Solved

Good cable modem for under $200?

Posted on 2014-01-09
5
580 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-22
I was hoping someone could recommend me a good cable modem. I don't necessarily need wireless or router functionality. I have doubts about the quality of my current, isp provided modem. ISP:Time Warner. The modem connects a small network to the internet. I am not sure what other specifications you would need.
0
Comment
Question by:Jeff swicegood
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Nick Rhode
ID: 39769320
There are quite a few different cable modems out there so here are some reviews on some cable modems to maybe help you decide better.  Site basically shows statistics of some of the top brands.

http://cable-modem-review.toptenreviews.com/

I have had time warner a few times and had no issues with their modems.  One thing is to see how old it is?  Time warner will replace out dated modems and if it is current they might have firmware patches to update it.  Did you contact their support?  They might run a few tests on it or replace it outright.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
activematx earned 500 total points
ID: 39769330
I would first contact Time Warner to see if it would even work.  A lot of the times they won't allow a modem without a MAC Address that they approved.  I would report the issues you are having to Time Warner, or request a different model modem.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Jeff swicegood
ID: 39769365
Good idea to contact Time Warner. This is business class. I have not done that yet. I just found that they have an approved list of modems for residential, so I imagine they do for business class, too. They will change the MAC address for you by remote.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Jeff swicegood
ID: 39770099
Time Warner said they don't allow using your own modem on commercial accounts. But They gave me a list of modems they use. I think the idea is that I could switch to another if I want.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Jeff swicegood
ID: 39801992
The ISP put the modem in bridge mode which solved everything.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question