$4.00 a month rental charge for their cable modem
Time Warner Road Runner has just increased their monthly pricing to include a $4.00 a month rental charge for their cable modem in my area.
It's not the $4.00, that's chump change. It's the idea they are starting to nickel and dime everyone.
I'm sick of being nitpicked for every dollar they can grab from me. I pay them as much per month as I would pay for a used and decent car loan.
I've decided to buy my own modem, TW has an approved list and a couple of the modems I could use are a Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Ethernet) or a Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG6580 DOCSIS 3.0 (Ethernet 4-port plus Wireless) Cable Modem .
I run 5 pcs and a 60" hdtv with a Sony PS3 hooked to it with my present TW RR provided Ethernet cable modem and Ethernet Linksys BEFSR81 8-port Router at times and it all works.
Everything works great right now as is. Gaming like with BF3 is no problem running 2 games at a time on 2 computers while another computer is capturing security video, another may be playing COD Black Ops, the kids may be playing games on the PS3, etc..
We do NOT have docsis 3.0 in the area yet.
I don't do anything here wireless yet, but it MIGHT have been nice to have that feature for the future. I don't have any wireless experience at all.
But I didn't order the wireless modem (well, I did initially but cancelled that order as Amazon had a supplier issue when I ordered it) so I ordered the Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Ethernet) instead.
I haven't heard anything good about wireless things but I have never really listened.
Does anyone have any experience with this modem, good or bad?
I'd like to know what I may be in for prior to receiving it on Thursday.
As it is approved by Time Warner RR I want to assume it's a good mobem but this is the real world.
Last edited by Raw; Nov 5, 2012 at 03:55 PM.