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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?
What...Contour TV streaming service starts at $89.99! That's ridiculous!
Cox just doesn't get the cord-cutting concept. Subscribers didn't cut their cords because they solely wanted to stream. They cut their cords because of the cost of cable. This Cox streaming service may be more expensive than their traditional cable service.
Moreover, their basic streaming service (Starter) is more than twice the cost of the most-expensive streaming service (PlayStation Vue at $44.99 (last I looked)) but only offers local broadcast, government, education channels and home-shopping channels. Good lord.
***EDIT: Nevermind. That $89.99 in the article may be referring to Starter package of tradition cable. Tee hee. However, I am curious about the price...to include rental + data caps.
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