[PLUG-TALK] Cable modems: rent or buy?

Michael M. Moore moore.michael.m at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 14:21:43 PST 2011


On 03/01/2011 02:33 PM, Richard Powell wrote:
>    From personal experience, the SMC modems provided by Comcast are flaky
> at best.  They continually require reboot in order to reset their DHCP
> server which often crashes on a network of more than one local computer.
>    Seen this happen at multiple locations.
>
> I prefer a Linksys that can be purchased from Best Buy or Frys.  No more
> instability after replacing the SMC's at each location.
>
> So, if there's ANY savings at all to buying instead of renting, I
> recommend buying.

Thanks, Richard, John & Sean for the useful tips.  I'll consolidate & 
pass along this information.

Michael



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