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Re: Time to Purchase a Cable Modem!
On Monday, Jan 3, 2005, at 15:36 US/Central, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Before I jump in, does anyone have good or bad experiences with this
> Is there another cable modem on the market that I should consider?
This is not a commentary on your particular Netgear model, but in my
experience I prefer to have a NAT/Router/FW that is separate from the
cable modem and the WiFi. In diagram form:
In that way, one can get a cheap cable modem and wifi (WAP), and spend
the bucks on the NAT/router/FW. I have yet to find an all-in-one
package that works decently. Most firmware of the all-in-ones seems to
be geared towards the low-end consumer market, which tends to mean
limited features for FW/routing. In addition, most people I know have
to powercycle their wifi every so often (for me, every couple of days.)
Again, this has been my experience with various flavors of Netgear,
SMC, Linksys, Belkin, and D-Link WiFi, and is not a commentary on the
particular Netgear model you are looking into.
Just my limited experience and $0.02.
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