cable modem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vdubVR6, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    I was just wondering if anyone new if there was a diffrence between cable modems...does one out perform another or are they just the same, should i keep the one my isp gave me or is there better ones out there?

  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    There is really no difference. Although if you buy your own modem, you get approx $10 cut off your monthly bill because you don't have to pay to lease the modem from the cable company. If you do buy your own, make sure it is DOCSIS certified.

  3. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    :( well then that sux.....i had internet through the cable company were i lived b4, now that i moved they gave me new modem and it seems like my connection is no where near what it used to be(d/l time and streams). i thought maybe it was the modem but it most be the new location.
  4. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

    Cary, NC
    since its cable, it is a shared connection. did you perhaps move to a more heavily populated area?

  5. vdubVR6

    vdubVR6 Guest

    yes i live in an apt. but i have asked some of the people who live here if they have the same prob. and they say no,and there all running higher bandwith then i am.
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Some cable modems have extra features. An example is Ericsson modems that have a built-in feature called PipeLock. This allows you to block your cable connection with the push of a button for added security while not on line.

    As far as performance goes, check out and DSL reports for cable analysis and tweaks.