How to buy a modem?
my experience is that Linksys ( now part of Cisco ) is a reliable, easy to configure modem, you may consider getting a combo unit that is modem and router with wifi if you don't already have a router
since you have a relatively slow connection, I would guess it is DSL
here's an example,and it would pay for itself in 8 months
has 3 Ethernet ports and wireless, fairly disposable at that price...but there are other choices as well
change search to cable if you have cable, not dsl
my original cable modem was this model, but I recently upgraded to faster to accommodate my faster requirements for wireless and Ethernet
still relatively disposable, and was a solid performer for me