I just got my first apartment. Called Comcast to get the webernets installed. Wednesday, they sent me a self-install kit with no modem. I don't get the point of it. It's a coaxial (aka TV) cable and a CD that only works on Windows and OSX that does nothing more than show you the diagrams from the booklet. You know, the diagrams telling you to put the squarish ethernet cable into the squarish ethernet jack and the round power cable into the round jack. Honestly, preschoolers figure out "round peg, round hole" and "square peg, square hole." Thursday, a technician came over to drop off the modem they forget and turn on the service. My roommate was waiting for him. She doesn't know networking, but she told him that I insist on setting up the network myself. He was fine with that, left for a few minutes, and came back claiming to have hooked up the cable in the basement. I came home from work, and guess what? No tubes! The modem is getting no signal from the cable. Goody. I even tried hooking it up right where it enters the building. No good. They won't come over on weekends or in the evenings. We both work. I have a 2 hour commute. They wanted to come over between 11AM and 2PM. I would have to leave work before I even arrived to get back by 11AM. It's like they're holding my internets hostage!
I'm using the very weak signal from my school's wireless right now. It reaches my apartment about 1/4 of the time. This sucks.