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curvenut

join:2012-09-17
Longueuil, QC

Found Motorola SB6121 @ rakuten.com

Hi ,

Planning to go to teksavvy Extreme Cable 20 so I am now shopping for a modem.

I found the modem at rakuten.com @ 78$ (shipping incl. to the border )

»www.rakuten.com/prod/motorola-sb···792.html

Is the website trustable ? Should I buy it ? or go another place like TigerDirect or Newegg ?

Or should I buy locally in case I got some issues ??

Thanks for advice

MFido

join:2012-10-19
kudos:2
Why not buying from Tek directly their D3 modem? You save $20 on the activation fee ...


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
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reply to curvenut
You may want to go with the Thompson (Technicolor?) DCM476. As far as I know it is the only approved modem on Rogers network that supports 8x4 bonding (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Better future proofing for future speed upgrades on the network.

Motorola has also stopped manufacturing the SB6121 (so I was informed) which explains why it has dried up at many Canadian retailers, including NewEgg Canada and Canada Computers. Rogers hasn't authorized Motorola's more recent offerings, a sad shame.

curvenut

join:2012-09-17
Longueuil, QC
What is teksavvy's price for the Thompson (Technicolor?) DCM476 ?
So if i buy the modem with teksavvy, instead of paying 85 activation fee, I pay 65$.


TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
DCM476 go for $99 + $10 for shipping.
This saves $20 on the activation fee.

Scycotic

join:2012-12-10
reply to curvenut
Pretty sure the activation is $65, or $45 with the discount.


TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
said by Scycotic:

Pretty sure the activation is $65, or $45 $85, or $65 with the discount.

Fixed it for you


creed3020
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join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
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reply to TypeS
said by TypeS:

You may want to go with the Thompson (Technicolor?) DCM476. As far as I know it is the only approved modem on Rogers network that supports 8x4 bonding (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Better future proofing for future speed upgrades on the network.

Motorola has also stopped manufacturing the SB6121 (so I was informed) which explains why it has dried up at many Canadian retailers, including NewEgg Canada and Canada Computers. Rogers hasn't authorized Motorola's more recent offerings, a sad shame.

I have a DCM475 and it supports full 8x4 channel bonding.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
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Ah you're right, according to Technicolor's data sheet the DCM475 is 8x4 as well.

So you could go with either or, although getting the DCM476 from TekSavvy and saving the $20 is probably the best choice.

Hey TSI Martin, do you think Rogers will ever allow Motorola's SB6141 or SB6181 on their network?


TSI Martin
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join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33
said by TypeS:

Hey TSI Martin, do you think Rogers will ever allow Motorola's SB6141 or SB6181 on their network?

In all honesty, I wouldn't know. Are you aware if they already do for their own customers?

Thanks,
Martin
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TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Not that I know of, they were setting up most new sign ups with Ciscp DPC3825 most of last year and now they're setting people with the Hitron gateways.


TwiztedZero
Nine Zero Burp Nine Six
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join:2011-03-31
Toronto, ON
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reply to TSI Martin

SB6141 = 8x4 bonded channels , uses same firmware as SB6120/SB6121 SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.1-SCM00-NOSH

- SB6141 is NOT approved.

- No one is interested in raising the $8K+ it takes to put it into the modem approval proccess.
Sadly, cause I'd just love to join a group effort to get this done.

- Firmware flashing might need to be done down the road.
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curvenut

join:2012-09-17
Longueuil, QC
I guess I will stick with Technicolor DCM476