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"Setting A Static IP Manually On A HR44 Is A TOS Violation"

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#1 OFFLINE   adamson



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:44 PM

LMAO, right from the mouth of my fine installer. I gave him 10's on the phone survey too. He has worked for Mastec two years now. I did inform him that he is wrong. Im happy my attic stairs were spared some extreme weight. :evilgrin:

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#2 OFFLINE   Nighthawk68



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:32 AM

My installer (Multiband) and with 6 years on the job said I could not use the wired ethernet, I had to use WI-FI, using the wired connection will make it burn up.  Gotta love the weird things they come up with.

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#3 OFFLINE   Steve


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:33 AM

I'll bet in the OP's case Mastec forbids installers to assign static IPs (which should be the case), and the installer assumed that applied to customers as well.


I say that should be the case because a well-intentioned installer could either choose a conflicting IP or one inside the router's DHCP range and cause all sorts of home network problems for a non-technical customer.


#4 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:16 AM

I bet that's what it was. I've heard some doozies in the past when someone doesn't understand something. In college, I actually was almost put before a disciplinary hearing for putting links to yahoo.com etc on the homepage for the computer lab systems I handled, because it was a copyright violation as I didn't have written permission.

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