Need new Modem advice

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By Doctor Gallop
Jan 26, 2006
  1. I need advice on buying a good new external cable modem. The one I have is 7 years old and acting like it.
    I am presently using a Terajet DOCSIS Cable Modem made by TERAYON COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. My OS: Windows XP PRO - 450Mhz - Pentium 3
    What type of Modem can I buy that will give me good performance without having to go too deep into my empty pockets.
    Would appreciate any advice.
    Doctor Gallop
  2. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 570


    I am not an expert. I got a special deal from my ISP (Cox Communications) wherein, by signing up for high-speed internet, I got a modem for 1 penny. It is a Motorola Surfboard SB5120 series. I have had it for over a year, and have had absolutely no issues with it. Newegg currently has it for $61.99 USD.

    Others certainly know more than I, but this has been a good one. :)
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    check what modems are compatible with your isp.. tehy will give you a list and then see which ones you like.. (or it will at least narrow down your choices... :))
    Places to try are Ebay, non-chain retailers (depending if they have a sale on or not) and computer parts stores and no one forgets google.... :D
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