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Hey guys, my family is moving later this month and they need a new modem. I get to buy the new one for them, what should I look for in a new one? Or could you recommend anything? They are using "Charter" as an ISP. They only will be using max 4 devices on the network. I game on the network every so often but nothing long term.

Sorry if I didn't give enough info for you guys to use to help me out.

Thanks.
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Are you looking for a modem or a router? Most ISP's provide you with a modem when you subscribe to their service. You would set up a router behind it to set up your network. Some ISP's will provide a modem/router combo.

If you are looking for a wireless router, I use a Netgear WNDR3700 and haven't had any problems with it. Very easy model to set up.

Hope this helps,

Rich
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Are you looking for a modem or a router? Most ISP's provide you with a modem when you subscribe to their service. You would set up a router behind it to set up your network. Some ISP's will provide a modem/router combo.

If you are looking for a wireless router, I use a Netgear WNDR3700 and haven't had any problems with it. Very easy model to set up.

Hope this helps,

Rich
No, I know what the difference between a modem and a router is. We are in need of a modem. The company who they are going to their service from DOES give you one, but it costs $10/month, and makes much more sense to buy one elsewhere.
    
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Motorola Surfboard Extreme DOCSIS 3.0 Great modem!
    
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Sorry...wasn't clear from the OP. I hate leasing the equipment too.

In that case I would say you'd do well going with a Motorola Surfboard. I don't know what models you would have available in your area, but we have about 4-5 different ones in service at my work and I've never had a problem with them.

All the ones we use are straight modems, but the newer models are routers too. I don't have any experience with those, but I know there's a thread here discussing them.

Personally, I prefer to use a straight modem and set up my router behind it. If that's something you want to do, I still recommend the WNDR3700. That's the setup I have at my house and at my work. It was very easy to set up and maintenance is not an issue.

Just my 2c worth...

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Motorola Surfboard Extreme DOCSIS 3.0 Great modem!
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In that case I would say you'd do well going with a Motorola Surfboard. I don't know what models you would have available in your area, but we have about 4-5 different ones in service at my work and I've never had a problem with them.

Just my 2c worth...

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Sounds good guys. I'll pick one up soon, and in a few weeks I'll give some feedback.

    
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