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Boilermaker

join:2001-12-20
Carmel, IN
Reviews:
·Bright House
reply to BHNtechXpert

Re: Installing personally owned Modem

Actually, I am not familiar with what the firmware updates will bring. Are these standard manufacturer firmwares that I could download from the manufacturer's website, or are these firmwares tweaked for Brighthouse? I ask because I am curious.

Please do not misunderstand; I do want to play well with the network.

My thought was that the modem would either work or not work at all. I did not see it causing a disruption to others. I assumed that a standard-compliant DOCSIS 3.0 modem would work with the network without causing problems.

The current Brighthouse-supplied modem I am using is:
Netgear Cable Modem Gateway<<HW_REV: 1.00; VENDOR: Netgear; BOOTR: 2.1.7f01; SW_REV: V4.4.2R05; MODEL: CGD24CPR>>

The latest firmware for the CGD24G is 4.4.8, but I cannot find the latest version for the CGD24CPR.

Without updates, what kind of things may happen?

Thank you.


BHNtechXpert
BHN Staff
Premium,VIP
join:2006-02-16
Saint Petersburg, FL
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said by Boilermaker:

Actually, I am not familiar with what the firmware updates will bring. Are these standard manufacturer firmwares that I could download from the manufacturer's website, or are these firmwares tweaked for Brighthouse? I ask because I am curious.

Please do not misunderstand; I do want to play well with the network.

My thought was that the modem would either work or not work at all. I did not see it causing a disruption to others. I assumed that a standard-compliant DOCSIS 3.0 modem would work with the network without causing problems.

The current Brighthouse-supplied modem I am using is:
Netgear Cable Modem Gateway<<HW_REV: 1.00; VENDOR: Netgear; BOOTR: 2.1.7f01; SW_REV: V4.4.2R05; MODEL: CGD24CPR>>

The latest firmware for the CGD24G is 4.4.8, but I cannot find the latest version for the CGD24CPR.

Without updates, what kind of things may happen?

Thank you.

Just depends on the update. I too really do not want to get into the technical aspects of this because frankly there's way way too much to cover and not enough time (sorry but I'm one guy in a lot of places and service impactful issues come first)...suffice it to say (and it's really good advice) either stick with our provided modem or go with one on the list....period. If you live in Florida or some other lightning prone area you are far better with our modem then your own.
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Boilermaker

join:2001-12-20
Carmel, IN
Reviews:
·Bright House
said by BHNtechXpert:

Just depends on the update. I too really do not want to get into the technical aspects of this because frankly there's way way too much to cover and not enough time (sorry but I'm one guy in a lot of places and service impactful issues come first)...suffice it to say (and it's really good advice) either stick with our provided modem or go with one on the list....period. If you live in Florida or some other lightning prone area you are far better with our modem then your own.

Well, these three modems I have were free, so I am not too concerned about lightning, which is not as common as it is in Florida. It took me a second to realize you meant lightning and not Lightning.

I will probably stick with the provided modem and look into buying a better modem off the list at some later time. I assume DOCSIS 3.0 modems on the list can be used with a non-Lightning plan.

Would you happen to know if the Brighthouse Netgear modem will be getting any firmware updates?