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Re: Should my modem be upgraded?
For me, I have always rented my modem, regardless if it was an eMTA or not. It just made more sense to me if things did not work (easy to return to Comcast and get a new one, without paying a lot of up front costs to purchase, or hassles with exchanges).
I had an Arris TM402P eMTA modem. It was Docsis 2.0, and did not support IPv6.
All I had to do was ask the representative at my local Comcast office if I could switch it out for a Docsis 3.0 eMTA. Once they made sure they had one in stock, they gave it to me. Told me to take it home, activate it, and return my existing modem.
What I left with was an Arris TM722G. When I got home, I disconnected my existing modem, hooked up my new one, activated it on line, and was up and running in less then 10 minutes. Once I knew everything was working, I returned my TM402P to the local Comcast office the same day.
It was quick, simple, and hassle free.
So, I would check with your local office and see about making the switch.
Sure, from a speed package, I really did not need to upgrade (I'm on Performance), but I am now ready for the future, with a D3 modem, and IPv6 support. Which, by the way, is working for me as my router (home built firewall running pfsense) supports IPv6.
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