Thursday, December 27, 2012

I have to admit

He lost me at "the electric tape stops the electricity from escaping."

Then he goes into some bogus math to prove that somehow a DC (ok pulsating DC) can use inductance to double your internet speed.

How is this theory flawed- in layman's language.
Bonus points for what I consider the best answer/analogy.

How about this?
Even if it did work as advertized (I don't know how it could...but...) The fastest speed you're going to get on your computer is what you pay the company for.
Unless you can find a way to fool the switchgear in the main office, you're not going to get much more than you pay for.


  1. I call bullsh*t!

    The cable in your house is NOT likely to be the bottleneck to your speed.

    It's like an interstate highway. The roadway will support three hundred MPH, but your clapped-out Yugo can only do sixty, so you do sixty.


  2. I'd say he's built a Faraday cage, which will shield the ethernet cable from external emf noise and cut down the duplicate transmissions due to lost signals.

  3. Grateful Dead's Casey Jones"?

    Opening the comments in another tab brought up the idiot with the tape.

    CAT5 cable is twisted pairs, and the extra cable he's wrapped around the intact cable will have no effect at all on the cable's performance. Twisted pairs negate the effects of external AC magnetic fields by inducing the same signal into both wires, so the net effect is zero. If he wrapped the cable in aluminum foil and grounded one end, he would have the Faraday cage effect, like with coaxial cable.

    Information rates and Kirchhoff don't mix. That's total bull.

    I've got wireless internet here - in fact, I host a repeater for the area. Some days, I see really fast rates, over a couple megabytes per second, but last night around 10 PM, all I could get for some downloads was 25 kBPS.

    Serial communication, which is all of the internet, is a one-lane road. With no traffic, you can fly. When it's rush hour, you creep along. Nothing magical about his speed test - if he had done 20 samples of each cable, over a few hours, he could have some real reason to think his "fix" actually did something than waste good cable and tape.

    1. Casey Jones was two posts ago when I was talking about 0bamas budget ideas.


  4. I call BS as well, you could simply install a Cat-6A patch cable and that would truly increase your speed. You are NOT going to get more Up/Down Bandwith than your ISP allows anyway, they control the throttle based on what you are willing to pay a month.

    1. Allow me to expand on my initial thoughts. First, if you have a Cat-5E Patch Cable from your NIC card to your Cable/Fiber Modem you're looking at 150Mhz (approx), step that same Patch Cord up to a Cat-6A and you just increased your speed to 350Mhz (approx). Which does nothing unless you have a Gigabit port in your modem and Gigabit NIC card (NOT the standard 100Mhz in modems).BTW, that black electrical does stop electricty from leaking out, just not in the context he thinks.

  5. Nothing you do in your house effects your connection outside your house.

    You could make, easily, a gigabit fiber network connecting 3 or 4 or any number of computers inside your house. It would be so fast that the limiting factor would be the computer's ability to take the data in or out.

    However, when you connect those computers to the internet via your cable modem through a router, all of them would only send and receive internet data at the rate that your service provider permits. Like a bb through a soda straw, data only moves one bit at a time. Your service provider sets the limit on the number of straw you are allowed to suck.