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Moving to AZ. Cox Cable. Need suggestions for modem/router

Last response: in Networking
December 7, 2011 7:45:11 AM

Hello and thanks for reading the post. In the past, I have always provided the router and the cable company provided the modem so I am confused as to what type of system I should be looking for. I will be getting their package, phone internet, tv and using what I think is called Premier at 27 mbs down.

So anyway, I'm not sure which way to go. They do offer equipment but I have been hearing that it is expensive for what you get. On the other hand, I have never seen a modem for sale at a Best Buy or Walmart. Maybe because in my area people don't use them. I guess I'm wondering if I should get a modem/router combo or should I buy the components separately? I had used Linksys for years but over the past 5 years or so I have had bad experiences especially if I needed support. Right now I am using an Apple router and it has worked flawlessly for the past 2 years. Problem is, this AZ is a vacation home for us and I won't be taking the router with me. That, and I will also need a modem so that won't help me much anyways.

While chatting with Cox online, they provided me a website: that lists the compatible modems but that doesn't really tell me which work better or whether to use a modem/router or separate pieces. Any help would be most appreciated.
December 8, 2011 12:31:17 AM

I would recommend a Motorola 6120 or 6121 cable modem and separate gigabit router of your liking.

I had trouble with the all-in-one modem/routers
December 11, 2011 7:46:09 PM

I would also recommend the Motorola 6121. There are firmware issues with certain ISPs with the 6120 (Don't think COX is one of them)