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Nerdtalker
Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-02-18
Tucson, AZ

1 recommendation

[poll] What Modem is Best?

Poll
What is the best modem?

Motorola SB4200

Motorola SB4220

Motorola SB5100

Motorola SB5120

Linksys BEFCMU10

Linksys BEFCMUH4

Linksys WCG200

Toshiba PCX2000

Toshiba PCX2200

Toshiba PCX2500

Toshiba PCX5000

Toshiba PCX2600

Terayon TJ615

Terayon TJ715

Terayon TJ715x

RCA DCM226

RCA DCM235

RCA DCM245

RCA DCM305

RCA 315


Votes:161




This poll should shed some light on which modem is "Best". Please vote for which modem you would recommend and not which one you have.
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Science-fiction yesterday, fact today, obsolete tomorrow. - Otto O. Binder

vontar4

join:2002-01-15
Knoxville, TN

Best Modem is one you can own, and get HN speeds. Guess that isn't in the list yet.



drake
Overdosed on confidence
Premium,MVM
join:2002-06-10
Baldwin, NY
kudos:5
reply to Nerdtalker

I always recommend the SB4200/5100 Cable Modems, along with any Toshiba or Terayon Cable Modem.
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J D McDorce
Premium
join:2001-12-29
Westland, MI
reply to Nerdtalker

I'd vote for the Motorola SB4100 (if it were on the list). Tried and true and nobody is going to DOCSIS 2.0 any time soon.



jkj860
The Final Frontier

join:2002-01-10
Valparaiso, IN
reply to Nerdtalker

I have an SB3100. Seems to be fine but I don't see it on the list. Anyone have any feedback on it?



oldTDNickell5
Premium
join:2000-12-19
Federal Way, WA
reply to Nerdtalker

The Moto SB5120 works for me.


LrdVader
Premium
join:2003-12-18
San Diego, CA
reply to Nerdtalker

I have to go with the SB4200. It's the only DOCSIS modem I've ever used (I spent most of my cable modem days using an old Cybersurfr), and it's been rock solid for the year or so that I've had it.



God
THE Dslr Troll
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join:2002-07-01
Colorado Springs, CO

them toshibas have been very good to my friend and his family



Nerdtalker
Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?
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join:2003-02-18
Tucson, AZ
reply to Nerdtalker

Just FYI for people, I didn't put the SB4100 or SB3100 on the list (and some other older modems) because I doubt you can find them easily somewhere other than ebay.
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Science-fiction yesterday, fact today, obsolete tomorrow. - Otto O. Binder



CajunTek
Insane Cajun
Premium,MVM
join:2003-08-08
Arlington, TX
reply to Nerdtalker

I voted for the PCX5000 from Toshiba.. My reasons are simple..
I have one, I like it, It's never caused a bit of problems., It has a builtin NAT...



Nerdtalker
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join:2003-02-18
Tucson, AZ
reply to Nerdtalker

Any other poll-takers?


TechnoScott
Premium
join:2003-03-25
00000
reply to Nerdtalker

You should have had a choice that was "Any Motorola Modem". They are all good. All of the RCAs except the 105 have a problem of some sort (I can explain em all by model number if you want me to.)



oldTDNickell5
Premium
join:2000-12-19
Federal Way, WA

said by TechnoScott:
You should have had a choice that was "Any Motorola Modem". They are all good. All of the RCAs except the 105 have a problem of some sort (I can explain em all by model number if you want me to.)

I think that would be helpful to all of us here.

TechnoScott
Premium
join:2003-03-25
00000

said by oldTDNickell5:
said by TechnoScott:
You should have had a choice that was "Any Motorola Modem". They are all good. All of the RCAs except the 105 have a problem of some sort (I can explain em all by model number if you want me to.)

I think that would be helpful to all of us here.

Are you wanting to know the RCA modems and all of their problems??


oldTDNickell5
Premium
join:2000-12-19
Federal Way, WA

said by TechnoScott:
said by oldTDNickell5:
said by TechnoScott:
You should have had a choice that was "Any Motorola Modem". They are all good. All of the RCAs except the 105 have a problem of some sort (I can explain em all by model number if you want me to.)

I think that would be helpful to all of us here.

Are you wanting to know the RCA modems and all of their problems??

LOL... you may not have enough time today to finish the list.:)


File Quit
Mac Geek
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join:2002-11-28
San Antonio, TX
reply to Nerdtalker

SB4200 here, mine has never had ANY problems in the year and a half I have had it. I am not concerned about the DOCSIS 2.0 upgrade possibilities for a while, so I'll be keeping this modem.
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nascar24

join:2000-12-20
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to Nerdtalker

My Best Data modem is working like a charm. Not a problem yet. I think any modem that works is the best modem.



Teriwyn
Neko Girl
Premium
join:2002-06-06
Germantown, MD
reply to Nerdtalker

I'm a bit torn. I'd recommend any Motorola modem.... if going for a vanilla cable modem, I'd say the second most recent of whatever Motorola has out is what I'd go with. (New stuff tends more often to have bugs that aren't yet resolved by firmware updates.)

For personal, full-featured use, I'd recommend one of the gateway/routers that gives the home user full router control. i.e., the Motorola SBG-1000 which was not on the list, or the Toshiba PCX5000. However, I would not recommend a combination gateway/router to a new user.