Finding The Best Cable Modems For High Speed Internet

High Speed Internet has continued to take over the world. It is hard to believe that there are people who have lived without at least DSL in the modern world. In order to take advantage of the kind of speeds that high speed internet provides, though, you’ll have to have the right kind of modem that can get information to and from your computer.

Introducing DOCSIS 3.0

Cable modems use what is called DOCSIS 3.0 in order to bring the high speed internet to you. It stands for Data Over Cable Services Interface Specification and is the international standard for this kind of device. It is what lets both the provider and your computer know exactly what to expect from the information that it is receiving. This is also something that is always undergoing new developments, though, so there will constantly be new standards for how fast ISPs can deliver data.

Finding The Best Option

-ARRIS SurfBoard SB6141
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This is one of the rare modems that even looks cool, especially if you are a fan of Apple products. The SurfBoard line is one of the most famous lines of cable modems, and this one is in line with everything that you would come to expect.

It is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh computers and boasts 400Mbps data transfer, which is 8 times what previous models of this modem were capable of handling.

The added benefit of this modem is that it is just what many cable companies provide for a fee. That way, you can make sure that you have one that works with whatever your cable internet provider is.

-Zoom 5341
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Zoom isn’t a brand that many people have heard of, but people who use this modem rave about it. Customers have even found that it works twice as fast as the old trusty Motorola modems that cable companies have stuck by for years.

At $67 it’s also a steel considering you get 343Mbps download speeds, compatibility with all operating systems, and support for IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing. For a cheaper option than many people use, this is a great way to get a lot of quality and speed, but without having to make any sacrifices to your wallet.

-Motorola SurfBoard Gateway
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This is a very special option. It also happens to be one that a lot of people choose due to how simple it makes everything. The SurfBoard, as I’ve said, is one of the most popular lines of cable modems, but this one also includes a wireless router.

Overall, you’ll be getting download speeds of over 300Mpbs, compatibility with all internet service providers and operating systems, backwards compatibility with DOCSIS 2.0, and the ability to stream anything you could possibly want without ever having to worry about buffering.

The wireless potential only takes that quality further. With a dual band WiFi adapter built in, you can have internet access anywhere in your home, cleaning up the mess of cords and making it possible to never again plug your laptop into a modem in order to get online.

Any of these would make great choices. You can’t go wrong with a quality high speed modem, and you’ll certainly notice a difference. If you’ve noticed that your internet hasn’t been as fast as you’d like it to be, upgrade it and see how much you see an improvement from the very start.