Re: [Nolug] Cox Networking-off topic

From: Jeremy (mailing list box) <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 19:01:41 -0500
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Chris Johnston wrote:
> I just got Cox internet today and I'm having difficulty installing my
> Linksys WRT54G router. My connection works fine connected directly to
> the modem. I also notice that Cox charges an additional fee for
> networking. Why is this and is there a way around it?
> Chris


Cox charges extra for the home networking feature because they offer
hardware and support. IIRC, they will send you everything you need to
network your home and will come out and set it all up for you. This is
the only type of networked setup they will support as well. If you
call with your own network setup, they will ask you to disconnect your
router and plug your PC directly into the cable modem.

The way around that charge is to setup your own network.

As for the problems you are having with your WRT54G... You need to have
the WAN interface setup for DHCP so that it will work with Cox. As
well, when you swap between your PC and the router, you MUST reboot the
cable modem. Cox sets up the modems to only allow ONE MAC address on
the ethernet interface. So, when you connect a new device, the cable
modem won't see it because the MAC address doesn't match the one its
learned, so by rebooting it, you are forcing the cable modem to learn
the MAC address of the new device.


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