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doscis 2.0 vs 3.0

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thinking of getting charter internet. would be their 12 mbit plan. would my linkysis doscis 2.0 cable modem be able to handle it. atm i dont rly want to go out and buy a new modem. and will absolutely not rent one from them.
Edited by luckyduck - 2/22/11 at 1:36pm
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It should. I don't think DOCSIS 3.0 is used by a majority of ISPs yet.

EDIT: DOCSIS 2.0 goes up to 38Mbps downstream.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/22/11 at 12:37pm
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Yeah it's fine.
The original DOCSIS spec is good to something like 45 mbit IIRC.
Not that crappy old modems can nearly saturate this speed, but anything modern will easily handle 12mbit.

The advantage of 3 is channel bonding, but if your ISP had rolled out a DOCSIS 3.0 implementation your speed packages should be at least double that.
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You'll be fine, especially since 12 mbps is probably more like 9-10 mbps sustained with an occasional max of 12.
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yeah charter told my wife that they required a doscis 3.0 modem. i was like huh. pretty sure mine should be fine. :S. its under 3 yrs old lol
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