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Monday, December 12th, 2022 2:25 AM

New modem installation

I'm just curious, I just bought a new Motorola modem which is pitched by Xfinity to replace my older Surfboard. Is there any need for me to do anything other than hooking it up? It's just a network bridge (physical net-to-physical net) so there's not much to do. I get you might need to do some new provisioning. Is that it? I don't want to be down for any period installing it. Thanks.

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EG

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2 months ago

Connect it to the coax line and power it up. Let it fully sync up with the system, and check that the front / top panel indicator light(s) are steadily lit. 


Then connect a computer to it and open up a browser. You *may* see their *Walled Garden* modem self-registration page. If so, follow the screen prompts. Have your mobile telephone number, your Xfinity username and password, or the account number and telephone number associated with your Comcast account handy.


If not, try calling 1-855-652-3446. That is their self-install device activation line.


If that doesn't work for you, you can call 1-800-comcast and tell a rep that you would like to have a new modem provisioned for service. Have the RF / CM / HFC MAC address and the serial number of it handy when you call.


There is also the option of using their Xfinity App for activating modems;


https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/xfinity-app-activation?linkId=161715244 

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@EG​ Thank you for your post. I was able to plug it in, power it up, and activate it with the mobile app. I do have a follow-up question about increased bandwidth that might be coming. Is it going to use full DOCSIS 3.1 support at some point?

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2 months ago

@user_40a2ed Thank you so much for your post on setting up your new modem! To make the swap over and to ensure the modem is registered to your account correctly for support, and you have the correct speed information you can use the Xfinity app to activate your new device. With the Xfinity app, it only takes a few moments to enter the needed information and get you on your way with the new modem! You can check out this link here for the steps you will need to get ready and make sure you have everything you need to get set up! https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/xfinity-app-activation 

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16 days ago

I have tried the same procedure without success. In my case I tried an Arris S33, a replacement S33, and a Netgear CM1000. All purchased new in the last two weeks and all activated through the Xfinity app or by support when the app wasn't cooperating. I've spent many hours on the phone with Xfinity, Arris, and Netgear. Had two on-site visits from Xfinity support and I've run out of a path to escalate. I don't believe all three modems were bad but after activation I lose connectivity with the modem. Using a directly connected laptop I see that I no longer have an IP nor DNS information after system activation. The second tech left me with an Xfinity modem/WiFi which will work but I continue to want my own modem and router setup. My previous modem was a nine year old Comcast that apparently became obsolete to the system. Any ideas? I would really like to solve this puzzle.

XfinityMikeB

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@user_8f12c4 Do you notice any damage or bends/kinks in the coax line leading up to the modem? Is there a splitter connected by chance? 

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No damage found, no kinks. A splitter is used outside between two legs going into the house. It is tight and well sealed. I've chosen the shortest, simplest leg to use. No other devices connected to the coax. Two techs have verified a good signal is coming in to the modem.  And, unrelated, I could not make this reply using Chrome ?  I had to use another browser (Safari). Chrome recently updated. I have a Netgear tech ready to try troubleshooting again. After review, he thinks I'm not getting a proper provisioning to the modem.

XfinityRay

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Thank you for checking the wiring and letting us know about the results from the 2 visits. I am sorry this issue has continued and am glad to help with it. On the directly connected laptop, after activating your modem, have you tried to Release and Renew the IP Address?

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