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andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to DaneJasper

Re: Does Comcast $7/mo modem include WiFi

As mentioned, the general consensus is to stay away from 'gateway' devices (modem and router combined.) You have no control over the firmware of the router section, plus I wouldn't be surprised that Comcast could fully access all of the routers settings, including security and passwords. Although some of these may be able to be put into a bridge mode (bypass the internal router), it may be a hassle and require convincing Comcast of it.

If you want Comcast phone, then you mostly have to rent and use an eMTA. You can sometimes buy one, but only at full retail from certain Best Buy stores.

If you only want HSI, you are probably best off buying your own modem.


DaneJasper
Sonic.Net
Premium,VIP
join:2001-08-20
Santa Rosa, CA
kudos:9
said by andyross:

If you want Comcast phone, then you mostly have to rent and use an eMTA. You can sometimes buy one, but only at full retail from certain Best Buy stores.

If you only want HSI, you are probably best off buying your own modem.

What's an eMTA?

Best off is one thing - but most consumers won't do anything aside from the default, taking equipment from the provider. I'm trying to understand what that equipment IS.

-Dane

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
said by DaneJasper:

said by andyross:

If you want Comcast phone, then you mostly have to rent and use an eMTA. You can sometimes buy one, but only at full retail from certain Best Buy stores.

If you only want HSI, you are probably best off buying your own modem.

What's an eMTA?

It's a modem that also handles cable phone service. Supposedly, due to 911 regulations (Comcast says), only approved devices can be connected to their system.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embedded_M···pter#MTA