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Boss302_1970

join:2009-12-11
reply to Lar

Re: [IA] Surfboard 6121 a good modem?

I have been considering one of these too, basically from the positive reviews i have seen here



MediacomChad
Mediacom Social Media Relations Team
Premium,VIP
join:2010-01-20
Gulf Breeze, FL
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You can use the 6121 with our service, but at this time we do not offer firmware for it.



Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
kudos:1
reply to Boss302_1970

Get a 6141 instead. 6121 is limited to 4 downstreams AFAIK.
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Lazy Senior

join:2012-01-10
Cobden, IL
kudos:1
Reviews:
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said by Anonymous:

Get a 6141 instead. 6121 is limited to 4 downstreams AFAIK.

Since the 6141 is only a little more $$ I would agree.

My question is does Mediacom support more than 4 downstreams? My Moto 6121 does 4 down, however since I have only 12/1 service it seems overkill. One stream is supposed to be good for up to 40mbps. 4X40= 160mbps. What good is it if I only have 12/1 service? How am I being limited by "only" 4 downstreams?

8 downstreams X40= 320mbps. What is the fastest Residential service you can get from Mediacom?


Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
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Well eventually there will be more downstreams so it's a good idea to get a modem that will be able to utilize all of them. 4 downstreams will theoretically provide up to 160 Mbps so you are not limited in any way.
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GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL
reply to Lazy Senior

i have 20/2 service and lock 4 channels. Now if mediacom would enable upstream channel bonding that would be nice



Lazy Senior

join:2012-01-10
Cobden, IL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Mediacom

said by GLIMMER:

i have 20/2 service and lock 4 channels. Now if mediacom would enable upstream channel bonding that would be nice

Ok, Why would it be nice? A 4 channel modem doing only 1 upstream channel is fully capable of 2mbps upstream, which is all Mediacom is going to allow you. You are only paying for 2mbps upstream. How is enabling more upstream channels going to help you??


tsduke
Premium
join:2006-03-04
Waterloo, IA

There more to the multiple channel bonding than speeds. On a single channel modem I would see delays in channels changes that would seem like a loss of internet. I don't see them at all with my doc 3 6121.


GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

said by tsduke:

There more to the multiple channel bonding than speeds. On a single channel modem I would see delays in channels changes that would seem like a loss of internet. I don't see them at all with my doc 3 6121.

tsduke is right.

I was having modem problems with my sb5121 so I got a 6121 and the problem went away. There was an upgrade glitch that was knocking docsis 2 modems offline when D3 went live in september. Mediacombill in the mediacom forums told me D3 was active so I got the D3 modem. They only started selling 50/5 service in our area the last part of DEC. It took them almost 4 months to test and make sure the service was running right.


Boss302_1970

join:2009-12-11
reply to Anonymous

thanks Anon thats good advice