[nmglug] Advice, please, for selecting modem and router
josmon at rigozsaurus.com
Tue Aug 3 08:49:44 PDT 2021
I avoid all-in-one devices. I'd buy separate devices:
- modem device (DSL/Cable/Fixed Wireless)
- Access Point
I see DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems at Thrift Stores on a pretty regular basis
for under $10.
Lately, I've used MikroTik 951 and/or Ubiquiti EdgeRouterX devices for
Currently I'm using a couple Engenius APs to cover different parts of
the house. Each is hard-wired back to the router.
On Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 04:08:30PM -0600, Jerred Weingarten wrote:
> I have a Netgear C3700-100NAS. It is ok. I bought mine used. It was pretty
> inexpensive. I see them for $30 or less, used on Ebay. They claim they
> support up to 600Mbs on the WAN side.
> I haven't used the wireless on the C3700-100NAS. I don't use many advanced
> features on the router. As I run a secondary router behind it. Still it
> seems like a decent unit for the price.
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 1:50 PM LeRoy Diener <leroy at choosetherightside.com>
> > Hi NMGLUG folks,
> > I'm looking to get a modem and router.
> > Since I'll use Cox as ISP, the equipment will need to be compatible with
> > Cox.
> > Cox will provide a combined modem/router for $12/mo. I'm thinking it will
> > be more cost-effective to get my own modem and router.
> > First, I could get a combo, but I think it's best to get them separately.
> > Cox told me that any DOCSIS 3.0 or better modem will be compatible, but
> > I'm not sure.
> > Here's what I found so far:
> > https://www.cabletv.com/blog/best-modem-for-cox suggests
> > the MOTOROLA MB7420 modem $58
> > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H44UJF0/
> > and the TP-Link AC1200 router $40
> > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N1L5HX1/
> > https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/get-the-best-cable-modem-buy-or-rent-from-your-isp
> > suggests
> > the Netgear CM500 modem $44
> > https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-CM500-1AZNAS-download-Certified-Cablevision/dp/B06XH46MWW
> > and pricier routers https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-wireless-routers
> > Ideas?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > LeRoy
> > --
> > There is something glorious birthing within all of us. (New for 2021)
> > I am the Love of God, no matter what.
> > LeRoy Diener
> > 213-LEROYIZ
> > 213-537-6949
> > www.leroydiener.com/
> > _______________________________________________
> > nmglug mailing list
> > nmglug at lists.nmglug.org
> > http://lists.nmglug.org/listinfo.cgi/nmglug-nmglug.org
> Jerred Weingarten
> "Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely
> unintentional side effect."
> Linus Torvalds, September 28, 2003
> nmglug mailing list
> nmglug at lists.nmglug.org
More information about the nmglug