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  • Find the cable modem that’s just right for your ISP

    Posted on January 18th, 2021 at 02:40 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    Find the cable modem that’s just right for your ISP

    By Brian Livingston

    It’s hard as hell to find out the best device you can obtain to connect to an ISP. This can save you hundreds of dollars that you’d ordinarily pay over time for “renting” one.

    In last week’s column, I gave you Steps 1, 2, and 3 that determine the bandwidth you need — e.g., 25Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps — and whether your own modem or gateway can replace the generic one your cable company provides. (Cable is now the way most Americans get broadband Internet access.)

    Today, we’ll go through the remaining steps to identify the exact piece of hardware that’s compatible with
    the service level you’ve chosen and with your ISP’s standards.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.2.0 (2021-01-18).