Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Jeff Liebermann
Motorola/ARRIS SB6141. Costco has them new for $75. Good up to
I bought a Motorola 6121 because it was on the "supported" list at Comcast.
By the time I received it, the list included the 6141.
The 6121 is cheaper, and has the same speed as the original Comcast-supplied
Both the 6121 and 6141 are on the Comcast supported list. The price
difference is $15. The main feature difference is the number of
bonded download channels:
6121 4 4
6141 8 4
6183 16 4
Any of these will work with download speeds up to about 105 Mbits/sec
(Comcast Blast Plus). Any faster download and you'll need more than 4
download channels. I've been pushing the 6141 because it's fairly
future proof and because Comcast is dragging it's feet on doubling the
download speed in Santa Cruz for reasons unknown (or at least
unconfirmed). I also want to stock one modem, not three. For $15
more, the 6141 seems like the right answer (this week).
However, when DOCSIS 3.1 arrives, everything changes again. It's
likely that DOCSIS 3.0 modems cannot (or will not) be upgraded to 3.1.
So, once again everything goes to the recycler to make room for the
latest greatest. Meanwhile, the few 3.1 modems that are available
will also work on 3.0. With 24 bonded download channels, it can do
about 900 MBits/sec (Netgear and Hitron).
With 32 channels bonded, about 1.2GBits/sec.
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I was disappointed to see that the motorola modem says Arris on the
outside, but it doesn't seem to have seeped inside yet.
I recently got involved in a Comcast gateway transplant moving up to
the new Gateway 3:
So far, the performance is great and much better than the old Modem 2
(with no change in service). Getting 135.70 Mbits/sec download and
12.10 Mbits/sec upload in Los Gatos. The dual band wireless also
seems more stable. It's been up for a week, with no irate phone
calls, so I guess it's working.
Jeff Liebermann ***@cruzio.com
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