Cable modems: Which one?
Posted on 2001-08-01
By buying my own cable modem, I save $10 a month. But -- which one? There are many to choose from and I can't find any hint as to why I might prefer one or another.
- @Home has a list of approved units. Do I have to stick to this list? In particular, I saw a good deal on a 3Com 3CR29210 but they only approve the 3CR29223.
- Looked at ebay and there are many, but I wonder if any are better than another? Are they like 56K modems -- a commodity, one pretty much as good as another? Or is there a spec I should know about?
I am using AT&T @Home in Santa Clara, CA, is that matters, and the device they furnished is an RCA DCM205. Which, interestingly, is not on their approved list!