
10-07-2008 11:06 AM
momo stallion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox466
www.verizon.net/optimizesettings

if you have XP and want to speed it up. Took both of mine from slow to full usage on the up/down. File is at the bottom of the page. Run it then reboot...

i ran that and it helped some. maybe i need to go home and reboot then retest.

i was getting 12k down and 3.3k up. i want more!
10-07-2008 11:05 AM
momo stallion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangstang
do you have the phone? 20/5 with phone is $80/mth.
20/5 by itself is 57 and freedom essentials is 53/mth by itself. I'm guessing you don't have a phone cause I haven't worked in a month but I think I remember the base price bein $52 but if you don't have a landline they charge you $5 extra(gay).

nope. i just have fios by itself.
10-07-2008 10:21 AM
8mpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox466
www.verizon.net/optimizesettings

if you have XP and want to speed it up. Took both of mine from slow to full usage on the up/down. File is at the bottom of the page. Run it then reboot...
Thats odd.. Im running XP sp2 and I max out my connection almost everyday downloading stuff. I max out a 1.8MB/s. No tweaks needed.
10-05-2008 09:24 AM
Fox466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangstang
Sold em the day after I posted em up. Fixed some gaskets, new plugs, and tuned the carbs, the 250 was faster than ever lol. Wish it had run like that before but oh well. Also did a lil welding on the trailer since it was cracked, and recarpeted them, got a pretty penny as well.
Tight!

Not surprised to learn the trailer had a crack in it as my BIL was a no trailer pulling fool. That thing had been through hell!
10-05-2008 09:20 AM
Fox466 www.verizon.net/optimizesettings

if you have XP and want to speed it up. Took both of mine from slow to full usage on the up/down. File is at the bottom of the page. Run it then reboot...
10-04-2008 05:20 PM
Tangstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by momo stallion
ah thats why. yea, i pay 57 but i dont have tv so no bundle discounts.
do you have the phone? 20/5 with phone is $80/mth.
20/5 by itself is 57 and freedom essentials is 53/mth by itself. I'm guessing you don't have a phone cause I haven't worked in a month but I think I remember the base price bein $52 but if you don't have a landline they charge you $5 extra(gay).
10-04-2008 03:51 PM
momo stallion
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2165 Turbo Rail
I have fios internet and TV

She said I had to sign up for another year contract with them. the $45/month is the promo for 20/5

the normal 20/5 price is $57 (which is only like $3 more then I was paying before)
ah thats why. yea, i pay 57 but i dont have tv so no bundle discounts.
10-04-2008 03:47 PM
2165 Turbo Rail I have fios internet and TV

She said I had to sign up for another year contract with them. the $45/month is the promo for 20/5

the normal 20/5 price is $57 (which is only like $3 more then I was paying before)
10-04-2008 03:43 PM
momo stallion
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2165 Turbo Rail
I called and went from 5/2 for 54.99/month to 20/5 for 45.99/month
do you have tv or phone bundle or something?
10-04-2008 03:32 PM
2165 Turbo Rail I called and went from 5/2 for 54.99/month to 20/5 for 45.99/month
10-04-2008 01:22 PM
momo stallion i'm on 20/5 now. it's not like it was a free upgrade though since i already paid that same price its just they upgraded their package. (i used to over pay cause they fucked up everything when i signed up).
10-04-2008 01:10 PM
Txstang1 We upgraded our business fios service to 50/20 for free, but when I went to try and upgrade my home service for free, she said it wasnt avaialble in my area for another month or so.
10-04-2008 12:57 PM
Tangstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox466
Damnit! Sorry to hear that bro, as that has to suck out loud...

Y'all sell those skis yet?
Sold em the day after I posted em up. Fixed some gaskets, new plugs, and tuned the carbs, the 250 was faster than ever lol. Wish it had run like that before but oh well. Also did a lil welding on the trailer since it was cracked, and recarpeted them, got a pretty penny as well.
10-03-2008 10:22 PM
Fox466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangstang
not sure, broke both my wrists so i haven't been workin for about a month, i'll see if they've mentioned mckinney in any of the preshifts lately though

Damnit! Sorry to hear that bro, as that has to suck out loud...

Y'all sell those skis yet?
10-02-2008 06:30 PM
Tangstang
Quote:
Originally Posted by goober0709
When are y'all gonna start going D2D in McKinney? I've been going to the verizon site weekly to see if my area is being serviced yet. My buddy's got the 20/20 pkg and downloaded 14gb in 5 hours, where as my 7/512 package w/ TWC was stuck at 26 hours on the same download.
not sure, broke both my wrists so i haven't been workin for about a month, i'll see if they've mentioned mckinney in any of the preshifts lately though
10-01-2008 08:57 PM
Tx Redneck
Quote:
Originally Posted by STANGGT40
what's his upgraded speed? i think that i'm on the 15/2 or 15/5 currently...i don't remember for certain.
5/2 to 10/2
10-01-2008 03:22 PM
ceyko
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustangman_2000
That's because their backbone is a DS3. You won't get more throughput than 45 Mbits/s. And that is only provided you are the only one on their server conducting a test at the time.

For home users the tests are accurate, but people doing these from work connected to huge pipes are going to get skewed results.

Yeah, I assumed that. Just point out that it is pretty accurate for us folks in the area.
10-01-2008 11:11 AM
STANGGT40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tx Redneck
Tell them to quit lying. My dad lives off Ballard on the west side of the RR tracks and his was upgraded.
what's his upgraded speed? i think that i'm on the 15/2 or 15/5 currently...i don't remember for certain.
10-01-2008 10:33 AM
Mustangman_2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by ceyko
I've found speakeasy.net/speedtest - Dallas test to be fairly accurate at our speeds. It's starts slacking at DS3 speeds and above.
That's because their backbone is a DS3. You won't get more throughput than 45 Mbits/s. And that is only provided you are the only one on their server conducting a test at the time.

For home users the tests are accurate, but people doing these from work connected to huge pipes are going to get skewed results.
10-01-2008 10:20 AM
Fox466 Just got kicked up from 5-2 to 20-5 at no additional cost. Also added a 'distinctive ring' for no additional.

Seems that the trick is to work with the rep and agree to take a trial offer or two. You'll have to call and cancel it later but in so doing you helped your rep to hit his/her numbers...
09-30-2008 04:07 PM
ceyko I've found speakeasy.net/speedtest - Dallas test to be fairly accurate at our speeds. It's starts slacking at DS3 speeds and above.
09-30-2008 03:55 PM
Roliath Online Upload tests are never accurate, I have a 20/20 connection and my upload results are similar to yours.
I can however, upload stuff to my server at 20Mbit though and seed out torrents at that speed.
09-30-2008 09:35 AM
Mustangman_2000 Well, here is the end result of all of my phone calls.

It looks like they gave me 20/2 instead of the 20/5, but I'm still very pleased considering I was on 5/2. Not a bad bump in bandwidth for free.

Takes me 40 seconds to download a 100 megabyte file. I've come a long way from a 56K modem.

http://www.bandwidth.com/tools/speedTest/
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