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 Post subject: modem
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:27 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:29 am
Posts: 1
What is the difference between an expensive cable modem and a cheap cable modem? I recently bought an Xbox 360 and I am tired of moving my cable modem between my computer and my xbox. I have an Motorola SB5120 right now. Will I notice any difference in online game play between the modem I have now and a cheap or older model modem? Any recomendations?
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 Post subject: Re: modem
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:40 pm 

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I'd say any cable modem made in the last 10 years will easily handle the fastest speed your cable provider can deliver. We get pretty crappy baud rates here in the US. If you were in S. Korea where they typically are in the 15-20 mbps baud rate you might have to be concerned, but not here. You can get something really cheap on eBay. Jusy look up the moel number and make sure it can do 6 mbps or so and you'll be covered. The Motorola SB5120 is rated at 30.

Posted  11/12/2012