Last week I had this crazy idea that I might like to buy my own cable modem. My internet provider supplies me with a modem for no monthly rental fee. However, I question the quality of the modem if they provide one at no cost for every user.
My current modem is the Cisco DPC3216. I was going to post a link to the modem’s website but apparently that model is now obsolete and Cisco’s page has been removed.
Maybe that is how the cable company is able to supply them.
Anyway, I am considering a purchase of the Netgear CM500. The specs are similar to my current Cisco. My provider will soon be upgrading me to 100Mbps download so this modem should support that.
Is anyone familiar with cable modems and can provide me with some info?