I have been thinking about upgrading my Linksys BEFCMU10 Ver. 2 DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem to a new DOCSIS 3.0 model, but I have some questions and concerns.
I have been looking at the following DOCSIS 3.0 modems:
- Motorola SB6120
- Motorola SB6121
- Zoom 5341
- uBee DDM3513
Has anyone heard anything good or bad about any of the models above?
Do you own any of the above cable modems and what do you think of it?
I currently live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and have Time Warner Cable (Road Runner) service. Some of the things I have read online make it sounds like I won't be able to use a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with Time Warner unless I upgrade my plan. Others make it sound like even then TWC won't let you use your own DOCSIS 3.0 modem.
Have any of you ran into this problem?
Do any of you own your cable modem?
I would like to get a new cable modem, since my current one is probably close to 10 years old and it seems to go offline at least once or twice a day lately. I have to unplug the modem and then plug it back in to get it working again. This is very frustrating when I am working on a client's website and upload or downloading project files.
It is also frustrating when watching a movie on Netflix or downloading an PS3 or Xbox 360 game.
Does your cable modem go offline regularly?
It would be cool if I could get higher speeds with a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, but I would really like to just be able to stay online throughout the day without having to reset the cable modem all the time. I would like to buy a DOCSIS 3.0 modem instead of a 2.0 one even if I only use it for 2.0 for now. I would rather have the latest technology instead of spending about the same amount for an older standard.
What are your thoughts on DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, your cable company, and using your own cable modem?
Any help or advice on this topic would be appreciated.