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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by adamson, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. adamson

    adamson Godfather

    Nov 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    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:
  2. Nighthawk68

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

    Oct 14, 2004
    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.
  3. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    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. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    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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