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new modem question

Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:57 pm

out of these two modems, which one should i get?

each costs $80 from where i'll buy them when i switch ISP's

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SURFboard-SB6141-DOCSIS-High-Speed/dp/B007IMPMW4

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SURFboard-Gateway-SBG6580-Wireless/dp/B0040IUI46

i can already see the response, both being $80 each get the 6850 amirite?

thoughts tho, i'm not into modems, only modem i've owned is the SB5100, or should i get the http://br.technicolor.com/br/hi/redes-cabo/cable-modems-gateways/dcw775 for the same price?

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Re: new modem question

Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:05 pm

The 6141 is just a modem, the 6580 is a modem+router combo.

I've got a 6120 myself, and have set up 6121/6141's for friends family. The standalone modems work great. I've heard some not-so-good things about the combo units. I prefer to use my own.
 
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Re: new modem question

Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:00 pm

No sense in combining two parts that really shouldn't be combined. Find a 6120/6121/6141 and then a separate router, preferably with the capability to load Open Source firmware.
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Re: new modem question

Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:17 pm

The Egg wrote:
The 6141 is just a modem, the 6580 is a modem+router combo.

I've got a 6120 myself, and have set up 6121/6141's for friends family. The standalone modems work great. I've heard some not-so-good things about the combo units. I prefer to use my own.


they also offer those for $80 each

new modem is a given that i must get docsis3, don't really need a rooter atm

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Re: new modem question

Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:21 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
No sense in combining two parts that really shouldn't be combined. Find a 6120/6121/6141 and then a separate router, preferably with the capability to load Open Source firmware.


i'll grab the 6141 it being the same price

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