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phlypsyde

join:2011-05-09
Vancouver, BC

[BC] What Cable modem Does Shaw provide for high tier packages?

I'm looking at the Motorola SB6180 and I'm wondering if Shaw uses this modem? Does anyone have the high speed tier packages with Shaw? What modem did they give you?

zod5000

join:2003-10-21
Victoria, BC
Reviews:
·Shaw

Re: [BC] What Cable modem Does Shaw provide for high tier packag

I think mine's a Cisco DPC3825.

It's a modem/router combo, but if you're on an upper tier package you can ask shaw to turn it to bridge mode which disables the router functionality.

I'm pretty happy with it in bridge mode. It's rock solid.


Shaw_Alex
Official Shaw Rep

join:2010-12-16
kudos:1
reply to phlypsyde
Broadband 50 or 100 use either the SMC or Cisco Docsis 3 modems.

For Broadband250, we only use the Cisco one.

I can look up the model numbers if you are interested.

phlypsyde

join:2011-05-09
Vancouver, BC
I would be interested to know the model numbers if you don't mind posting them.

Can the Motorola SB6180 be activated on Shaw? I understand this is the same as some of the ones in use now but just with support for 8 downstream channels (future proofing).

Thanks!

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
Reviews:
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Shaw will only activate hardware gotten from Shaw, a SB6180 modem no

For Internet 50 mbps and faster,

Cisco modem DPC3825 - default one given now I believe.
SMC Modem D3GN (SMC will not work on 250 mbps internet)
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Shaw_Alex
Official Shaw Rep

join:2010-12-16
kudos:1
Thanks Kevinds!

lostspaceman

join:2012-07-26
T3N0K7
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to phlypsyde
As an alternative to bridge mode, you can configure a wireless router that you already have as a simple WAP (wireless access point) if it makes more sense. With my setup at home this is the case, where I have structured wiring and need to keep the Cisco DPC3825 at the basement panel. One of my CAT5 runs goes to a desk on the main floor where I have a D-Link DIR-835 programed as a WAP, and it works great.

Here's the link on how to do it if anyone's interested:

»Wireless Networking Forum FAQ »Using a Wireless Router as an Access Point

lostspaceman

join:2012-07-26
T3N0K7
reply to kevinds
Curious, why won't the SMC work for 250Mbps? It's Docsis 3 is it not?

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
said by lostspaceman:

Curious, why won't the SMC work for 250Mbps? It's Docsis 3 is it not?

The SMC gateway can only bond 4 channels which allows the modem to only reach a maximum theoretical speed of 152mbps. The Cisco gateway can bond 8 channels and can deliver a maximum theoretical speed of 304 mbps.

lostspaceman

join:2012-07-26
T3N0K7
Ahhh, makes sense