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ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging- White [Docsis 3.1 Modem] $168

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Amazon has a $20 off Instant Coupon for the Arris Surfboard 8200. With DOCSIS 3.1, this is rated as the most future proof cable modem out there amongst the other modems, including Netgear CM1000 and Morotola 8600. And for those worried about the Puma 6 chipset fiasco, Arris wised up and went with a Broadcom for this one.

Just clip the $20 coupon from the product page and it will automatically apply to the order. Should bring the order down from $188 to $168.
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Any deals on modems for xfinity blast pro (250mbps, i think)? This one looks good but looking to spend sub-$100
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Any deals on modems for xfinity blast pro (250mbps, i think)? This one looks good but looking to spend sub-$100
Look for this model (SB8200) or CM8200 on eBay.
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... this is rated as the most future proof cable modem out there amongst the other modems, including Netgear CM1000 and Morotola 8600....
please tell me more about this statement. Seriously asking, not trolling. I'm in the market and wondering why this over the CM1000? or are you saying this Arris along with the CM1000 and Motorola 8600 are the most future proof out there.
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please tell me more about this statement. Seriously asking, not trolling. I'm in the market and wondering why this over the CM1000? or are you saying this Arris along with the CM1000 and Motorola 8600 are the most future proof out there.
Likely about the same. They're both Docsis 3.1 32x8
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please tell me more about this statement. Seriously asking, not trolling. I'm in the market and wondering why this over the CM1000? or are you saying this Arris along with the CM1000 and Motorola 8600 are the most future proof out there.
No, i think the SB8200 is more future proof than the CM1000 and Motorola. While these can support speeds up to 5 Gbps, remember that a standard Cat6e cable is limited to 1 Gbps. So it doesn't matter that a cable modem can support 5 Gbps if you can't get it out past the modem. The SB8200 has two ethernet ports. A lot of the ISP providers today don't support it, but when they do, you can use Link Aggregation and have both ethernet ports on the SB8200 output 1 Gbps. This is an advantage over the CM1000 for sure. MB8600 has 4 ethernet ports which may be an advantage for sure, but thta may be overkill. The SB8200 has 3GB of RAM, while the CM1000 and MB8600 are 256/512MB respectively.

For those reasons, i think the SB8200 is the better buy. I personally have a CM1000, and I previously had an Arris SB6190. I can say that speeds were more consistent on the SB6190 and SB6141 before it. I have Comcast Blast Pro 250, and with the CM1000, i'm getting 300 Mbps. With the SB6190, i was getting ~313. I just think Arris is a better build in modems, which is reflected in their higher price.
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The maximum speed the modem supports on the cable side is more for the cable companies. As most know the first hop in cable is shared. So, if the modem only supported 1Gbps up and you had 1Gbps service, there would be a high probability that you would not see your maximum speeds. This is why cable companies limit the maximum speed of a modem to something less than the modems maximum speed. It is all in an effort to make sure customers receive what they pay for and prevent support calls.
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Just got the MB8600 from local Walmart clearanced for $75. This is too expensive.
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Not officially supported on Charter. Won't work with Gigabit either though it might work with other speed tiers.

Charter leases modems for free so meh.
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Just got the MB8600 from local Walmart clearanced for $75. This is too expensive.
SKU? Is it clearanced nationwide?
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SKU? Is it clearanced nationwide?
You can easily search for that online.
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You can easily search for that online.
Not very helpful and it's not clearanced/available.
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Not very helpful and it's not clearanced/available.
Just letting you know, very few Walmarts have this on clearance. My local one says there's 3 in stock for $75. I only found one on shelf.
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Got this for $123(including shipping&taxes) thru ebay using 20% off coupon last month. Look for one like that in ebay.
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No, i think the SB8200 is more future proof than the CM1000 and Motorola. While these can support speeds up to 5 Gbps, remember that a standard Cat6e cable is limited to 1 Gbps. So it doesn't matter that a cable modem can support 5 Gbps if you can't get it out past the modem. The SB8200 has two ethernet ports. A lot of the ISP providers today don't support it, but when they do, you can use Link Aggregation and have both ethernet ports on the SB8200 output 1 Gbps. This is an advantage over the CM1000 for sure. MB8600 has 4 ethernet ports which may be an advantage for sure, but thta may be overkill. The SB8200 has 3GB of RAM, while the CM1000 and MB8600 are 256/512MB respectively.

For those reasons, i think the SB8200 is the better buy. I personally have a CM1000, and I previously had an Arris SB6190. I can say that speeds were more consistent on the SB6190 and SB6141 before it. I have Comcast Blast Pro 250, and with the CM1000, i'm getting 300 Mbps. With the SB6190, i was getting ~313. I just think Arris is a better build in modems, which is reflected in their higher price.
No problem doing 10GbaseT over Cat6. The issue is the phy on the modem only supporting 1GbaseT.
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