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The Elders of the Internet do not know who we are

The overlords who control the internet in my parents' rural town will not provide service to their house. How do we fix this? [more inside]
posted by St. Hubbins on Sep 29, 2015 - 17 answers

Will I see increased performance if I buy a new cable modem?

My internet service is the "Internet Premier" tier from Cox which is a 100Mbps plan. I currently have an (Motorola) ARRIS SurfBoard SB6121. Would I see increased performance in my current plan if I upgraded to an ARRIS SurfBoard SB6141? [more inside]
posted by czytm on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 answers

cable modem to wireless router troubleshooting

I've got a Arris SB6141 cable modem. When I hardline into it, I get over 100 Mbps down and about 20 Mbps up. When I connect it to a Linksys N-Ultra WRT160N broadband router, I get 0.5 Mbps down and 12 (?!) Mbps up. What gives, and how can I get more speed through my router?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 21, 2015 - 9 answers

Any ideas on how to fix my modem's T3 & T4 time-out problem?

In the last six months my Charter cable modem has started randomly rebooting itself, sometimes up to 15-20 times a day, due to T3 & T4 time-outs. Could you please look at my modem logs and tell me if you have any other ideas about how to fix this problem? [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Jan 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Why won't my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop connect to the internet/cable modem

I'm having trouble connecting to the internet or to my cable modem. I just bought a used (Dell, 64-bit) laptop. I've been using a Motorola Surfboard SB1501U cable modem plugged in through ethernet on my old (Acer, 32-bit) laptop. I plugged it into the Dell and it immediately connected to the internet. There was a couple of other unrelated issues though, but there is no factory reset option and I thought I'd start with a clean slate. So, I made an installation disk and reinstalled the OS, W7 for a 64-bit computer. Everything went smoothly. But now I can't connect to the internet, either through the ethernet or the USB and installation disk. [more inside]
posted by atinna on Aug 7, 2014 - 5 answers

What's better? More WiFi networks or fewer?

Devices share bandwidth on a network. WiFi networks compete for bandwidth with each other. Is it better from a user/performance perspective to have multiple networks and spread the devices out among them, or a single network with all devices using it? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Aug 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Read cable modem status through router?

Is there a wireless router that can tunnel http to so I can read my cable modem's Signal and Log pages? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jun 29, 2014 - 7 answers

Problems with Internet connection. My ISP is blaming my cable modem.

Time Warner is telling me that I need to buy a new cable modem. I would like a second opinion. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Jun 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Why is my internet download speed bumpy?

When I do a speed test on my cable modem why do the results look different in safe mode? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on May 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee?

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Are there any Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo devices that support DOCSIS 3.0 and N-band wireless?

Are there any Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo devices that support DOCSIS 3.0 and N-band wireless? [more inside]
posted by manuelw on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

What's behind Comcast's signal specs?

Electrical engineers and others with a pretty in-depth understanding of communications tech: why does Comcast have a specified minimum for transmission signal strength from cable modems on its network? Or a maximum for reception signal strength? [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

An easier modem power-cycle?

I want to add a power switch to my modem + router so I can easily restart them. Advice? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Dec 16, 2009 - 11 answers

I just really don't want to plug another thing into the wall...

I have a cable modem provided by Time Warner Cable of NYC (seen here). The back of the device has one 10 Base-T port (ethernet jack) and one USB type B jack. Can I connect a laptop to the USB jack and my Xbox 360 to the ethernet jack? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 28, 2008 - 13 answers


Am I really stuck with Comcast as my only cable internet provider in Portland OR? [more inside]
posted by bhance on May 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Best option for internet provider in San Francisco?

What's the best option for high-speed internet access in San Francisco? (Moving from Castro to Potrero Hill, would like to ditch Comcast if there's a good alternative.) [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Testing the health of a broadband connection

Is there a software program of some kind that will automatically monitor and analyze the health (i.e. transfer rate and up/down status) of a broadband Internet connection? Ideally like to see statistics graphed over the course of a week or so, tested every 1 to 15 minutes, so I can see what kind of quality I'm getting. I'm not sure if any software like this exists.
posted by hodyoaten on Aug 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Responsible mail server use on a residential network?

How do I send email from a linux box from my residential cable modem connection? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jul 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Why does my wireless hub signal degrade throughout the day?

Why does the signal and connectivity on my wireless router degrade and improve throughout the day? [more inside]
posted by Hypnic jerk on Jan 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Broadband -> Remote Modem?

One Computer with cable modem. Second computer far away with POTS modem. Can they talk? [more inside]
posted by quite unimportant on Nov 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Differences between Comcast cable modem and Bellsouth DSL?

Comcast cable modem or Bellsouth DSL? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 7, 2006 - 20 answers

How can I stop the dreaded Delayed Write Error?

Ever since I installed my new cable modem via a USB port on Windows XP (SP2) my computer has been experiencing "Delayed Write Error" messages nearly every time I use a web browser (IE, Firefox, and Opera) that quickly brings the computer to a locked-up halt. How do I stop this from happening? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Jan 11, 2006 - 11 answers

How to disconnect from wireless signal?

My LAN won't unconnect from a wireless IP address! [more inside]
posted by footnote on Dec 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Did Comcast install spyware on my mac?

I think Comcast installed spyware on my Mac. Boing Boing now redirects to ebay, through a series of URLs. Please help me debug and fix it! [more inside]
posted by rajbot on Dec 17, 2005 - 18 answers

Hooray for broadba@#Q%j<&NO CARRIER

On a fairly regular basis, even if I'm in the middle of using it, my cable modem connection vanishes. Fixing it involves unplugging the modem and router, waiting a few minutes, replugging them and crossing my fingers. I gather this phenomenon is extremely common. What can I do to prevent it, and more importantly, why does it happen in the first place?
posted by squidlarkin on Feb 23, 2005 - 16 answers

Wireless router won't let me connect.

Cable Modem issue. When I am hooked up to good old Comcast through my Motorola Surfboard modem using the USB connection, life is great. Flawless internet surfing. But recently I decided to hook up a wireless router and spread the love throught the house. Problem: My modem won't recognize a connection with the network adapter connection. [more inside]
posted by majikwah on Jul 2, 2004 - 13 answers

Why can't my computer reach certain sites? How do I fix it?

Cable modem problem or my computers problem? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by justgary on May 26, 2004 - 16 answers

How can I get Comcast Cable Internet access to work with a Linksys Wireless B Router?

I have Comcast Cable Internet access and a Linksys Wireless B Router. How can I get the two to work together properly? Previously, I had Verizon DSL and the router worked like a charm. But now, when I connect the cable modem through the router to the computer, nothing works. I run OSX 10.2.8 on an iMac. Thanks in advance.
posted by BlueTrain on Mar 15, 2004 - 22 answers

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