Shopping for a Cable Modem? Read this FIRST!

September 17, 2020

If you are looking to save money on your monthly cable modem rental bill, here’s how to get the most for your broadband buck.

First, you need to know what you are looking for.  There are Cable Modems and Cable Modem Routers.  Here’s the difference:

Cable modem – is a hardware device that uses a coax cable to ​connect your computer devices with your Internet service provider (ISP), which connects you to the internet. ​

Cable modem router – is an all-in-one device that connects to the Internet ​and distributes your internet connection to multiple devices. It simply means having one device instead of a separate cable modem and router.

Key Features to Look for:

  • Fast speeds (Multi-Gigabit speeds!)
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Easy to set up
  • Enables self-management of your device
  • Supports remote troubleshooting
  • DOCSIS compatibility for more bandwidth channels
  • MoCA support (MoCA 2.0 or MoCA 2.5)

Having these features on your cable modem will ensure that your internet connections are steady, fast, and reliable.  Plus, you’ll be able to configure your modem to your preferred settings for its best performance and get the troubleshooting assistance you need.

Are you shopping for a Cable Modem Router instead?  We have a list of features that are must-have so be sure to check that out.