I'm strongly considering losing this misery dipped in sh-- classic modem access at home. Comcast is offering to lease a cable modem to me with their service at $3 a month (that's just for the cable modem of course), but I'm the kind of guy who'd much rather just own the equipment. Is there a difference between cable modems? Comcast (the only high speed service available to me out here in the trees, not counting high price satellite) is currently bragging about 5Mbps download speeds in my area. Is one cable modem better than another? My second question has to do with wireless routers. I have a desktop PC, an old HP laserjet 4 printer, a newer Epson USB plotter and an IBM R50 notebook with 802(x) and bluetooth wireless capability. How do I tie all this stuff together? I'm guessing the older HP 4 printer with its classic parallel interface is probably not much more than a boat anchor for this application, but I (hopefully) could be wrong. I'm REALLY looking forward to taking the IBM R50 wireless, with internet and printing capability. Do I run a cable modem attached to a diversely capable router for the PC, notebook and printers? A one-stop solution would be very cool. Slather me with info and recommendations folks, and bring me into the current century.