[thelist] Cable Modem

Jono Young Jono at brookgroup.com
Wed Dec 24 08:59:56 CST 2003

Cool, I'll look into my options for buying a modem.  After a year it would
be paid for.  

I think that you can get a signal booster for your cable line, which may
help?  Comcast's first step I always to unplug the modem and let it sit for
a moment, they are just reading the how-to screen on their computer.  Are
you on a PC or a Mac?  I use a Mac, so I am not sure what proper technical
steps would be on a PC...if any exist for such a problem?  Is your Cable TV
reception fuzzy or bad at the same time your Internet access hangs up?

Take a look at this site to see if others in your area are having problems
as well:  <http://www.broadbandreports.com/>

You can test your connection against others in your area, and post your test
results.  There is also a good bit of info here.  Maybe you can find someone
else who has had the same problem, and fixed it?  Here's the link to the
testing section:  <http://www.broadbandreports.com/tools>

On 12/23/03 8:00 PM, "Sam Carter" <scforum at iness.com> wrote:

> You can buy a modem and save the $5/month.  I did a year ago, but I still
> have problems which Comcast tech support occasionally informs me to unplug
> the modem to resolve.
> Hard to believe but true.
> Other Comcast users's I've spoken to do not have these problems so I'll
> agree the high interruption frequency is localized, perhaps down to my block

Jono Young

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