[lug] Qwest DSL modem

Jeff feenix at ticnet.com
Tue Jun 24 19:49:27 MDT 2003

Don't feel too bad.  I'm still on the AT&T side and their DNS servers
flake out all the time.  I haven't been migrated to the comcast side


Tony Dyson wrote:
> Slightly OT, the Comcast tech who came to hook-up my system @ 3 months ago was
> very suspicious about my Netgear CG814M "all-in-one" box & had to spend a half
> hour confirming that it really is an approved device. AFAIR it is the only
> inexpensive modem+router+switch on their approved list. I checked a couple of
> weeks ago, wondering if it's inclusion had been an error, but it was still on
> the list.
> The Netgear and a couple of Orinoco Gold cards have made a nice, versatile home
> network. I've had no problems yet with any of the pieces, but a question to
> Netgear's support has still not been answered after a month. The worst
> irritation so far has been Comcast's DNS servers, which have recently been
> flaking out daily. It seems I can't run my own, as queries don't get out to the
> root servers (or any others) :-(
> Gary Hodges wrote:
> >
> > I've been looking at the Best Buy ad that has the Comcast High Speed
> > offer.  Free modem after rebate and $20/month for six months.  It seems
> > very tempting especially since the speed is twice what what I have with
> > DSL and $10+ less a month AFTER it reverts to the standard rate.  There
> > are some benefits to my Qwest DSL paired with non-MSN ISP, but I'm not
> > sure it is worth it for my use.  Especially when you consider it is
> > considerably more expensive and slower.  Inertia more than anything has
> > probably kept me from going to Best Buy and signing up.  I'm wondering
> > if Qwest will forgo the modem rental altogether in an effort to compete
> > with Comcast on price.
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