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|07-30-2011 08:41 PM|
|mistasleepi||1-2 weeks better then 1-2- months|
|07-30-2011 06:44 PM|
|Knighthawke||No tax for most on Amazon|
|07-30-2011 06:15 PM|
Best Buy's normal price is also $99.99. I was in Best Buy today and saw them in stock (SB6121 on the box). The model number Best Buy lists is some odd number but the box (and the model on the modem in the picture) is the SB6121.
|07-30-2011 06:03 PM|
Perhaps they made changes later. You should have the same success with the 6120 or 6121. It is the ISP CMTS equipment that has caused these models to not always play nicely. The Motorola's have some quirks that cause dropouts with older or non Motorola ISP backbone equipment.
Honestly, the best Docsis 3 modems I have installed have been the Cisco DPC3000 and 3010s. They aren't retail and can be hard to get but they are rock solid.
|07-30-2011 06:03 PM|
|07-30-2011 06:00 PM|
|bijju||if your buying this then your wasting money. just buy SB6120 which saves money and same as SB6121(except design).|
|07-30-2011 05:59 PM|
|07-30-2011 05:57 PM|
I have setup both the 6120 and 6121, at least on the Cox network both are downloading the SB612X-18.104.22.168-SCM00-NOSH firmwares.
|07-30-2011 05:54 PM|
|Knighthawke||There are some additional filters on the later model and minor firmware changes|
|07-30-2011 05:47 PM|
The SB6120 and SB6121 are identical on the inside. Both use the same motherboard and SB612X firmware.
The SB6121 is in a slightly smaller housing that has been prone to more overheating.
|07-30-2011 05:43 PM|
It's the exact same thing as the 6120. Both the 6120 and 6121 are DOCSIS 3.0.
If you have an SB5101 or any other DOCSIS 2.0 modem, you may or may not need to upgrade. DOCSIS 3.0 is only required if you get about a 30 Mbps plan or higher. In fact, most ISP's (Comcast) require you to have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem if you have anything above their 20 Mbps plan.
If you don't know what your speed is, go to speedtest.net and check your speed (wired only, some wireless cards are painfully slow). If you get anywhere near 20 Mbps or above, look into your internet plan and ask your ISP if a DOCSIS 3.0 modem is for you.
|07-30-2011 05:25 PM|
|questioneer||im using this modem right now actually. got it from best buy for 99.99, so im not sure this is really a great price. this model is just an updated version of the 6120, no different firmware from what i know, etc. so yes its a good modem.|
|07-30-2011 05:15 PM|
Hmmm...and I have heard the opposite from people...that the 6121 runs much cooler
The 6120 is also a discontinued model........if that makes a difference
|07-30-2011 05:12 PM|
Whats the diff between this and the 6120. Guess I can get off my ashe and read about it.
Reviews from another amazon listing here:
So with the 6120, I'm getting at least 60/5 with charters 60/5 service, I don't think I would get any better with this new one.
|07-30-2011 05:11 PM|
|mistasleepi||Might be a stupid question but isn't a modem a modem? I have the SB5101 Motorola worth getting this?|
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