We all know that buying your own modem can save you money in the long run, and to that end, we’ve posted a lot of deals on the Motorola SB6141 over the last few years. Today though, this NETGEAR alternative is marked down to just $50, and might be worth a look.

On paper, it’s every bit the equal of the SB6141; it has the same number of upstream and downstream channels, and the same maximum speeds. Just check with your ISP to make sure it’s compatible before you purchase; most maintain lists on their websites. [NETGEAR High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, $50]

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