Can I swap my TJ210 for a home 200?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by T i m, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. T i m

    T i m Guest

    Hi All,

    A mate (who runs a PC shop) gave me one of the silver NTL home:200
    cable modems (that had come with some old PC stuff).

    I am still running the big, black Terylon TJ210 upright cm and
    wondered if there would be any advantage in changing (I haven't had
    any problems with it in 5+ years), like would it take higher speeds
    (over my current 1M bps) if they give us all higher speeds later on?

    The big question is I assume the mac of the 200 is (or was) registered
    to someone else and that the modem itself is 'the property of NTL' (in
    spite of seeing them on eBay etc) ;-)

    So, assuming the mac of my Terylon is registered with NTL is there a
    way of 'cloning' the mac of that into the 200, then I assume it would
    simply be a box swap?

    So, if I *can* make use of it somehow (even if it has no technical
    advantage over the existing might it be handy to keep as an offline
    spare?

    All the best ..

    T i m
     
    T i m, Nov 1, 2005
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    Kraftee Guest

    The only problem may be if NTL still has the MAC of the kit registered
    to an ex user....
     
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  3. T i m

    T i m Guest

    I thought that might be possible but the only bit that would worry me
    is if I get caught up in the often 'confused' support system and end
    up with no service at all?

    I didn't know if I could use something like their 'housemove' site to
    'move' this modem to my location ..?

    Would you happen to know if one can 'access' the soft / firmware on
    these modems and play with the settings (like mac add)?

    All the best ..

    T i m
     
    T i m, Nov 1, 2005
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  4. T i m

    Kraftee Guest

    Nope all the setting up is done by NTL over the link, There was a way
    of cracking them but NTL caught up very quickly & that way leads to loss
    of service now.

    I'm afraid that the only way is to deal with their customer (dis)service
    dept......Best of luck..

    By the way....why change???
     
    Kraftee, Nov 1, 2005
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  5. T i m

    T i m Guest

    Ah .. ok, thanks ..
    Well, it's smaller and I thought being more modern might support any
    higher speeds should / when they come along?

    Apart from that .. cos it's there I suppose? ;-)

    All the best ..

    T i m
     
    T i m, Nov 1, 2005
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