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Below is a link to a list of modems that are compatible with Optimum. Depending on the speed you have you will need to get a modem that can accommodate that speed.
A modem has channels that represent the speed it can handle. It's displayed as download channels x upload channels, so a 16x8 modem means it has 16 download channels and 8 upload channels.

It's not recommended to get anything lower than 16X8 since speeds are only going up in the future.
Chart showing the channels needed to support the Optimum speed

  • Optimum 100, 8x4 or higher
  • Optimum 200, 16x8 or higher
  • Optimum 400, 24x8 or higher

There are many modems available on Craigslist's and eBay as well, there is no need to buy a new one as long as it's compatible.
https://pickmymodem.com/approved-modems-for-optimum-cablevision-internet-service/

Once you have the modem you can call Optimum tech support and ask them to provision a new modem and give them the MAC id located a the modem. They will also send you a prepaid FedEx label to return their modem and the price will be reflected on your next bill. You just saved $10 - $10.89 a month in fees.

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2011, 11:41:45 PM »
awfully slow, but im interested anyway... how??? :)

Slow for someone clogging up the pipes downloaded on usenet :P
thats the id of this particular scene release, i just put that in the search to get only the nzbs pertaining to that release...

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2011, 11:43:50 PM »
awfully slow, but im interested anyway... how??? :)

not slow that's megabytes per sec...not megabits. hence 50 megabits per sec down and 8 megabits per sec up.
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« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2011, 11:46:03 PM »
not slow that's megabytes per sec...not megabits. hence 50 megabits per sec down and 8 megabits per sec up.

FYI, people dont normally term bandwidth speed in megaBYTES/sec.

A "1 meg" connection normally means 1 megaBIT.

So you got 8 megabit connection for free?

(P.S. For someone using a 100 megabit connection, 1 megaBYTE per sec is STILL awfully slow.)
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2011, 11:46:22 PM »
Slow for someone clogging up the pipes downloaded on usenet :P
Got it. thanks for the help.

;)

np

not slow that's megabytes per sec...not megabits. hence 50 megabits per sec down and 8 megabits per sec up.

my bad, assumed mbps when talking internet speed. although 8 bits per byte so 1MB/s is only 8Mbps... 50Mbps = 6.25 MB/s

edit: and I was too slow. :)

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2011, 11:49:54 PM »
FYI, people dont normally term bandwidth speed in megaBYTES/sec.

A "1 meg" connection normally means 1 megaBIT.

So you got 8 megabit connection for free?

(P.S. For someone using a 100 megabit connection, 1 megaBYTE per sec is STILL awfully slow.)

ya my bad. sorry. And its a long story but I did get it for free with no contract. I have 6 guys using it and its been working great.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2011, 11:51:44 PM »
(P.S. For someone using a 100 megabit connection, 1 megaBYTE per sec is STILL awfully slow.)
Only have 50mbps here :(

OOL Ultra?

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« Reply #86 on: October 30, 2011, 11:56:26 PM »
Only have 50mbps here :(

OOL Ultra?

I wish. Used it though. Ridiculous.
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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2011, 11:58:22 PM »
its a long story

Are you willing to share please?

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2011, 02:53:53 AM »
My promotion year of double play is ending right now. anyone know of any current deals?

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« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2011, 10:09:40 AM »
My promotion year of double play is ending right now. anyone know of any current deals?

Call back, threaten to cancel yaddi yaddi yadda.
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« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2011, 01:53:14 PM »
Call back, threaten to cancel yaddi yaddi yadda.

tried that once and no go. I can try again but if there are any good promotions I would just cancel and resign up under my wifes name

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« Reply #91 on: November 03, 2011, 01:59:12 PM »
tried that once and no go. I can try again but if there are any good promotions I would just cancel and resign up under my wifes name

$70 for triple play for a year. But I'd HUCA.
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« Reply #92 on: November 03, 2011, 02:02:23 PM »
$70 for triple play for a year.
don't you need a bill from a different tv provider for that? and id rather resign up then just call again if they had promotions like last year when you got an extra $200 for new customers

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« Reply #93 on: November 03, 2011, 02:03:35 PM »
don't you need a bill from a different tv provider for that? and id rather resign up then just call again if they had promotions like last year when you got an extra $200 for new customers

Not sure, but Ive seen it a few times. If I didn't have to go pack for a flight right now, I'd look at the one I have.

Maybe when I get back.
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« Reply #94 on: November 03, 2011, 02:04:30 PM »
Not sure, but Ive seen it a few times. If I didn't have to go pack for a flight right now, I'd look at the one I have.

Maybe when I get back.

thnx

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #95 on: November 03, 2011, 02:31:49 PM »
You can get a hacked modem for $200 from some shady russian guy

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #96 on: November 03, 2011, 02:33:01 PM »
You can a hacked modem for$200

Isn't that outright stealing?

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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #97 on: November 03, 2011, 02:34:14 PM »
Yes. I'm just saying it can be done.


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« Reply #98 on: November 03, 2011, 02:36:18 PM »
Yes. I'm just saying it can be done.


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Re: Optimum internet
« Reply #99 on: April 25, 2012, 06:31:09 PM »
does anybody know of a good deal for internet service and a phone line, i want to switch from verizon?