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pflog
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reply to Kyawa

Re: SMC SMCDG3-CCR

said by Kyawa:

Thanks again. They have also gave me the option to buy a modem on my own. I believe it was 2 different Surfboard (6120 & 6121) as well as Netgear CG3000DCR. Do you think that would just be the better option?

If you have a static IP, you cannot use the Surfboard modems unfortunately, as Comcast uses RIP for the IP assignment and those are "dumb" (bridge) modems.

The Netgear CG3000DCR is excellent. If you can get them to lease you one of those, I would highly recommend it. It supports 8 downstream bonded channels (vs. the SMC's 4) and IMHO is a better piece of hardware. I wasn't aware they were rolling them out or supporting them yet. I was given one a while back to see if it fixed some problems I was having, so I can speak firsthand that it's been rock solid except for one minor bug in which is blocks all ICMP if you select the block WAN pings.
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Kyawa
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That is too funny. The list of modems to buy came from the person at Comcast who's putting the business package together. So I tried to find the Netgear and its not commercially available.



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said by Kyawa:

That is too funny. The list of modems to buy came from the person at Comcast who's putting the business package together. So I tried to find the Netgear and its not commercially available.

If your salesperson mentioned the SB612x series modems as a possibility for a static IP account, or the Netgear gateway box as a purchased device, I would advise trying to find another salesperson who has a clue about what Comcast actually allows. I sounds as if your salesperson is only interested in getting you to sign a contract (any contract), and is not at all interested in providing you with the service that you actually need.

As has been previously mentioned in this thread, Comcast will only allow static IP addresses on their leased Comcast branded SMC or Netgear gateway boxes.Neither the SMC or Netgear gateway boxes that Comcast will allow on their network are legally available for purchase by the customer; they are strictly leased boxes from Comcast.
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