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gsm8

join:2004-09-29
Renton, WA

Need a new cable modem

I think I need a new cable modem what do you recommend i should buy. I am using a motorola surfboard 4100 modem what should I replace it with. I think its only docis 1.1 but not to sure about that. Also I need the number for comcast for when I buy it



Johkal
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Happy Valley
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1 recommendation

Opinion:
Linksys BEFCMU10 v4
Motorola SB5120

1-800-COMCAST



EnasYorl
Thieves World

join:2001-12-02
West
reply to gsm8

said by gsm8:

I think I need a new cable modem what do you recommend i should buy. I am using a motorola surfboard 4100 modem what should I replace it with. I think its only docis 1.1 but not to sure about that. Also I need the number for comcast for when I buy it
Best Buy Tukwila WA 17364 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188-3316

»www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp···26144181

or the one I like

»www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp···84377863


Wayne99021
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join:2004-12-28
Mead, WA
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reply to gsm8

The Linksys BEFCMU10v4 IMO is the best.
It handles noise much better than any of the Motorola modems and has a better diagnostic page.



dadkins
Can you do Blu?
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Hercules, CA
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2 recommendations

reply to gsm8

Get a Moto.



TDNickell
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Federal Way, WA

3 edits

1 recommendation

reply to gsm8



Johkal
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said by TDNickell:

A Moto SB5100 will have you rocking in the new year!
I wish you could find the SB5100 with retailers. Even Newegg discontinued them. They sell the SB5101. Looks like only auction sites are the last place to find them.
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rob_in_chatt
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join:2004-09-17
Chattanooga, TN
reply to gsm8

i have the Motorola 5100 series. it might be the 5200. i would have to go look. i know i have had both versions of the modem and they work really well. im thinking i have the older one now.

i will get a linksys so i can drop the 5 bucks a month rent fee from Comcast next time i see the free with activation deal they (Linksys) runs from time to time.



TDNickell
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join:2006-09-26
Federal Way, WA

1 edit
reply to gsm8

What do we know about this Moto SB5102 modem?
»broadband.motorola.com/consumers···/sb5102/


dadkins
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Uhm... it's blue.
No USB.
It's new.



TDNickell
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1 recommendation

reply to gsm8

I want one!



Johkal
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reply to TDNickell

»New SB5102

So far:
No USB capability
No standby switch
Different firmware than the 5100, 5101 & 5120
Same specs though
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Rob
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reply to Johkal

I wish the Linksys modems had the ability to reboot the modem via the information screen like the motorolas.



dadkins
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reply to Johkal

No standby?



Johkal
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reply to Rob

Never gave that feature much thought. When I had my 5101, I never used it.



Johkal
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reply to dadkins

I can't see any specs for a standby or see one in any of the pics.



TDNickell
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Federal Way, WA

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reply to gsm8

See this!
»broadband.motorola.com/consumers···uide.pdf


dn0

join:2005-07-05
USA
reply to gsm8

Also, it has a 110VAC input with an internal DC supply instead of an external 12VDC power supply.



Johkal
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I wonder how it handles heat with an internal.



cableties
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reply to gsm8

AAAHHHH! I just tossed out a SB5100!! (yes, it was fine...but since it doesn't work with Fios...)



Johkal
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Go sit in the corner!



dadkins
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reply to cableties

Tossed it out?
Never heard of eBay?


tishoo

join:2006-12-12
Ashburn, VA
reply to gsm8

This is a useful thread for me to piggy-back on

Will my Moto SB5100 handle the speed upgrades, as and when they appear? FiOS is coming to town (it's 1.5 miles away, and they've already dug my backyard and installed fiber pathways). I intend to stick with Adelphia/Comcast because it works more flawlessly with my S3 HD TiVo anyway!

I noticed my (excellent but old DLink) router only handles 10MBPS over WAN, and am about to upgrade it (I need in/out VPN capability anyway, may get an SMC) so I don't lose out ... just wanted to make sure my SB5100 Moto will keep up when the upgrades happen!

I already see my router being the bottleneck - I occasionally spike to 9.5+ Mbps downloads (although I got inadvertently dropped to 384 uploads - that's a whole nother story!), and I bet my router WAN is the culprit (for the 10M max download)!

Thanks, folks!



TDNickell
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Federal Way, WA
reply to gsm8

Getting back to gsm8 See Profile go over to Fry's in Renton they will have what you need,but no SB5100's.

»shop1.outpost.com/%7BFVSgKBG6Kf1···mit.y=13



Johkal
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Newegg has the SB5101 for a good price: »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···25122001

I'd rather have the 5101 over the 5120.
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TDNickell
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Federal Way, WA
reply to gsm8

The linksys modem shown at Fry's looks like a V2 and you won't want that,a V4 is what you want.



Big_D
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Augusta, GA
reply to tishoo

said by tishoo:

just wanted to make sure my SB5100 Moto will keep up when the upgrades happen!
Yup, it should be fine for quite a while.
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Johkal
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1 edit
reply to TDNickell

Don't get fooled by the pics. Most sites don't update the pics.

Check the Linksys site.
This is not a v4 pic: »www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellit···rWrapper
»www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellit···ary=true
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tishoo

join:2006-12-12
Ashburn, VA
reply to Big_D

said by Big_D:

said by tishoo:

just wanted to make sure my SB5100 Moto will keep up when the upgrades happen!
Yup, it should be fine for quite a while.
Thanks! One less out-of-pocket upgrade! My office may cover the cost of a nicer 100MBPS WAN VPN router - and the SMC is cheap anyway - $40ish!
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···33129006

k6az

join:2003-09-13
Powhatan, VA
reply to gsm8

In regards to the 5120, it stinks compared to my 5100. I bought one as a backup. The 5120 works, but is nowhere near as fast as my 5100. The SN ratio is also 4db less than the 5100. If my 5100 dies I will be looking for another modem, will probably go with the Linksys.

As far as the 5100 handling the speed, I've had downloads at over 16mbps, so it will handle that. Don't know how high it can really go. If they offer the 16/1 here I'll find out.