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Old 04-12-2017, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Since Time Warner / Spectrum keeps raising their rates and rental fees, I started looking into getting my own modem. Now there is a list of approved devices on their site and I have read good things about Arris modems, so I am wondering what your experiences are and what equipment you might be using?

I am looking at the SB6190 (which then also requires me to get a WiFi Router - good suggestions on these?) or the SB6183 with built-in WiFi.

Anyone using these?
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I've used my own modems/routers with every cable internet company I've used, including TWC. Pretty much can't go wrong with any current gen Arris/Netgear/Linksys. The models listed will be fine. IMO, I like to have both a router and a modem separate - it's easier to change IPs and has better network security.
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Hi everyone,

Since Time Warner / Spectrum keeps raising their rates and rental fees, I started looking into getting my own modem. Now there is a list of approved devices on their site and I have read good things about Arris modems, so I am wondering what your experiences are and what equipment you might be using?

I am looking at the SB6190 (which then also requires me to get a WiFi Router - good suggestions on these?) or the SB6183 with built-in WiFi.

Anyone using these?
2 years ago I purchased a Arrias SB6121 modem. It "died" without reason last Wednesday night. I say this in quotations as several folks in my neighborhood also had modems "die" that same night. After a 2 hour service call where the tech replaced every connection in the house and tested a much cheaper quality modem (which worked fine) we both concluded a new modem would be needed but couldn't explain why. During my phone chats the local rep said that they could see my modem attempting to connect but that it just wouldn't for whatever reason.

Previously I had used one of the old Motorola surfboards for over a decade without issue and only got rid of it after deciding to purchase my own. Arrias is owned by Motorola, but I'm assuming they are producing their own products independently. Based on this experience I went out and purchased a motorola MB7220 (since I don't have high end internet this suited my needs, and it was cheap).

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This was the slight step up model I would recommend.

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I also prefer separate Modems/Routers. I have a slightly older version of the Nighthawk Router featured here and have been very impressed with it.

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Thank you all for the input! It's much appreciated.

What are your opinions on Apple Airport Extreme vs a Netgear Router?

I've been using an Airport Express as a WiFi extender in my bedroom and only had good experience with (used a Securifi Almond one before and it just didn't cut it - lost the signal almost every other day and needed resetting all the time)

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