Battlefield 3 Download Speed

Origin has some pretty decent infrastructure since I got an average of 2.74MB/s down during the first 2 hours of the open beta being available. I hope its this fast when I have to download the real game.

    Incoming    Outgoing
    ========    ========
Current Transfer Rate    3.64 KB/s    1.50 KB/s
Average Transfer Rate    2.74 MB/s    52.9 KB/s
Maximum Transfer Rate    7.04 MB/s    131 KB/s
Total Data Transferred    3.48 GB    67.2 MB
Since    9/29/2011    9:24:02 AM

Elapsed time: 00-21-41

New Modem – Motorola SB6121

We were having some issues with Comcast with our connection dropping, T3 timeout error, and a manager said that my modem was the old model. Naturally I order the SB6121 and decided to get it next day air though Amazon. Amazon Prime is fantastic. I ordered it at 5:45pm on Friday and it arrived at 10:00 on Saturday.

I believe the modem gets one more channel upstream bringing my upload to 8Mb from 5Mb-6Mb but we still get the T3 errors. I think it’s the Comcast line coming in to my house and Comcast says it my equipment. I think the next step is using their modem(….yuck).

Still Fast

Quick speed test 60/3.3.

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I upgraded to a WNDR3700 running DD-WRT. I remember a few years ago when I was running DD-WRT there was an app that would let you know what IP was using how much bandwidth. It was close to iftop but did it on the internal network. Ill dig around and see if I can find it and get it installed.

Next step? Try to figure out why I never get host on Halo.

Comcast 50/10. Yum

Using Optonline.net ftp site I was able to test my internet without having “burst” skew my result. I downloded the 512mb file three times with an  average maximum transfer rate 6.8MB/s.

    Incoming    Outgoing
    ========    ========
Current Transfer Rate    881 bytes/s    1.23 KB/s
Average Transfer Rate    5.90 MB/s    110 KB/s
Maximum Transfer Rate    6.75 MB/s    139 KB/s
Total Data Transferred    531 MB    9.64 MB
Since    8/27/2011    7:17:32 PM

Elapsed time: 00-01-30

    Incoming    Outgoing
    ========    ========
Current Transfer Rate    264 KB/s    5.33 KB/s
Average Transfer Rate    5.97 MB/s    110 KB/s
Maximum Transfer Rate    6.77 MB/s    131 KB/s
Total Data Transferred    531 MB    9.60 MB
Since    8/27/2011    7:19:15 PM

Elapsed time: 00-01-29

    Incoming    Outgoing
    ========    ========
Current Transfer Rate    901 bytes/s    3.51 KB/s
Average Transfer Rate    5.73 MB/s    106 KB/s
Maximum Transfer Rate    7.11 MB/s    132 KB/s
Total Data Transferred    533 MB    9.65 MB
Since    8/27/2011    7:20:54 PM

Elapsed time: 00-01-33