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"Overclocking" your internet connection?


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cpu killer

Well, i just recently got 256/128 ADSL installed in my house, and i got a Speedstream 5200 ADSL modem which i upgraded the firmware and am using currently as a router. Well, i think ive seen it out there, but is there anyway to "overclock" , or over cap ur connection speed on ADSL? Im taking a blond shot here, my friend asked me to take a look so im doing so..anyone know of anything? Thanks!

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Harsesis

Yes there prolly is but its illegal to do so....

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wizbit

yeah you can hack your modem (depending on the manufacturer and model number) to give yourself loadsa bandwidth, but its illegal and your cable company WILL quickly discover your 'overclock' and probably cancel your subscription, or maybe worse.

Al

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Harsesis

Hes using ADSL :p, there are lots of programs for cable modems but havn't seen much for ADSL... for cable uncapping there are programs that do it with the push of a button. You'll get caught really quickly, but there are steps to hide yourself but you would get caught if they had 'a better look'

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cpu killer

Well, i live in Brasil, things here are kinda slow, i doubt i couldnt get it by unnoticed 0.o..

Anyways, its a speedstream 5200, anyone got any idea if its possible with this model? Thanks :D

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longwilli

you cannot do it with adsl because your speed it determind at the exchange unlike cable which is done at the modem and yes it is highly illegal and easily detectable

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cpu killer

ah well, there goes my fun :(...

Hehe, thanks to you all anyways :)

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Brandon

how would you OC a cable modem

?

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0sit0

i would like to oc my upload only :) just a lil bit

cable-rca modem :D

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+John Teacake

interesting, i would like to see where this thread goes.

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Circaflex

my friend uncapped his cable modem, he eventually got caught and well they canceld his account and hes banned from their service and they sent letters to other cable companies warning thema bout his uncapping and now he cant get cable at all, hahaha, i also have a friend who uncapped his since day one that was about 4 years ago and hasnt been caught

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Brad Pitt

I did some research on uncapping a while ago,

I highly recommend against it, Becaue like eveyone says you can be found incredibly fast, Like the cable company won't notice the other 38 complaints from your neighborhood of slow download speeds and the 90gb bandwith eminating from YOUR house...

It's in your contract NOT to uncapp, and if you read it, it will entail the some the reprecussions. I guess they are diffrent for each cable company,

but if you want faster download speeds why not just tweak your lan card at www.dslreports.com ???

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jeff_pony

Not that you should, but if you overclocked by a little say from 512kb to 600kb or something, I doubt that would be noticed. But if you have a cable connection is there any real reason to uncapp it anyway?

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+John Teacake

i think its because people can do it they do. People will always want faster. if u did it just a little bit they wouldnt notice i dont think.

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darkmark327

Do you know how many people no longer have any broadband access because they've done this, been caught, and have been banned from service? If you think your broadband is slow, try going back to 56gay.

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PCKing
you cannot do it with adsl because your speed it determind at the exchange unlike cable which is done at the modem and yes it is highly illegal and easily detectable

hes right, you are fed a certain speed. If you could make your modem receive a higher speed you would only get what you are given anyways... its a lost cause unless you want to pay for more speed.

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lammmetak

well mine is a tyratec crap modem and i dont care if i got cought: me hates the isp:D

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darkmark327

You'll care when you get kicked back to dialup.

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zivan56

If you unlock your modem and get a call from them, just act like you dont know anything about computers, and critisize them from attacking you, a loyal long term customer. Furthermore, tell them you'll contact the better buisiness bureau and report them and hang up abruptly.

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gadean
If you unlock your modem and get a call from them, just act like you dont know anything about computers, and critisize them from attacking you, a loyal long term customer.? Furthermore, tell them you'll contact the better buisiness bureau and report them and hang up abruptly.

It's not the modem that has you capped. It's your ISP.

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lammmetak
You'll care when you get kicked back to dialup.

i wont

if my mom would know how expensive the bill would be by thelephone she would go mad and buy any kind of internet:)

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Malechai
and i got a Speedstream 5200 ADSL modem which i upgraded the firmware and am using currently as a router.

link please? :)

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darkmark327
i wont

if my mom would know how expensive the bill would be by thelephone she would go mad and buy any kind of internet:)

If (when) you get caught, you get banned. Since you can only do this with cable, there goes that avenue, leaving DSL & Dialup. DSL is slower than cable, so you lose. Dialup is slower than anything, so you lose. Either way, it doesn't end well.

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turbomonkeycock

If you get to know a technical-sided employee at your DSL company, perhaps a wee favour could be in order. And upon reading about uncapping, i thought i saw some apps that would 'hack' into the exchange and alter your limit. Maybe this was just a fragment of my imagination, and it would easily be caught, but try at your own risk

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