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I want to change the SSID and password on my Technicolor CGM4141. If I do that will my wireless cox tv boxes still work?
Turn off your router and test for TV programming. If no programming, you'd need to update the network setting on your cable box.
Also, what portion of the service is wireless?
I assume there's a coax from the wall going into your modem. Is the TV signal from the modem to the cable-box wireless?
Or is your cable-box connected to the wall coax (splitter) and the signal is wireless from the cable-box to the TV?
What's the make and model of your cable-box?
Cable comes into the house traditionally. It goes to my panoramic Wifi modem. The set top boxes receive the tv signal from the panoramic WiFi modem via a private network (that’s what I’m told by the cox guy)setup between the modem and the set top boxes. My set top boxes Only have a hdmi cable going from them to the tv, and of course power.
im wondering if the set top boxes authenticate using the said and password I can see, or if they authenticate using their own
It sounds like the wireless TV has its own private network. Meaning, it's separate from the Personal Area Network on your router. It probably has its own frequency too...perhaps it's broadcasting on 60 GHz or perhaps a differing 5 GHz channel.
So, if you change the SSID and key code on your router, it shouldn't affect your wireless TV box.
These are different question I'm curious about:
What TV package did you get for wireless...or does wireless TV only have 1 package?
Are you renting the streaming device from Cox...or do you have to buy it?
In this setup, data caps shouldn't apply but did they mention anything about data caps?
If I'm incorrect about the private network and you do change your network credentials, there appears to be a Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) button on the bottom of the streamer. If you lose programming after changing your network, press the WPS to reconnect.
I just moved to this condo and ordered from a flyer that arrived in my mail. I got a silver package for $119/mint I think. I got the wireless set top boxes because I think the cable guy didn’t want to hunt down or replace some trouble cabling. All equipment is rented. I think there is a standard Cox 1tb limit but I’m sure the WiFi tv programming doesn’t count
I had to research Silver. Is it a Silver package or Silver bundle?
Bundle: - Cox Gigablast...or...Ultimate 300 - Cox Contour TV (140+ channels) - Cox Voice Premier
You got that for $119 a month? That's quite good. My zip has an introductory price of $217.47 per month and then would jump to $253.47 after 2 years.
I am curious about the data cap. Traditional Cable TV...although it uses the same cable from the wall...doesn't have a data cap, so you could leave your TV on 24/365 and never be charged for bandwidth. Streaming devices, however, such as Roku or a stick, do consume your 1 TB data cap and that's what stinks about streaming HD content over the Internet: there's a limit. Hopefully, your "streamer" won't count against your monthly data rate.
You need a streamer for each of your TV sets, huh?
The only advantage I could justify for a Cox streamer is if my TV is nowhere near the coax coming from the wall. For example, if I wanted to install my TV on the other side of the room from the coax and didn't want to string a cable. That'd be okay.
Other than that, you may be paying more for TV service. You're still renting a cable box (albeit wireless) but also have to rent a Panoramic device. You can buy your own modem and router for Internet service, but you must rent a modem and router for this TV service.
It's not really a streamer per se because streaming is understood to be content via an Internet protocol. Your programming is still coming from the headend of the cable TV distribution network at Cox. Streaming could also be local within your house but I wouldn't qualify an Internet modem as a multimedia server. I guess, as you previously noted, it's just a wireless TV box...with a wire to your TV.