These are the ONLY five modems that will work with shaw internet?
Good evening, lanefountain.
While we only support certain Internet modems with our service, you are more than welcome to connect a 3rd party router to one of our cable modems, or have the WiFi disabled on our wireless modem to allow the connection of a router. The initial Internet connection can only come from a modem that we support in order to receive our Internet service. If you're currently using a Shaw WiFi modem and you would like the WiFi disabled, please reply back letting us know and we can have one of our moderator's direct message you for account information. For your security purposes, please do not reply to this post with account information.
For reference, here are the details of the 5 modems available from Shaw Shaw Internet Modems - Equipment Guide
We hope this helps! Have a great rest of your night.
Ok. Sorry, i am really new with stuff.
I recently ordered a Netgear Nighthawk Router and i wasnt thinking very far ahead at the time. it arrived and i noticed/remembered that about a year ago when i upgraded my internet service a router/modem combo was included (smc 8014wn). Not knowing much about the difference between routers and modems caused me to do some research and it seems like this router/modem has a bit of a bad rep in certain cases like bridging so i was wondering if i could get some help to get to the next step? maybe cisco dpc 3825 with wifi off like you said??
If you have the SMC 8014, you may be paying extra rent for it, getting it swapped for the SB51xx modems should be a simple task
I think about a year ago i had some sort of motorola sb51xx model and a cheap linksys router and i upgraded my internet plan to the best we could get and i wanted a good modem too and i think the shaw dude recommended this current one. thats the story according to my mother and my memory but we both have terrible memories lol
i forget exactly what i had in the past but do you have a recommended modem for use with the nighthawk?
If you plan to permanently use your own router, I would suggest a swap to our Motorola SB5102 Internet Modem. However, if you plan to upgrade to one of our Broadband plans later on (ie Broadband 50 and up) I would suggest the Cisco DPC3825 Internet Modem.
No problem at all! We're always happy to help. I do apologize, SMC 8014wn cannot be bridged. However, you are welcome to swap it at one of our Shaw Retail Locations. We ask that you please include the power cord for the modem when you return it.
We hope this helps! If you aren't near any of our locations, let us know and we can have a moderator direct message you for contact information and we can mail a modem out to you, with return information to send the current modem back.
Have a great rest of your night!
Ok, Thank you! Do you have a recommendation for what I should be looking to swap??
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