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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:28 PM
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Trouble with my cable modem today. It was horrible.
From noon until about 6 o'clock today I couldn't get online. No DU, no Email, no blogs...

All I had was TV, radio, CDs, records, newspapers, magazines and books to divert me!

It was like living in the Twentieth FREAKING Century!
:scared:
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meti57b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:29 PM
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1. You need a back-up dial-up to use when the cable is down.
cable is so unreliable.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:31 PM
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4. I have not had any down time in about a year
Mine works great.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:29 PM
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2. You poor thing! It must have been awful for you!
Just try not dwell to much on it. Okay?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:29 PM
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3. Time Warner lose connection?
That sucks.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:35 PM
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5. They said there were no outages
This happened once before and they ended up replacing the modem. I hope everything continues to work okay until the cable guy comes out on Tuesday.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:39 PM
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6. what type of modem?
some are more touchy about signal fluctuation.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:50 PM
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8. It's the new kind
With far more lights than the old kind.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:52 PM
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9. Does it have a name?
New kind does not help. The newest one that is what people think is the "HOT" new modem is Ambit. I don't like them.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:57 PM
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12. Doesn't seem to have a name
Just a model number 60194E-004 for what it's worth.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:58 PM
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13. does it have a enet and usb light?
if it does it is the Ambit modem.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 10:10 PM
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15. You have nailed it
Time Warner claimed it was better than the old Motorola modem they replaced. They wouldn't lie to me, would they?
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 10:45 PM
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16. GOD
I hate those modems, Go with Toshiba. It is not as finicky about the signal strength. I have had mine for four years and it has only dropped off twice and that was due to cable being knocked out completely.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 10:06 PM
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14. Here it is
Edited on Sun Jul-18-04 10:09 PM by cooper82
Ambit Cable Modem Router Model Number: 60194E-004 Form Factor: Cable Modem Router w/USB and Ethernet

http://www.ambitbroadband.com/broadband/60194E_004.asp

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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:42 PM
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7. did you do the unplug and reset?
unplug the power cord and ethernet cable, wait about five minutes, then plug the power cord in. Once you get the green lights, click the Ethernet cable in. That should signal the server to release a new IP address for you.

Another possibility is that the coaxial cable is loose somewhere. Check the back of the modem first.

Always check the physical layer first.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:52 PM
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10. Thanks, did all that
Satisfied Time Warner's RSR that they needed to send a guy out AND credit my account until he shows up.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 09:54 PM
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11. glad I could offer some advice
even if you already did the steps :)

Good luck with the tech
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