So I got Comcast cable internet today, despite the fact that I have a month or two left with speaskeasy. Comcast is about 4 times faster, which is substantial. I can finally VNC home again, and moving music from home to work is no longer an over-night ordeal.
I got the free “set it up yourself” install, and the guy came, very nicely gave me a 3 way splitter for my cable, and didn’t balk at my obvious router setup. He handed me an envelope, said “here’s your software” and split.
I obviously didn’t install the software in my rh9 box, but I wasn’t getting on the Internet either. I called Nathan and he said they he had to use their windows software to register and activate the account. How sad.
So I ran through it in XP, and it said it couldn’t find the internet. I gave Comcast a call, and they noticed that the installer hadn’t closed the ticket yet, so she called him, he closed it, I ran it, and it worked.
The moral of the story? If you don’t have a windows box handy to register your account, you can’t use Comcast. But I did, and now I’m browsing fast.