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Recommend me a good modem for Cox

thao13 149 25 October 17, 2015 at 11:37 AM
Since the verizon price goes up, I want to switch to Cox. I want to buy the modem/router instead of renting. They have a list, I don't know which one to buy. I'm not a gamer. I only search the Web and my nephew watch movie on youtube. Which one should I get. If someone knows about this, could you please give me a recommend. I really appreciate it. Thank you.

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Motorola SB6121 or the higher one Motorola SB6141 are real solid ones. These work with all cable companies. This is only the modem. You need a separate router.
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Quote from hindolam View Post :
Motorola SB6121 or the higher one Motorola SB6141 are real solid ones. These work with all cable companies. This is only the modem. You need a separate router.

Bingo Motorola/Arris 61XX series of modems.
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I have Comcast and I am using Motorola SB6183, it is perfect. I am getting 180mb/s for 105mb/s plan
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I bought a Motorola/Arris SB6182 off Ebay for &25 including shipping a couple of months ago....works great at the full speed I pay for 60/6.

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SU...rds=sb6182

Read the reviews.
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I just made the switch from FIOS to Cox in August. The used DPC3010 modem I picked up on eBay (total $12) has been working flawlessly with my old WRT54GL router with tomato teaman firmware. I am on the slow 15/2 essential plan (paid by the company I work for) and it is perfect for me and my family as well as the ooma VOIP service.

If you and your users do lots of downloads (e.g. HD video watching all day long), you may wish to pay attention to the data usage limit for the different plan.
http://www.cox.com/residential/su...0000000000

My work involves in occasional large data transfer. Sometimes I move my work to the remote server to avoid going over the limit (it's actually faster to do it remotely, but less convenient). I do watch out for my monthly data usage with the essential plan.
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I just made the switch from FIOS to Cox in August. The used DPC3010 modem I picked up on eBay (total $12) has been working flawlessly with my old WRT54GL router with tomato teaman firmware. I am on the slow 15/2 essential plan (paid by the company I work for) and it is perfect for me and my family as well as the ooma VOIP service.

If you and your users do lots of downloads (e.g. HD video watching all day long), you may wish to pay attention to the data usage limit for the different plan.
http://www.cox.com/residential/su...0000000000

My work involves in occasional large data transfer. Sometimes I move my work to the remote server to avoid going over the limit (it's actually faster to do it remotely, but less convenient). I do watch out for my monthly data usage with the essential plan.
Do they limit the data usage with the essential plan? I don't see it. How long do you use Ooma VOIP service? Is it good? I intend to buy Ooma, but I'm concerned after I read the review. Some people said it's not good. Thank you very much.
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Do they limit the data usage with the essential plan? I don't see it.
No one really knows. I went over the limit 5GB in Sept. (the data usage stats on the account page was not updated by the day) and did not have any consequence. You can probably get more info from the forum discussions on the DSLreports website.

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How long do you use Ooma VOIP service? Is it good? I intend to buy Ooma, but I'm concerned after I read the review. Some people said it's not good. Thank you very much.
I started using ooma in 2009 (ooma hub) and grandfathered the full-free plan (not even the tax and FCC charges) since. The call quality is very good and it is fairly easy to set up. It is basically a free phone service with the same quality of the good old laneline for national (US) calling and works wherever there is Internet connection. The hardware is also reliable. I purchased two backup units but have not had a chance to use them. I am planning to put them in my rental property in the future.

VOIP quality is determined more in latency than in the speed limit. You will find more on whether if your network connection is suitable for the VOIP quality on
http://voiptest.8x8.com/
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netgear modem is good look for 16 channels

but most cable only uses 8 pair bonding

wirecutters does a good review of routers
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