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Buying a second cable modem instead of renting

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by acperience7, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. acperience7

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    I called my ISP a few days ago, and asked them how much it would be to rent a second modem. I was shocked to find out they want to charge full subscription price (which actually makes sense). I checked newegg for a modem, and I was thinking of buying one and hooking it up to my cable, so I wouldn't have to pay the extra subscription fee. Is that illegal, or have a just found a good loop-hole?
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    And how do you plan on using this second modem?

    I mean in theory, you wouldn't be able to use it without registering it's MAC address to your ISP, then they would charge you a second subscription fee anyway.
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    I was just going to use it for my PS3. I didn't want to get a router and have to muck around with all that port access stuff.
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    It's the easiest and cheapest way, getting a router. Plus, as long as it's got UPnP (Universal Plug'n'Play), it should configure ports automagically, or mine does anyway.
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