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dsl

join:2012-02-02

[Cable] modem on videotron land?

according to TSI website I can only use:

dcm-425 on 5 & 8 megs
dcm-475 on 20 & 30 megs.

do I have to buy both modems for example if I use 8megs and later want 20megs?
or can l order 20megs with dcm-475 and later downgrade to 5 or 8 using dcm-475?

looks like I may have a huge expense to future proof.

thanks.


Scycotic

join:2012-12-10

DCM475(or DCM476) can be used for all of the tiers. However, DCM425 only supports up to the ~18 mbps tier. So if you want to futureproof (and I highly recommend you do), then get the DCM475/DCM476.

An another advantage to getting the better modem is with congestion, you might be able to better maintain speeds with the newer DOCSIS 3.0 modems.


dsl

join:2012-02-02

thanks for the reply, although yes I can get the dcm475 for all tiers, I've read a thread somewhere here (couldn't find it anymore) that videotron would not activate customer dcm475 on 5 & 8.

would be great if it can work on lower tiers (dcm475), less congestion and max speeds ~300megs down/ ~100 megs up.



TSILiz
Premium
join:2012-08-20
kudos:6
reply to dsl

For upto Express Cable 8:

Scientific Atlanta - DPX 2100
Scientific Atlanta - DPC 2100
Scientific Atlanta - DPX 2100 V2
Motorola - SB5100
Motorola - SB5101
Motorola - SB5101N
Motorola - SB5101U
Motorola - SB5120
Technicolor/Thomson - DCM-425

For Extreme Cable 20 and higher:

Motorola – SB6120 (DOCSIS 3)
Motorola – SB6180 (DOCSIS 3)
Scientific Atlanta - DPC 2505 (DOCSIS 3)
Technicolor/Thomson - DCM-475

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There was some confusion as to whether Videotron did backwards compatibility, they do offer that, so you can use a DOCSIS 3.0 modem on the 2.0 speeds.
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TSI Elizabeth (Social Media & E-Services) - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Authorized TSI employee ( »TekSavvy FAQ »Official support in the forum )

"Not all those who wander are lost."


julienvf

join:2008-12-30
Verdun, QC
kudos:1
reply to dsl

cheap modems are going on kijiji for 20-30$ in the list they provide. They're D2 modems, not D3.



Rickkins

join:2004-04-05
Mtl, Canada
Reviews:
·ELECTRONICBOX
·TekSavvy Cable

sb6120 - $60.

»montreal.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sel···43661264


MFido

join:2012-10-19
kudos:2
reply to dsl

From what I know / saw ... on the 5M ONLY Docsis 2 modems are accepted. For the 8M BOTH modems are accepted. For 20M and 30M ONLY Docsis 3 modems are accepted.


dsl

join:2012-02-02
reply to dsl

sounds good. according to TSIElizabeth's post above, Videotron would allow...

worst case..., order high tier with dcm-475, then later downgrade speed package.

Rickkins: that kijiji ad looks like they're selling modems in a depanneur (according to google maps)? hmmm?