[Connectivity] Does having Comcast Cable TV mean I have free Int Hello friends,
I am really sorry if here is not the right place to ask my question but honestly I did not find anywhere more related to my question.
I have Comcast Cable TV subscription but not Internet. I heard if I connect my friend's previously used with Comcast cable modem to my cable, I will get free fast Internet!!
Is it true?
Re: [Connectivity] Does having Comcast Cable TV mean I have free No. You must subscribe and pay for internet to have it. You simply cannot hook up a previously used modem and use it for free.
Wandering around in internet while waiting for response I got to this page:
A member says:
""I recently moved into an apartment in NYC, but I have not set up any cable or internet service. There is already a coaxial cable coming into my apartment. I plugged a TV in and it gets a ton of basic channels, so this must have some digital antenna or something flowing in to it given that I am using a very old school television that has no digital tuner. Out of curiosity, I then borrowed my neighbor's cable modem and plugged it into the same coaxial cable, and I was able to get high-speed internet.
so, out of curiosity I took a non-TW modem and tried just plugging it in, and of course, there was no connection this time. So, you definitely need a cable modem with a MAC address that has been activated in their system. I then tried a modem from a friend that wasn't even from the same building, but still from TW, and that worked. I also tried it with a splitter, and I was able to get both TV and internet at the same time using the TW modem.""
I don't understand that your saying it is not possible is Technologically Impossible or Morally/Legally Inappropriate to use (despite it is possible) or maybe Comcast is different than Time Warner or anything.
I am extremely newbie to Cable and I know nothing about it. Today I was thinking about buying my own Cable Modem from ebay then I save on it but I saw there are problems with buying DocS under version 3. I even do not know if I buy Docs 2 or 1, my internet would work or not.
James Creek, PA
if a MAC is active in their system, SOMEONE is paying for it... a MAC is tied to an account, and therefor to a bill...
if someone gives you their active modem, sure it will work, but they will catch it if its on a different node and terminate the account
Right, the MAC has to be active... And if the other user that really does have an internet account has a modem, chances are that is the only MAC active. Reps are supposed to remove previous modems when adding new ones.
And like you said, even if it were still left as active Comcast would catch on.
reply to yami
If the mac address is in comcast system then we can find it does not matter if last acct is active or not if that mac address is there then you need another modem and sorry but internet is not free you will have to sign up for the service please call the comcast they will be abbe to get you started for internet service.