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Picking a cable modem

By alternety
Aug 1, 2007
  1. I want to replace an old modem with a DOCSIS 2 unit. I have been having a terrible time finding any actual and timely technical reviews. About the only thing I have found that is interesting is that the Motorola has a less useful management page.

    Anyone know where I can get good tech information to select a unit? Even just Linksys and D-Link would help. Not interested in wireless. Just broadband cable to Ethernet.
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    pcworld has good reviews on modems. I'm sure you can find something on their site.
     
  3. alternety

    alternety TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but that is one of the places I searched. Could not find anything. Particularly within a few years of present day.
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Let me look in my magazine. Saw a review there. I'll post some really good modems with prices.
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

  6. alternety

    alternety TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your effort but I don't believe I have explained my needs sufficiently. A DOCSIS modem is used to attach to a broadband RF cable system used by companies like Comcast to deliver cable TV, Internet, and phone. Intrinsic download speeds are in the 40 Mbps range. They have an Ethernet output to your local net/computer. Sometimes USB.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    be advised; your ISP can restrict you to their list of approved modems and
    you will need them to enable service to your new device (you provide the MAC address).
     
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