1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

High Speed Internet Carriers

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by TidalWave, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 9:41 AM
    #1
    TidalWave

    TidalWave [OP] I have a shovel and no one will miss you...

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Member:
    #53889
    Messages:
    484
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Mendy
    Surprise, AZ
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD DCLB
    4" Maxtrac Spindle lift, 33" BFG A/T, Avid weld on rock sliders and rear bumper, Smoked Projector Headlights, smoked tails and fogs, HID healights and fogs, flowmaster exhaust, Wet Okoles, debadged. Ready to take your milk money.
    Recently bought a new laptop, and I havent had internet at home in over a year.

    I had COX high speed, and it was $45 a month. I recently received something in the mail from Century Link and for wireless it looks like it will be $36 a month. (unless I bundle which i dont need nor want a phone).

    just curious what you guys use, what you like, who to stay away from. COX seemed like the best option when i first moved out here, and i always had problems with it, and the wireless router doesnt seem to work.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM
    #2
    Chipskip

    Chipskip N7MCS

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Member:
    #42519
    Messages:
    6,551
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chip
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma Limited
    Deck Plate, '17 rims, 2" spacers, Tundra Brake Upgrade, 3" Coilover/shackle lift, 01-04 Center Console, Ultragauge, LED interior lights, HO alternator...
    I use COX. I buy my own gear, instead of renting from them.

    If you want the best speed from a cable Internet provider you want to make sure you get a DOCSIS 3 cable modem. Motorola Surfboard are the best IMO. They run about $85 on newegg.com. You can go to Fry's Electronics and get it for $90 or they even have one that has a build in wireless router for $140.

    I get about 2.1-2.5 MB/s steady download speeds to my laptop. I am using a Motorola Surfboard SB6120 connected to an Apple Airport Extreme and connected wirelessly. That is up from the 1.4-1.7 MB/s I was getting with my old DOCSIS 2 cable modem.

    Oh, that $45 plan was upped to $49.

    Centry Link is DSL, so it depends on your area's demand as to if cable will be fast or not. Cable, in theory, is faster than DSL. However in the real world they are usually very close in speed.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    #3
    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8614
    Messages:
    9,164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Vehicle:
    BSP '10 4x4 TRD Off-Road DC
    See build thread in signature
    I had Cox when I was in Chandler with my Moto Surfboard modem. They were fucking awesome, way better than service I've had in Oregon or Maricopa City, I wish I could have them now.

    Also, +1 on Surfboards. I've had mine since 2003... still rock'n the house solid. I've gone through about 4 or 5 wireless routers though, they seem to only last about 2-3 years on average before they start wigging out. Though, my Belkin N+ right now (forget model off hand) has been rocking almost 3 years with a restart maybe every 2-3 months at most? By far the most solid I've had yet.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 2:58 PM
    #4
    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Self Proclaimed first gen expert :doh:

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Member:
    #58216
    Messages:
    2,843
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Avondale, AZ
    Vehicle:
    1999 TRD/SR5 4x4
    5100/5125's All pro expedition leafs Eibach coils Light racing uca's 2004 gauge cluster All stainless brake lines 1" diff drop kenwood with polks rebuild seat support webbing satoshi grill optima red top
    Like others have said. Cox is the best, its generally the issue of the hardware. Ill come setup whatever you may need mendy. Surboard modem is the shits bananas. As for a router, many many many options for sucess, but even more crap.

    Also, century link is fiber, and dsl. So if your neighborhood was fiber, it'd be fasterm, but probably more expensive. Dsl blows, avoid it.
     
To Top