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I have charter cable and they've been charging me modem rental fees for the past 3 freaking years. They just raised the montly fee to $7. It should have paid itself twice by now.
Anyways I'm sick of this BS and just want to buy my own but don't know what to look for. I was told charter offices sell refurbished modems with 1year warranty for $30~100.

I'm thinking I'm better off just buying a new modem. Is it just plug & play? Isn't there some kind of network authentication involved?
Edited by calavera - 8/9/11 at 4:13pm
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is it cable ? If your ISP uses Docsis 3.0, get a Motorola Surfboard. Those are the most recommended modems to use
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I'm thinking I'm better off just buying a new modem. Is it just plug & play? Isn't there some kind of network authentication involved?
It is essentially Plug and Play, however you WILL have to contact Charter and have them remove your current cable modem, and replace it with your new one. Basically they have to remove the old MAC address and replce it with the current modem's MAC address. It's fairly painless and they should have you up and running within a relatively short period of time.

Just purchased this modem a few weeks ago. I know from experience it is backward compatible, it's compatible with DOCSIS 3.0 and below. I'm currently using it in residential service DOCSIS 2.0 area. Think of the investment though, your area MAY NOT be DOCSIS 3.0 yet, but plans may already be in place to move it there, and you can get the new speeds available.

If you do purchase a refurb model from Charter (which I highly disapprove of), it may be unsupported in the future, then the money is just wasted. Hope this helps!

-ChunkII123

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Meh, just save the money and steal your neighbor's WIFI like everyone else...
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Edited by chunkII123 - 8/9/11 at 4:52pm
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Thank you guys. Just ordered the motorola 6120 from amazon (love two day free shipping )
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I heard they tend to get hot. It needs some good ventilation. A fan would help.
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almost every modem and router gets hot
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