[UFO Chicago] Cable modems

W. Scott Lockwood III scott at guppylog.com
Sat Mar 26 04:54:13 PDT 2011

Interesting. Have any UVerse users had this problem? I have actually had an
issue with their (AT&T's) equipment. They're not perfect, by any stretch.
These sorts of Shenanigans don't seem to be an issue for me however.


W. Scott Lockwood III 

From: ufo-bounces at ufo.chicago.il.us [mailto:ufo-bounces at ufo.chicago.il.us]
On Behalf Of Calvin Pryor
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 5:00 PM
To: ufo at ufo.chicago.il.us
Subject: Re: [UFO Chicago] Cable modems


I have Comcrap as well. I haven't purchased a separate modem because Comcast
will only provide support for their modems. Having to deal with the
manufacturer myself, and the possibility of having to wait several business
days for a replacement (or pay a small fortune for overnite shipping) was
reason enough for me to keep renting their modem. Plus, if you purchase your
own, it would be giving Comcast an easy scapegoat. I am 100% positive they
would blame all connection issues on your "customer bought" modem and try to
dump you off on the manufacturer. When my cable modem got bricked after some
heavy lightning, I just went to a Comcast center, got a new modem and was
back online in less than 3 hours. It's a rip but it does have some benefits.


Calvin Pryor
calvinpryor at gmail.com

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Brian Sobolak <brian at planetshwoop.com>

My cable company (Comcrap) now charges me $7/month to rent a modem from
them. This is 100% more than when I started renting this from them in
2007.  What's more, *it's the same modem*.

Anyone purchased and used a cable modem with success?


UFO Chicago -- Users of Free Operating Systems
Free Software Rules -- Proprietary Drools!

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://ufo.chicago.il.us/pipermail/ufo/attachments/20110326/1d6ca521/attachment.htm 

More information about the ufo mailing list