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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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reply to Wayne99021

Re: [Connectivity] Mototola SB 6141

said by Wayne99021:

Yes, it's the same except the Hardware and boot version.
Firmware name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCMOO-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-BOOT(25CLK)1.0.12
Hardware Version 7.0

Thanks, very interesting!

Actually, the Boot Version info is the same as shown for the SB6121, it's just the SB6120 that has a different one.

From your info and the info that was posted in the »SB6120 Firmware Updated (7/19/12) thread, here is how the hardware/software information compares among the 3 modem models:

Model Name: SB6120
Firmware Name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCM00-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-Boot 1.0.0.4m1
Hardware Version: 1.0 or 3.0

Model Name: SB6121
Firmware Name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCM00-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-Boot(25CLK) 1.0.12.
Hardware Version: 5.0

Model Name: SB6141
Firmware name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCMOO-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-BOOT(25CLK)1.0.12
Hardware Version 7.0


jaynick
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Sterling Heights, MI
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reply to Wayne99021

Thanks, Wayne, I'll check it out now.



EG
The wings of love
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Union, NJ
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reply to Wayne99021

said by Wayne99021:

The SB 6141 is better built than the Zoom

Can you prove that or is it an opinion ?

and has the name Motorola that I have used for many years without any problems.

Objectively, can we really 100% rely on long time trusted brand names as being of equal quality these days to what they formally were ?



Wayne99021
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Mead, WA
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No, it's just my opinion because I have had them both in my hand and know how they feel.
As you pointed out, I like Motorola because I have had great service from them for a long time which I am sure influences my opinion.
I have only had the one contact with Zoom which turned out bad, that is not an opinion, that is a fact.



EG
The wings of love
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Union, NJ
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said by Wayne99021:

I have only had the one contact with Zoom which turned out bad, that is not an opinion, that is a fact.

O/k but that's not a very large *cross section* there eh ?


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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reply to Wayne99021

Whats the difference between the 6121 and the 6141?



Wayne99021
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Mead, WA
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The 6121 gives you 4 channels down and 4 up while the 6141 gives you 8 channels down and 4 up.
I am getting the 8 channels down and 2 up, but don't think I will see 4 up anytime soon, if ever.
The modems are almost identical in looks.


KevTech
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join:2002-08-22
Seattle, WA
reply to Wayne99021

I read this modem has a TI chipset so time will tell if issues arise.



Wayne99021
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Mead, WA
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I read the same thing that it has a TI chipset, but the 6120 uses the TI chipset and I had one since they first came out, must be about 3 years now with no problems at all.
Guess I will have to wait and see if any problems pop up on the 6141.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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reply to Wayne99021

ah so the 8 channel thing. thanks.



FarmerBob

join:2000-12-21
Littleton, CO
reply to Wayne99021

The 6141 is no longer available on Amazon. I almost bought it from the same link the other day. But today, it's gone and they have their "we don't know if it'll be back" disclaimer posted. I wonder what happened?



Darknessfall
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A couple hours ago it was up still(Around 5 PM Eastern) from 2 listings with about 15 or so in stock. I have no idea what happened lol.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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This morning, Amazon shows the SB6141 back in stock by only one seller (Miakota) for $109.95 plus $4.99 shipping.

Must be a hot item now that it's finally on Comcast's approved DOCSIS devices list.



FarmerBob

join:2000-12-21
Littleton, CO

Now up to $114.95 with free shipping. Guess I should have gotten it when it was $97. I'll stick with the Ubee and get the Netgear R6300 first, while the 6141 wavers in price. Then pick it up when the price stabilizes. Only 6 left though.



Wayne99021
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Mead, WA
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You are going to like that modem when you do get it.
Mine has been running for two months without any problems.
I know that doesn't say much longevity wise, but if it's like all other Motorola products I have owned, it will be like that for many years.



FarmerBob

join:2000-12-21
Littleton, CO

I was looking at the 6141 and the Zoom 5341J. Any insights?



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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Either option should go for you well. I always will look at the popularity and how well known the company is. Alot of people know Motorola Sufboard modems, seems very synonymous with cable internet and reliability. Zoom modems I'm sure are the same though I wouldn't know from personal experience.



FarmerBob

join:2000-12-21
Littleton, CO

Back in the Dino Days, Zoom was the leader in Dial-up. I was looking at it before the SB because it had all the notoriety before the SB caught on. These days it's hard to tell unless you get one and try it. That can be expensive and troublesome.



Wayne99021
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Mead, WA
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reply to FarmerBob

I tried the Zoom 5341J modem for a few days then it crapped out and I had to send it back.
That doesn't mean all Zoom modems are bad, I just happen to get a bad one. I did notice the SNR on all 8 channels were a little better with the Zoom, but not by enough to make any difference.
I went to the SB6141 as soon as it was on the accepted list, mainly because of my experience with Motorola products over the years.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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reply to FarmerBob

said by FarmerBob:

I was looking at the 6141 and the Zoom 5341J. Any insights?

One major difference between them is that the Motorola SB6141 is built around the TI/Intel Puma 5 (TNETC4840) chipset (»www.ti.com/lit/ml/spat181/spat181.pdf and »www.electronicspecifier.com/Acti···tion.asp), while the Zoom 5341J modem uses the Broadcom BCM3382 (»www.broadcom.com/products/Cable/···/BCM3382 and »www.broadcom.com/press/release.p···=s434809) chipset.

Depending on the particular signal conditions at your home, one modem may perform somewhat better than the other.