I have an old moterola cable modem. I run a wired lan, but want to update and expand. So I by the Linksys cable gateway. I do all the connections. I punch on IE and comcast comes up with a help page. Says I can download new stuff. When I go to download, it tells me my server connection is non-existant. So I go on aol dial-up and talk to comcast. This is the run around I get:
Richard > I swapped out my motorola cable modem for a Linksys Wirless G Cable Gateway My mak address is 0013105064D9 What to do to get broadband up and running?
Kyle > Thank you for contacting Comcast, my name is Kyle.
Kyle > I am sorry that you are experiencing difficulties configuring your wireless gateway, however, I should be able to advise you with that.
Kyle > One moment while I access your account information please.
Kyle > And just to confirm, I am speaking with Richard ?.
Richard > Correct- I had to use my aol dial-up to get online
Kyle > Thank you.
Kyle > Also, to release account specific information, can I confirm the account number on your Internet account, the subscriber number on your Comcast statement, Richard ?.
Richard > I don't have a comcast statement handy- is there so other confirmation I could offer?
Kyle > In order to provide any account specific information, we would need to verify security through the account number, or the last payment date, and exact amount.
Kyle > Do you have any of that information?.
Richard > I wrote a check for 127.79 at the end of August for both cable and phone
Kyle > I see, a specific date would be needed to release any specific account information.
Kyle > Now, although gateways are not supported with the Comcast service, have you visited your Gateway manufacturer's website for the latest firmware, and configuration information to set up a DHCP connection on their equipment Richard?.
Richard > The directions with the equip was to install and call ISP provider with a mac address so the connection could be reconfigured. On the equip supported by comcast, this particular was listed with a manual
Kyle > Our network automatically logs Mac addresses so that your equipment can connect.
Kyle > However, it will need to be configured for a DHCP connection.
Kyle > As Comcast did not provide the Gateway, this is something that we do not have information for.
Kyle > However, in order to correctly configure the gateway, your manufacturer will have the information necessary on their website, or by speaking with their support directly.
Kyle > And is there anything else I can assist you with today, Richard ?.
Kyle > Then thank you for contacting Comcast, have a good night!.
Richard > When I log on to the home page, it asks me if I am a new or existijng customer. Then I hit a install download bar that just goes to the server does not support the page requeswted.
Kyle > Analyst has closed chat and left the room
The reason I wanted to upgrade is that I have some systems I would like to go wireless with- but comcast doesn't have much patience if they're are not renting you the equip. I also contacted Linksys- they asked me if I tried to rest the modem- I waited 20 minutes for their answer- so I did not do that - I just hooked my old equip back up. The labor involved is minimal- my frustration is that the people I pay for broadband and the people I bought equip from do not seem too competant- their help seemed listless and uninvolved. I guess I am asking for help and spenting too much time venting. Sorry for the later.