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tmac

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[Connectivity] What modem to get for Performance internet

I'm planning on returning the rental modem I got from Comcast because it's having issues (the Motorola SB5101) and I want to buy a modem so I don't have to keep renting from Comcast. I've seen a lot of modems out there, so I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good one. I'm signed up for Comcast Performance internet (20mbps down/4mbps up).

otodd

join:2003-02-07
Seattle, WA
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tshirt
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reply to tmac
Are you SURE the modem is the source of the problems?
Couldn't just exchange it for a better one?

I'm not saying buying your own is a bad idea, but ComCast tries to give you working equipment, and sometimes it's not the problem.
Troubleshoot first, then decide on the exchange/purchase equation.


IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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reply to tmac
I would go with a Motorola 6121. Most Comcast systems are built on Motorola hardware but any DOCSIS 3.0 modem will do.


EG
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Union, NJ
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2 recommendations

reply to tmac
FWIW, 8x4 multiple bonded channel capable modems are more "future proofed" than are only 4x4 modems like the 6121.

Extide

join:2000-06-11
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said by EG:

FWIW, 8x4 multiple bonded channel capable modems are more "future proofed" than are only 4x4 modems like the 6121.

Yup, so modems such as the Motorola 6141, Zoom 5141J, or Linksys/Cisco DPC3008 may all be a better choice as they are all 8x4.

Madtown
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join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
reply to tmac
I have the Motorola SB6121. The modem been good to me. On top of that I have a Netgear WNDR3700. Both are good and reliable to me.