I bought my first ever Mac (a slick 27" iMac) a few months ago and am still enthralled with it. I've had Verizon DSL for 10+ years, and kept holding on in the hopes of getting FIOS, but have finally accepted that it just ain't gonna happen in my area. So, between the dismally slow speed I have (anywhere from 4 to 8 mbps download and, if the stars align and I'm really lucky, .9 mbps upload), and ongoing problems I have with their email, I'm thinking about switching to our local cable company's service instead. The problem is, as a renter, the only place for the modem will be across the room from my iMac, which means I'll most likely be running the mac wirelessly. Will I regret that? I do realize it will probably be a bit slower than having it hardwired, and expect that there will be occasional blips, but in general, does the signal hold fairly steady? Also, if i do go that route, the modem & router would be inside a cabinet. Does that screw up the signal or should I have it set out? I don't do any gaming other than working in Second Life as a content creator, so the occasional wifi dropout won't really screw that up too much. Also, If i do go with Cox Cable, I have the option to get my own DOCSIS 3.0 modem - are there any that are particularly recommended? I have an Airport Express that I thought to use with it, but am also toying with getting the new Extreme if it might make the signal more stable. I do have to say that I'm really impressed with the Mac OS. I'm still adjusting after 20+ years of Windows, but the integration of everything between my iPad 'n phone 'n touch is really a joy and the OS is very intuitive. Plus, the iMac is a gorgeous piece of technology. I only wish I had seen the light earlier, so I could reminisce about the previous iterations of OS too!