Netgear Launches Two New Cable Modem Routers

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czar1020

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"aka one less device to reboot" I know this was in jest but for no reason should I have to reboot a piece of networking equipment because of slowdowns/lockup etc
 

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Eh I'd rather have a DOCSIS 3.0 Surfboard if I was going to buy a modem for use at home. Specifically these http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SURFboard-SB6141-DOCSIS-High-Speed/dp/B007IMPMW4/ though I already have one.If you want a Router/Modem combo (which I find a bit foolish) then http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SURFboard-Gateway-SBG6580-Wireless/dp/B0040IUI46/
 

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If I didn't already have a good DOCSIS 3.0 modem I'd be interested in this. A modem/router combo would be nice if you plan on turning off the wireless and placing your better wireless router elsewhere in the house like a more centralized location.
 

CaedenV

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Eh I'd rather have a DOCSIS 3.0 Surfboard if I was going to buy a modem for use at home. Specifically these http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SURFboard-SB6141-DOCSIS-High-Speed/dp/B007IMPMW4/ though I already have one.If you want a Router/Modem combo (which I find a bit foolish) then I]http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SURFboard-Gateway-SBG6580-Wireless/dp/B0040IUI46/
I picked up a SB6141 in white, and it works quite well. Beware that many of the black models are running a much (much) older firmware, which is difficult (if not impossible) to update. Newer black models are just fine, but as there is no revision numbers or packaging differences, there is not way to know what you are getting. White versions were made after the firmware changes, and all are fairly up to date, and should not have any compatibility issues.
 

jojesa

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That is a good way to save money, since many people rent one or even both devices from ISPs. It could pay itself in a year or less. I cannot understand why Netgear decided to go with DOCSIS 2.0 & 2 Ethernet ports when the SURFboard SBG6580 has been around for years with DOCSIS 3.0 & 4 Ethernet ports.
 

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Netgear is way, way behind the curve on this. Arris already has Dual-Band N routers built into cable modems that support 16 downstreams(upgradeable to 24). Arris also just put out a new (Moto)surfboard modem with an AC router in it. This device should have come out 3 years ago.
 
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