Increasing Your Internet Speed

Specifically as a Comcast Customer

Increasing Your Modem Speed

If you are looking to increase your internet connection, the solution often times is to upgrade (i.e., replace) your modem. Many people blame their router first, but I would change out your older modem as described below.

For Comcast customers, the best way to increase your Comcast internet connection is to simply upgrade to the latest standard that your Comcast or your ISP supports.

For example, Comcast supports the DOCSIS 3.0 standard in many areas. Even though, if you ask Comcast if they support the DOCSIS 3.0 standard in your area they may say no, it is best to upgrade anyways; Comcast may tell you this because of marketing reasons and often times the standard is supported, despite what they say.

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Recommended Comcast Modem

I recommend the Motorola SURFboard SB6120 which meets the DOCSIS 3.0 standard along with IPv6 which is another standard that solves the Internet Address Exhaustion issue. The SB6120 is the modem that Comcast will install if DOCSIS 3.0 is required for your high speed service. If you are renting a modem from Comcast, ask them for the Motorola SURFboard SB6120 by name because Comcast will probably install a cheaper and consequently, slower modem.

For a list of Comcast Supported High Speed Routers — I mean modems — click here.

Testing your Internet Speed

For the best bandwidth test I like to use this website and choose the city nearest to you.

You may notice that by running this test on different computers that the internet speed is different; this is because the computers are different in make, model, and setup.

About John Red Adair

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Increasing your Network Speed

In order to increase your network speed you need to consider all the different components in your network as each one can cause a bottle neck in your network.

Increasing your Router Speed

Improving your Modem Speed

If you are a Comcast customer simply replace your older model modem with the one I recommended above.

Increasing Internet Speed Software

Those in the IT field (i.e., Information Technology) will tell you that Software that claims will increase your internet speed is probably a scam to get your hard earned cash; and I agree.