said by NMFord :
At what point during signing up do I insist on the CISCO modem? The salesperson I speak to on the phone or someone else after I've signed up (pre-installation)?
When the tech arrives, he'll probably ask if you need a modem or a wireless gateway. Ask for the Cisco gateway.
After you're connected, you can log into the Cisco and set it for Bridged mode only yourself using the manual login at 192.168.0.1, and user id = cusadmin and password = password.