Cable Modem

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  1. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Anyone have their own cable modem as opposed to renting one from the cable provider. I have rented forever, but think that is kind of dumb. Owning my own should save money, over time, but more importantly, I can probably buy a better product than I rent.

    I think we have had the same one for 10+ years. I know the cable companies have lists of models that are compatible.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    bought mine at amazon a couple of years ago....Comcast keeps trying to make me pay a lease fee on my modem so I have to email a copy of my receipt from time to time

    pain in the ass but I get a smug sense of satisfaction from it

    fuggers
     
  3. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Are you able to access the Comcast programming with your own modem?
     
  4. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Can anyone answer my question? TIA
     
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    Yes. Amazon or other retailers will have what you need. Just search for Comcast cable modem. it would be a good idea to visit Comcast to check for latest model etc to reference
     
  6. Jmg

    Jmg Senior Member

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    go to walmart, buy a $50 dollar modem. basically every one they have will work fine. 10 years old is terrible. the one now will be half as large, 10x as fast and reliable, and a quarter as hot. go buy it right now.
     
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    Jmg Senior Member

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    modem and cable box are not the same thing.
     
  8. Bengal B

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    CO's grasp of technology doesn't extend much past the Flintstones era.
     
  9. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Done. Thanks!
     
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  10. COTiger

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    You're being generous. IconLOL.gif
     
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