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telcodad
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reply to EG

Re: [Connectivity] SBG6580 Software Update

said by EG:

said by telcodad:

... it looks like the SBG6580 wireless gateway is now a viable choice for an approved 8x4 device,

IMO, it still "bites" simply because it is a gateway device and you are still a prisoner of the ISP for crippled firmware and for other reasons as well..

Yes, I have my own router/switch and wireless access point, so I don't need a wireless gateway device (and the extra cost of one), such as the Moto SBG6580, myself. I generally stay away from all-in-one type of devices, anyway.

As far as being "a prisoner of the ISP for crippled firmware," don't all the modems get downloaded the latest Comcast "certified" version of software/firmware? Unless you're talking about the other parts of the gateway (router and Wi-Fi)?


EG
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I'm talking about the router segment's crippled/devoid of features firmware loads that they have the manufacturer alter to their own customized spec/coding then push out.

[Edited to re-word slightly]



telcodad
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said by EG:

I'm talking about the router segment's crippled/devoid of features firmware loads that they alter then push

OK, that's what I figured.

You have the Zoom 5341J 8x4 modem right? What speed tier are you on with that?

Edit: Looking at this old D3 thread from 3 years ago (»DOCSIS 3.0 Available in Union, NJ ) you said you were going to subscribe to the "Ultra" tier. That tier has since been phased out (»Comcast High Speed Internet FAQ »What are the actual Provisioned Speeds?), so I bet you're on at least the Blast! tier now.


telcodad
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I wish Comcast would add the Moto SB6141 (»www.motorola.com/Video-Solutions···41-US-EN ) and/or SB6180 (»www.motorola.com/Video-Solutions···80_US-EN ) 8x4 modems to their approved devices list (»mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/).

Anyone know what the hold-up is on those (besides Comcast Labs getting around to certification testing them)?

Also, what are the significant differences between the SB6141 and SB6180 modems, besides the SB6180 being EuroDOCSIS capable?



Ripper
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The Cisco DPC3008 8x4 modem is now available on Newegg.com »www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.a···25120004 ,it is on the Comcast approved list right now, like the Zoom 5341j .



mb

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reply to telcodad

said by telcodad:

I wish Comcast would add the Moto SB6141 ...

Why? Using a Motorola 6120 here without any problems. Does it really matter which modem you use?


telcodad
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said by mb:

said by telcodad:

I wish Comcast would add the Moto SB6141 ...

Why? Using a Motorola 6120 here without any problems. Does it really matter which modem you use?

The SB6120 and SB6121 (the one I have) are 4x4 modems. The only Moto D3 8x4 device approved right now is the SBG6580 gateway.

As I said before, I'm just on the Performance speed tier right now, so I'm not sure how much extra performance an 8x4 modem would buy me.
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