Re: internet outages
- Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2018 11:21:38 -0600
- From: John Hasler <jhasler@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: internet outages
> From your description of the problem, it sounds like it is the router
> that is not doing its job properly.
This is a Comcast-supplied combination router-modem-ap? From everything
I've read and been told by people who know from experience the firmware
in those is always buggy and insecure (the supplier always has a
backdoor, for example). In my experience even simple DSL modems with no
wifi are unstable when you let them try to be routers. Comcast may be
willing to swap it for a different one (probably one they got back from
another unhappy customer but never tested) but it's not likely to be
better. Put the thing in bridge mode and put a real router behind it.
Otherwise you are entrusting the security of your LAN to Comcast.
Elmwood, WI USA