Originally Posted by ke4pym
Sorry guys. Tech -just- left.
First off, I got the coolest tech I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. He knows his business.
First up - they take a tour of the home to find out where everything is going to be installed.
Then, he took the information of my old DVR and cable modem (which I had disconnected). Then went out and brought back 2 Cisco DVR's. These have the MOCA interface (of which, I'm getting 215Mb/sec between the two).
Then, out to the street to check the signal levels. Those were good.
Back to the back side of the house for more signal level checks. Install two MOCA traps. One to prevent signal from back feeding into the cable network. The other to prevent leakage into the cable modem.
Then, inside to hook up but not power up both DVRs and the cable modem. More signal level checks at each outlet.
Then, activate everything.
I just did a speed test. 49Mbps down, 5.1Mbps up! Using dslreports.com.
The wireless part of the modem has an option to disable. But it is grayed out. Cable guy is going to check into that. Though as of this writing, the wireless signal light is off on the front of the modem.
The DVR's. Well, channel changing is slower than my old 8xxx box. But not bad. So far the external hard drive -does-not-work. Cable guy is going to check into that for me too.
Record a show on one DVR and that show instantly shows up on the list of the other DVR. The DVR's pack 512GB hard drives.
Digital phone comes on Tuesday.
The Cable modem (Motorola SURFboard SBG6580) - it has a 4 port switch on the back of it. By default, it will enable NAT. I disabled that because I want my firewall/router to take care of that work for me. Also, I am being assigned 1 IPv4 address and 1 IPv6 address by the TWC network! How hot is that??