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Switched from ATT Uverse to Comcast Xfinity - cheaper and faster

ATT just ended my promotional rate, and increased my monthly to $69 for an 18MB/S connection. I switched to Comcast and got 30MB/S for 39.99. Also avoided the $10/month equipment rental by ordering a combo cable modem/router from Amazon. The Netgear N600 (C3700) is the first combo modem/router that people recommend. Previously, people recommended using separate modem and routers. Its dual-channel wifi is very good. $98 at Amazon. I ordered Comcast's self-installation kit ($14) instead of having it installed ($89). i found you don't really need the kit. It's only a couble of short coax cables and a splitter. I reused the coax cable from the ATT installation. Comcast technical support was great. I gave them the mac address printed on the modem, they enabled the line, and after an hour or so, it worked, with no technician visit needed. Internet performance is notably faster now.

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Is Netflix free with Comcast customers ? I have tv/phone and computer.


Not generally. Netflix is a standalone subscription service that delivers video content to your internet connected computer or wifi enabled tv, phone, or device. While Comcast could possibly offer Netflix as part of a promotional campaign, Netflix is not part of Comcast and is available to anyone on a month to month basis.

Feb 05, 2015 | Netflix

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I have just switche from comcast cable internet service to ATT thinking to save a little$ with bundling. My Linksys router worked fine with Comcast, but I cant get it to work with ATT ethernet. Does anyone have a suggestion that I might use to get it working wirelessly?


You have to use PPPOE and set it with your ATT username and password:


http://www.dslreports.com/faq/6890

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy Holidays!

Thanks, Joe

Dec 13, 2010 | Cisco Lynksys Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit...

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I recently switched to the comcast phone service from ATT. I have a structured wire set up. I also kept an ATT land line so I'd have a telco line in an emergency--like an earthquake. On every phone in the house there is a buzzing on the comcast line but not on the att line. Suspecting the structure wire panel, I use a punch down panel to bridge around the panel. Same buzz. The phone guys I've had in said it sound like a power hum but can't explain why it would buzz on comcast but not on ATT. A phone plugged directly into the voip modem yields a pristine signal--no hum. I have disconnected all the phones and then reconnected them one by one. Buzz persists. I have disconnected the fax--buzz persists. So what's the difference between the signal that comcast puts into the phone lines and the one that ATT uses?


Assuming you have 2 line phones, what happens if you swap lines? If your structured wiring is the 568B standard, which is the most typical, the second line must be punched down to the white/green pair instead of the orange/white pair for 568A wiring. It sounds like the second line may be daisy chained in the panel so you have to see how it's wired and troubleshoot from there. Sometimes a pair is connected to a power supply to provide power for a phone or light but that's not typical any more. Sorry I can't be more specific but if you have more info or photos of the panel and jacks I'd be happy to help further.

Apr 26, 2010 | Lands Phones

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cannot receive email, although I can send it.


yes, sbcglobal.net is through ATT
If you have a new email provider you can forward your email using "true switch" you can find their link on the internet, true switch will notify all of your contacts that you have a new email address
this service is free and lasts for a few months

Mar 27, 2009 | Mozilla Firefox

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connecting ADSL wireless modem router to COMCAST


unfortunately you can't because the 2wire is a dsl modem it has to use the phone line to connect to the internet, it would be different if it was just a router but since it is a modem it needs that connection to the phone line in order to work

Oct 15, 2008 | 2wire (1000-400108-001) Router

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