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Well my buddy just bought a house, and I just moved in with him. We have no tv and no internet, a big no-no for the resident nerd(me). I called up our provider (who sucks, unfortunatly) and found us a decent promotional deal with highspeed and a bunch of channels.

Anyways, they may be coming out as early as friday, and I don't really have time to go out shopping for a new modem and wireless(with ethernet ports)router. They charge $5 a month for a modem, and my buddy plans on living there for the next 5 years so it seems economical to pick up our own. I've set up many networks in my day, I actually own 2 modems and 3 routers, but they are all in use. I really need to find some good deals (lowest cost possible) for a modem and a router. Since I may need it by friday I really should look at my local places such as best buy, circuit city, comp usa, etc, but I just don't have the time. I also would entertain finding them online if it was a whole lot cheaper then getting it from a local place (or their website with in-store pickup) and have them come next week after I get it shipped.

I may be ordering this as soon as I get out of work, so I really need your help guys! Thanks so much
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good luck, those are fun to set up

EDIT: wait...what is the question?
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good luck, those are fun to set up

EDIT: wait...what is the question?
Hahaha, the question is that I need some help in finding the best deal on a cable modem and router with both wireless and a 4 port switch. I don't really have the time to search around, but I need to order it soon. Just hoping someone may have seen a good deal or know of a great price/performance unit that would work well for me. Also curious if a modem/router combo would work well, I've never tried one (or seen one for a decent price). Any opinions?
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yeah, newegg is my source for docsis modems...

on a side note... have 1-2 cases of beer handy... and offer the installers that for a few cable jacks, off the record...
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yeah, newegg is my source for docsis modems...

on a side note... have 1-2 cases of beer handy... and offer the installers that for a few cable jacks, off the record...
BAH! save the beer.....cable is easy to run!
    
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sure it's easy... but for the cost of good rg-6 quad shielded cable... and barrels... and face plates... and wire clips... and grommets... and weather proofing... not to mention what the provider would charge you to have them installed... you can get you entire house wired for a case of beer...
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sure it's easy... but for the cost of good rg-6 quad shielded cable... and barrels... and face plates... and wire clips... and grommets... and weather proofing... not to mention what the provider would charge you to have them installed... you can get you entire house wired for a case of beer...
ok...you dont need: quad shielded unless there is a huge broadcasting station near you (like my house), wire clips are uneeded, grommets? where? and weather proofing??

on edit: also the quality of labor you get from a cable installer is grade F or worse
    
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yeah, newegg is my source for docsis modems...

on a side note... have 1-2 cases of beer handy... and offer the installers that for a few cable jacks, off the record...
The previous owner had a cable fetish I think. He was on dish network (so help me God I ever use them for internet) but I am seriously up to my eyeballs in cable outlets. EVERY room has one, literally. He definitely skimped in many areas, but not in having tv wherever he went. They'll just have to rerout the source from the dish to the incoming cable from the ISP. The fun part is going to be running a hardwire from the upstairs to my room in the basement for ethernet. I'm not a fan of wireless gaming, but the owner wants the router upstairs. With no central air vents, its going to be a treat to get it down there somehow. Thanks for the suggestions guys. Anyone know of any good cheap modems too? I have a dlink guy that's treated me well, as well as a surfboard. I'd be fine with anything.
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ok...you dont need: quad shielded unless there is a huge broadcasting station near you (like my house), wire clips are uneeded, grommets? where? and weather proofing??

on edit: also the quality of labor you get from a cable installer is grade F or worse
quad shield will help with ingress and egress problems... wire clips, grommets, and weather proofing would be for installation through walls... not in wall cells...

depends on the installer... and if you talk to them... you are more likely to get quality work...
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