Summary: Just plug it in, connect the cable line and the ethernet cable. Then call your internet provider and read them the number on the bottom of the modem. This modem is good enough for 99% of cable internet customers out there.
Pros: It runs nice and cool, and should last you a very long time. You don't have to pay Time Warner/Comcast those annoying cable rental fees anymore. This is one of the lower cost cable modems available.
Cons: Supposedly not fast enough to handle the highest cable internet tiers out there.
Summary: Got this modem rather then paying my provider (TW) a monthly fee for one. It took over any hour on the phone with them to set up (there fault, not the modems), but once set up this device has been worry free and reliable.
Pros: No problems in over a year of ownership, offers speeds that meet gaming/streaming demands without any problems. Great Price.
Cons: Faster modems existing depending on your needs
Cost under $20, will save over $60/yr. Great Product.
9 June 2014
Summary: Older tech, does its job, and gets the advertised speed. The one from the cable company was a faithful servant for 5 years, only difference is this one is all paid for :). TW started to charge for my unit. Works fine with TW cable for lower tier cable service (probably up to 30Mbps, certainly for 15). They do not list it as replacement, but when I returned mine I've seen it being given to customers.
It's a Moto modem -- I expect it to last nearly forever
2 June 2014
Summary: Bought this unit as a backup to an identical product. Bought both at the same time, so this one sits in wait mode. I do not expect problems with the unit currently in-place, but I'm an engineer, and do not like to have complex systems without backups.
Summary: I bought this product to save the monthly fee from Time Warner Cable for renting their modem from them (~ $10/month in upstate NY). Works like a charm and I'm now saving that money every month - True Story. Don't fall for the cable company's non-sense - buy your own modem and save the money every month.