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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?
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
richb1963 said: but I’m sure the WiFi tv programming doesn’t count
I certainly hope this is the case, but I wonder how they technically accomplish it. If it all goes through the gateway, how do they tell the difference of the traffic? Could a moderator confirm it does not count against bandwidth cap?
Sorry, your answer isn't clear to me. Does that mean wireless boxes DON'T count against the bandwidth cap? ::edit:: I am talking about normal TV channels.
I ain't be a moderator.
As I always understood it, all your services (TV, IP, VoIP, SMTP, Security System) use the cable TV distribution network. Starting from your house, none of those outbound services are metered...yet.
When you make a request for service (TV channel, website, phone call, email, alarm), the headend at Cox receives your request and hands it to the appropriate service gateway: CATV, IP, Voice, Mail, Homelife. Still not metered.
When you make an IP request (browser, streamer, PING), the headend forwards your request to the IP system. The IP system does its thing to connect your request on the Internet.
When a remote Internet-server responds (Amazon, Netflix, Cisco), the IP system at Cox receives the content and returns it to the headend.
Before it reaches the headend, however, there is probably a metering device between the IP system and headend.
The headend receives the content, mixes it with all your other service requests, puts it on the same cable TV distribution network and sends the data to your house. All metering is done before it hits the headend.
Unless the request is pay-per-view, the CATV system has no metering device.
Therefore, as long as your Wireless 4K Contour Stream Player only makes CATV requests, the bandwidth isn't metered.
The terms "4K" and "stream" and "player" knock this concept outta whack. As I noted above, this device is just a cable box that doesn't use a coaxial cable. It's a coax-free cable box...with smart apps for metered IP requests. It's a Coaxialless Contour Box.
To me wireless means wireless. If any connection is needed it is not wireless, plain and simple