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Would any DOCSIS 2.0 work with all cable outlets? I have a RCA DCM315R
not on the apporved with comcast but will it still work? I need to know
if needed to sell or something. DFW Texas Comcast.com service



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WFF wrote:
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The 315 is on the approved modems list. They forgot to put the DCM in the
model number, and the R just means retail. But the 315 is right there under
TCE/RCA. (Thompson Consumer Electronics owns the RCA brand name.)
http://www.comcast.com/Support/Corp1/FAQ/FaqDetail_2427.html

Whether it will work at any particular outlet depends on whether there are
any filters on the line to specifically block it, or whether there are cheap
splitters or amps that effectively block it.

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WFF wrote:
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Given the low cost of cable modems, and the low monthly cost of renting
a modem, why worry about it?  Renting has been by far the best option
for me, since the current modem is the 8th since I went to cable
internet service about 6 years ago!  Better yet, the modems keep getting
smaller, and better.


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Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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Ron Hunter wrote:

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On my ISP, you can only get the best service (5Mb), if you own your modem.
If you rent, you're cut back to 3 Mb.  The price is the same for both
service levels.



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James Knott wrote:

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That makes little sense to me - you'd think it would be the reverse if
any difference at all.



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$Bill wrote:

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Why???

If you use their modem, the cost is included in the monthly rate.  If you
own it, they either have to reduce the service cost or offer better
service.




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James Knott wrote:

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OK, I get it.  I'm used to a separate modem rental (not incl. in the price).


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Thanks Warren I did not know it was the same. Sweet deal too from
comcast 6 months 6Mbps for 29.95 orignal price is 62.95 - I had @home
but I the wire was cut. while Dish Network setup our dish.



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$Bill wrote:
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I think the modem rental here is about $2 a month.  At the rate I have
had new modems over the years, I have saved a bundle.


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Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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Ron Hunter wrote:

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Till something goes wrong and you try to get them to come out and
check out your modem.



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$Bill wrote:
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Called last Tuesday.  They came out Wednesday morning and replaced the
modem.  If I had REALLY been in a hurry, I could have driven over to the
office and picked up one myself.


--
Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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Ron Hunter wrote:

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That's good to hear since I think we're going Charter here when the
Adelphia thing is over.  Matbe my rental will go down $1.  ;)




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$Bill wrote:

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I take that back now that I think about it - I think Time Warner is moving
in here next.



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James Knott wrote:
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That's an interesting pricing structure.  Glad I am not in your area.


--
Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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Ron Hunter wrote:
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I've had my own for about 6 years since @home rolled out.  Just replaced my
original Surfboard 3100 with a 5100 about 4 months ago.




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L Alpert wrote:
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I don't know what it is about modems around here, but mine seem to last
6 to 8 months, on average.  I think the old 'sharkfin' model went nearly
2 years....
Current one is less than 2 weeks old.


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Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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Ron Hunter wrote:
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That is strange.  Does your cable have good earth ground (though I would
think your TV would suffer the same issues!)?  Maybe try running it through
a small UPS?

The charge for the modem used to be $5 or $60 a year.  The change came about
3 years after I bought my first one, so I'm a little ahead of the game
(total expenses for the two was about $150).  Of course, being ahead could
only last as long as the second modem.




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L Alpert wrote:

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Mine's $3 - that would cover over 4 years of service for me.  If it was
over $3, I would buy my own.



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L Alpert wrote:
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My system has a special grounding for computer installations installed
when my house was remodeled, and there is an UPS on each system, and
surge suppression even after the UPS.  Now just what the cable system
has to protect the cable lines, other than the ground wire I can see, I
don't know.  No problem with the TVs, just the cable modems.  The most
recent problem was a defective run of power adapters from the
manufacturer, so they just replaced the modem as well.


--
Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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Ron Hunter wrote:

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I saw one installation, where the cable installer had simply run a wire from
the ground block and wrapped it around the PAINTED electrical entrance
conduit.



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