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Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit modem $146.94 FS - SB8200/CM1000 alternative

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$146.94 after coupon code MOC12017 - free shipping

Great price on a DOCSIS 3.1 modem! Similar to Arris SB8200 or Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 modems - all three use same Broadcom BCM3390 chipset.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-M...0723599RQ/

This Motorola modem has 4x1Gbps ports to hookup a SINGLE device up to 2Gbps via LACP (Link Aggregation). This is for service plans greater than 1Gbps which don't exist yet. The other ports can be used if you have a service plan where multiple IPs are assigned. See https://motorolamentor.zendesk.co...5010589128 for more information.
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Bought one as they have 32 down channels in NOLA
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$146.94 after coupon code MOC12017 - free shipping

Great price on a DOCSIS 3.1 modem! Similar to Arris SB8200 or Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 modems - all three use same Broadcom BCM3390 chipset.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-M...0723599RQ/

This Motorola modem has 4x1Gbps ports to hookup a SINGLE device up to 4Gbps via LACP (Link Aggregation). The Arris SB8200 only has 2x1Gbps ports. This is for service plans greater than 1Gbps which don't exist yet.
Only Lan1 & Lan2 are bondable. I think the "up to 3.8Gbps" max comes from a future compression scheme between devices.

Pg 4 of the quick start guide.
https://assets.contentful.com/0dy...kStart.pdf

DOCSIS 3.1
http://motorolacable.com/31/
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Only Lan1 & Lan2 are bondable.
Thank you, you are correct - I've updated my post.
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Seller is 3rd party. Anybody with experience with these people? Wish Amazon.com was the seller here.
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Seller is 3rd party. Anybody with experience with these people? Wish Amazon.com was the seller here.
It is fulfilled by Amazon. Plus, no tax.
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Seller is 3rd party. Anybody with experience with these people? Wish Amazon.com was the seller here.
MTRLC LLC is Motorola. I bought this modem a few weeks ago under the same promo from the same seller.
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How does his compare to sb8200
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How does his compare to sb8200
Very similar, both are based on same broadcom chipset, both allow for 2Gbps connection in future via two 1Gbps ethernet ports when such service plans are available. Both have the same spectrum analyzer.

Motorola MB8600 has some extra ethernet ports if your service plan has multiple IPs (probably for business service plans).
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Thinking about getting this and getting rid of the terrible gateway Comcast supplies for gigabit
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Just got this modem in from Amazon. I have done extensive research on docsis 3.1 modems. Here is the scoop. All 3 models basically use the same SoC CPU.

Arris sb8200 > Motorola mb8600 > netgear cm1000

Arris sb8200 is the best docsis 3.1 modem. It has the best circuit design and build quality. Can go up to 2gbs using the two ports, 3gb of ram??? (unconfirmed)
Motorola mb8600 is second. Good circuit design and build quality. Can go up to 3.8gbs using the 4 ports. Has some surge protection. Very well vented air flow. 512mb RAM
Netgear cm1000 is by far the worst. Lowest quality circuit design, only one gigabit port, only 256mb of RAM.

This motorola is a very nice modem, no reason to spend $45 more on the Arris. No way.
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So I finally got comcast gigabit installed. speedtest.net is 960mbs down and 40mbs up.

Originally I wasn't thrilled about the mandatory $60 installation fee for new customers but it was WELL worth it! I seriously thought I would just have to plug the modem in the coaxial cable running from the street pole. I couldn't have been more wrong. The tech replaced the entire dry rotted cable from the street pole to the roof of my house house with a coaxial cable TWICE as thick. Then he tested the line and had to use a resistor adapter between the modem and new cable since the signal was too strong and was affecting speeds.

I gave him a $20 tip before he left since the cable runs were very clean and neat. If you're going to get gigabit service you NEED a tech to test your line and calibrate the signal for optimal performance. It's NOT as simple as plugging in a cable.
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So I finally got comcast gigabit installed. speedtest.net is 960mbs down and 40mbs up.

Originally I wasn't thrilled about the mandatory $60 installation fee for new customers but it was WELL worth it! I seriously thought I would just have to plug the modem in the coaxial cable running from the street pole. I couldn't have been more wrong. The tech replaced the entire dry rotted cable from the street pole to the roof of my house house with a coaxial cable TWICE as thick. Then he tested the line and had to use a resistor adapter between the modem and new cable since the signal was too strong and was affecting speeds.

I gave him a $20 tip before he left since the cable runs were very clean and neat. If you're going to get gigabit service you NEED a tech to test your line and calibrate the signal for optimal performance. It's NOT as simple as plugging in a cable.
Do you use your router for VPN? I am having issues with very slow speeds using my r7000 router and the comcast XB6 gateway.Was thinking that this modem may fix my issue with slow VPN speeds on my gigabit setup. I think the XB6 gateway Comcast supplies even in bridge mode is throttling my VPN down
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Do you use your router for VPN? I am having issues with very slow speeds using my r7000 router and the comcast XB6 gateway.Was thinking that this modem may fix my issue with slow VPN speeds on my gigabit setup. I think the XB6 gateway Comcast supplies even in bridge mode is throttling my VPN down
You're not going to get anywhere near gigabit speeds from a 3rd party VPN service. No way. 3rd party VPN services only provide about 10 - 50mbs connections.
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