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Does a modem control your net speed?

i have cable and its slow and when i call them they ask me what modem i have.so im thinking the modem controls the speed. the bigger modems are faster like 10mb and the little modems are 1.1mb is what im thinking right?

Answer:

Yes and no. First, the physical size of you modem does not matter in the least. There are three issues determining your bandwidth throughput. One is the amount of bandwidth being provided across the pipe by your cable company. The second, as you pointed out, is the modem specifications. Third, since several people share a cable internet connection, the number of people on line at anytime and your physical proximity to the central office, also affect the bandwidth/speed of your connection. If you truly think you have a modem issue, take it to the local cable office and ask for a newer one.
Dec 7, 2017
No. You can't up the speed just by the modem, it is configured on the Cable head end.
Dec 7, 2017
if you have an old modem then it can affect your internet speeds you should probably upgrade to a new modem preferably linksys or cistco
Dec 7, 2017

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