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    Exclamation UNCAP AND BE BUSTED!!!

    Umm... I'll admit it. I was curious. I uncapped my SB4100.

    The speeds were LOVELY! It was NICE to have a 2mb upload...

    Until 1:14 pm today (4/2/2002).

    My Identi-ring rung. I knew it was trouble. Those three rings can only mean ONE thing.

    "Hello, this is so and so from Comcast Abuse department..."

    I almost pooped my pants.

    They made me reset the modem and ummm needless to say, they warned me not to do it again or else they will suspend me.

    NEVER AGAIN!!!

    Dont do it! Dont do it! Please DONT DO IT!
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    Oh... the moderators might wanna make this one a sticky...
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    How many warnings from this forum's members does it take?

    Everytime an uncapping thread emerges fair warning is given...

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    Your lucky you got off with a warning, I've read where people were charged and had to pay fines.

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    Originally posted by mnosteele52
    Your lucky you got off with a warning, I've read where people were charged and had to pay fines.
    And I've been down on my knees thanking god for it. It only lasted ONE DAY!
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    You know, SG discourages uncapping for a reason...

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    Originally posted by BIGJIMSLATE
    You know, SG discourages uncapping for a reason...
    Weird. It was like we (SG) always knew. Go figure. No matter how many Wet Paint signs you put up, someone has to put their finger in the Wet Paint because they don't believe.

    You're pretty lucky, crazyjw1971. And I do have to say you're pretty brave for sharing your experience here. Thumbs up to ya!
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    If you have the balls to uncap, at least have the brains to do it with an unregistered modem so that you don't get that phone call.
    Test running..........
    ** Speed 2830(down)/1119(up) kbps **
    (At least 56 times faster than a 56k modem)
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    Originally posted by mnosteele52
    Your lucky you got off with a warning, I've read where people were charged and had to pay fines.
    WOW! I'm shocked too!! You got very very lucky that they only gave you a warning and not at least take away your service.

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    Unregistered modem?

    Originally posted by Cable_Dood
    If you have the balls to uncap, at least have the brains to do it with an unregistered modem so that you don't get that phone call.
    Hey Dood.
    I was wondering, what system in use today would allow an unregistered modem to even sync?
    We bought a new SB4100 and couldn't tie in to the system until we called and registered it. ATT is up to date even up here in the northern tip of Utah.

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    hehe it was only a crime.....when u got caught,

    I uncapped my sb4100 on @home and yeah, the upload in the mbps is lovely.....

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    Originally posted by illestdynasty
    hehe it was only a crime.....when u got caught,
    stupid argument..it's not really a crime unless you get caught...


    I uncapped my sb4100 on @home and yeah, the upload in the mbps is lovely.....
    just for the heck of it; I HOPE you get caught...If you were my neighbor I'd report you..

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    Originally posted by illestdynasty
    hehe it was only a crime.....when u got caught
    Just for the fun of it... send me a message at Normsdoctor@yahoo.com Content not important. I want to get a general fix on your location so I can introduce you to a few of the boys. They will explain to you why it’s wrong to do something even if you believe “not getting caught” makes it acceptable. You’re K-12 right? Still lots to learn my friend.
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    lol you guys dont belive how easy it is to get caught doing this. Just because you havent yet it will happen. As for the question on how the modem will sync.....It syncs because you load the config file onto the modem so it doesnt need one from the cable company.......JUST A WARNING this is an easy detection for the cable company....change it back to what its suppossed to be and they wont care but leave it where it is and pay the price.....It would be cheeper to pay for a dedicated OC line then it will be to pay what its gonna cost you to get out of trouble.
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    Originally posted by MadDoctor
    Just for the fun of it... send me a message at Normsdoctor@yahoo.com Content not important. I want to get a general fix on your location so I can introduce you to a few of the boys. They will explain to you why it’s wrong to do something even if you believe “not getting caught” makes it acceptable. You’re K-12 right? Still lots to learn my friend.
    Lots to learn,huh???? First of all, I only uncapped because I wanted to see if I could do, after I accomplished it, i quickly reverted back to the factory settings. Second, I must admit, i have to learn, like not to let this kind of stupidity upset me like it has. You honestly think that because I'm still in school I don't know what is right from wrong? If I didn't, don't you think my modem would still be uncapped??????? and introduce me to a few of your boys, thats honestly supposed to be intimidating? LOL i'm so scared.

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    Originally posted by illestdynasty
    hehe it was only a crime.....when u got caught,

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    stupid argument..it's not really a crime unless you get caught...


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    I uncapped my sb4100 on @home and yeah, the upload in the mbps is lovely.....

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    just for the heck of it; I HOPE you get caught...If you were my neighbor I'd report you..
    And to you BaLa, Get caught doing what? Paying for my 1500/128 legally? Not Violating any of Comcast's rules? Honestly if you were my neighbor and you reported me I would just sit there and look at you like a fool, because nothing in my house is illegal, incoming or outgoing.

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    Originally posted by illestdynasty


    Lots to learn,huh???? First of all, I only uncapped because I wanted to see if I could do, after I accomplished it, i quickly reverted back to the factory settings. Second, I must admit, i have to learn, like not to let this kind of stupidity upset me like it has. You honestly think that because I'm still in school I don't know what is right from wrong? If I didn't, don't you think my modem would still be uncapped??????? and introduce me to a few of your boys, thats honestly supposed to be intimidating? LOL i'm so scared.

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    Thanks for the second post of clarification. Your first post:
    hehe it was only a crime.....when u got caught, I uncapped my sb4100 on @home and yeah, the upload in the mbps is lovely)
    left us to believe you were an idiot.

    Your second post cleared up a few unknowns like:
    1) You said nothing about uncapping to see if it could be done… and then quickly reverting back to the factory settings. You left us to believe you were still sucking down all the bandwidth you could steal.
    2) You came across like all the people who “do” get caught (it’s not a crime if you don’t get caught). And yes… that makes it appear that you have lots to learn.
    3) The statement “let me introduce you to a few of the boys” was intended to wake you up to a possibility.

    I’m just some bozo poster here at Speed Guide. Maybe a lurker or two will see value in this exchange of words.
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    I understand it's wrong and it's stealing bandwidth from other users, but can we be a lil nice to the kid? He did it for the heck of it, and learned his lesson at the same time lol. We know for a fact that he won't do it again, so lets not give him a heart attack.



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    Originally posted by DiskDoc
    I understand it's wrong and it's stealing bandwidth from other users, but can we be a lil nice to the kid? He did it for the heck of it, and learned his lesson at the same time lol. We know for a fact that he won't do it again, so lets not give him a heart attack.



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