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Digiti

@rr.com
reply to Dampier

Re: [TWC] Virtually All TWC Customers Face $3.95 Modem Rental Fe

I purchased and provisioned my Motorola SB 5120 modem[on the leased list] about two years ago but was charged the fee this month. I called the CSR and got the error corrected. I realize that it is Docsis 2.0 and does not do ipv-6 but it is OK for now. Also there is some controversy as to whether the newer Sb 6141 on the TWC buy list will do ipv-6. If it does not do ipv-6 then there is no advantage in my doing an upgrade because my modem has the same specs.



hobgoblin
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»www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Vid···S-EN.pdf

The modem supports IPV6 according to the manufacturers.

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digiti123

join:2010-12-05

Sorry my mistake, I was referring to the Docsis 2.0 Motorola SB5101 not the SB6141 in regard to Ipv-6 compatibility in my Digiti post above.



Steve Mehs
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reply to NormanS

quote:
The year is irrelevant. And 5Mb/s is an acceptable alternative to surrendering my first born son AND left nut for "blazing fast" cable Internet.
Actually its completely relevant. I’m an electronics geek and live for technology. I had 5Mb broadband back in 2005, if I still was at the speed I’d be appalled. As time goes by, things get bigger, faster, more stable and reliable, and I enjoy keeping up with the latest advancements in technology.

quote:
You are using them all at the same time?
I’d say at most 5-7 devices are using network resources on any given Sunday during football and the race. Right now two computers are in use, the Xbox is downloading updates, the DirecTV DVR is downloading Boardwalk Empire on HBO On Demand and I’m streaming Sirius XM from my tablet to the Jambox.

The faster downstream/upstream speeds are nice, especially when I was on vacation a few months ago. I used the backdoor way to stream TWC TV without having to be directly on your home network. Using Team Viewer to remote desktop into connect to my home computer and stream the TWC TV in the browser while I was in Ohio. Hooked my laptop up to the hotel TV via HDMI and it was just like I was at home. Between the nice wideband connection at home and being in a decent Sprint 4G area I was all set.
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hobgoblin
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Slingbox is better btw.

Hob



fartness
computersoc dot com
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Look Outside
reply to Digiti

I can get a 6141 for $79.99 on Amazon, is this a good deal?

I have EL 10/1 for ~$42 so hopefully the price stays the same and they don't charge me for a modem.


Dampier
Phillip M Dampier

join:2003-03-23
Rochester, NY

said by fartness:

I can get a 6141 for $79.99 on Amazon, is this a good deal?

I have EL 10/1 for ~$42 so hopefully the price stays the same and they don't charge me for a modem.

Yes, buy it immediately. I paid $100. Just make sure it is not the 6121, which was running around that $80 price.
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Dampier
Phillip M Dampier

join:2003-03-23
Rochester, NY
reply to Pervis

said by Pervis:

Well, I just got the postcard (TWC-NC) and it says that the internet service price will be reduced by a corresponding $3.95 so it's a wash. Still, I'd rather own my own equipment. What is the group consensus for the best one to buy?

Oh, I currently have standard Road Runner service with a Motorola SURFboard SB5101 modem.

I believe NC TWC systems do their annual rate hikes in November. Don't be surprised if the rate hike next month erases that reduction.

TWC plans ongoing rate increases for broadband "because we can."
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ArgMeMatey

join:2001-08-09
Milwaukee, WI
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reply to Dampier

said by Dampier:

Just make sure it is not the 6121, which was running around that $80 price.

I just searched Amazon.com for "SB6141".
The first hit is the SB6141 at $130.
The second is the SB6121 at $80.
Then it's the SB6580 at $135.

No 6141s on Amazon at the $80 price.
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dcurrey
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join:2004-06-29
reply to Dampier

$80 is cheap for a SB6141 I would double check that. Not seeing it myself.

$80 is about right for the 121s. See a lot of those being sold locally for around $70 to $80. Strange that they are not on the approved list for here.


jh2010

join:2009-09-03
Brooklyn, NY
reply to Dampier

I got my SB6141 from Amazon in June for $95.
I now see the price as $130 like the others.



fartness
computersoc dot com
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Look Outside
reply to Dampier

said by Dampier:

said by fartness:

I can get a 6141 for $79.99 on Amazon, is this a good deal?

I have EL 10/1 for ~$42 so hopefully the price stays the same and they don't charge me for a modem.

Yes, buy it immediately. I paid $100. Just make sure it is not the 6121, which was running around that $80 price.

Ah, you're right, it is the 6121. I'll wait and see if they charge me or not since I'm EL.


NormanS
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reply to Steve Mehs

said by Steve Mehs:

Actually its completely relevant. I’m an electronics geek and live for technology.

My condolences. I use technology, but I don't live for it. I have better things to do with my money.

Which reminds me; it is time to pick up 's PIECES2, which, oddly enough, costs the same as the difference between what I'd pay for "blazing fast" cable Internet from Comcast, and what I currently pay for my "tortoise slow" DSL from Sonic.net, LLC.
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Dampier
Phillip M Dampier

join:2003-03-23
Rochester, NY
reply to fartness

said by fartness:

said by Dampier:

said by fartness:

I can get a 6141 for $79.99 on Amazon, is this a good deal?

I have EL 10/1 for ~$42 so hopefully the price stays the same and they don't charge me for a modem.

Yes, buy it immediately. I paid $100. Just make sure it is not the 6121, which was running around that $80 price.

Ah, you're right, it is the 6121. I'll wait and see if they charge me or not since I'm EL.

A lot of people made that mistake, and I'm not sure why.

I am glad I saved you from going that route in error.
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Azrail

join:2011-07-14
Woodside, NY
reply to Dampier

I may say goodbye to TWC,too.
Experiencing packet loss and high latency more than 150days in this year, they always said that's my router/computer/network cable problem when I called Customer service.
How does it possible my router/computer/network cable have problem every 4pm~9pm, and no problem in other time?
If I but my own Modem, they will have one more option - that's your modem problem!
Anyway, just going to say, "goodbye TWC..."



fartness
computersoc dot com
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Look Outside
reply to Dampier

When I typed in the 6141 model number, all of them came up. 6141 was 1st result, 6121 was 2nd result, and much cheaper.



jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
reply to hobgoblin

said by hobgoblin:

Slingbox is better btw.

Hob

you'd think that TW would just offer something similar to their users - built into the set top box if necessary, or just through a web connection tied to user MACs and an account password.

i'm sure there are contract issues, but i bet a license through sling would sort things out.
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antdude
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United State
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reply to Dampier

Best Buy

»Best Buy Tells Time Warner Customers to Ditch VoIP



Lowtarget
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Alger, OH
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1 edit
reply to Steve Mehs

Re: [TWC] Virtually All TWC Customers Face $3.95 Modem Rental Fe

We been with TWC for a very long time. If they try to pull the $3.95 Modem Rental Fee on us. I'll be right on the phone in a single heart beat.

When we called about the 30/5 extreme broadband when it first came out. They had to send out a truck in order to change out the modem. Which you normally had to pay a small fee for them rolling out the truck to install the new modem.

But since we had service with TWC for all these years. They waived the fee for them coming and installing new modem. So they better waive the modem fee for us too.

Cause I will drop them like a hot potato without thinking twice. They are not the only fish in the pond here. We been here for 25+ years long be for even broadband was available here.


scooper

join:2000-07-11
Youngsville, NC
kudos:2
reply to Dampier

Ordered Sb5101U from Amazon last night (I'm on 10/1 service, don't expect to change for quite a while).


Fleeced

join:2012-10-06
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1 recommendation

reply to Lowtarget

They won't waive the fee unless you get your own modem. Most other carriers charge a similar fee either way.



Jawsinc
Jaws Incorporated

join:2011-01-12
Woodside, NY
reply to Dampier

$4/mo is a little high i would say. $1.95 seems more reasonable considering they prob get those modems for 5 bucks a pop when they buy 100,000.



tonyram57

join:2001-11-08
Brooklyn, NY

Comcast charges $7 but I think that TWC will eventually raise it to that price to in a year.



fartness
computersoc dot com
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Look Outside
reply to Dampier

I didn't notice anything on my bill for EL yet.


giffnyc

join:2004-06-24
Gardiner, NY
reply to Dampier

In NYC.

I have Docsis 2.0 level service in my NYC apartment. Currently have the RCA 425 modem.

Has anyone tried activating a purchased 425? It's not on the approved list, but they are readily available from ebay for 20 bucks. It seems silly to pay 4/month for something that costs 20.

I'm concerned I'll get a runaround if I buy one - "It's not on the list, sir, even though we have deployed thousands of them."

I understand Docsis 3 is a bit future proof, but this is not my main Internet source - the basic service is the right one for this location and I'm fine with Docsis 2.0. Will I get shut down if I buy my own 425?

Thanks!


bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
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I canceled my D3 service, waited a month, got the 3 meg basic service and the contractor that came in looked at my SBG900 and said he'd call in the MAC. After 15 minutes I was live. AIM and bittorrent don't work - but for 19.99 its great and I can VPN in to work and any files I need I can usually get over FTP.

Perhaps they used the file for the 901 and the 900 is close enough...who knows?


mathfaster

join:2005-09-23
Upland, CA
reply to giffnyc

said by giffnyc:

In NYC. Will I get shut down if I buy my own 425?

I thought I read a post in one of the new fee or approved modem threads that said that IF you can get to a Level 3 tech they will provision a user owned modem that is the same model as your currently leased modem. Cannot find that post at the moment.


tonyram57

join:2001-11-08
Brooklyn, NY
reply to giffnyc

said by giffnyc:

In NYC.

I have Docsis 2.0 level service in my NYC apartment. Currently have the RCA 425 modem.

Has anyone tried activating a purchased 425? It's not on the approved list, but they are readily available from ebay for 20 bucks. It seems silly to pay 4/month for something that costs 20.

I'm concerned I'll get a runaround if I buy one - "It's not on the list, sir, even though we have deployed thousands of them."

I understand Docsis 3 is a bit future proof, but this is not my main Internet source - the basic service is the right one for this location and I'm fine with Docsis 2.0. Will I get shut down if I buy my own 425?

Thanks!

You are better off getting the SB5101 modem. Ebay has them for around $20 to $30 used but I don't trust things used especially cable modems so I got mine new on Newegg when they had them in stock and paid $52 to avoid the tax. Newegg had them for $55 but they are not in stock anymore. They should get them soon. If you don't want to wait Amazon has them new for $50 but if you live in New York you pay tax on Amazon but it still might be cheaper with the tax then from Newegg without the tax.

Fleeced

join:2012-10-06
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reply to mathfaster

TWC will provision any modem they currently lease in the field as well as what is on the approved list.



ArgMeMatey

join:2001-08-09
Milwaukee, WI
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said by Fleeced:

TWC will provision any modem they currently lease in the field as well as what is on the approved list.

Just wondering if there's any documentation or authoritative source to confirm that. Not mentioning or discussing the reasoning behind the list omissions just leads to conspiracy theories about boosting Motorola stock prices and so on. For example they've got thousands of DPC2100r2 modems on lease but that model is no longer on the list for purchase.
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