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Cablecom settings (DNS, login details etc.)

Hi there,

I'm getting a bit bored of waiting for Cablecom to actually get around to deliver the modem/router for our internet access, so seeing as I've got an old English cable modem knocking around I'm thinking I can probably just use that if only I knew what the cablecom settings were. I can't seem to find them anywhere on the web though, so can anyone shed any light on them? I.e. DNS server address, do I need a username/password and if so what form do these take (e.g. does it use email address and password, or something different). Any other strangeness about the way Cablecom is set up that would make this difficult/impossible?

Any help gratefully received!
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Old 21.10.2009, 11:39
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Re: Cablecom settings (DNS, login details etc.)

as far as I know, with Cablecom the MAC address of your modem is everything (even serving as login to their website) - so I would imagine using a modem with a foreign MAC address wouldn't work.
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Re: Cablecom settings (DNS, login details etc.)

nqnln is right. MAC address of the cable modem provides the access credentials. DNS servers - use OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
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Re: Cablecom settings (DNS, login details etc.)

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nqnln is right. MAC address of the cable modem provides the access credentials. DNS servers - use OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
Indeed there is no stealing from Cablecom....not on the Internet front anyway

OpenDNS is an interesting topic; many benefits (especially revenue for OpenDNS) but it does not comply to the RFC(s). Not that you'll notice - unless you route VPN traffic and use OpenDNS servers and you'll potentially see what I mean. Depending upon technology (and configuration) used, your corporate hostnames may not work...!! If your VPN tunnels all traffic, you'll likely be OK.

My mate also stated that he could not elevate his controls to the level he wanted without impacting his downloading habits
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Re: Cablecom settings (DNS, login details etc.)

Thanks Boxman, I could have provided a lot more options here. Basically the OP has to wait for the Cablecom modem.
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Re: Cablecom settings (DNS, login details etc.)

Thanks for the info!
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