MacBook Pro & Internet Provider

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Newbe, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Newbe macrumors member

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    I currently use Time Warner for cable, phone and internet. Since I will be getting a new MacBook, I contacted the Time Warner for access to the internet and I told them that I wanted a wifi router. I thought that they would simply provide me with a free router, but to my surprise they wanted to charge me an additional $5+ change per month. For a few bucks, I could buy my own router but then I noticed their modem has no additional ports.
    I don't know whether I should give them the cash or try to negotiate with a supervisor with customer service for a free router. Any suggestions and I was also wondering whether I should get the airport extreme base station for the imac and printer. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Get your own modem and router.

    In regards to ports, your modem has at least one correct?
     
  3. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    You're not entitled to a free router from them. Their modem has at least one Ethernet port; buy yourself a router, plug it into their modem.

    Winning.
     
  4. Newbe thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys for the info. I bought a router and will hook it all up when I return home.
     
  5. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    My provider gave me a free router. Hooked up all wifi devices for free, and one wired device, including cabling. Mind you, the router was garbage, and I ended up switching it out later on.
     
  6. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    ISP routers are ALWAYS garbage. Always.

    If you're looking for a router with a great feature set and lots of wireless range, I recommend the Asus RT-N16.
     

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