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Anonguy

@cox.net
reply to bryant313

Re: [ALL] Cox Annual Speed Upgrade

AZ new speeds...

Essential 5/1

Preferred 25/5

Premiere 50/10

Ultimate 150/20

All non powerboost numbers...

I hope everyone has a 8x4 Docsis 3 modem!


Rob_
Premium
join:2008-07-16
Mary Esther, FL
kudos:1

What about here in the gulfcoast?

I have ultimate:



-Rob



jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
reply to Anonguy

Anyone use the Cisco DPQ3212 Doscis 3.0 Cable Modem? How does it handle compared to the Motorola SB6120?

Currently I have the Motorola but (hoping for positive change in the next year or so breaking 100mbit/s for even premier) it may be good to keep an eye out for anything that might be wiser to upgrade to. The Motorola though has to be the most stable modem I have ever used throughout the years.



skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to Anonguy

So the 180 is power boosted I guess. Right on! Wonder when SoCal will get it.



Bolt Pride
Premium
join:2001-02-15
Escondido, CA
Reviews:
·Cox HSI

said by skeechan:

So the 180 is power boosted I guess. Right on! Wonder when SoCal will get it.

Hopefully soon after.
--



Anonguy

@cox.net
reply to jh20001

said by jh20001:

Anyone use the Cisco DPQ3212 Doscis 3.0 Cable Modem? How does it handle compared to the Motorola SB6120?

Currently I have the Motorola but (hoping for positive change in the next year or so breaking 100mbit/s for even premier) it may be good to keep an eye out for anything that might be wiser to upgrade to. The Motorola though has to be the most stable modem I have ever used throughout the years.

3212 is better than the 6120 as it can do 8 downstream carrier bonding vs only 4 from the 6120.

If you want a modem look at the Moto 6180 or Cisco 3010.

bchandler02

join:2011-07-08
Oklahoma City, OK

What is a 4x4 (SB612x) capable of, speed wise, in comparison to an 8x4? Will a 4x4 modem support the ~150MB service?

Also, in an area where only 1 downstream channel is available, will this even be available? We have 8x1 available where I live but I swapped my 3010 for a 6121 recently for stability purposes.



BryanInPHX
Premium
join:2001-03-06
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Cox HSI

said by bchandler02:

What is a 4x4 (SB612x) capable of, speed wise, in comparison to an 8x4? Will a 4x4 modem support the ~150MB service?

Maximum Theoretical Data Rate**
4 channels down - 171.52 Mbps (4 channels) / 42.88 Mbps (single channel) @ 256 QAM
4 channels down - 121.36 Mbps (4 channels) / 30.34 Mbps (single channel) @ 64 QAM

8 channels down - 343.04 Mbps (8 channels) / 42.88 Mbps (single channel) @ 256 QAM
8 channels down - 242.72 Mbps (8 channels) / 30.34 Mbps (single channel) @ 64 QAM

** Actual data throughput will be less due to physical layer overhead (error correction coding, burst preamble, and guard interval).
--
Cox Premier HSI, SB6120, DIR-628, Win7 WMC SiliconDust HD HomeRun Prime
TiVo Elite & Premiere 2TB-WD20EURS, SA8240HDC DVR, Passport Vers: 3.1.124, OS Vers: PowerTV 6.20.75.106sp
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Vorg
Premium
join:2002-06-18
Tucson, AZ
reply to Anonguy

On the Ess price, 1/5 the speed only saves you ~$10



jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV

4 edits

Ya the price vs comparison breakdown has never been balanced. It reminds me of the Sharp LED tvs. 70" LED = $2299-2999, 80" LED = $3999-4599, 90" LED....MSRP has been going for $9999-10,999 at most stores that sell it (Fry's, RC Willeys, etc). That is a BIG price jump just for just 10"

Where Sharp is feature vs price, Cox is price vs feature, and then ends with a giant price jump out of nowhere to get a reasonable connection for today's tech.

Update: Finally found the 90". After reading about it, it looks like right after CES a few weeks ago and the announcement of all the 4K TV's coming out the price has gone on sale for $8000-8999 although all the sites still say original price of $9,999-10,999 so I don't know if that's temp or not. Still a good comparison of price structure though ^_^


Smith
Premium
join:2000-07-13
reply to Anonguy

Thanks for the info. I only have a 4x4 Docsis 3 modem. I'm going to buy a 8x4 one tomorrow.



jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV

I guess I'll stick with the 6120 for now (4x2 I think) which should be more than enough for the coming upgrade since it's just a small upgrade on the upstream end of things.


FourWheelKid

join:2006-03-03
Broussard, LA

1 edit

6120 is 4x4.
Edit:


jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV

Hmm, I must have read something funny a while ago when I bought it...possibly misunderstood as well. 4x4 it is then! Even better for me I'll wait to upgrade when something significantly faster comes out.


cmos100

join:2004-08-24
Lafayette, LA
reply to FourWheelKid

»speedtest.net/result/2472037054.png

190 meg down on ultimate, that beats the 300 baud modem on compuserve. Nice upgrade


FourWheelKid

join:2006-03-03
Broussard, LA

said by cmos100:

»speedtest.net/result/2472037054.png

190 meg down on ultimate, that beats the 300 baud modem on compuserve. Nice upgrade

Holy moly! Wish I could justify Ultimate...haha

hoozdapimp

join:2003-02-12
San Diego, CA
reply to cmos100

Holy!!!

I really hope SoCal gets those speed upgrades!



jh20001
TheSaint

join:2012-11-18
Las Vegas, NV
reply to FourWheelKid

Ya. They brought the price up way too high to get to that tier. Everything jumps up 5-10 bucks and then out of nowhere doubles when it comes to that one. That just brings me back to my comparison between the TVs lol. They waive something above your head to gain your interest and then when you look the other way they ramrod your rear with a giant flagpole and laught about it. Meanwhile they make a *killing* on profit.


Beezel

join:2008-12-15
Las Vegas, NV
reply to cmos100

said by cmos100:

»speedtest.net/result/2472037054.png

190 meg down on ultimate, that beats the 300 baud modem on compuserve. Nice upgrade

I remember running a 300 baud on CompuServe. they charged more if you ran 1200. Oh I miss my old Tandy...

cmos100

join:2004-08-24
Lafayette, LA

Yeah, those were the days. I had an old Atari 400 and a acoustically coupled modem. I spent a fortune in those days on computers.



skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to Beezel

I still have my 16K CoCo.


Smith
Premium
join:2000-07-13
reply to jh20001

You should upgrade to the 8x4. I upgraded from the SB6121 to the SB6141. Cox in Las Vegas utilizes 8 channels downstream and 2 channels upstream.



CoxVegas

join:2011-07-25
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:10
reply to Beezel

said by Beezel:

I remember running a 300 baud on CompuServe. they charged more if you ran 1200. Oh I miss my old Tandy...

And their 2400 baud rates were total extortion.... Remember my 300 baud modem on my Atari 800XL though... For the 2400, I had an Amiga 500, and a floppy from AmigaWorld (I think) with a list of BBSes, and that started me off... went from that to running a BBS on FidoNet and AmigaNet, to running an IRC server on the Amiga IRC network, to, well, now...


chrisf8657

join:2002-01-27
Glendale, AZ

Heh I remember when I was young connecting to Prodigy under DOS using a 2400bps modem and a 386/25Mhz w/ 4MB of RAM.

Good god how slow it redrawed stuff, but it was still fun for those days.
--
~~Chris~~

Need a pro computer tech? See my profile for my website - I offer remote support services!


EyeInTheSky

join:2010-09-20
Las Vegas, NV

I had the exact same setup.

First time I bought something "on-line" was on Prodigy. Sears had put their catalog on Prodigy, so I pre-ordered the TurboGrafx Express handheld.