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Posted: 1/20/2006 3:21:39 PM EDT
I figure if I buy one it will be cheaper as Comcast charges about $3-$4/mo to rent the thing..

So whats a good one that will work for me?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:25:29 PM EDT
For all intents and purposes, its better in the long run to rent your modem, at least from my experience. Friend of mine bought his own, while i rent mine, I get beaucoup support from the cable company if i have any issues with my connection, if you buy your own they always blame everything on your private modem (That was his issue, he ended up selling the modem and renting one). Thats generally the way it is with most cable companies, unless comcast isn't the antichrist like Adelphia is here.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:27:12 PM EDT
I bought a $60 motorola cable modem and have used it with cox no problem.

-foxxz
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:28:44 PM EDT
Well my sis rents hers and the same one sells for 4-6- bucks on eBay, cheaper if I go for a used one..

Its a Motorola SB4200..
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:30:06 PM EDT
Check woth your cable company and see what modems they mey require you to use.

I have CableOne and they will only let me use a Toshiba modem, I bought my own.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:37:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 3:39:31 PM EDT by Norge1956]
I have one - I dont use any more -interested in buying it?

It's a Terayon TJ 715
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:47:22 PM EDT
Motorola Surfboard
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:52:06 PM EDT
my cable company, Insight includes it with the price, so you have no choice.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:54:28 AM EDT
I work for one of the big cable ISPs in engineering. If you want to buy your own modem, get a new Motorola Surfboard. They are the best out there.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:08:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SigSaurP228:
Motorola Surfboard



This is one of the most recommended modems out there.
My old 3COM "Shark Fin" has worked well for over 4.5 years.
I paid $100 for it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:13:37 PM EDT
D-Link Cable Modem

I just bought this one and it has a rebate on it too. Gave my rented modem back to the money grubbing cable company. It works great so far, probably even better than the one I had previously from Comcast.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:16:03 PM EDT
Here's the list of supported modems by Comcast
www.comcast.net/help/faq/index.jsp?faq=ConnectionCable_Modems17905
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:31:24 PM EDT
I bought a Motorola Surfboard about five years ago. Still going strong. Most cable companies only require you to use a DOCSIS compliant cable modem. Almost all of them are nowadays.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:33:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SigSaurP228:
Motorola Surfboard



+1
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:53:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 1:08:13 PM EDT by mm34b]
I've used a Cisco Systems Linksys Model BEFCMU10 for years without any problems. Around $60. I also use their VoIP router for my Vonage telephone service. The 2 are stackable.



Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:59:07 PM EDT
I have been giving Motorola Surfboards to my customers...I only pay $10.00 for them used.

They work great.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 1:01:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mm34b:
I've used a Linksys Model BEFCMU10 for years without any problems. Around $60.

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Same here. I have their router as well. Both have been flawless.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 1:04:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mm34b:
I've used a Linksys Model BEFCMU10 for years without any problems. Around $60.

images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll125/25-120-101-09.JPG



That is what I bought. The cable companies modem went on the fritz, and I kept getting dropped. I hassled with the cable company for about a month then gave up and bought my own. I got my monies worth out of it, and it works better than the one they provided.
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