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 Post subject: modem replacement
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:43 pm 
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I just signed up for cox tv/internet/phone (although I don't use the phone feature. The internet is 300 mb, (yes, I don't know how I can justify it, but it was $15/month more). The service comes with their modem, which is an Arris Touchstone model TG2472G (says on the bottom 42 mb upstream). I don't have any problems with the modem that I can detect, but using the cox modem costs me $11.95/month. It does have a phone jack on it, but, as I said, I don't use the phone service, and can't envision a time I would go buy a land-line phone for it.

Current use is 1 desktop PC, two samsung phones, 1 samsung tablet, and occasional netflix/amazon/hulu streaming. Three tv sets, all usually driven from the tv feature, very, very occasional streaming. No streaming from phone or tablet, other than the occasional facebook video.

I would like to replace the thing with an as-good-or-better modem. Can someone recommend a device or two?


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 Post subject: Re: modem replacement
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:00 am 
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You need to verify with your provider which modems are acceptable on their network. Not all hardware is allowed, even if you purchase it. They should have a list of all compatible modems, once you have that I would narrow it down to 2 or 3 based on user reviews(trying to focus on your provider's users specifically).

Once you have a couple contenders, I think there could be some input from the boards.

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 Post subject: Re: modem replacement
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:49 am 
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Thanks for the advice. I'll start down the Cox road today.


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