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Date:      Sat, 14 Jul 2007 13:54:10 -0700 (PDT)
From:      L Goodwin <xrayv19@yahoo.com>
To:        Sten Daniel Soersdal <netslists@gmail.com>, fbsd2@a1poweruser.com
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: 10Mbps versus 100Mbps Cable Modems
Message-ID:  <773481.39823.qm@web58101.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <469775C9.7090202@gmail.com>

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They probably did it because the number of subscribers
has increased to the point that they need to start
limiting bandwidth to ensure that everyone gets their
fair share. They probably allowed subscribers to
exceed their allotted max bandwidth while the number
of subscribers was sufficiently low that they did not
have to worry about it. Now that they have a lot of
subscribers, they have to worry about it.

--- Sten Daniel Soersdal <netslists@gmail.com> wrote:

> fbsd2 wrote:
> > Comclark cable in Angeles City Philippines has
> changed 
> > from using 100Mbps Cable Modem to 10Mbps Cable
> Modem.
> > To me this seems to be all wrong as all I see is
> slower response.
> > Is there any technical or performance reason for
> any cable internet 
> > provider to downgrade their network subscribers
> cable modems 
> > from 100Mbps to 10Mbps? 
> 
> That reason could be compatibility.
> 
> If you see slower response then perhaps something is
> wrong.
> Perhaps you should call their support and verify
> that you do not have a 
> mismatched duplex setting?
> 
> Mismatched duplex can come from misbehaving
> autonegotiation or that one 
> end is set to full-duplex while the other end is set
> to half-duplex, or, 
> one end is set to full-duplex and the other end is
> set to auto-negotiate 
> (which results in falling back to half-duplex).
> 
> -- 
> Sten Daniel Soersdal
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