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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: cable modem/router recommendation ?? Reply with quote

I have a Linksys cable modem cabled to my Linksys wireless router for wireless internet to all my Macs. I have Comcast cable internet.

It worked well but yesterday it seemed to have died !!

Now I can either replace the cable modem and keep running with the two-box solution or go for a combination cable modem/router box.

I'd like to hear what other folks like for their cable modem/wireless router solution.

Does Apple offer any cable modem solution?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a well documented issue with cable modems that use the Broadcom chipset not playing well with Macs. It might just be PPC Macs, but I don't know.

I bought a Motorola SB 5120 a few years back, and it works great.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an interesting discussion regarding routers in this topic:

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=143801
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hwojtek wrote:
There is an interesting discussion regarding routers in this topic:

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=143801


Thanks,

However, my immediate concern is with the cable modem. I at least need a new cable modem since my Linksys-G router seems to work fine. I figure I might as well get a combo unit to simplify cabling,etc. If I get just another cable modem box there isn't a need to upgrade the router to an AEBS.

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