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post #11371 of 11385 Old 08-28-2015, 10:20 PM
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That is the one [SB6141] I already have in my Wish List.
You will be pleased if my experience is like yours.

The ONLY thing that's even mildly negative (and I'm grasping here to find anything other than effusive praise) is that the front panel LEDs are a bit bright, to the extent that the downstream/upstream indicators wash out the adjacent power and connectivity LEDs. Those latter two are supposed to be green but they appear to be white due "light spillage" from the adjacent LEDs. I replaced the leased SBG6850 (more features than necessary for me along with the rental fee) with this cable modem and have been nothing but pleased...and it plays a dual role as a serviceable nightlight in the office!
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I'm ready to upgrade my modem and router for DOCSIS 3.0, so I'm wondering what folks are using with Cox Cable these days. My current speeds are 16.5 down/7 up
Regardless of HSI Tier I would only purchase at a minimum an 8 Channel Down Modem.
Arris SB6141 would be my absolute min.
If you have Cox Phone, you can get the Cisco DPQ3212 eMTA for free through Cox, That is what I did.

What HSI Tier are you paying for, look at your bill.
Preferred HSI - 100/10Mbps
Premiere HSI - 50/5Mbps
Essential HSI - 15/2Mbps

Router, I have an ASUS RT-N66U, and would recommend it.
or an ASUS RT-AC66U

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Regardless of HSI Tier I would only purchase at a minimum an 8 Channel Down Modem.
Arris SB6141 would be my absolute min.
If you have Cox Phone, you can get the Cisco DPQ3212 eMTA for free through Cox, That is what I did.

What HSI Tier are you paying for, look at your bill.
Preferred HSI - 100/10Mbps
Premiere HSI - 50/5Mbps
Essential HSI - 15/2Mbps

Router, I have an ASUS RT-N66U, and would recommend it.
or an ASUS RT-AC66U
Bryan, I have no use for the phone and I'd prefer not to get a phone just to get a free modem.

FWIW, I'm leaning toward the Arris SB6183 @ $126, but wasn't sure if the higher price was worth it for Premier level service, though it is 16 channels vs 8 and I get 5% back on my purchases with my Amazon Store card.

When it comes to routers, I'm considering the ASUS-RT-AC66U for $150 (for white) w/Prime shipping or the AC68U for $203 w/free shipping. I think the 68 is overkill though for my needs, so I'm leaning toward the 66.

I suspect the 6183 and 66 would make a great combination.

Cheers, Dave
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Yes, I would go with the SB6183 with Premier HSI

The TP-LINK Archer C9 AC1900 has good reviews

But, I think I would stick w/ an ASUS AC router

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The TP-LINK Archer C9 AC1900 has good reviews

But, I think I would stick w/ an ASUS AC router
It does and the 5-star to 1-star ratio is quite a bit better. I just know nothing about TP-Link and I don't like D-Link products.

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You will be pleased if my experience is like yours.

The ONLY thing that's even mildly negative (and I'm grasping here to find anything other than effusive praise) is that the front panel LEDs are a bit bright, to the extent that the downstream/upstream indicators wash out the adjacent power and connectivity LEDs. Those latter two are supposed to be green but they appear to be white due "light spillage" from the adjacent LEDs. I replaced the leased SBG6850 (more features than necessary for me along with the rental fee) with this cable modem and have been nothing but pleased...and it plays a dual role as a serviceable nightlight in the office!
Agree with you on the SB6141 in general, and the LEDs in particular. Too bright. I put a small radio in front of the modem to save my eyesight.


I'm getting 60/7.5 on the 50/5 (Premiere) tier.
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I'm getting 60/7.5 on the 50/5 (Premiere) tier.
Premier HSI is 100/10Mbps, Preferred is 50/5

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Premier HSI is 100/10Mbps, Preferred is 50/5

That's what I get for blindly copying from your post 11372 made earlier tonight:


What HSI Tier are you paying for, look at your bill.
Preferred HSI - 100/10Mbps
Premiere HSI - 50/5Mbps
Essential HSI - 15/2Mbps
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That's what I get for blindly copying from your post 11372 made earlier tonight:

What HSI Tier are you paying for, look at your bill.
Preferred HSI - 100/10Mbps
Premiere HSI - 50/5Mbps
Essential HSI - 15/2Mbps
Wow, my Bad

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I'm getting 60/7.5 on the 50/5 (Premiere) tier.
Thanks for the numbers. I also went by Bryan's post rather than look it up, so I have the "Preferred" tier too. Looks to me like Up speed won't increase, but the Down will, significantly. I guess I need to ask which router you're using, though maybe I should just order the modem and see what happens when it arrives? If I don't get those speeds with my Linksys WRT110, then I can order the new router.

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Bryan, I have no use for the phone and I'd prefer not to get a phone just to get a free modem.

FWIW, I'm leaning toward the Arris SB6183 @ $126, but wasn't sure if the higher price was worth it for Premier level service, though it is 16 channels vs 8 and I get 5% back on my purchases with my Amazon Store card.

When it comes to routers, I'm considering the ASUS-RT-AC66U for $150 (for white) w/Prime shipping or the AC68U for $203 w/free shipping. I think the 68 is overkill though for my needs, so I'm leaning toward the 66.

I suspect the 6183 and 66 would make a great combination.
I have new in box, never opened a ASUS RT-N66U, wireless-n900 Gigabit Router for $50.00. I recently discovered that I had it.

Let me know,

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I have new in box, never opened a ASUS RT-N66U, wireless-n900 Gigabit Router for $50.00. I recently discovered that I had it.
Rich, that certainly makes the decision more difficult. Can I have a day to think about it? I'm not sure what I'll be missing by not going with the AC66U, but since I have no problems with my old WRT110, I'm not sure I'd really be missing anything, even when I add the Vizio M-series 70" TV I'm considering.

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Hi All,

I'm ready to upgrade my modem and router for DOCSIS 3.0, so I'm wondering what folks are using with Cox Cable these days. My current speeds are 16.5 down/7 up and we have no problems with streaming, etc., though I will be adding a Smart TV to the TiVo/Mini/Roku/DVD Player mix before Christmas. I don't know if new equipment will make much of a difference, but the Surfboard and Linksys I have are pretty old, so I figured it's about time for a change. There are so many models to choose from though, both integrated and standalone, that it's hard to decide what is needed and what would be excess. I don't want to go cheap, but I also don't want to overspend. TIA
I've been using the SB6141 and a NetGear WNDR3700 wireless router for a little over two years, with COX Essential Internet, and have good, solid performance with all of the usual streaming applications. I did recently order the SBG6580 all in one for our place up north but don't have hands-on experience with it yet.

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I've decided to go with the 6183 for the modem (just because it's a newer model in the series) and will order it tomorrow, just in case someone chimes in before then with a reason not to.

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Bryan, I have no use for the phone and I'd prefer not to get a phone just to get a free modem.

FWIW, I'm leaning toward the Arris SB6183 @ $126, but wasn't sure if the higher price was worth it for Premier level service, though it is 16 channels vs 8 and I get 5% back on my purchases with my Amazon Store card.

When it comes to routers, I'm considering the ASUS-RT-AC66U for $150 (for white) w/Prime shipping or the AC68U for $203 w/free shipping. I think the 68 is overkill though for my needs, so I'm leaning toward the 66.

I suspect the 6183 and 66 would make a great combination.
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Rich, that certainly makes the decision more difficult. Can I have a day to think about it? I'm not sure what I'll be missing by not going with the AC66U, but since I have no problems with my old WRT110, I'm not sure I'd really be missing anything, even when I add the Vizio M-series 70" TV I'm considering.
Take your time, after all I didn't even remember having it.
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