View Full Version : overclocking cable modems!!!!!
10-07-2002, 11:55 PM
my friend recently told me that in his class, his networking professor told them that he was able to bypass the his cable modem capping speed by rerouting some jumpers inside his modem and ultimately giving him twice the normal speed that he normally got. from what i was able to gather was his professor did this with an RCA cable modem but i don't know the ISP that he did it from, i'm only assuming that this was comcast considering they're the only ones that do cable in new mexico at this current time and place. now what i want to know if this is really possible because i'm familiar with companies capping the speed of most intenet users, so would modifying the jumpers actually make this work? talk to me fellas.....:confused:
10-08-2002, 09:38 AM
People make me laugh. No, it may speed up from the computer to the modem but as far as speeding up from the modem out no way.Cable modems work on a network/grid depending on where you live you could have a buisy grid or a not so buisy grid.My grid for example, isn't really that busy; so I get a lot of speed. But others may not get much speed at all because there are lots of people signed up in their area using up a percentage of that T3's resources,( which Cable modems work on a network/grid that connects to a T3 router running at 45 Megabits per second)causing it to slow down.Then you have your internet traffic.and that is where speed is lost. nothing you can do about that.Your computer's performance does affect your Internet performance as well. If your computer isn't running the best, neither will your Internet.
I think this professor is filling his student a lot of mularky either that or the professor needs to go back to school.Your not going to bust the cap from the cable ISP changing your modem that is set at there facilitty.Like changing programs on your cable box that is done from there office or sub station.
10-08-2002, 07:23 PM
Cable modems don't know anything about the cable network they connect to at first. So they "listen" for a head end at the ISP's "site" and when one is found they download information needed to access the network .(that's why they blink for a second or two before their ready. If their always blinking then they have lost the head end.)
I would ask your teacher if his modem is DOCSIS compliant if it is then hardware "bypassing" ,from what little I know, is not possible.
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