Cable Modem

    And finally we have a Cable Modem and a Cox Cable Network connection to the outside world. My first connections to the "Networks" was via Telephone Modems. Started with 300 baud modem. Worked my way up from there. I actually worked from home using these telephone modems.

  Motorola SB6182 DOCSIS 3.0 - Cable Modem

    This was my fourth cable modem. Third one started dropping connections. Cox tech, Mike, came out and checked the lines and said the Modem was bad.

The 6182 is an 8 channel bonding modem (approx 300Mbits/sec. down). The DOCSIS 3.0 standard( and the 3.1 which is in early stages) will let up to 24 channels (32 mbits/sec per channel) bond.

Product Features and Technical Details

Product Features

Refer: Cox Internet

  Motorola SB5120 DOCSIS 2.0 - Cable Modem

    This was my second and third cable modem. First one died and I replaced it with this one.

Product Features and Technical Details

Product Features

  • SURFboard SB5120 cable modem, USB and Ethernet cables, Power adapter / Instaallation CD-ROM with USB drivers and access to special online bonus offers
  • Compatible with Windows PC (95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP/Vista/Win7); Macintosh; Linux and UNIX
  • Works with most cable pipeline Internet connections - subscription service required from your local carrier
  • Always on, always connected
  • Installs easily in just four steps
  • DOCSIS 1.1- and 2.0-certified
  • Integrated A-TDMA and S-CDMA technology
  • Supports up to 32 users (one via USB and 31 via Ethernet -or- 32 users on Ethernet)

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Motorola
  • Model: 505788-006-00
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
  • Form Factor: External
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Networking Feature: None
  • Data Link Protocol: Ethernet // Fast Ethernet
  • Network Transport Protocol: TCP/IP
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 38 Megabits Per Second
  • Width: 6.0 inches
  • Height: 6.2 inches
  • Weight: 1.9 pounds

  Cable Modem - BestData CMX110

     The modem that I first used was a BestData CMX110. It only had a CAT 5 connection. Some of the newer models also have a USB connection. Couple of my friends have purchased those and are using the USB. It has been replaced by the one listed above, a Motorola SB5120.

Technical data

  • Standards and protocols: MIB Group, MIB II, DOCSIS MIB, Best Data MIB
  • Maximum connection rate: Downstream: 30 Mbps (64QAM), 43 Mbps (256QAM); upstream: up to 5 MBps/QPSK up to 10 Mbps/16QAM
  • PC interface: IEEE 802.3/10 BaseT (Ethernet card), USB (requires optional adapter)
  • Cable interface: F-type female 75 ohm
  • System requirements: PC running Windows 95 or higher, Mac running OS 7.5 or higher; TCP/IP stack; Ethernet interface or USB port (requires optional adapter); cable access; Internet service from cable provider
  • In the box: Best Data Products DOCSIS Smart One High Speed Broadband Cable Modem, AC adapter, 6-foot Cat 5 Ethernet cable, Installation Wizard CD-ROM, user's manual
  • Width: 1.5 inches
  • Height: 5.75 inches
  • Depth: 8.25 inches
  • Weight: 1.27 pounds
  • Warranty, parts: 1 year
  • Warranty, labor: 1 year

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