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post #1681 of 4208
Anyone know if this is going to be re-aired? DVR let me down. Not sure what happened.
post #1682 of 4208
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Originally Posted by steveken View Post

That is the bandwidth for THAT box I believe. The bandwidth you should be looking at or concerned with is under system resources. There is where you will see it telling you that you have 2 SD/2 HD streams. It should also have right next to that "Max Bandwidth: 25800000". That alone, however, will not tell you anything other than what you are currently provisioned at. The ULTIMATE source to tell you what your speed is would be on your RG itself. The password is a string of numbers on the bottom of your RG for the links below.

Go to this address: http://192.168.1.254/xslt?PAGE=J42&T...T&NEXTPAGE=J42 and you will see how many times the RG has reset.

On this page: http://192.168.1.254/xslt?PAGE=J03&T...2&NEXTPAGE=J03 you will see basically the same information as on the first link, but in a little easier to read manner.

That will tell you what you want to know. I would say anything above, say, 28Mbps is good and you will be fine with the 2/2 streams. Thats what I have and haven't had a RG reset (other than a power outage) in over a month.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


steveken thanks for this.. this is exactly what i'm looking for.

Edit: Here's what i got:

Current rate 25216 kbs(d) 2048 kbs(u)
Max rate 37556 kbs(d)

If the above numbers true then it comes out as 24.62500 Mbps. Should I be concerned? You mentioned the RG resetting, and now that you mentioned it... I've had to redo my aspect ratio setting at least once a week. I'm thinking the box itslef somehow resets and updates itself-- is this normal?

Thanks again for all your help.
post #1683 of 4208
Thread Starter 
U-verse service area is rumored to expand within 2 weeks.

off topic fyi press release:

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T California today announced the availability of AT&T U-verse(SM) Voice in parts of the Greater Los Angeles area, bringing consumers a next-generation digital voice service delivered over the company's U-verse Internet Protocol (IP) network.

U-verse Voice brings together your home phone, wireless, broadband and TV services -- all on one bill -- with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control, including: a single, combined voice mailbox for AT&T U-verse Voice and AT&T wireless messages; an online portal to manage your call preferences and settings from any PC; an online Address Book; Click to Call and Call History on your PC and TV screens; and several other integrated features.

All U-verse Voice customers will have 911 service, and customers can choose from two flexible U-verse Voice calling plans: AT&T U-verse Voice Unlimited for $30 a month and AT&T U-verse Voice 1000 for $25 a month.

For additional information on AT&T U-verse, visit http://uverse.att.com. To view the full announcement, please go to http://www.att.com/uverse_news
post #1684 of 4208
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Originally Posted by matticus008 View Post

There could be any number of causes for the poor connection, but none that you can really control or fix, so AT&T will just have to work it out.

They do not wire your home for free. They will run Cat5e cabling to each U-verse box you ordered, and that's it. If you have computers in rooms with no U-verse, or on walls other than where the U-verse box is installed, you have to wire them yourself. You can add your own wiring runs and install hubs or switches at the U-verse connection if you want to add to what the installer did.

You can check your error logs at your router's web interface by going to http://192.168.1.254/mdc (assuming you have not changed your setup). The password is on the label on the bottom of the gateway.

Thanks. It's under Troubleshooting - Event Log, correct? If it is, I can't tell what's going on since it is pretty technical.
post #1685 of 4208
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Originally Posted by delrmx01 View Post

steveken thanks for this.. this is exactly what i'm looking for.

Edit: Here's what i got:

Current rate 25216 kbs(d) 2048 kbs(u)
Max rate 37556 kbs(d)

If the above numbers true then it comes out as 24.62500 Mbps. Should I be concerned? You mentioned the RG resetting, and now that you mentioned it... I've had to redo my aspect ratio setting at least once a week. I'm thinking the box itslef somehow resets and updates itself-- is this normal?

Thanks again for all your help.

Why would you be concerned? Read through this thread a bit, the U-Verse profiles are explained in detail. You are on the 25meg profile with a max line of 37556. The max line doesn't mean much unless it's close to 25200, then you can start to run into high cap related problems.
post #1686 of 4208
I have read through most of this thread and my local thread (detroit). My question is very simple: would you change from Cable (brighthouse) to Uverse? Specifically for HDTV. I'm not concerned about the money, just quality of the HD signal. I'm really nervous after reading through these threads about the quality of the Uverse HD signal. I have an Uverse install scheduled for Feb 20th but I am seriously considering canceling it. Can anyone give me some advice please. Thanks.
post #1687 of 4208
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Originally Posted by delrmx01 View Post

steveken thanks for this.. this is exactly what i'm looking for.

Edit: Here's what i got:

Current rate 25216 kbs(d) 2048 kbs(u)
Max rate 37556 kbs(d)

If the above numbers true then it comes out as 24.62500 Mbps. Should I be concerned? You mentioned the RG resetting, and now that you mentioned it... I've had to redo my aspect ratio setting at least once a week. I'm thinking the box itslef somehow resets and updates itself-- is this normal?

Thanks again for all your help.

If you are having to redo your aspect ratio every so often, then I would venture a guess and say that your box is the center of your problem. Even if the RG resets itself 6 times a day, the set top box itself should never have to be reconfigured for the right ratio. Your box is probably crapping out. Call them, tell them exactly what is going on, get a tech over there, tell them exactly what is going on, and get it fixed. Do not leave ANYTHING out no matter how trivial you think it is when you talk to those people.
post #1688 of 4208
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Originally Posted by dbaydoun View Post

I have read through most of this thread and my local thread (detroit). My question is very simple: would you change from Cable (brighthouse) to Uverse? Specifically for HDTV. I'm not concerned about the money, just quality of the HD signal. I'm really nervous after reading through these threads about the quality of the Uverse HD signal. I have an Uverse install scheduled for Feb 20th but I am seriously considering canceling it. Can anyone give me some advice please. Thanks.

You're not giving any insight into why you are unhappy with Brightside (poor HD quality, lack of HD channels?) and want to leave them, or what you think you are gaining from going to Uverse?
post #1689 of 4208
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Originally Posted by davisdog View Post

You're not giving any insight into why you are unhappy with Brightside (poor HD quality, lack of HD channels?) and want to leave them, or what you think you are gaining from going to Uverse?

UVerse offers more HD channels, better Internet service, more advanced options, all at at cheaper price. But none of this matters if the PQ is not as good. I am very happy with BrightHouse HD picture quality. They just do not have many HD channels compared to Uverse.
post #1690 of 4208
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Originally Posted by dbaydoun View Post

UVerse offers more HD channels, better Internet service, more advanced options, all at at cheaper price. But none of this matters if the PQ is not as good. I am very happy with BrightHouse HD picture quality. They just do not have many HD channels compared to Uverse.

I can't speak for Brighthouse, but I think the picture is better than I was getting with Time Warner in North Carolina. U-verse has been great for me.
post #1691 of 4208
Hi, I've been reading through this thread a bit, and was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. I just had U-Verse install on Tuesday (Feb 3rd), and as you can see I was put on the 19200kbs profile. The install techs said my line capacity was to high for the 25mbs profile. But based on what I have read here it seems like perhaps I could go up to that profile? Only having 1HD stream is kind of annoying, especially since I can't even record in HD and watch at the same time.
I have put some info from my RG below, does this indicate that I could switch, would it be worth my while to call and try and get them to do that? Thanks for any advice, and if more info is needed I could provide it.

Broadband Link - Statistics
IP Statistics

DSL Down Up
Current Rate: 19200 kbs 1920 kbs
Max Rate: 31456 kbs Not Available

Current Connection:
Current Noise Margin: 18.5 dB Not Available
Current Attenuation: 28.3 dB Not Available
Current Output Power: 12.3 dBm 4.7 dBm

IP Bytes Packets Errors %
Transmit: 141013824 133225 0 0
Receive: 2631103674 2404167 0 0
post #1692 of 4208
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Originally Posted by ktut View Post

I can't speak for Brighthouse, but I think the picture is better than I was getting with Time Warner in North Carolina. U-verse has been great for me.

That's good to know. You are talking about the HD PQ correct? I know the SD PQ is much better than cable. Thanks.
post #1693 of 4208
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Sorn1808
DSL Down Up
Current Rate: 19200 kbs 1920 kbs
Max Rate: 31456 kbs Not Available

Your max rate is higher than mine and I am on the normal profile. Just pm AuroraProject about bumping you up and he can help you out.
post #1694 of 4208
Thanks, I'll do that.
post #1695 of 4208
Sorry if this question has been answered before, but I was wondering if you subscribe to the sports package with u-verse, are NBA games blacked out or available FSN channels?

I live in Cleveland, so I am wondering if I am watching FSN Detroit, could I catch a Pistons game or will that be blacked out?

Thanks
post #1696 of 4208
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Originally Posted by scherfmd View Post

Sorry if this question has been answered before, but I was wondering if you subscribe to the sports package with u-verse, are NBA games blacked out or available FSN channels?

I live in Cleveland, so I am wondering if I am watching FSN Detroit, could I catch a Pistons game or will that be blacked out?

Thanks

If you get FSN Detroit as your home market FSN, you might be able to see it. I believe you are in the FSN Ohio area, however, so, no, you won't be able to watch it. That's why they sell NBA League Pass. They always black it out. They want you to pay out the ass.
post #1697 of 4208
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Originally Posted by steveken View Post

If you get FSN Detroit as your home market FSN, you might be able to see it. I believe you are in the FSN Ohio area, however, so, no, you won't be able to watch it. That's why they sell NBA League Pass. They always black it out. They want you to pay out the ass.

Yeah I figured as much. But U-Verse doesn't offer league pass (or NBA TV for that matter), correct?

I was just curious what the benefit of buying the sports package is if you, you know, can't watch sports. LOL
post #1698 of 4208
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Originally Posted by scherfmd View Post

I was just curious what the benefit of buying the sports package is if you, you know, can't watch sports. LOL

No one has been able to figure that one out yet. I asked the same thing. With DirecTV, not only do I get my "home market" of FSN Southwest with the Sports Pack, but I also get FSN Midwest because I am in between both markets. I have yet to figure out if U-Verse will do the same, but I am highly doubtful they will without arguing and bitching.
post #1699 of 4208
I have Uverse DSL Elite package for $35/month and get 6mbps down and 1 mbps up. I switched from Time Warner's Road Runner Standard package for $47/month and got 7mbps down and 512kbps down because of the price.

Well, Time Warner and my employeer have partnered up now to offer me Road Runner Business Class at home for $38/month and has 8mbps down with 1.5mbps up. For $10 more I could get 15mbps down with 2mbps up (not important at this moment though).

When I had Road Runner before I wan't displeased with the service, just the price. I have had Uverse DSL now for about 3 months and think it's ok. Not nearly as fast but, was saving money every month. My questions are this:

1. Is it likely that at&t will compete for my business by giving me the Max package 10mbps down with 1.5mbps up for $35/month that I am paying now to keep me as a customer?

2. Should I jump on this deal from Time Warner? There are no commitments, equipment to buy, and this is not a promotional rate. My price decreases as more people sign up. I also get 5gb of online storage.

3. Why the hell is at&t customer service closed at 6:00 pm on a weeknight? How is this good service? Anyone who works during the day is sol dealing with at&t or what? This is almost enought to not even bother with at&t any more.

Any help is greatly appriciated. I'd like to move on a solution by weekend.
post #1700 of 4208
It's $3/month, or $0.10/day. Is it really that big of a decision? Either way?
post #1701 of 4208
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Originally Posted by scherfmd View Post

Yeah I figured as much. But U-Verse doesn't offer league pass (or NBA TV for that matter), correct?

I was just curious what the benefit of buying the sports package is if you, you know, can't watch sports. LOL

Well they do block NBA, MLB, and NHL games, but that's it. So you still get college games (hmmm, I believe at least?) and then basically all of the other BS programming various FSN's have on. Soooo....I guess not that great.
post #1702 of 4208
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Originally Posted by jmdaniel View Post

It's $3/month, or $0.10/day. Is it really that big of a decision? Either way?

It's not the cost that I'm concerned with. It's speed consistency and level of service.
post #1703 of 4208
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Originally Posted by GrnBayViper View Post

It's not the cost that I'm concerned with. It's speed consistency and level of service.

So what exactly is it you need to know? You've had both U-verse and cable, so you're already in a position to know what the speed and service attributes are for both services in your area better than anyone here. Geography matters.

The difference between 6Mbps and 8Mbps is not really that significant. DSL is slower but provisioned, cable is faster but as-available. Both are fast enough to stream video and download speeds will differ by a few seconds for most files. The price difference is not significant. Frankly, the service from both companies is equally mediocre.

The only thing that changes is that you're going to have to plug in a cable modem and a router (more power, more cables, more occupied outlets) in addition to your U-verse box and you're going to have one more bill to pay. You'd also be missing out on any bundle discounts now or in the future, and there's always the hassle of having to clear your schedule for the install. I don't really see the point in bothering to switch.
post #1704 of 4208
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Originally Posted by GrnBayViper View Post

It's not the cost that I'm concerned with. It's speed consistency and level of service.

You have a funny way of writing, then, as the cost seems to be what you mention over and over.
post #1705 of 4208
Alright, thanks all for the input.
post #1706 of 4208
AT&T finally got the service working properly, and I like it so far. However, I've been noticing a lot lately that the voices are not matching the lip movements of the actors/news anchors. It is slightly off, which is annoying, and it's happening on nearly every channel.

Is this due to AT&T, or something beyond their control?
post #1707 of 4208
Ok, so, what is the deal with the AT&T 2Wire router? Specifically, I am trying to get my web server on my iMac to go out to the Net. I enabled the "web server" setting for the right IP address in the router, but nothing gets out. Tried two different IP's on the same machine (one wired, one wireless) and with the same server enabled on my Mini all with the same results.

Anyone else run into this problem?? The only way it works is if I put the machine in the DMZ.
post #1708 of 4208
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Originally Posted by steveken View Post

Ok, so, what is the deal with the AT&T 2Wire router?

It sucks, especially its firewall.
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I enabled the "web server" setting for the right IP address in the router, but nothing gets out.

It's not properly forwarding port 80 to your iMac, then, or you haven't opened the ports on your Mac's firewall in System Preferences. To test that, try to access the internal IP (192.x.x.x) of the server from another computer on the network. If that works, your computer firewall is okay.

Then, try changing your iMac's web server port to something different (e.g. 8080), and then add a user rule on the 2wire that takes TCP 80 mapped to host port 8080.

If that does not work, then you'll just have to put your web server in DMZ mode and use your computer's firewall.
post #1709 of 4208
I just got a 67" Sammy and I have COX cable and HATE IT!!! The HD is looks blocky. U-Verse is available in my development. The utility pole is in my back yard. 2 houses to my east can get U-Verse: My neighbor to my west can't, but the 2 houses to his west can. The person directly behind me can get U-Verse: The 2 houses to their east and the 3 houses to their west can get it, but I can't??? That sucks I'm gonna call AT&T every day and I'm gonna check availability 10 times a day and put in my info for them to contact me until I can get it.


End of rant
post #1710 of 4208
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Originally Posted by matticus008 View Post

It sucks, especially its firewall.

It's not properly forwarding port 80 to your iMac, then, or you haven't opened the ports on your Mac's firewall in System Preferences. To test that, try to access the internal IP (192.x.x.x) of the server from another computer on the network. If that works, your computer firewall is okay.

Then, try changing your iMac's web server port to something different (e.g. 8080), and then add a user rule on the 2wire that takes TCP 80 mapped to host port 8080.

If that does not work, then you'll just have to put your web server in DMZ mode and use your computer's firewall.

The firewall is shut off.

Can get to it from the Mini just fine.

I am not real familiar with how to change the server port in 10.5.6, can you walk me through it? Not real sure about the second part of that sentence. I already tried putting in a user defined rule telling 80 to go to my IP.
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