I bought a 3com office connect cable modem through the buy.com deal of the day about a week ago. I'd like to use it instead of renting the current cable modem provided by Cox@Home (and save $15 a month).
Has anyone purchased a modem instead of renting it? What information do you have to provide to Cox@Home? I know they need the Ethernet (MAC) address of the cable modem. Do they need the serial number or anything else?
Cox@Home (for Orange County) told me they don't support any 3com cable modems. I don't think it would matter since everything is on the DOCSIS standard. I'm considering telling them I have a Toshiba 1100 and giving them the MAC address off my 3com. If it doesn't work, I'll probably try to Ebay the modem (since buy.com will only exchange it for the same item).. If any of you have a Toshiba 1100 modem could you tell me what the format for the serial number is? I'll just make one up when I call in..
Thanks for the help!