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Thread: which cable modem




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    Time to get on the broadband action
    Gonna go with cable, just need to decide between the lynksis modem and the motorola surfboard.
    Any suggestions?

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    Well us Aussies can't help ya there as we're supplied the modem by the cable operators here. :smokin:
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    you have a choice?? my cable provider just gave me one, I had no options.

    Linksys does usually make good modems though :)
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    yeah I got stuck with the Nortel Networks CM100 optarse gave me... big ass finned beast :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=7
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    yeah I got stuck with the Nortel Networks CM100 optarse gave me... big ass finned beast :)
    That they are but mine's been goin' strong for over two years now. :smokin:
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    If you buy your own modem they charge you a bit less on the monthly fee (no rental fee).
    The motorola and linksys can each be had for about $100.

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    With Optus@Home in Australia, when you sign up they give you two choices. The first choice is to pay A$10/month higher subscription fee, but the modem is subsidised (ie cheaper installation fee). This also comes with a 12-month contract. The other option is to buy the modem outright for over A$500, and pay only A$64.95/month (cheaper when you use other Optus services as well). There is no contract on this plan, as Optus doesn't have to subsidise a modem.

    And as far as I know the only modem Optus supplies is the Motorola SurfBaud..... has anyone been supplied a different one from Optus? :?:
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    i got a diff one, i got an RCA cable modem with my optus install:

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    Actually Albinus there are 4 or 5 different modems used by Optus.
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    It might be a regional thing then - all my friends in Brisbane over the past 2 years have been supplied SurfBaud modems with their connection :confused:
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