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Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to Davesnothere

Re: Advanced package in Cogeco areas

said by Davesnothere:

BTW, the user that you mentioned, where did they get THEIR DPC3000 ?

I'll PM you


rocca
Start.ca
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join:2008-11-16
London, ON
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reply to Mort
said by Mort :

So, if I sign up today for the current "Advanced" package (16/1) and rent/purchase a D2 modem, will I be able to switch over to the 20/1 package when it becomes available? What about switching of the D2 modem to a D3 ... will there be some sort of credit?

If you signed up today the Advanced package would be the 16/1. We'll be reevaluating all the packages shortly as we try to bring 30 and 50mbps speeds onboard but it is too soon to tell you with 100% certainty what those will look like now.

As for a 'trade up' program for purchased modems, sorry that's not likely. If you're concerned with future-proofing for higher speeds, the D3 modems should be available for purchase within a couple weeks.

Thanks and have a great day!


Mort

@teksavvy.com
Thanks Rocca. As for the modem issue, what if I just rent a D2 for now and then decide to upgrade to a D3 and/or higher package? Can I just exchange the D2 for the D3?


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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reply to rocca
If you're planning on 30 and 50 in the not-too-distant future, I'm going to grab me one of those cheap DCP3000s off Ebay before they're all gobbled up by other anxious former-Cogeco customers.


Davesnothere
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said by Gone:

If you're planning on 30 and 50 in the not-too-distant future, I'm going to grab me one of those cheap DCP3000s off Ebay before they're all gobbled up by other anxious former-Cogeco customers.

 
I resemble that remark !

Phorkster
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join:2004-06-27
Windsor, ON
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Watch out for knock offs.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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said by Phorkster:

Watch out for knock offs.

These aren't free-to-air receivers we're talking about here, haha.

Phorkster
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join:2004-06-27
Windsor, ON
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Most of the Pap2T ATAs on ebay are knock offs. Super high failure rates. Just lookin out for my bros.


Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
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An ATA I could understand. A cable modem is a whole other beast.


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON

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reply to rocca
Results of my eBay DPC3000:

Came with:

Bootloader Revision: PSPU-Boot 1.0.0.4
Current Software Revision: dpc3000-v303r2391-100729aCMCST
Firmware Name: dpc3000-v303r2391-100729aCMCST.bin
Firmware Build Time: 20100729151242

Plugged into a friend's Cogeco outlet. Began firmware download, after 10 minutes it rebooted and then had:

Bootloader Revision: PSPU-Boot 1.0.0.4
Current Software Revision: dpc3000-v303r2392-100812a
Firmware Name: dpc3000-v303r2392-100812a.bin
Firmware Build Time: 20100812134655

DHCP results:

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.69.175.x(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.192.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : April-06-12 9:58:55 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : April-06-12 10:58:55 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.69.128.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.226.1.122
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 247990953
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-FD-A0-8x-x
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.226.1.208

All HTTP navigation leads to "Cogeco Modem Assignment Environment".

Modem purchased from: »www.ebay.ca/itm/370595796274


Davesnothere
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said by Last Parade:

....All HTTP navigation leads to "Cogeco Modem Assignment Environment"....

 
aka the GOUGEco Walled Garden

Funny that it did it in two steps (first the front part of the number v301 to v303, and later the back part 2391... to 2392...), but the final result seems to match what is in my active Cogeco modem.

This is encouraging.

rivet

join:2012-03-12
Kingston, ON
reply to Last Parade
I would love to buy from ebay but isn't that nearly $100 after shipping for a used one.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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Not when you ship it to the UPS depot in Buffalo and pick it up yourself.


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
said by Gone:

Not when you ship it to the UPS depot in Buffalo and pick it up yourself.

this


Davesnothere
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reply to Mort
said by Mort :

Thanks Rocca. As for the modem issue, what if I just RENT a D2 for now and then decide to upgrade to a D3 and/or higher package?

Can I just exchange the D2 for the D3?

 
That sounds much like what I have arranged, though the 30+ Mb plans are news to me, if true.

For any folks who prefer an ASAP install date on a Cogeco feed, and do not mind swapping modems later, please read this post :

»Re: Just Signed Off


silvercat

join:2007-11-07
I think if I ever do sign up with Start, i'll wait for the DCM475 to get approved.

Timmy2Teeth

join:2006-12-05
Fort Erie, ON
reply to rocca
Any update on the move back to 20/1.5?


rocca
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Sorry. Not yet, will post here as soon as there is an update.

jagerman

join:2011-01-10
Kingston, ON
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In that case, is there any news on Cogeco approving another D3 modem (which presumably is the holdup for new plans beyond 16/1)? Or are they still dragging their feet to keep Start away from their highest revenue customers? Err, I mean of course, are they still taking the minimum time necessary to do extensive technical and marketing testing while ensuring maximum network reliability and throughput in this age of highly competitive ISP markets with challenging asymmetric network infrastructure and buildout synergies?


rocca
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The issue isn't the modems at this point, the DPC3000 works great. It's the unavailability of the 20/1.5 profile for TPIA. We're working on it...

jagerman

join:2011-01-10
Kingston, ON
I concur that it works great (I'm using one, and happy with it), but aren't they in short supply, or have you found a hidden cache somewhere?


rocca
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I think we'll be okay for the near future, have other things in the works for long-term.


Davesnothere
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reply to jagerman
said by jagerman:

....Err, I mean of course, are they still taking the minimum time necessary to do extensive technical and marketing testing while ensuring maximum network reliability and throughput in this age of highly competitive ISP markets with challenging asymmetric network infrastructure and buildout synergies?

 
....while proliferating socialogical prognostications from the podium.

ROFL @ yer wall'o'technobabble !

--

We have only 2 things about which to worry :
(1) That things may never get back to normal
(2) That they already HAVE !

Steveb1986

join:2011-09-01
Hamilton, ON
reply to rocca
Any timeline or estimate for the switch to 20/1.5?

Looking forward to the upgrade

Thanks.