Mark Mehalik on 2 Aug 2012 05:22:40 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Comcast Internet

The router you have is fine. The setup will be the same in terms of physical layout (cable -> cable modem -> wan port) but will no longer require ppoe auth. Your install guide should have the settings. You will not need to give comast the MAC of your router, but you might need to given them the MAC of the cable modem(assuming they let you self isntall). It will likely take several resets of modem and router before things settle. Changing the router's wan settings is required, without it the router will never connect.

Your ip range is fine.

I was not allowed to self install when I had comcast put into my house in west philly, I think they either waived or comped the fee back.

If you're buying your own modem get a docsis3 modem.


On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:20 AM, Doug <> wrote:
I am about to order Comcast Internet, which is a trip in itself, and I have a few questions.

I am currently using Buffalo routers with my DSL and eventually when I terminate DSL I want to connect the WAN side to the cable modem box. Is this an easy task without Comcast intervention? For DSL they used the MAC address of the router to assign me an IP. Would I still use the router to do something similar or is this done in the modem? Do you have (or need) access to modem setup? I currently use the 192.168.0.x  block on the LAN side of the Buffalo.

I think Comcast has a self install kit to avoid installation charges. I am getting different installation fee numbers every time I call - anywhere from $25 to $50 but no one can put it in writing. They say that is what it is and take my word for it. Yeah who's right!
If anyone has gone through this experience I would appreciate some insight both on the technical and dealing with Comcast sides.


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