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Cable internet router

by jeboots / September 17, 2012 3:00 AM PDT

So I had DSL for an ISP. Now I'm going to cable internet.
But the new company doesn't rent out a wireless router to me like the DSL company.
So the question is, what wireless router will work for the cable internet?
Bestbuy recommended this one:

But that's a lot of money.

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Clarification Request
Why can't use add a WiFi router?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 3:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Cable internet router

Something's not told in your post. Most folk add the router and are done.

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by jeboots / September 17, 2012 3:24 AM PDT

Can I add any wireless router to a cable connection? Why did Bestbuy try to sell me a $120 product?

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Can implies capability.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 3:31 AM PDT
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Sorry but you may be asking if you can which I can't answer. But most folk add a WiFi router to the usual cable modem.

It's documented at all the WiFi router makers so how else to answer this? That is, while it is your choice to get a cable modem with the router integrated into a single box, most folk don't do that.

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not the modem
by jeboots / September 17, 2012 3:44 AM PDT
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What is IPS? I could understand it if you wrote IPs or IP's
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 3:49 AM PDT
In reply to: not the modem

But IPS denotes another acronym usually used when we discuss monitors.

-> Why that router? It's pretty outdated but you may find owners that are control freaks and want a router to tinker with those open source router softwares. But you didn't state that was your goal.

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internet service privider
by jeboots / September 17, 2012 4:10 AM PDT

WHAT. I need a wireless router for my home.

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ISP versus IPS. That's cleared up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 4:13 AM PDT
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by jeboots / September 17, 2012 4:48 AM PDT

So this will work for cable internet?

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Let's check the maker's web page.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 3:24 PM PDT
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