I am considering purchasing a cable modem in place of renting from my cable internet provider (Brighthouse/Time Warner). To my knowledge This provider uses DOCSIS standards. There is an approved list of cable modem devices listed on their website.
My question is, what would make a particular modem "approved" to work with their system? Is it solely compatibility with DOCSIS 2.0/3.0? Are their other features of a modem beside DOCSIS compliance that would make it compatible?
I am trying to figure out if something like this netgear modem, which is DOCSIS 2.0 & 3.0 compatible, but is not listed on the "approved" modem list, would work on the network.