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I'm moving, how should I handle my Comcast/Xfinity TV/internet service?

I'm moving. I want to keep using Comcast/Xfinity for TV/internet but I want to save money and/or upgrade my service. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Aug 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Want Fast Wireless Internet, Comcast Sucks

A few days ago I got high-speed internet from Comcast. When I placed the order, I was told I needed to upgrade my router and wireless to new models, specifically a TP-Link Wireless N300 and the Motorola SB6121 Surfboard modem. My internet speed is lower than ever. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Aug 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Cable Internet Issues -- bad cable modem?

I've been having a lot of problems with my Comcast cable internet (both performance, and with their service, but this question focuses on performance) over the past few weeks. Is this really caused by a bad cable modem? Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by inigo2 on Jun 27, 2014 - 22 answers

What's the least awful ISP in Chicago?

I'm trying to set up internet service at my apartment. AT&T's downstream is abysmally bad for what they charge – 3 mbps for a lousy $30 per month. Comcast is better, but possibly more evil, and there are a lot of confusing legal riders in the contract that make me scared. Help! [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Jun 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Please help me find a decent router. LinkSys and Comcast is a nightmare.

Hi everyone, For the past 5 years I've used LinkSys BEFSR41 (version 4) router and generally haven't had too many issues but for the past 6 months its been pretty hellish as I have intermittent dropped connection and LinkSys says that this model is no longer supported and has no active firmware upgrades. My household has 3 computers hard-wired and connect at all times. One of them is hooked up to online tv streaming so you could say the internet is always 'on' here. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Cable internet slows drastically at night. What can I do?

Four days ago, my Comcast cable internet service began slowing down in the evenings. I know this is normal behavior for cable service, since bandwidth is shared within communities. However, my usual 25 Mbps has slowed to somewhere between 1 and 4 Mbps after 5 PM, with the occasional 20 (very rare). I've seen it as low as 300 Kbps. I checked last night at 2 AM and it was clocking in at 50, which is what I pay for. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Dec 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Comcast modem/router upgrade - asking for trouble?

After an internet outage (now resolved) Comcast customer service recommended that we update our 8 year old cable modem (Thompson DCM-425) to a new wireless router/modem combo. I'm trying to figure out if this will really be an upgrade or more of a "well the wireless would be faster, if it were still working" sort of situation? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Nov 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Negotiating the best Comcast internet rates (PDX edition)

Ok, theoretically simple question that I can't find a simple answer to: I'm currently a Comcast customer subscribed to low-tier tv and internet. I'd like to drop my tv service and replace it with an antenna for OTA channels and a higher internet tier for streaming and general internet'ing (Comcast is my only real internet option, so I won't be dropping them entirely). I need advice as to how to get the best possible rate for the internet service. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Nov 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I get Comcast's new X2 DVR box?

Does anyone have the new Comcast X2 box? Can you let me know what you think of it? Is it slow as dirt? Can you forward through commercials on recorded shows with ease? Can you access content easily? Do you prefer it to their previous DVR box?
posted by cashman on Jun 29, 2013 - 1 answer

Comcast alternatives in Western Massachusetts?

Does anyone have an internet/cable provider in this area that's not Comcast? We are fed up with their horrible service. We're in Northampton, MA if it helps.
posted by chaiminda on Jun 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Cheap but good home internets? NetZero? FreedomPop? Something else?

I currently have Comcast cable internet at home. I hate Comcast. I'm curious about these newfangled internet delivery systems including Netzero, FreedomPop and - is there anything else? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jun 4, 2013 - 12 answers

How to reduce comcast internet bill, and how fast do I really need?

How to reduce comcast internet bill, and how fast do I really need? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Jan 16, 2013 - 14 answers

"Your incabulator is leaking, sir, and we need to realign it."

Comcast just called me and says that something in my house is feeding noise back into their system, and that I need to schedule someone to come out and look around at everything. Is this legit? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Sep 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Now how will I watch "MacGuffin: The Un-Findening"?

How do I tell Comcast I don't have a piece of equipment they claimed they sent me and avoid getting charged insane fees? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Is getting my Comcast internet via Earthlink a lot worse than it has seemed in the past?

What's going on with this Earthlink redirect default, and how ticked off should I be? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Because I don't like Comcast enough to give them money for nothing

So Comcast came by and installed their super-fast internet (up to 35mpbs), but in real use, it doesn't seem any faster than my old U-Verse (6mpbs). And sometimes not even as fast. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Oct 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me get the best deal setting up the internet

How do I get the best price from my ISP? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Sure I'm selling my soul, but the download speeds are so damn fast!

Due to Comcast and Verizon's opposition to Net Neutrality, I want to take my internet and wireless business elsewhere. Problem: I switched to both services to get faster connection/better coverage, and it worked. Are there any alternatives that would keep me well-connected? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Mar 30, 2011 - 8 answers

I NEED BITS

Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

I get the internet, my housemate doesn't - but we're both connecting to the network. What gives?

Internet connection issues in bachelor pad of two pseudo-luddites. Both macs. Both show connection to our dedicated, password protected network. I get internet connection, my housemate doesn't. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 2, 2011 - 15 answers

♫ The dream of the ’90s internet pricing is alive in Portland... ♪

What’s the cheapest internet package in Portland, Oregon? (Can I go cheaper than Comcast's $47-a-month Xfinity?) [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Feb 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?

Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

What's the best High Speed Internet deal for me in San Francisco?

What's the best High Speed Internet deal for me in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Nov 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Why won't my laptop connect to the internet?

Why won't my laptop connect to the internet? [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Aug 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Replacing Comcast in Baltimore

Sick of Comcast and want to switch to something else...anything. Looking for suggestions to replace Comcast internet in Baltimore. [more inside]
posted by tandemrepeat on Jun 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Why is my VPN so slow?

Comcast and L2TP VPN tunnels: One location works great, the other not so much. Where am I going wrong? [more inside]
posted by tmt on May 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me go wireless

Click here for some (probably) very basic wireless home networking questions! [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Mar 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Qwest or Comcast interwebs?

Qwest or Comcast internet? (especially in Denver) [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Is Comcast running a racket on charging for additional IP addresses?

I currently have Comcast High Speed internet. I have two additional IP addresses assigned to my account, which they charge me monthly for. Is this necessary, i.e., if I had the that option taken off my bill would only one of my home computers be able to connect to the internet, vs the four that currently do with the Comcast option for only two additional licenses (which means only three total should be able to connect)? If it matters, the cable modem is connected to a wireless router (Apple Express) and all the home computers are Macintoshes.
posted by nomadicink on Dec 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Help, I need a stronger wifi signal!

Help! I live in a basement and need a stronger Wi-Fi Connection! [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi?

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I stick with my Comcast high-speed internet plan or switch to Verizon FiOS?

Should I stick with my Comcast high-speed internet plan or switch to Verizon FiOS? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Picking a good plan

In need of a cheap high speed internet/cable package shared among 7 college girls in MD and not sure where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Aug 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Comcast or U-Verse for an Internet Addict

So how does U-Verse's internet service compare to Comcast's? Not in print, where they're identical, but in reality? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Jul 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Plug it in, plug it in...

Modem/Router issues: why does our internet always cut out on one computer on the network, resulting in having to constantly plug/unplug the router to get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jun 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Is there someway I can get Comcast to bring their internet services to my subdivision in Farr West Utah?

I love Comcast's Internet services. However, I just moved to a new area (Farr West Utah), and Comcast isn't available in my subdivision. Is there anyway I can convince Comcast bring internet services into my area? [more inside]
posted by HC Foo on Jun 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Why is my internet connection so slow?

How did my internet connection get 5x faster in 10 minutes? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Why can't we connect wirelessly?

Why can't we connect wirelessly to the internet? [more inside]
posted by mai on Mar 10, 2009 - 16 answers

RCN versus Comcast in DC?

RCN versus Comcast in DC? [more inside]
posted by raf on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Comcasm!

My (Comcast) internet connection has become dreadful in the last three days. I have carefully accumulated some relevant data and exhausted several options, leaving only one solution -- the obvious one that one of you will gently point out to me! [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Nov 1, 2008 - 15 answers

At least they can shower and use AC

Anyone know where I can find a restoration status map for Comcast after Ike? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Detect bandwidth throttling?

We suspect our ISP is shutting down our internet connection when we use a BitTorrent client and/or throttling bandwidth. Is there any way to detect this? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jul 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Comcast DVR w/ Tivo -- any good, in 2008?

Are the Comcast DVR woes over? Would anyone, today, say that the Comcast DVR with Tivo service works well? I'm moving house and want to set up a new TV and internet package with a Tivo-based DVR. Should I keep what I have or go with something new? Boston area in case it matters to the service. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Apr 30, 2008 - 13 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

Help me find the best TV and/or Internet solution(s) for a multi dwelling unit

I need help with crafting a multi-dwelling (Condo) solution for TV and/or Internet service [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Apr 30, 2007 - 3 answers

VOIP for n00bs

We are temporarily moving 50 miles from our permanent home. We would like to keep our landline phone number active. VOIP seems like the obvious answer, but I'm a complete internet telephony newbie. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Wireless Router Connectivity Blues

Help me get my wireless router to connect to the internet. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

WTF, Comcast?

Does Comcast hate World of Warcraft? [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott on Jan 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Cable Alternatives

DSL vs Cable Internet... what are the differences in term of performance, reliability, price, etc? Can anyone given an evaluation of the pros/cons. Bonus if you can comment on the advantages/disadvantages of satellite TV over digital cable or vice versa. [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Aug 2, 2005 - 16 answers

Comcast internet woes and questioning VOIP

Wanted to seek some advise about my Comcast internet connection and tech support problems which seem to happen almost two three times a year. It always makes me question myself for using VOIP (Vonage) for my phone service. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Jul 23, 2005 - 8 answers

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