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Where can I get a modem for Comcast/Xfinity so that I can avoid the $7 monthly rental fee? How much does a modem effect download speed?
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You can either:

1. Go to your local office. They should have a list that they recommend.

2. Or, lookup your local Comcast area in the Local HDTV Forum here at avsforum.com and find out what people are using in your area. Usually get the best recommendations from people near you.
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Any bestbuy, order from newegg, amazon.com, tigerdirect, cdw.
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Any bestbuy, order from newegg, amazon.com, tigerdirect, cdw.

Will any modem work? What should I look for?
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Will any modem work? What should I look for?

http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/
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I am a tech at Comcast I recommend the motorola surfboard can be found at bestbuy..

It's all fun and games until my wife notices something new in the entertainment center
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I am a tech at Comcast I recommend the motorola surfboard can be found at bestbuy..

Agreed. They are an affiliate of sorts as well. Im a fan of the Motorolas. Avoid any 2nd hand ones off of EBAY if you can. Ive heard some horror stories.

Just ensure they are D3 capable to get a bit of future proof going. Although Future Proof in cable doesnt really exist these days I guess.

Below are D3 listed devices. The top two are the most common ones in the field now.

Ubee U10C035 Ubee (formerly Ambit) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Motorola SB6120-Retail Motorola SURFboard SB6120 Cable Modem
Ubee DDM3503 Ubee (formerly Ambit) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Netgear CMD31T Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem CMD31T
Cisco DPC3000 Cisco DOCSIS 3.00 Cable Modem DPC3000
BelAir CDA29310BEL- D3.0 Be... CDA29310BEL
Ubee DDM3513 Ubee (formerly Ambit) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Motorola SB6121 Motorola SURFboard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
D-Link DCM-301 D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
ZoomTelephonics 5341J Retail DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J
Cisco DPC3008 Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

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