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Bay Networks LANcity LCP
Com21 ComPort
Hybrid Networks CCM-201
Motorola CyberSurfr
NextLevel Systems Surfboard
Terayon TeraPro
Zenith HomeWorks Universal

    Choosing a cable modem is like choosing a cable operator: there is no choice.

    This is because the modem must match the cable company's own servers. When you sign up for a service, the access provider will tell you which modem you'll be using and will then set it up for you.

    Generally speaking, if @Home is your Internet provider, you'll be getting your modem from either Motorola or Bay Networks (fomerly LANcity). Those accessing the Web with Road Runner will use either a Motorola or Toshiba modem. MediaOne subscribers will have a box from NextLevel Systems, Motorola, or Bay Networks.

You don't get to shop around for a modem, but once you sign up with a service, see our reviews for details on how each cable modem works.

Toshiba did not submit materials in time to be included in this feature.


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