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abitbent

join:2004-04-23
Brantford, ON

1 recommendation

reply to LINCSAT

Re: Rogers NEW Ultimate 150/10 With Hitron

Rogers Speed! Getting you to your usage cap quicker than ever before!

Hey here's a Ferrari, but don't drive it off the lot! That's just good value for money!



creed3020
Premium
join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
kudos:2
reply to LINCSAT

What is that weird electrical dongle looking thing on the back of the modem? It reminds me of my wife's BB usb charger.



tedy

@teksavvy.com
reply to Beermage

Purchase price is $149.xx not 199.xx. Rogers Plus stores started to get the rental modems this week. No purchase once yet.


kliles

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON
reply to creed3020

I wondered that too (I have no idea...) but my first guess was that it is a right-angle power connector so that the box lies flat on the wall?


aereolis

join:2003-06-12
Brampton, ON
reply to LINCSAT

They are saying this one has better wireless strength than the 3825. 2X2X was thrown around.
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mozerd
Light Will Pierce The Darkness
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join:2004-04-23
Nepean, ON
reply to LINCSAT

If the Hitron is installed close to the electrical panel -- like I've seen done in many homes -- wireless coverage will be very poor.

Hitron is a Taiwanese company so in all probability they are using Ralink wireless chip tech -- so if the Hitron is Properly placed [centrally located and as high up as possible away from any obstacles] wireless coverage should be decent or adequate but certainly not terrific. I seriously doubt that the Hitron will be properly placed by the installer.
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aereolis

join:2003-06-12
Brampton, ON

said by mozerd:

If the Hitron is installed close to the electrical panel -- like I've seen done in many homes -- wireless coverage will be very poor.

Hitron is a Taiwanese company so in all probability they are using Ralink wireless chip tech -- so if the Hitron is Properly placed [centrally located and as high up as possible away from any obstacles] wireless coverage should be decent or adequate but certainly not terrific. I seriously doubt that the Hitron will be properly placed by the installer.

Most somewhat educated installers attempt to install them on the main floor(central), however many people still have desktop computers that they want to connect with a wired connection and don't want to buy an adapter for them to use the internet, so the modem gets stuck where the desktop goes.
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LuvRogers

@on.ca
reply to HiVolt

$268.93 total with modem rental, unlimited usage on ultimate plus. conditions apply.



HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21

said by LuvRogers :

$268.93 total with modem rental, unlimited usage on ultimate plus. conditions apply.

That's psycho.


creed3020
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Kitchener, ON
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reply to kliles

said by kliles:

I wondered that too (I have no idea...) but my first guess was that it is a right-angle power connector so that the box lies flat on the wall?

I can't see it being the power supply. This modem needs an AC to DC conversion, usually in the form of a brick. It also has a traditional power plug on the back. Perhaps it offers some other functionality.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

That's psycho.

Agree 1000%. I think some folks lose a grip on reality when it comes to their Internet connection. $268.93 just to surf the web and DL a few movies etc. IMHO time for a little perspective on what it is you're actually paying for......


HiVolt
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Toronto, ON
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reply to creed3020

said by creed3020:

said by kliles:

I wondered that too (I have no idea...) but my first guess was that it is a right-angle power connector so that the box lies flat on the wall?

I can't see it being the power supply. This modem needs an AC to DC conversion, usually in the form of a brick. It also has a traditional power plug on the back. Perhaps it offers some other functionality.

Maybe it's for MoCA (Multimedia over Coax). maybe you plug in an extension cord to it, or it has some retractable cord inside that you pull out and plug it to an outlet for MoCA.
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elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

said by HiVolt:

Maybe it's for MoCA (Multimedia over Coax). maybe you plug in an extension cord to it, or it has some retractable cord inside that you pull out and plug it to an outlet for MoCA.

Well, considering I spend a massive amount of time researching PC related hardware it sure would be nice if someone were to post the exact model number of Rogers latest cash cow in a box (then we would all know what the heck it is)......


yyzlhr

@rogers.com
reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

said by creed3020:

said by kliles:

I wondered that too (I have no idea...) but my first guess was that it is a right-angle power connector so that the box lies flat on the wall?

I can't see it being the power supply. This modem needs an AC to DC conversion, usually in the form of a brick. It also has a traditional power plug on the back. Perhaps it offers some other functionality.

Maybe it's for MoCA (Multimedia over Coax). maybe you plug in an extension cord to it, or it has some retractable cord inside that you pull out and plug it to an outlet for MoCA.

But why would Rogers include that? MoCA is not something they support for anything aside from their whole home pvr service and that does not require the set top boxes to be hooked up to any sort of router or modem.


HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21

Errr, I meant to say Powerline Networking, not MOCA... sorry...

Maybe they'll be offering one of those plug in adapters that you can plug in wherever you need internet (but wifi doesnt reach or the devices dont have wifi).



yyzlhr

@rogers.com
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

said by HiVolt:

Maybe it's for MoCA (Multimedia over Coax). maybe you plug in an extension cord to it, or it has some retractable cord inside that you pull out and plug it to an outlet for MoCA.

Well, considering I spend a massive amount of time researching PC related hardware it sure would be nice if someone were to post the exact model number of Rogers latest cash cow in a box (then we would all know what the heck it is)......

»www.hitron-americas.com/products/cgn-2/

It's a customized version of the CGN2. The Rogers version has the red spots to make it consistent with the company branding, not sure if there are any internal or firmware based customizations.


elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
Premium
join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
kudos:2
reply to HiVolt

He can blow through the cap downloading "Linux Distros" in under 4 hours.



elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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Somewhere in
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reply to creed3020

said by creed3020:

said by kliles:

I wondered that too (I have no idea...) but my first guess was that it is a right-angle power connector so that the box lies flat on the wall?

I can't see it being the power supply. This modem needs an AC to DC conversion, usually in the form of a brick. It also has a traditional power plug on the back. Perhaps it offers some other functionality.

Technically you don't need a brick, it's just cheaper to provide one for the 120/220v 50/60hz conversions.
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elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to LINCSAT

Specs are here: »www.hitron-americas.com/assets/C···heet.pdf



HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21

Nothing mentioned about that funny plug there...

But at least it's still only 8x4 channel bonding capable, meaning those with 8x4 cisco modems (and other modems on 3rd party providers) arent gonna be left out anytime soon.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

1 recommendation

said by HiVolt:

.....meaning those with 8x4 cisco modems (and other modems on 3rd party providers) arent gonna be left out anytime soon.

Yea, Cisco clearly states on it's Retail boxes that the DPC3XXX series is futureproof and IPv6 ready.............


PassingBy

@ica.net
reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

Nothing mentioned about that funny plug there...

Looks like a USB charging cube that the OP just sat on that lip. I have a white one from Rayovac that sells at Walmart. You can use it to plug any device with a USB cable into the wall for charging so I doubt it has any relation to this modem at all. I actually plug one into the switched outlet at the back of my Rogers PVR, plug a USB powered fan into it and aim it at an attached external hard drive enclosure to keep it running cooler.


FastEddie
Premium,Ex-Mod 2001-13
join:2000-12-29
Channel Z
kudos:6


I lightened the picture up for you guys.






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PassingBy

@ica.net
reply to PassingBy

said by HiVolt:

Nothing mentioned about that funny plug there...

I get it now ... that cube plug was just something placed there to hide what looks like a S/N tag behind it.


HiVolt
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Toronto, ON
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said by PassingBy :

said by HiVolt:

Nothing mentioned about that funny plug there...

I get it now ... that cube plug was just something placed there to hide what looks like a S/N tag behind it.

Hah! It looks like you may be right.. I hadn't noticed the flat part that its resting on.

Threw us for a nice curveball, and geeky possibilities of what it may be for, lol...


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to PassingBy

I take my hat off to the OP. Actually that's very clever. That cube has garnered more attention than the Gateway itself. Doesn't take a lot to distract us.....



J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
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join:2004-04-01
Kitchener, ON
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reply to abitbent

said by abitbent:

Rogers Speed! Getting you to your usage cap quicker than ever before!

Hey here's a Ferrari, but don't drive it off the lot! That's just good value for money!

Yeah, it's like building an 18-lane expressway with a 180 kph speed limit but it's only 2 km long...
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creed3020
Premium
join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
kudos:2
reply to elitefx

Damm...now I just have to laugh at myself.

We definitely took that one for a run. The absence of anything in the manual should have been our first clue.