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tech9

@wa.us

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Bypass Comcast's "garden wall* or activation screen

i just moved and i connected my modem to the wall and all the wires to the compouter, just to see if it will work. All lights started blinking and I get the comcast page, the garden wall page. how do I bypass this screen and use internet, I dont have a comcast account and my my modem is not modded. Will it work if get my friend's comcast username and password and activate it again thru my computer?

p.s if you gonna tell me its wrong, illegal, blah blah then just save it and move on.



meskinct
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Your modem needs to be provisioned on the network. In order to do that, you need an account.
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NathanO

join:2008-08-21
Moorestown, NJ
reply to tech9

You can just call 1800-COM-CAST and they will activate it. You can also make an account on the phone



Cjaiceman
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Parker, CO
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You can't use your friends account as Comcast only allows 1 modem per account, unless its for a special setup, and then they still charge for the second modem. Also, without Comcast provisioning your modem its not possible to access the internet without a modded modem, they closed up all the loopholes a long time ago. If your looking for free internet your in the wrong forums And WHEN you get caught, you will be screwed.

Just save yourself the headache and the risk of being caught and just call 1-800-Comcast, they should give you a good promo deal since your a new customer.
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Cabal
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reply to tech9

Comcast is smarter than that. Sorry.
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Rob
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I found this online, not sure how reliable it is:

HOW TO BYPASS COMCAST'S GARDEN WALL/ACTIVATION SCREEN:

1) Locate a telephone.
2) Dial 1-800-266-2278
3) Follow the prompts and select "Sales" department
4) Instruct agent who answers you want Comcast Internet.
5) After you've successfully setup an account with Comcast, ask to be transferred to the "CHSI" department for provisioning.
6) After provisioning, power cycle your modem.

Once you have completed step 6, you will have successfully bypassed Comcast's garden wall/activation screen.
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Meester_Serg

join:2003-07-01
Lancaster, PA



lol



Khaos
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reply to Rob

Classic!



GeekJedi
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Mukwonago, WI

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reply to tech9

Hi,

I have a car that runs on gasoline. I see that the pumps at the local gas station fit my gas tank, however, I have no money.

Is there a way to put gas in my car without paying for it?
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ctggzg
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said by tech9 :

p.s if you gonna tell me its wrong, illegal, blah blah then just save it and move on.
The thread should have ended right there.
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WiFiguru
To infinity... and beyond
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join:2005-06-21
Irvine, CA
reply to tech9

Re: Bypass Comcast's "garden wall* or activation screen

There is one way, though I will not state it.

The easiest way is to call Comcast and establish service!


Da Man

join:2008-05-08
Hanover, PA

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I will because I'm curious if it works. I've read all you have to do is change the DNS server.



Comcaster E1

@comcast.net
reply to tech9

The comment about changing DNS server is incorrect, when an unregistered modem connects to the network it gets provisioned with a walled-garden bootfile


grazed

join:2006-10-15
Havertown, PA
reply to tech9

There is -no- way to bypass the walled garden config. Changing DNS servers will not remedy this. Nothing will.

The only way to do so is to use modded modems/firmware. And when you do that... well... It starts to get illegal.



skipon11
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join:2005-06-09
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to tech9

Turn left at the front door.


djcrazy
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reply to tech9

You could hack your modem, but I don't recommend it because you will get caught. They can pretty much pinpoint your block in your neighborhood and go from there. Do a trace route to somewhere and you can see how close it gets at the first hop. If you really want free internet, just go get a wi-fi card and the wi-fi radar program and let it scan for open wi-fi in your neighborhood. My friend has been doing that for over 2 years.


grazed

join:2006-10-15
Havertown, PA

said by djcrazy:

You could hack your modem, but I don't recommend it because you will get caught. They can pretty much pinpoint your block in your neighborhood and go from there. Do a trace route to somewhere and you can see how close it gets at the first hop. If you really want free internet, just go get a wi-fi card and the wi-fi radar program and let it scan for open wi-fi in your neighborhood. My friend has been doing that for over 2 years.
While I'm not suggesting that he should be trying to do this, your statement is false. They would be able to trace it to the node, not your block. It would be like a needle in a haystack.

Your first hop is shared with a few thousand other people. Unless they went door to door for thousands of customers and disconnected their internet one by one to see, they would most likely never know who it is.

Da Man

join:2008-05-08
Hanover, PA
reply to Comcaster E1

So these reports would be incorrect?



gar187er
I do this for a living

join:2006-06-24
Dover, DE
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yes they are...lol....hard to get your MODEM to work right when you change your dns on your computer....lol


grazed

join:2006-10-15
Havertown, PA
reply to Da Man

said by Da Man:

So these reports would be incorrect?
Yes, those reports are incorrect. Try it yourself. AFAIK it is not a question of DNS, more so the mac being approved on their end.

The way these "hacked" modems get online is by forcing whatever config the user chooses to be downloaded and used from comcast's tfp server.

After that is done, the modem connects, and since the custom firmware puts it off the grid, (comcast cannot poll the modem) there is no way for the modem to be flagged as unregistered. It's a simple concept really.


pnjunction
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reply to tech9

Take a piece of cable and make one of these. You should be able to figure out the rest.


Johkal
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reply to tech9

Since you have decided to bypass paying for service, why not just find an open wireless service from a neighbor?
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patcat88

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Jamaica, NY
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reply to GeekJedi

said by GeekJedi:

Is there a way to put gas in my car without paying for it?
Take an assault rifle, put on a ski mask, goto convenience store, ask to "borrow some money", leave convenience store, put assault rifle in your trunk, get in car, drive away to gas station, take off ski mask before you get out of your car, hand money to clerk, pump your gas.


sortofageek
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OK, now that we've all had our fun ...

said by tech9 :

p.s if you gonna tell me its wrong, illegal, blah blah then just save it and move on.
Actually, you should probably review the Site Posting Rules, third rule in particular. Discussion of any actual "howto" in response to your question would violate that rule.
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Jim Gurd
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Livonia, MI
reply to grazed

said by grazed:

There is -no- way to bypass the walled garden config.
Yes there is. Call them and they will provision it for you over the phone.

I have done this when swapping out a modem in the past. I did not have to download and install their software in order to get the modem working once I called them.
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Badonkadonk
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Naperville, IL
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Who said anything about installing their software?

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