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post #11 of 25
I'd personally still go with the 6120.
It's only a little bit more and you have a lot more longevity/headroom out of it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...009&Tpk=sb6120
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If you can find an Arris cable modem for cheaper then the Mototola, please tell me. I'll look into if it's compatible or not.
Yeah... I forgot how much the thing costs, I found like one for $115, and they really are hard to come by unless you get it from your ISP, and I personally had their $90 model and I really cant say much, it was ok but I cant totally blame the modem because I had a horrendous ISP that used SouthernLinc servers that were at least 600 miles away from my address when I lived in FL.

But as what beers said, I think you would be happy with the 6120.
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I have owned the Motorola SB5120 for about 5yrs still running strong..... I have had it 64 months to be exact.... 64 x $5 (rental fee from comcast)= $320 - $60 (about what i paid)= $260 savings so far!
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I would love to grab the one listed above, but I can not afford it if I want to be able to go to work. It will have to wait till next month... which means another billing cycle of renting... perfect...
post #15 of 25
Well one thing. Do you want to upgrade to a D3 modem later which would cost you more when your ISP does or get it now. Surely if the ISP supports Speedboosting then the D3 modem is the way to go especially when you can bond downstream channels to increase your download speed. Also helps with congested nodes or w/e. if you ever get slow downs.

30mbps on S5101N on DOCSIS 2
50mbps + on SB6120
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I know, it's just I don't have the funds to buy the modem above. I would love to future proof my self, but at the moment, I would much rather have my car filled with gas so I can actually earn money.

Seeing as how close it will be to my birthday when I do get the funds to buy it, I might as well just ask for it for my birthday. It would only be a week or two longer in terms of waiting time, and my ISP wouldn't force me to upgrade then.
post #17 of 25
I got an old (2005) cable modem back home, a Scientific Atlanta. I don't know the spec or if I still have the power cord, but I can give it to you if it's compatible. Ship to US should be around 15$. Just tell me if you're interested before I dig in my junk pile .
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I got an old (2005) cable modem back home, a Scientific Atlanta. I don't know the spec or if I still have the power cord, but I can give it to you if it's compatible. Ship to US should be around 15$. Just tell me if you're interested before I dig in my junk pile .
http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/su...m_DPC2100.html
http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/su...em_DPX100.html
http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/su...m_DPX2100.html

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I actually found a cable modem for $8 at my local GoodWill. My ISP says it's compatible, so that's good. I don't know if it works yet, but if it doesn't, I can get some store credit.

Anyway, what steps should I take to replace my current modem? Would it be as simple as turning off my router, turning off my modem, plugging in the new one, turn on the new one, then turn on my router?
post #20 of 25
1) Connect
2) Call ISP and give new MAC
3) ??
4) Profit.

What model is the one you have received? A lot of the older ones will only do a couple megabit. I have one of the ancient surfboards that will max out at 4 mbps that someone found in their attic and gave to me. Paying rent would be worth the cost if it would boost you up to a normal rate of 10-12 mbps or something.
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