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Why Buy a Gateway Instead of a Modem?

Why Buy a Gateway Instead of a Modem?

Should you invest in your own Internet equipment and buy a gateway or cable modem router instead of a modem? Or, should you rent it from your Internet service provider (ISP)? It depends on cost and your preferences. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

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Cable Modem

Cable Modems Explained: Upstream and Downstream Channels & the Benefits

Download speed and upload speed are important factors when choosing the right cable modem for your needs. DOCSIS 3.0 or 3.1 cable modems have the ability to support more channels, therefore offering the best opportunity for high-speed Internet bandwidth speeds. Learn more about upstream and downstream channels here.

What is a Cable Modem & How Does It Work?

A cable modem is a small box that communicates to your Internet service provider (ISP) and connects you to the Internet through a coaxial cable. The modem translates digital data from your ISP to your router to get a Wi-Fi signal to your devices. Learn more.

Cable Modem Must-Have Features

Cable modems offer faster broadband Internet and easy home networking. Make sure that your cable modem offers these must-have features.

Cable Modem Router

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Common FAQs

Should You Buy or Rent a Cable Modem?

Should you invest in your own Internet equipment and buy a cable modem?
Or, should you rent it from your Internet service provider (ISP)? It depends on cost and your
preferences. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

Comparisons

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