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Re: SMC SMCDG3-CCR
said by joako:Actually, a Comcast Business Class account (dynamic or static IP) always has a "c05" config file that allows up to five dynamic IP addresses (except that if you are using one of the gateway boxes in gateway mode, you have no access to them), so really the only time that a Comcast supplied gateway is required is for a static IP address account. 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?
Do you NEED a static IP address? As in do you have a use that requires an IP address that doesn't generally change? Do you NEED more than 1 IP address? In these cases you must take the SMC and use it.
If you don't NEED a static IP address or multiple IP and are only taking these because the sales rep mislead you into ordering them, then the best way to go is to get a standard leased DOCSIS 3 modem from Comcast.
Also, Comcast does not lease the the SB612x modems in all areas, so getting an "officially approved" leased modem is not always possible (meaning that the SB612x modem must be a purchased modem). Yes, you can possibly threaten not to sign the contract and have an exception made, but that is really not much different than what I did for a short while by insisting that my SMDC3G-CCR be put into bridge mode. I got it done (multiple times), but it was not worth the continuous hassle of dealing with Comcast CSRs with oversize egos who refused to allow it to stay in bridge mode. I very much suspect that if you use a "non approved" modem on your business class account (and don't at least have a SB612x that you can temporarily connect), it will be a constant hassle every time you need to call support. Of course, some people thrive on constant conflict, so that would be a classic case of YMMV.
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