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Review by ArrayList See Profile

  • Location: Evanston,Cook,IL
  • Cost: $60 per month
  • Install: about 14 days
Good "reliable"
Bad "expensive, do not get speeds advertised"
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·RCN CABLE
I signed up for the 105 blast plus promo for $60/month for 12 months, but I've never received the speeds that were advertised. They claim that the offer never existed. I would make a bigger deal about it, but I am moving in a few weeks and will be cancelling my service at that time. The 250gb data cap is suspended for the time being and I am using my service to the fullest of it's potential while I can.

If there is anything Comcast needs to work on it would be their marketing sucks. They advertised one thing and I never got it. I got some other package and they refuse to let me have the package I signed up for at the price advertised.

member for 9.7 years, 2400 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 136 days ago

Comments:
JohnShade

join:2009-03-07
Pearland, TX

Extreme 105

One of the issues that I have seen is that customers are not educated about the hardware requirements to actually get 105 reliably. hardwired only-Cat 6 ethernet (not Cat 5) and a gigabyte ethernet card. Most on-board ethernet cards are 10/100's

ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
Reviews:
·RCN CABLE
·Comcast

Re: Extreme 105

No, I can get 105 easily over wireless with my access point(RT-N66U). The only thing holding me back is Comcast.

here is a speed test.
»www.speedtest.net/result/3666492067.png

my signal levels are fine also.

and no, most on-board Ethernet cards are not 10/100. Gigabit has been the standard in personal computers for the last 3+ years.
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JohnShade

join:2009-03-07
Pearland, TX

Re: Extreme 105

Log in over at the Comcast Direct Forum. The people there are Comcast Corporate Engineering/Technical, look up Netdog

ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA

Re: Extreme 105

Like I said, I'm moving very soon. Not going to bother with it.
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A sane approach to our federal budget: Ignore the tea party
T4K

join:2002-03-13
Fort Lauderdale, FL
You forgot to note CAT 5e delivers Gigabit speeds also.
JohnShade

join:2009-03-07
Pearland, TX

105

Thanks for the feed back. I'm fairly old school and haven't dealt with high speed networking for awhile.