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motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

4x4 DOCSIS 3.0 modems soon to not be recommended?

I noticed that TWC is starting to pickup with its deployments of 8 downtstreams and upstream bonding so does this mean that TWC is not going recommend the 4 down 4 up modems anymore or are they going to regulate them to standard and below tiers? I know that Dallas just got the 75 down 5 up tier which I would guess getting a 8x4 modem would be recommend for because of congestion possibilities not to mention the benefit of having more than 4 downstream channels.



jimk
Premium
join:2006-04-15
Raleigh, NC
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·voip.ms

When they first started charging for modem rentals, the only DOCSIS 3 modems on the approved list were 8x4 (the Motorola SB6141 and SBG6580).

I was surprised to see them add 4x4 modems to the list, and suspect this was primarily done due to availability concerns. At the time, the SB6141 was kind of hard to find... there was no retail packaged version, so the only choices were a few sellers on Amazon (who increased their prices after the rental fee started) or taking your chances on eBay. Now, retail availability of 8x4 modems is starting to improve.



dellsweig
Extreme Aerobatics
Premium,MVM
join:2003-12-10
Campbell Hall, NY
kudos:1

just to verify - is the 6141 a 8x4 modem?


Fleeced

join:2012-10-06
kudos:2
reply to motorola870

Yes it is.



mckenna797
Premium
join:2004-08-25
Astoria, NY
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Newegg has this modem for $99.00 with free D-link Router

»promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Fe···odem#Per



mackey
Premium
join:2007-08-20
kudos:12

Direct link is »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···25390001

LOL, an albino modem...

/M



Jabbu
Premium
join:2002-03-06
reply to motorola870

Nice deal considering that n300 router is $40 and the modem seems to be running $90 alone. Even if you already have a decent router you could probably pull $30-40 off craigs.



hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:10

Good deal

Hob