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  1. NETGEAR - 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black - Angle_Zoom

    NETGEAR - 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black

    Your price for this item is $49.99
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  2. Motorola - MB8611 32x8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem 2.5 GB Ethernet - Black - Front_Zoom

    Motorola - MB8611 32x8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem 2.5 GB Ethernet - Black

    Your price for this item is $189.99
  3. NETGEAR - Nighthawk AC1900 Router with DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black - Front_Zoom

    NETGEAR - Nighthawk AC1900 Router with DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black

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  4. ARRIS - SURFboard 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - White - Front_Zoom

    ARRIS - SURFboard 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - White

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  5. NETGEAR - Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Black - Front_Zoom

    NETGEAR - Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Black

    Your price for this item is $148.99
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  6. ARRIS - SURFboard 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - White - Front_Zoom

    ARRIS - SURFboard 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - White

    Your price for this item is $169.00
  7. NETGEAR - 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black - Front_Zoom

    NETGEAR - 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black

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  8. NETGEAR - Nighthawk 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Angle_Zoom

    NETGEAR - Nighthawk 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

    Model: CM2000-100NAS
    SKU: 6425817
    Your price for this item is $299.99
  9. ARRIS - SURFboard S33 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Multi-Gig Cable Modem with 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Port - White - Front_Zoom

    ARRIS - SURFboard S33 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Multi-Gig Cable Modem with 2.5 Gbps Ethernet Port - White

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  11. Motorola - MB7621 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1029 Mbps - Black - Front_Zoom

    Motorola - MB7621 24x8 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1029 Mbps - Black

    Your price for this item is $89.99
  12. Motorola - Dual-Band AC1900 Router with 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Motorola - Dual-Band AC1900 Router with 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black

    Your price for this item is $149.99
  13. ARRIS - SURFboard DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem & Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router for Xfinity and Cox service tiers - Black - Front_Zoom

    ARRIS - SURFboard DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem & Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router for Xfinity and Cox service tiers - Black

    Your price for this item is $249.00
  14. NETGEAR - Nighthawk 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Black - Front_Zoom

    NETGEAR - Nighthawk 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Black

    Your price for this item is $239.99
  15. ARRIS - SURFboard 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.0 Voice Cable Modem for Xfinity - Black - Front_Zoom

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  16. NETGEAR - Nighthawk 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Voice Cable Modem - Angle_Zoom

    NETGEAR - Nighthawk 32 x 8 DOCSIS 3.1 Voice Cable Modem

    Model: CM2050V-100NAS
    SKU: 6425815
    Your price for this item is $349.99
  17. ARRIS - SURFboard DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem for Xfinity Internet & Voice - Black - Front_Zoom

    ARRIS - SURFboard DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem for Xfinity Internet & Voice - Black

    Your price for this item is $229.00
  18. ARRIS - SURFboard 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - White - Front_Zoom

    ARRIS - SURFboard 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - White

    Your price for this item is $59.00
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  19. NETGEAR - Dual-Band AC1750 Router with 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black - Angle_Zoom

    NETGEAR - Dual-Band AC1750 Router with 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black

    Your price for this item is $199.99

Buying a modem for internet connectivity.

What is a modem?

A modem is the device that allows you to access the internet and cable service in your home. A modem uses the cable wires installed by your internet service provider (ISP) to connect your computers, TVs and other devices to the internet, while a wireless modem provides access without the physical wires. Regardless of how many devices are using the internet in your home, you should only need one Wi-Fi modem. Once the initial connection to the internet is established, a router enables Wi-Fi access within your home. Because floor plans and building materials vary between houses, sometimes extra help is needed to ensure reliable Wi-Fi reception in each room. For this purpose, a powerline adapter quickly converts electrical outlets into separate internet connection points. 

Benefits of owning a modem. 

Most cable companies rent devices for a fee, which can add up over time. By having your own cable modem, you save money that you can use to spend on streaming media players or other fun things. Another plus of choosing your own modem, as opposed to whatever one is chosen for you, is that you get to decide the quality and type of wireless modem you’re going to use. When updates in software happen, an upgraded modem is responsive to any changes or improvements to your service, ensuring that you always have the fastest connection speed possible. If you decide to switch service providers, you still get to keep your modem with all the features that led to your purchase. If you’re worried about having enough space, a modem router combo takes two devices and combines them into one which also saves you setup time and money. Modem combos boost wireless connectivity with long-range wireless signals, but you can add a Wi-Fi extender if you’re concerned that the connection won’t reach every corner in your home or office.

Choosing the best modem for your needs.

While shopping for your modem, keep in mind that not all models are created equal. First consider what device you are using most to access the internet and then determine what the best modem is for that purpose. For instance, if you are an avid gamer, then you’ll want to go with the best modem for gaming. Since multiplayer online games are fast moving, you’ll want a gaming modem that can keep up with the action on the screen. Modern modems typically have ports for Ethernet cables and USB cables to give you even faster wired connections for your game console and secure network access for your desktop PC. If you primarily use your smartphone for making calls or you don’t have landline telephone service at all, a cable modem might be the best option for you. Just remember to confirm that your modem is compatible with your cable company. No matter what type of modem you choose, Best Buy’s Geek Squad® can help with your home Wi-Fi setup to ensure that your device is installed correctly. 

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