After more searching, I found a solution and the mcell is working fine now. I had fthe irewall set to medium, and port 500 is not on enabled list. The other 3 ports are listed 123, 443 and 4500 on medium. Firewall needs to be on low and all ports are enabled.TWC is not the problem.
Somehow I thought that port forwarding would function even if ports were not in the firewalls enabled list, but this link has a different answer.
Reference found — NOTE 3: If the firewall is set to High or Medium, port forwarding feature will be inoperable. The firewall needs to be set to Low to function.
I still do no understand why DMZ did not work with firewall on medium? That answer was not located in my search. Since the cell is working, I stopped searching.
I have internet subscription which is not cheap. I stream internet content on a device and do not use a TV service. I watched AMC TWD a few hours ago but then I went to watch another episode and it forced me to select my cable provider. Apparently i made a bad choice because as the tech guy informed me - I will be forced to pay for a full TV subscription package if I want to stream internet content. This content that already has advertisements on it. They make their money from the ads, fine. My xfinity cable didn't block free AMC but TWC Spectrum expects me to shell out 40-60$+ just to watch something I got for free. What a scummy and greedy policy to block internet from somebody with a
Spectrum internet package. You guys suck and I'll be shoppng around for a company with more sane policies. Just stick a thumb up there guys don't use the entire fist.
My intuition tells me it is not TWC / Spectrum blocking your viewing,. It is the content provider / channel. Each content provider makes deals with various cable / satelitte companies to offer on-demand streaming content. Pay television networks get revenue from:
1. Per subscriber fees which is included in your television subscription monthly fee. They get this wether your watch or not, but get it as long as you subscribe to the channel.
2. Ads they sell and show during programs. The rate is a function of ratings.
One typically cannot watch the programming of a payTV network without paying for a subscription to it, which will likely involve subscribing to multiple channels. PayTV netowrks don't offer a-la-carte subscriptions.
There are occasions where some networks will offer their content for free. AMC TWD might have been one of those "freebies" they've thrown out there.
If cost is your main concern, and since you already have an internet connection, you can become a subscriber by to AMC buy subscribribing to SlingTV Orange ($20 / mo) or Blue ($25 / mo). Each offers a skinny bundle of payTV channels which are slightly different. Orange favors ESPN / Disney, where Blue favors FOX / NBC. You can subscribe to both for ($40 / mo).
You can watch on your laptop / computer or other streaming device. They also have specials where you can get a free Roku (basic model) with a prepaid 3-month sub, or 50% off the top-of-the-line Roku model, or even a discounted AppleTV.
And although the ineternet app itself is free (meaning you don't have to buy the app (like you would a video game or a word processor), you do have to pay for content (via your television subscription) you watch on the app.
I wouldn't waste money on a 3.1, It appears Spectrum is going backwards rather than forwards in speeds and technology. I don't forsee them ever allowing IpTv on a coam modem and increased speeds will be via FIOS rather than coaxial infrastructure.
Unless you need IPv6 today, or pay for 200/300, your existing modem will operate at 100/10 speeds reliably.
Also, anything with the Motorola name on it is obsolete as Motorola sold off all the Data products to Arris and Casa several years ago. There is tons of junk on ebay and amazon with the old spec sheeets claiming they're xx times better than dial up and dsl, yet they're obsolete and the speeds are theoretical max under lab conditions and in bursts not continuous modes , written well before streaming video and cloud storage were in use or even designed.
One other thought to consider: Did you run a sweep and integrity test on that CAT-6 cable after you installed it? Gigabit requires all four pairs in the cable, while slower speeds use only the first 2 pairs. One single wire not firmly crimped in place in the connector will limit your data speed to 100 Mbps.
Router definitely is a gigabit router (Netgear AC1900 C7000). Your first intuition was correct - one of the wires did not make it all the way to the end of the RJ45. Cut that off, put a new connector on, and am pulling 300+ at each ethernet drop point. Thanks!
Thanks MsRaye, i couldn't find a date on the 6183 firmware, but the timeline you mentioned does fit with the times i saw ipv6 not working/working. After i read your comment, i connectoed my laptop directly to the modem and after a couple of power cycles and reboots i got an ipv6 addy, so i hooked the router back up and still no ipv6 even after a factory reset and reflash. Then i tried dd-wrt and ipv6 is working fine with it, so it seems as though the stock linksys firmware is the problem, any guesses on what settings i might try on the stock firmware?
ok, good news. i called and got to the dept to change my service,
got a rep who was sympathetic, he got me thru to a tier 3 guy,
who reached out to the ubee mta, turned off the wifi radios,
then instructed me to do a pin push factory reset, that way the
ubee mta would automatically boot into a modem only bridge.
now my own home wifi works 2-3 times faster - yippee
i also found out the ubee mta is a 16:4 modem, so there
was no point in swapping it out for a modem only box.
it's worth noting both the sales rep and tech rep were
local english speakers who just saved charter multiple
calls and a premise visit - so yeah, domestic help may
be more expensive, but they are FAR more efficient.
ALL OF YOUR LEVELS ARE WAY OUT OF SPEC AND IT"S WHY THIS WON'T WORK!
DS too low, S/N bad, too many correcteds/uncorrecteds and probable ingress as well.
US Levels are at max and 2 channels are missing, trying to rout available power to the 2 remaining channels. modem s/b in the -8 to +10 DS range and US must be below 51 dB on all 4 channels with + 49 or lower being optimal.
There is either an open splitter in line, a corroded connection, or the line is bad, You should not have 12 dB of loss unless there's 300' of line between the street and the modem.
Verify the line runs straight from the outside grounding block to the modem and there's no wall plates with splitters behind them or somewhere hidden. Connect the modem directly to the outside grounding block to measure levels there.
Are you a business class customer and do you have their modem router combo and full access to it? Or do you need to call them for router support? (is it a Ubee... gag)
Is there any sort of security appliance between the router and server?
Any sort of VPN?
Is your outside IP a static one?
Is this or any part of it running IPv6? Server 2008 and earlier had issues, TWC has massive issues. Can you access the server from a seperate TWC account only and not the real internet?
What speed are you paying for?
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