[lug] cable modem network topology

Terry Branaman t-branaman at attbi.com
Sat Jul 20 21:20:47 MDT 2002

On Sat, 2002-07-20 at 15:46, D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm looking more closely at their advertisements, and comparing to what 
> the guy told me on the phone. It looks like you are right about this, 
> and maybe it is even as high as $15/month charge. There is mention that 
> you are allowed to purchase your modem either directly from AT&T, or 
> else buy it elsewhere. I am thinking of looking around to see what 
> stores have, if any are available. Do any of the local retail stores 
> actually sell cable modems? I would think it is a product available only 
> online, but I kind of wanted to look at the boxes. I don't imagine many 
> people in Boulder use cable modems, since DSL is so popular there. But 
> by the time you include the cost of the phone line itself, the cable 
> modem seems far cheaper. I am beginning to like the idea of a bridge (or 
> backup idea from Sean, proxy ARP) on cable modem better and better (to 
> tell the truth, I kind of have fun setting up this sort of thing, so 
> long as there is no schedule that says I have to work 24/7 to meet a 
> deadline). My guess for local retailers that sell cable modems would be 
> CompUSA, but almost nobody else (Circuit City?). I will shop online, but 
> if anyone knows of stores that have such products in stock where I can 
> walk in and look at the box, give me a shout.
> D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
If I remember correctly, I looked at CompUSA, Circuit City, and Best Buy. 
They all had cable modems that were certified to work with AT&T, and (at
the time) there were a total of about 3 brands to choose from. They all 
seemed pretty much the same, and I think that they were priced similarly

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