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I'm looking into buying a cable modem in the next couple days... any suggestions?

Before you buy make sure your ISP charges for them...if not, get theirs...that way if it gets damaged or goes bad...they pay for it.  Most cable co's do not charge for modems any more...and you will have no speed or reliabiliy advantage to owning your own.

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Before you buy make sure your ISP charges for them...if not, get theirs...that way if it gets damaged or goes bad...they pay for it.  Most cable co's do not charge for modems any more...and you will have no speed or reliabiliy advantage to owning your own.

i have seen just about every ISP lease them for about 5 dollars per month.. something like that.. but its better just to buy one because there is usually a warantee on them, and they CAN be faster

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Before you buy make sure your ISP charges for them...if not, get theirs...that way if it gets damaged or goes bad...they pay for it.  Most cable co's do not charge for modems any more...and you will have no speed or reliabiliy advantage to owning your own.

i dont know of any cable company that doesnt change to rent there cable modem, why wouldt they its just another way to get money from you, usially 3-5 bucks a month. its better to have your own because that 3-5 bucks a month adds up real fast.

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i have seen just about every ISP lease them for about 5 dollars per month.. something like that.. but its better just to buy one because there is usually a warantee on them, and they CAN be faster

The purchased modem will not be faster.  Speed is determined by the bin file as programmed by the provider.  Signal issues that affect the performance of the providers modem will also have the same affect on the privately owned modem.  Additionally there is no warranty for lightning damage through the mfr.  If you have the providers modem you worry about nothing....if it dies, gets destroyed by lightning or surge its covered...plain and simple. 

The bottom line here is that if his provider gives the modem without charge he should take full advantage of it....if not...then purchasing a modem is just fine...but there is NO advantage to the consumer owning his modem if the company provides them for free...despite what popular forum myth may be...

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The purchased modem will not be faster.  Speed is determined by the bin file as programmed by the provider.  Signal issues that affect the performance of the providers modem will also have the same affect on the privately owned modem.  Additionally there is no warranty for lightning damage through the mfr.  If you have the providers modem you worry about nothing....if it dies, gets destroyed by lightning or surge its covered...plain and simple. 

Yea...in the end thats the best choice if you can do that,if they dont charge for it,just get it from them,less of a headache :smiley:

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The purchased modem will not be faster.  Speed is determined by the bin file as programmed by the provider.  Signal issues that affect the performance of the providers modem will also have the same affect on the privately owned modem.  Additionally there is no warranty for lightning damage through the mfr.  If you have the providers modem you worry about nothing....if it dies, gets destroyed by lightning or surge its covered...plain and simple. 

The bottom line here is that if his provider gives the modem without charge he should take full advantage of it....if not...then purchasing a modem is just fine...but there is NO advantage to the consumer owning his modem if the company provides them for free...despite what popular forum myth may be...

Absolutely correct.

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dlink dcm-202 best cable modem

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16825112104

you finally getting rid of sat. php?

yeah  :grin2: (hopefully I get decent cable service though)

Before you buy make sure your ISP charges for them...if not, get theirs...that way if it gets damaged or goes bad...they pay for it.  Most cable co's do not charge for modems any more...and you will have no speed or reliabiliy advantage to owning your own.

yeah, they charge for it (charter)

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Any Motorola in the 5100 series would be what I recommend. Avoid Toshita (Toshiba) and Terayon modems as they suck IMHO.

Amen there - like he said avoid Toshiba (no longer manufacture modems, but theres a gagillion out there still).

1- Motorola SB5100 - 5120

2- D-link or Scientific Atlanta

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