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Is there a 3.0 equivalant of the Cisco-Linksys CM100 Modem?

RVD26 4,132 355 September 25, 2011 at 02:27 PM More Amazon Deals
I have had this modem [amazon.com] for over a year with absolutely no issues.
I recently tried switching to the Motorola SB6120 3.0 modem because I am planning on upgrading to a higher speed plan which 2.0 modems will not support.
I got nothing but problems with the new modem (slow connection, no connection at all).
I switched back to the Cisco modem and it has worked just fine since.
So is there a 3.0 equivalent of this modem out there, that will hopefully work just as well?
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So you want to know if Linksys sells a DOCSIS 3.0 modem? They have the Linksys WCM300 [cisco.com], but it is not for sale to consumers yet. I doubt that the WCM300 is related to the CM100 in any way other than sharing the Linksys brand name.

Your experience is uncommon among SB6120 users so I would suspect that you happened to get a bad one or there is some other issue
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Huston, gonna say Comcast. Looks like the only supported one is the DPC3000 (Looks like an old Scientific Atlanta model number and not Linksys). Seen it a few places, but doesn't seem to be commercially sold.

http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/

Seems more like you just got a bunk Motorola.
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Yeah, sounds like your modem is bad. I use the 6120 for my Blast connection and have no problems at all. Solid signals and top speeds.
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Yeah, sounds like your modem is bad. I use the 6120 for my Blast connection and have no problems at all. Solid signals and top speeds.
What speeds do you get with the Blast package?
I am already getting 25 Mbps with the Performance package on my 2.0 modem.
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What speeds do you get with the Blast package?
I am already getting 25 Mbps with the Performance package on my 2.0 modem.
Then you are exceeding what Performance should be. Performance is only supposed to be 15 down. I get anywhere from 22 to 26 down on my line.
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Then you are exceeding what Performance should be. Performance is only supposed to be 15 down. I get anywhere from 22 to 26 down on my line.
I know. I was thinking of getting the Blast service, but I am already getting Blast speeds.
I figured I could 30+Mbps with the new modem.
Think I'll just stick with what I've got.
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DOCSIS 2.0 already supports up to 30Mb down - you won't see much of a difference. I also get about 22-26Mb down from Comcast on my old SB5101
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The main difference between 2 and 3 is that 3 supports bonded channels which increase the maximum stream speed. If you guys are hitting those speeds with no bonding, then you got a very nice pipe. I could not get Blast with my old Linksys modem. Comcast said it was not Blast compatible (DOCSIS 3.0) which I why I had to get the 6120. They would not even provision it.
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Starting to have the same problems now with the old modem.
Looks like the problem may be with my router.
I have the ASUS WL-520gU router flashed with Tomato 1.27
Do I need to get a new router or just reflash the router maybe?
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Can anyone recommend a good router?
I don't think I need to spend extra to get a gigabit router.
My old ASUS was not a gigibit router and worked just fine for me for two years up until now.
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I'm on Comcast "Performance Package" and get 24 Mb down / 4 Mb up wired ethernet and wireless g - 20 Mb down / 4 Mb up with my CM-100 and free Comcast supplied wireless netgear WGR614 v8 router

Are those speeds good enough for HD streaming wireless?
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I'm on Comcast "Performance Package" and get 24 Mb down / 4 Mb up wired ethernet and wireless g - 20 Mb down / 4 Mb up with my CM-100 and free Comcast supplied wireless netgear WGR614 v8 router

Are those speeds good enough for HD streaming wireless?
Yes, they should be.
You have almost the exact same setup I do and I am able to stream HD files with no problem via LAN connection.
Your wireless speeds are only slightly slower, but it should still work.
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