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Re: internet outages

mark writes:
> 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.
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA