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Well, this is timely..

Yesterday I awoke to a dead internet connection, Hmmm, Autoping keeps tab on the connection, normally 140ms or so.. Failed had been there for some unknown time..

Comcast/Xfinity account app sees the failure, tries to update, reset my Arris SB6141 but that failed, eventually saying it was no longer supported.. But they listed 3 that fit my needs, an Arris S33, Motorola MB8611, or Netgear CM2000. Local Staples had none of them, Best Buy, 20 miles up the road only had a Motorola MB8600...

Only difference I see is that it's DOCSIS 3.1, but anyway, once home, installed (power, coax, ethernet), Activation had to be dealt with, a little 800# phone manipulation, I had a live person, and once he had the Model, CB MAC and s/n, he did the deed, it came up, I had to reboot my Apple Extreme, and away it went...

The SB6141 ($70) had been in since 2016, so 5 years, the timer must have run out. $160 w/tx for the MB8600, is all it took, and a quick runabout...

It stays on 24/7, so I don't think I can complain.. They were all somewhat pricey, even online, but I couldn't wait for online ordering..

Every day, more solutions... Iss my chob!

weco
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