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Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience

How To Ditch Your Cable Internet Provider Forever - Gizmodo

Jan 19, 2013 The same satellite technology that provides television service to 37 million Americans can also deliver Internet access, often with the very same dish. The only problem is, the service isn't nearly as fast as DSL or cable and these systems also require two modems (uplink and downlink) as well as a clear

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How to Replace a Comcast Modem with your Own

Jan 25, 2018 I've had my share of bad Comcast customer service experiences, but this one was surprisingly positive and simple. The tech walked me through getting my internet up and running with my new modem. Within 5 minutes, I was connected at 75 mbps download and 15 mbps upload - the same speeds I had

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Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience forever

Oct 21, 2013 If your ISP allows it, buying and installing your own modem can net you some sweet performance improvements and a cheaper monthly bill.

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How to Get the Best Cable Modem: Buy or Rent From Your ISP

Sep 12, 2017 But did you know that with most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) you can buy your own modem and save those monthly fees? There are some benefits to renting, Choose a modem that's compatible with major cable ISPs in the US in case you move or decide to change service. (Major ISPs typically list

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Ask LH: Should I Buy My Own Router Or Use One From My ISP

May 5, 2014 My question is this: should I accept the modem provided by the ISP and then add in a switch, or should I source a separate modem/router myself? Any suggestions or This is definitely a question where we'd love to hear readers chime in: experiences with hardware and ISPs vary a lot. In your situation, the

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Should I Ditch Cable at Home for 4G Wireless from my Cellular

Jul 11, 2011 Dear Lifehacker, I'm moving into a new apartment, and instead of dealing with the local cable company, I'm wondering if I could use Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE as my primary internet connection. I'm a moderate bandwidth user (Apple TV, Netflix, web surfing, work from home,) but I don't do a lot of

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How to Ditch Your Rented Modem and Buy Your Own - Yahoo

Oct 7, 2014 So you signed up for a new high-speed Internet service provider (ISP), and you discovered that said provider would happily send you the hardware (a “cable modem”) to get the Internet into your house. Maybe you heard that you could get your own modem, but you decided you might as well just take the

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Xconomy: Cord Cutting: How to Get High-Speed Internet Service

May 23, 2014 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association has an online directory where you can search for local WISPs in North America. Here on the east side of San Francisco, for example, there's a second WISP called Monkeybrains; for a $250 setup fee and $35 per month they'll supply you with up to 20

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My ISP locked me out of my router - Super User

If you want full control ask what modems works with your ISP and buy that and the router and throw out the rental. people (most people) dont know anything about routers and just make a mess of things when they do try to change any settings - and yes we do own the routers, even if you paid money for it.

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How and Why to Replace your ISP modem or Router - Securifi Blog

Aug 4, 2016 A modem and a router have very distinct jobs. The modem's job is to communicate with your ISP over the Internet line to get the data you have requested, whereas the router's job is to create a wireless network and then make sure each of the devices in your home gets the right data. These devices can be

Read More

How To Ditch Your Cable Internet Provider Forever - Gizmodo

Jan 19, 2013 The same satellite technology that provides television service to 37 million Americans can also deliver Internet access, often with the very same dish. The only problem is, the service isn't nearly as fast as DSL or cable and these systems also require two modems (uplink and downlink) as well as a clear

Read More

How to Replace a Comcast Modem with your Own

Jan 25, 2018 I've had my share of bad Comcast customer service experiences, but this one was surprisingly positive and simple. The tech walked me through getting my internet up and running with my new modem. Within 5 minutes, I was connected at 75 mbps download and 15 mbps upload - the same speeds I had

Read More

Ditch your ISP's modem and change your Internet experience forever

Oct 21, 2013 If your ISP allows it, buying and installing your own modem can net you some sweet performance improvements and a cheaper monthly bill.

Read More

How to Get the Best Cable Modem: Buy or Rent From Your ISP

Sep 12, 2017 But did you know that with most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) you can buy your own modem and save those monthly fees? There are some benefits to renting, Choose a modem that's compatible with major cable ISPs in the US in case you move or decide to change service. (Major ISPs typically list

Read More

Ask LH: Should I Buy My Own Router Or Use One From My ISP

May 5, 2014 My question is this: should I accept the modem provided by the ISP and then add in a switch, or should I source a separate modem/router myself? Any suggestions or This is definitely a question where we'd love to hear readers chime in: experiences with hardware and ISPs vary a lot. In your situation, the

Read More

Should I Ditch Cable at Home for 4G Wireless from my Cellular

Jul 11, 2011 Dear Lifehacker, I'm moving into a new apartment, and instead of dealing with the local cable company, I'm wondering if I could use Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE as my primary internet connection. I'm a moderate bandwidth user (Apple TV, Netflix, web surfing, work from home,) but I don't do a lot of

Read More

How to Ditch Your Rented Modem and Buy Your Own - Yahoo

Oct 7, 2014 So you signed up for a new high-speed Internet service provider (ISP), and you discovered that said provider would happily send you the hardware (a “cable modem”) to get the Internet into your house. Maybe you heard that you could get your own modem, but you decided you might as well just take the

Read More

Xconomy: Cord Cutting: How to Get High-Speed Internet Service

May 23, 2014 The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association has an online directory where you can search for local WISPs in North America. Here on the east side of San Francisco, for example, there's a second WISP called Monkeybrains; for a $250 setup fee and $35 per month they'll supply you with up to 20

Read More

My ISP locked me out of my router - Super User

If you want full control ask what modems works with your ISP and buy that and the router and throw out the rental. people (most people) dont know anything about routers and just make a mess of things when they do try to change any settings - and yes we do own the routers, even if you paid money for it.

Read More

How and Why to Replace your ISP modem or Router - Securifi Blog

Aug 4, 2016 A modem and a router have very distinct jobs. The modem's job is to communicate with your ISP over the Internet line to get the data you have requested, whereas the router's job is to create a wireless network and then make sure each of the devices in your home gets the right data. These devices can be

Read More