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A sunset over Greenlake in Seattle, there will probably be many more of these in the future.

A sunset over Greenlake in Seattle, there will probably be many more of these in the future.

The Comcast self-install package did arrive yesterday and set-up went well, now I have the delicious internet once again.

Of course getting a Comcast cable modem to cooperate with a wireless router was a bit of a trial as normal.

After setting several up in the past I have found out what settings need to be altered to get a Comcast cable modem to play nice with a wireless router.

  1. Get the connection working with your favorite computer via the ethernet cable.
  2. Go to network settings and write down the DNS server IP’s that are put there by the Comcast installation.
  3. Write down the MAC address for your computer (the one used to connect to Comcast successfully via ethernet).
  4. In the wireless router manually set the DNS server and MAC address to match the computer that worked.
  5. Power off the Comcast Cable Modem, plug it into the wireless router.
  6. Turn on the Comcast Modem.

Using a Belkin wireless router this was all achieved fairly easily by logging into the router configuration page using the IP number on the bottom of the router. Other brands such as Linksys have similar methods for configuring the modem.

And finally enjoy the freedom of a wireless connection.

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