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    • #45367

      Brennen Kinch
      Participant
      @Brennen98

      Hi everyone so I am completely new to the forum and I am totally blind I have a few tech questions that I would like some help with
      Before I start I would like to just point out that my tech questions are not blindness related I just need some advice on what I should do with the particular situation that I’m having with my Internet
      So I have spectrum and I use them for my Internet and TV and I was paying $90.95 for everything Internet and TVq but I wanted to cancel it and try to get my Internet cheaper and switch to Philo for my streaming service and maybe Cincinnati Bell fioptics for my Internet because I think it would’ve been cheaper than spectrum but when I did that and then called spectrum to cancel their service they got me into a better deal so now I’m only paying 70 for both TV and Internet but I’m concerned that because I’m with spectrum they’re probably going to raise the price at some point so what I’m wondering is is there any provider for Internet that works like a streaming service where you only pay one flat monthly fee and you can cancel it at any time without worrying about the price going up
      And then my second question would be if there isn’t any such provider would it be worth calling Spectrum to see how much I’m paying for the Wi-Fi in the modem and getting rid of those and getting my own equipment and if I did that I’ve been thinking about getting the euro home Wi-Fi system but if I bought that wood I have to get a modem or router for it or would that come with the system
      I’m usually very techy but a lot of the stuff is way over my head when it comes to pricing and things like that and what the best thing would be for me to save money and I just moved out on my own recently so I’m trying to save as much money as possible
      Thank you for reading my long message LOL and I hope there’s someone that would be able to help me thank you

    • #45380

      TeamKomandoJeremy
      Keymaster
      @fakejeremy

      Brennen, thanks for posting to the forums. Some companies like CenturyLink have a price for life, where you pay a flat fee that remains the same and are a month to month service. As far as the modem goes, you can check with spectrum to see what you are paying for it monthly and opt to buy your own instead of leasing it through them. If you decide to go with the Eero system, you still need a modem. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

      • #45397

        Ken Mac
        Participant
        @Mac

        Brennen,
        I would say the $70 for internet & tv is good. I pay a flat rate of $45/month for DSL through CenturyLink. I cut the cable, so I’m using an over the air antenna.
        As for Spectrum raising your rates, when it happens all you can do is call them and say “cancel me unless you can give me a better price.”

    • #45383

      Brennen Kinch
      Participant
      @Brennen98

      OK with the Eurolink system do I need a router or does it come with it also are there any good modems that are relatively cheap to buy the euro home Wi-Fi system is pretty expensive and it looks like you would get a bang for your buck but I don’t want to spend over $100 on a modem if I don’t have to

    • #45388

      TeamKomandoJeremy
      Keymaster
      @fakejeremy

      Eero will act as a router and will plug into your modem. The other extenders/ap will also allow you to wire 2 devices as well if you have some Non wifi device. Spectrum has a list of compatible modems that you can choose from.

    • #45389

      Brennen Kinch
      Participant
      @Brennen98

      OK last question and then I’m done I think LOL but so I figured out that I don’t need the modem because they’re not charging me for that but they are charging me five dollars for the router so that’s where I could get rid of that and get the euro system if I want it I guess but I called Century link and they do have service for my area but they said they could only give me 3 MB of speed I guess per second I’m not sure is that bad

    • #45398

      Brennen Kinch
      Participant
      @Brennen98

      Hi Ken sorry I couldn’t see how to reply to your thing directly but that’s what I would want primarily would be to cut the cord and have my Internet be down to maybe $45 and then just maybe get a service like Philo or some thing if I want life TV but when I called Century link they said that I did have service through them in my area but that they would only be able to give me a speed of 3 Mb per second I think and that didn’t sound very good to me at all LOL meaning that to me that didn’t sound like good speeds end it sounded like it would probably end up being very very very slow LOL like dial-up day slow

    • #45400

      TeamKomandoJeremy
      Keymaster
      @fakejeremy

      3Mbps is pretty slow, best to stick to spectrum. Like ken mentioned you can always call and see if they will lower your price.

    • #45401

      Brennen Kinch
      Participant
      @Brennen98

      Yeah that was what I pretty much thought to but I did call and ask about my bill and it turns out that I’m not paying anything for the modem but I am paying for the router so here’s my question if I wanted to send the router back and just get A mesh system or a router for my home which would be the best to get I think my home is about 1000 ft. Or maybe a bit over that and it’s two bedrooms
      Also what would be the best brand of mesh system or router to get would it be the euro or Linksys because I’ve heard they both have mesh systems and I know euro doesn’t have routers but I guess I was just referring more to the mesh system which would be the best ones of those to get in terms of the brand

    • #45426

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Brennen,

      You can use an Eero device as your router by connecting it directly to your cable modem, the Eero device will act just like any other router, and has the ability to port forward if needed and even configure your own private DNS. The only limitation is that the Eero has two ethernet ports, one will be used to connect the cable modem and then the other can be used to connect a computer or even a network switch to give you the ability to hardwire more than one device. You can take a look at some of the network configurations that are supported here.

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