Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?
December 21, 2010 1:37 AM Subscribe
Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem?
posted by biwa-shu to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Comcast 12 mbps service, Motorola Surfboard 5120, Linksys nice router with options set by user.
Internet is great, nice and fast even for bittorrent use, but every time we use Netflix it craps out and stops. Resetting the modem and restarting the computer will work; sometimes one of these works and sometimes I need to do both.
Tonight I spoke with a nice guy who seemed to be working from Mexico. He said that my modem was working at 60% because of 'chips' in the modem. I've never seen a computer work at 60%. They work, or they don't. It's not like a bathtub drain or a failing car engine, especially when the problem occurs for months at a time. I suspect Comcast.
Can anyone confirm or deny? tia.