Advertisements / Special Offers Current Store or Chain Wide Selection Pagination Comparison Section Search Refinements Product Results More Advertisements / Special Offers
Additional Ads / Special Offers that relate to your search.

Special Offers / Advertisements

Compare up to 4 items

New list of matching products


Sorry, you may compare a maximum of 4 items at a time.

Please clear one or more of your compare items before adding another

Special Offers / Advertisements

Cable or DSL Modems: Unleash Your Speeds

Cable or DSL modems bring high speed Internet access to millions of homes and businesses worldwide. A Cable or DSL modem allows you to connect to either cable internet service or a digital subscriber line DSL, the two most common types of broadband internet service today. That means these modems are an excellent choice for most Internet customers, with the exception of those who use a fiber optic, satellite, or a dialup connection.

Since your modem connects directly with your internet service provider and makes your internet connection possible, it is important to find a compatible model that provides the upload and download speeds you need. At Micro Center, we are fully stocked with the latest and best modems for your small business or home networking needs, and we are ready to help you choose the perfect one.

Choosing a Cable or DSL Connection Solution

Combo or Standalone: Many of today’s most popular modems are actually modem router combos. These all in one devices provide all the functionality you need for a strong WiFi connection: a high quality cable modem plus a wireless router to manage your Ethernet and WiFi networks. If you are unsure what is right for you, a Cable or DSL modem router combo is a great option.

Rated Speeds: Look at the maximum data speeds a modem is rated for. Most users today will want a modem rated for at least gigabit speeds - 1 Gbps or 1,000 Mbps - to accommodate today’s high speed broadband connections.

ISP Compatibility: Most modems are compatible with all of the most common ISPs. Just in case, however, you should always verify that your ISP supports your modem model before you make a purchase. Most ISPs have a list of supported modems on their website, although these may not always include every single supported model.

Ethernet Ports: If you will be connecting multiple network devices to your modem via Ethernet cables, make sure your modem offers enough Ethernet ports. Many have only one port, but larger models often have as many as four.

DOCSIS 3.0 vs. DOCSIS 3.1: These are two versions of the data transfer standard for cable internet service. DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest and fastest, although most ISPs and modems will still support DOCSIS 3.0 for some time. If you have a very high speed connection, it is a good idea to choose DOCSIS 3.1 to get access to the best speeds and bandwidth.

Shop Cable or DSL Internet Modems at Micro Center

Discover our entire selection of Cable or DSL modems here, including WiFi router and modem combos. Check out our standalone routers for even more options, or see our full selection of networking hardware.

Sign in for the best experience

Access helpful features and personalize your experience - Sign in or create an account now

Sign In
Don't have an account? Create Account