I recently had Comcast come out to install gigabit internet to my house and the tech mentioned he replaced the cable with an orange temporary cable and requested a underground bury. My question was, does this temporary cable effect my speeds at all?
The tech set up the coaxial going into my SB8200 and a cat6 cable going from SB8200 to my Orbi RBR50 yet when i hardwire with a cat6 to my gig ethernet port on my thinkpad I was only getting 250mb down.
Have you tried hardwiring directly to the 8200 cable modem for a test ?
I have not, I was under the impression that a laptop hardwired into the modem wouldn't work. I thought it needed to be plugged into a router.
In order to test this im assuming I should turn everything off, unplug the router, unplug the ethernet between the router and modem. reboot the modem with no ethernet attached, attach an ethernet to the modem then my Laptop and I should have an internet connection?
I tried just unplugging from the router into my laptop while the modem was running but the connection showed no internet.
Yes. The modem has to be power-cycled / turned off. And then again when re-connecting the router.
Wowzors, thank you for reaching out! I just responded back to your PM. Please get back to me there when you can!