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Easy cable solution for 2015
on February 15, 2015
Was left with cable internet service but no cable modem after a move. Already had a collection of wireless routers and modems with ethernet or phone cable connectors, but needed modem in a hurry. This little model suits the bill. It turns the cable signal from the black, round, coax wire in the wall into a ethernet cable. This cable can go directly into a computer or into a wireless router which will broadcast the signal throughout your house.
When first plugged in (after verifying all lights were blinking correctly) with Comcast as the internet provider, I opened the internet (Chrome) on my laptop and was redirected to the comcast website, asking for log-in information which I had collected ahead of time. After logging in with my account information, a little progress bar appeared where Comcast was "identifying" my new router. 15min later everything was complete and I was using internet and downloading Amazon videos just like before.
Does it have the speed of a fancier model? I have not run tests, but I can't complain. Some apps download about 1.5Mb/s. Usually, 5-6 devices are running off the router that this modem powers. Can't imagine what an extra $50 for the "most recent" model would have provided.