I am going to try to get comcast again for mac. Last time I tried they couldnt get me online and would idiots because they couldnt fix it even tho I was online at my other house just a week before that. But I am going to try again. I saw this http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=108073.<br><br>I am guessing that was the problem since I never got a legit IP addy.<br>Does anyone here have comast and if so how does it run, do you have problems or should I be all set now?<br><br>
I've had comcast since the beginning of time. Or since they bought out my roadrunner. Maybe eight years. I've gone through at least six computers, three routers, two cable modems, currently have four wireless MacOSX boxes two airports with express modem hooking up speakers. <br><br>Never ever had a problem except for about five years ago something fired all the cable modems on the street. Made them work intermittently. I was standing at the school bus stop listening to two neighbors complaining about the exact same thing my connection was doing and the light bulb went off. They came and replaced them all. <br><br>I cannot believe a Comcast tech cannot get MacOS X running. The last one that was in the house (five years ago doing the cable modem replacement) they were very fluent in Apple OS X. Can you request a tech which knows Apple?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I did and they got a claim that claimed to be but I knew more than him. The link I posted was exactally what the problem was, its too bad I didnt find that a few years ago. But I decided to try comast again. If it doesnt work, ill just go with Fios. But DSL is too slow when loading streaming vidoes and when im doing that my connection is very slow when trying to browse.<br><br>So I hope it will work this time.<br><br>
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
You shouldn't have to do much, if anything, at all to set up your Mac for cable internet. The Network Pref. Panel should set automatically. You may have to select DHCP, but that should be about it.<br><br>
I got a new modem to handle a faster speed and I had to register the SN and my Mac address with Comcast before it could be activated. Took several hours before ti worked. Man - control freaks !! <br><br>they don't want to miss a nickel !! <br><br>David (OFI)
I just got comcast but I dont think its as fast as it should be.<br><br><br>My speed is 2980.3 Kbps<br>shouldnt it be doubled that<br><br>Also, wha are the best DNS servers for comast<br><br>I am using these<br>126.96.36.199<br>188.8.131.52<br><br>Lastely do I set up my mail for the mac entourage.<br><br>thanks<br>
Here is mine Nov 8 2007 <br>Server 184.108.40.206<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://maccentralcafe.ning.com/"><br><img border="0" src="http://homepage.mac.com/starmillway/.Pictures/cafemc.jpg" width="207" height="65"><br></a><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by KateSorensen on 11/08/07 04:23 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Hi gnfnr2k,<br><br>yes 4000 Kbps... I paid an extra $2 to go to 6000 and when I tested it at home - it read 23000 !! I'm NOT joking... maybe that was a fluke, but I have the numbers saved.<br><br>My sister just got Verizon and it's running c. 15000... just tested it today on my wireless MacBook !!<br>My son (living with my sister) had his G5 in a desk covey hole and running wireless.. his was crawling until I pulled it out of the covey hole (under desk)... then it jumped... went from about 2000 to 12000. ...so for wireless you need to be careful not to block the antenna... depends on your Mac and your wireless router. FYI - The router is in a bed room with the door shut... my niece has her cats in there so the door remains closed. .... so I guess a combination of the closed door and the blocked antenna really affected transmission. I know airport is supposed to go through walls... but he has the old airport (not extreme) and I guess it's more sensitive.<br><br>Anyone with tech savvy care to explain ??<br><br>David (OFI)
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