The XB7 has, in addition to wifi6, four ethernet ports. N...

rickatk
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@mdk 

The XB7 has, in addition to wifi6, four ethernet ports. Not too sure what plans this new Gateway will be offered on.

 

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Hi freeborn, in switching did you end up losing your disc...

Sith
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Hi freeborn, in switching did you end up losing your discounts?

That's the part that is hard to swallow. They should just really allow the customers to switch if they want for say a $5 a month increase, for the new download and upload speed. That would be tolerable as opposed to a lot more a month like $61 in my case, to just get the faster upload and a slightly faster download, at 750.

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-- $61 in my case, to just get the faster upload and a sl...

mdk
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@Sith -- $61 in my case, to just get the faster upload and a slightly faster download, at 750.

It is a mystery to me why "Internet 600" users, such as you, have the BlueCurve modem, that is capable of 100 Mbit/second uploads, and yet have not been allowed to get the faster upload speed, at no additional charge, without terminating your current two-year Value Plan, and starting a new Value Plan.

What would have been the change in monthly cost, if you had downgraded to "Fibre+ 300" ? Not many servers on the Internet can "push" out data at any speed above 300 Mbits/second -- having 600 Mbps is "overkill", unless you have a house-full of online gamers.

Disclaimer: I have never worked for Shaw, and I have never been employed by Shaw.

 

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Hi there, the big thing is that I would lose all my negot...

Sith
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Hi there, the big thing is that I would lose all my negotiated discounts that I got back in April. So if going to 750 is $61 a month, "downgrading" to the 300 package would increase my costs to $51 a month, based on their current pricing for the 750 and 300.

It really baffles me how they just don't upgrade the 600 accounts who have the XB6, to the 100 upload. I would be happy with that, they don't have to bump me up to 750.

 

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If it was just we surfing...300 is more than plenty.   I...

freeborn
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If it was just we surfing...300 is more than plenty.   I vpn to work so that makes a huge difference...plus 3 kiss the game and one that streams....measured the usage today....and while the one gig is not pinned...it is being used...the 100 mb is pinned and sustainable

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I lost me discounts...but they are the cancellation fee....

freeborn
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I lost me discounts...but they are eating the cancellation fee.  We don't watch cable So the higher internet speed was a wash on the price.

Just need to go to the store now and swap xb6 to xb7

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I agree whole heartedly. The Shaw XB6 and BlueCurve app a...

rickatk
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@freeborn wrote:

i run my xb6 in bridge mode.  If you want to do anything other basic settings, I highly suggest you look at putting it in bridge mode and buying a 3rd party router.  I currently run a couple vlans with different vpns depending on the vlan.  I also capture all my logging to a third-party logging tool.  You cannot do this with this xb6.  If you just want to plug it in and use it, i a sure it operates fine


I agree whole heartedly. The Shaw XB6 and BlueCurve app are designed for the home user to self install and make the most basic of settings. Anyone with more advanced requirements like professionals working from home may want to bridge and consider other Wi-Fi products. I am quite pleased with the level of functionality and ease of installation and operation the BlueCurve XB6 gateway and app offfers.

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