I wont install the Comcast Software. I just wont.
I use a recent laptop and a recent Linksys wireless router
every session usually eventually encounters a redirect, when following a link, or loading am ad/image heavy page, to the Comcast Load Our Software Click Here page
even if i ignore it an just go to other pages (once a link has been redirected, it will always bring up that gd page), i eventually have to disconnect from the router, shut off the browser (I use firefox but have experienced this in IE), restart the connection, then reload the browser, and then i am off and running again, for a while, before i have to do it again.
on MySpace, images will first become broken-linked, and then MySpace becomes unusable, comcast showing up in all the ad spaces before rendering myspace unnavigable
i refuse to load their goddamn software, i know that all i need is tcp/ip and an ip address to participate on the net, so their software is unnecessary and suspect. i am assuming that they have a nuisance factor to ensure compliance, but i also have to assume that there is a setting/tweak somewhere to avoid this obstructive nonsense.
hep me somebody