Post by (null) Post by Thad Floryan
Ah, so that explains the nastygram urging me to upgrade my modem. The switch
to AES128 ought to give some warm fuzzies, too.
Anyone know of a good deal on DOCSIS3.0 gear?
If you subscribe to the various emails from Newegg, their daily
Shell Shockers and Weekend Specials have reduced pricing on the
Motorola SB6141 frequently but it's often bundled with a WiFi hub
for some unknown (to me) reason.
I bought my SB6121 on a daily Shell Shocker as a sole purchase
(i.e., nothing bundled) for %54.99 after a MIR in March 2013 and
it's performed perfectly since installation -- it took Comcast a
few hours to make whatever change was necessary from the prior
SB-5101 which I received free from https://www.comcastoffers.com/
(whose deals change frequently) during July 2008 after I lost the
Sprint Broadband service due to FCC reallocating the frequencies.
I found this note in my MODEMS directory noting that if I were
in the market today I'd get the SB6141 realizing that the day
after I buy it a possible SB6161 DOCSIS 4.0 will be announced
capable of 1Gbps over the cable. :-) Both the SB6121 and the
SB6141 have a GiGE RJ-45 port for the router.
| According to
| The Motorola SB6141 is the latest in the SB61xx family that
| started with the SB6120 and then followed by the SB6121.
| However both Motorola SB6120 and SB6121 are essentially the
| same technically except for the box design and some minor
| variations. The SB6141 continues in that fashion. Design
| wise, the SB6121 and SB6141 are also essentially the same.
| However there are two main things that makes the SB6141
| different from the SB6121. Most important of all is that
| the SB6141 has twice the download capacity than that of
| the SB6121. This is due to the fact that the SB6141 has
| the ability to channel bond up to eight channel downstream
| instead of four for the SB6121. The other factor is that
| the SB6141 is not only the latest of the SB61xx family
| but it is also slightly cheaper than its predecessor even
| though it has a bigger capacity.
Hmmm, that squidoo page has been taken down much like how the
YouTube wankers take down videos for no good reasons. That's
why I download and/or save EVERYTHING on the 'Net that's of any
interest to me as I've learned from bitter experience. Trust
NO ONE on the 'Net to leave things intact or in situ.