“Future proof” cable modem

Dosobye

Limp Gawd
Joined
Jul 29, 2010
Messages
393
Hi,
I finally got 1gig cable and I want to purchase my modem. I’d like to buy one that will last me another speed upgrade cycle whenever that may come.
ive been looking at two options
1) Modems with multiple 1gb ports (MB8200) that can LA in the future
2) Modems with a 2.5G port

In which direction you guys feel the service providers will go? LA or straight to 2.5G ? Which is the safer bet?

thanks
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2011
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Get one with the 2.5 Gb port. WAN Link aggregation was a stop-gap that few consumer-level routers even supported AFAICT, and I expect will probably be dropped in the future.
 

German Muscle

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Aug 2, 2005
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I would check out the Arris S33. This is the first modem out of Arris since they were acquired by Commscope. Small form factor, broadcom chips, and has a 2.5G port. I have one and it has been extremely reliable.
 
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