4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 4:13 PM by Nan60
Nan60 Level 1 Level 1

I have Mountain Lion and have no updates available.


Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Reply by Klaatu1947 on Nov 13, 2012 9:20 AM Helpful

Well - Comcast is taking the easy way out by pointing to your router.  The Internet services that Comcast provides is a shared media design - the more people on your segemnt the fewer resources are available.  Tryrunning a speed test to see what Comcast is providing.  You can even use Comcast's own speedtest site http://speedtest.comcast.net.  Once you determine what speed or bandwidth that you are provided then you can determine if changes are required in your Airport extreme such as location of internal option setting.

Reply by Klaatu1947 on Nov 13, 2012 9:47 AM Helpful

It appears that Comcast is providing (at the time of the speedtest) excelent service.  Can you quantify your refernce of "strength".  What are you using to determine strength?

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  • Klaatu1947 Level 1 Level 1

    Well - Comcast is taking the easy way out by pointing to your router.  The Internet services that Comcast provides is a shared media design - the more people on your segemnt the fewer resources are available.  Tryrunning a speed test to see what Comcast is providing.  You can even use Comcast's own speedtest site http://speedtest.comcast.net.  Once you determine what speed or bandwidth that you are provided then you can determine if changes are required in your Airport extreme such as location of internal option setting.

  • Nan60 Level 1 Level 1

    My Ping is 15.  My download speed is 33.2Mbps and my upload speed is 5.40..... Does that determine that I need to do something to my router ?

  • Klaatu1947 Level 1 Level 1

    It appears that Comcast is providing (at the time of the speedtest) excelent service.  Can you quantify your refernce of "strength".  What are you using to determine strength?

  • Nan60 Level 1 Level 1

    I used the speedtest link that you gave me.  I will try it again at peak hour to see if there is any difference.  Any other suggestions please feel free..... Thanks