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CoxTech1
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Chesapeake, VA
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reply to rinky

Re: What is a good cable modem supported by cox?

Yes, no DOCSIS 3.0 modems are approved for non-DOCSIS 3.0 markets as how they will not work properly on a non-DOCSIS 3.0 headend. It's also worth mentioning that for the time being, only Cox provided DOCSIS 3.0 modems can be used on any Cox headends, no retail modems are approved as of yet.



odog
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Atlanta, GA
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Just wanted to chime in with some info on how bonding works. First you need a D3.0 modem. Once you have that you need a CMTS with bonded service feeding your modem multiple bonded carriers. At that point CMTS and modem "know" each other are wideband capable and it will split your data across the bonded carriers. If you have a 50mbps package its 17Mbps each on three carriers etc etc. bonding doesn't really have a number in Mbps where it "kicks in". it gets turned on when the devices on both ends are capable of it, regardless if the device "needs" it to achieve it speed.


daveinpoway
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Poway, CA
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reply to CoxTech1

Interesting that DOCSIS 3.0 modems aren't working properly on non-3.0 headends, as it was my understanding that these modems were supposed to be backwards-compatible with older systems.



tubbynet
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Chandler, AZ
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said by daveinpoway:

Interesting that DOCSIS 3.0 modems aren't working properly on non-3.0 headends, as it was my understanding that these modems were supposed to be backwards-compatible with older systems.
i would assume that this would have something to do with the firmware pushed to them. if the incorrect code is pushed to from the cmts to the modem (or no code at all), then i could see issues arising with new modems.

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