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Hey guys,

So I'm getting Comcast HSI installing in my new apartment next week, and while I have a router, I can't decide what modem to get. I currently have the dlink d-655 router, and am considering the Motorola surfboard 6120 or maybe a Cisco? Honestly I know nothing about modems... if anyone could give me some advice or a suggestion it would be greatly appreciates.

Also, I hope this is the right forum for this...

Thanks
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I also am wondering the same thing!

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I'd also like to know about anybody's experiences with owning their modem. So sick if the monthly fee.
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Get a Motorola 6180 (Supports Channel bonding of up to 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels)
You can also get a Cisco DPC3010 which does the same as the motorola but the only downside is you can't view the logs of the modem.

I currently have a 6120 and after doing research on dslreports, The 6180 is the one to get.
Edited by mksteez - 6/26/12 at 6:29pm
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Get the Motorola Surfboard SB6121. DOSCIS 3.0, support for up to (I believe) ~160Mbps download speeds. Just amazing. This cable modem actually improves my internet speeds. I pay for Comcast 12Mbps, on Speedtest.net I get 20-25Mbps speeds.
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Image: SB6121 (left) with N600 router (right).
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@mksteez 6180 is only available through commercial lease.
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Can't go wrong with a Motorola Surfboard. Get the DOCSIS 3.0 if you have Blast or higher. If you have their Performance package then you can still benefit from DOCSIS 3 in that it is more stable otherwise nothing wrong with getting the DOCSIS 2 version.


Now if you have telephone service as well it might be better to just get the eMTA from Comcast instead.
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post #7 of 7
A few people have it on dslreports. I saw it a month ago for sale on Amazon, But it is hard to find at the moment.
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