America’s Army & Com21 cable modem

With this new computer, I’ve started playing America’s Army again. I had played it a little bit with the old computer, but it always kinda sucked. So I tried it out again.

I ran in to a strange issue where my cable modem would reset whenever I started the game, in both Windows and Linux. Did a little snooping around, and found out that it’s an issue that effects my cable modem – Com21 DoxPort 1100 I think it is. Seems to also effect the Motorola SB4200 and a certain Linksys router.

Since Com21 is out of business I couldn’t just download a new firmware like people with the Motorola unit can do. I dreaded having to visit the Comcast office. I had tons of troubles with Comcast when I first got service about 2.5 years ago, I figured it would be a nightmare visiting them again.

But I went anyways. And it was really quite painless. In and out in about 5 minutes. Came home, plugged it in, and I was good ta go!

Now to try America’s Army again…

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