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Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 11:31 PM

Max connections per download, settings, restrictions?

How would you adjust these download settings for best performance? Are there any restrictions? Sorry for the duplicate post, but the other one had no edit option.

ACE - Expert

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24.4K Messages

4 months ago

Call Max. It's their service now, not AT&T's. Are you having issues with downloads? The recommended settings should work fine.

New Member

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8 Messages

4 months ago

Call Max?? Forgive me for asking, but, were you joking? Please clarify.  I have no idea what that reference to "Max" is.  What recommended settings? There are no guidelines there, but simply blanks to be filled in according to user preference.  Are you saying that there is no opportunity to achieve superior performance by making adjustments to those settings?

Are there is no restriction/limit imposed by the provider on chunk downloading, as many as 32 max connections?

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Former Employee

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22.4K Messages

4 months ago

Start with listing what ATT equipment you have, followed by the speed tier subscribed to?

Uverse platform current gateway models are the 599/5268, BGW-210 and BGW-320 with speed tiers as follow…

ADSL2+ .76, 1.5, 3, 5, 10, 18/1

VDSL FTTN 25/2, 25/5, 45/6, 50/10, 75/8, 75/20, 100/20.

FTTP 100, 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000

If have G.Fast MDU not aware of what equipment or software is provided as this is relatively rare service.

If have ATT AIR FWA product a very recent released product with no experience working with the equipment which is the ATT ALL-FI HUB CGW-450. I would estimate there might be 50,000+ accounts on this product as there was 25,000 as of October 1, 2023. This equipment is direct shipped to customer with no on site tech installation or onsite support. 

Former Employee

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22.4K Messages

4 months ago

MAX, would be the renamed HBO MAX which has been sold to DISCOVERY, therefore if the screen shots is for internet settings for MAX, the recommendation is to contact MAX as not an ATT product. 

ACE - Expert

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24.4K Messages

4 months ago

@NOLIAN  It's what @my thoughts posted above. AT&T has no control over Max so if you want "superior" performance from Max (which is hit and miss on any platform) then play around with the settings to see what gives you superior performance. If AT&T doesn't allow more than 8 connections you're done. Or, you may set it to whatever you want but not notice any improvement because AT&T will allow what it will.

HBO Max, now called Max, is owned by WBD (WarnerBrothers/Discovery).

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New Member

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8 Messages

4 months ago

Guys, I just took it for granted that you recognized this universal, long time, generic internet download option/standard, found in the settings of numerous download devices.

Those settings I posted are from a third party download manager.  Has nothing to do with HBO. 

Max is short for maximum.  Also called "Chunk" downloading.  Can I assume you are familiar with that term?

Years ago, obviously, compared to today, the internet was "limited" technologically, so there were general limits imposed on the user, around 8-10 max (maximum) connections per download, to keep browsing "traffic jams" under control.  In other words, to keep a large group of users from slowing things down for everyone by personally imposing/enabling these high maximum connections per download. 

For those continuing to abuse the privilege was the threat to cancel service.  I assume the threat was enough to get most to fall in line.

I just came here to see if the same ground rules wee in effect before I went ahead and experimented with those settings.

FWIW, I have a BGW-210 modem, but in this context, is it really relevant?

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ACE - Expert

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35.5K Messages

4 months ago

There are no stock answers to your questions.  Play with the settings.  See what happens.  Rinse, repeat.

Be aware that you're sharing your Fiber connection from the PFP in your neighborhood to the CO with up to 32/64 of your neighbors and what bandwidth you consume is not available for others.  Be a good neighbor (like State Farm).

ACE - Expert

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24.4K Messages

4 months ago

@NOLIAN  Ok, now that you've explained it a little more clearer you're not discussing Max, the streaming service, you're asking about general download settings. I don't know how relevant those settings are nowadays now that providers and their supplied equipment have become more robust. But again, just play around with the settings and see if you notice any improvement or issues. AT&T will only allow you what they want so those settings may not make any difference anymore, given the connected devices. 

New Member

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8 Messages

4 months ago

Thanks, I covered that in detail in my last post, but nobody wants to answer my question?  Simply, as in the past, is there a industry recognized limit, and, if so, what is that limit? Is that what you are alluding to by "There are no stock answers to your questions"?

I'm here because I want to respect my internet neighbors.

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ACE - Expert

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35.5K Messages

4 months ago

It boils down to not filling up the pipe and not taxing the resources you're downloading from.  I would think the suggestion of 8 would be the high end of what I would pick.  I'd calculate the bandwidth per connection so that you're only using a fraction of your subscription.  For example if you have 1000 Mbps service, 125 Mbps per channel would be full pipe with 8 connections and may interfere with your own streaming, web browsing, etc.  63 Mbps per channel would save half of your subscribed pipe for other uses and would be pretty fair even if you downloaded 24 / 7.  

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