ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem – (SB6183) Retail Packaging – White
- Perfect for the NEW TWC MAXX plans in NY, LA, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Raleigh/Durham and Kansas City! TWC customers in Charlotte and Hawaii will begin seeing TWC MAXX upgrades in 2015 as well. Also perfect for Comcast Xfinity Internet Blaze and Extreme, Brighthouse ULTRAfi and Charter Spectrum Internet.
- Compatible with All Major Cable providers like Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom, Bright House
- Internet download speeds up to 686 Mbps and upload speeds up to 131 Mbps based on your Cable provider service.
- Ideal for streaming HD Video and gaming on multiple devices at a time
- 16 download & 4 upload channels to future proof your modem as your Cable Internet Provider enhances capability.
- Supports IPv4 and IPv6 – the latest Internet standard
- REQUIRES CABLE INTERNET SERVICE, IF NOT SURE YOUR PROVIDER IS CABLE, CALL THEM TO CONFIRM
Building upon the success of the SB6121 and SB6141, Arris / Motorola’s SURFboard SB6183 enhances your personal media experience, at lightning-fast broadband speed. It harnesses the power of DOCSIS 3.0 technology to bond up to sixteen downstream channels and four upstream channels–providing you advanced multimedia services with data rates up to 686 Mbps download and 131 Mbps upload depending on your Cable Internet provider service. That makes streaming HD Video, gaming, shopping, downloading, working, high-quality voice and video conferencing, and peer-to-peer networking applications far more realistic, faster, and efficient than ever before. 1 year warranty.
List Price: $ 129.99
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Comcast users take note: Delivers a little extra “free” bandwidth on 105Mbps and 150Mbps plans,
Most of Comcast’s DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems have only 4 or 8 bonded channels, while most of their regions support bonding 16 downstream channels. This modem has 16 channels available. While 4 and 8 channel units are capable of delivering Comcast’s promised speeds, users will be more subject to local congestion. With cablemodem, you share channels with your neighbors. You benefit from full speed on each channel when neighbors are idle, but if neighbors are consuming bandwidth the channels have contention.
When more channels are available, DOCSIS cable modems can distribute traffic between more potential channels. As channel usage drops, your modem’s traffic will shift to less-busy channels.
For comparison, I upgraded from an 8 channel modem to this 16 channel modem.
Old modem: On a 105Mbps plan, I typically peaked at 105Mbps while maintaining about 95Mbps. With 150Mbps, I peaked at 150Mbps while averaging about 125Mbps.
This modem: 105Mbps plan peaks at 140Mbps and maintains 105Mbps. 150Mbps plan peaks at 180Mbps and maintains 150Mbps.
In other words, on the very same plan, I enjoy 10-20% faster downstream with the hardware as the only difference.
Results will vary from area to area, depending on the state of Comcast’s network. They’re preparing for faster speeds in some areas and upgrading equipment in advance, but other areas without competition may tend to linger on less advanced hardware.
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Motorola SB6183 delivers 300 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. Definitely worth upgrading!,
It was super easy to set this up. I just unplugged my old modem, plugged this one in, and called TWC with the MAC address. It took 10 minutes total to be up and running.
I strongly recommend that you upgrade to this modem. It allows you to get the full speed that you are paying for from your internet provider. As long as you plan to use it for more than 2 years, it is definitely worth it to buy instead of rent.
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