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Re: internet outages

On 12/22/2018 6:21 PM, John Hasler wrote:
> mark writes:
>> From your description of the problem, it sounds like it is the router
>> that is not doing its job properly.
> This is a Comcast-supplied combination router-modem-ap?  From everything
> I've read and been told by people who know from experience the firmware
> in those is always buggy and insecure (the supplier always has a
> backdoor, for example).  In my experience even simple DSL modems with no
> wifi are unstable when you let them try to be routers. Comcast may be
> willing to swap it for a different one (probably one they got back from
> another unhappy customer but never tested) but it's not likely to be
> better.  Put the thing in bridge mode and put a real router behind it.
> Otherwise you are entrusting the security of your LAN to Comcast.

Or if you can get a modem only and use your own router (1).

One easy way to determine if the wifi is at fault would be to be wiredly
connected to the router.


John Doe

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