Transcript of "Get Shocking Speed For Time Warner Cable With Motorola SB6141"
Get Shocking Speed For TimeWarner Cable With Motorola SB6141By Hamilton ReeseAre you looking to buy your own cable modem to replace the Time WarnerCable modemyou rented from TWC? If you are, then you should look at one ofthe newest and the best cable modem from Motorola today – The MotorolaSB6141.Many TWC who have switched from their rented Time Warner Cable modem tothe Motorola SB6141 have reported achieving download and upload speeds thatthey have never experienced before. Not only that, they also expect to see asavings as they don’t have to rent the cable modem from Time Warner Cableanymore.Here we have some users sharing their experience after making the switch fromrenting the Time Warner Cable modem to buying their own Motorola SB6141cable modem:5.0 out of 5 stars Surpassed expectations with TWC, July2, 2012By Jonah B.I have Time Warner internet in the Raleigh/Durham area of NC. This is a DOCSIS 3.0 area.My download speeds have been shockingly unreliable ever since I started my internetservice about 6 months ago. It is supposed to be 20 mbit down. Sometimes, it is actuallybetter than this (25+ for short times), but more often than not, it is much worse (at times< 5, usually around 10-12). It also fluctuates wildly on a minute-by-minute basis. Oneminute Ill have great speed, the next it craws. Even during a single speed test, it wouldfluctuate between about 5-25 mbit.TWC support was predictably unhelpful. The best I got from them was "that should not behappening." I pointed out that their own FAQ page says that a DOCSIS 3.0 modem is Page 1 of 4
required for my service tier (so-called "turbo"). They said no, the old DOCSIS 2.0 MotorolaSB5101 they gave me was fine. I got the same BS from the "normal" reps as well as the so-called "level 3".I asked if they would give me a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, even though they claim it is not"required". They said no, I would have to upgrade to "extreme," which would add$10/month for the service and another $2.50/month for their DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.So instead of doing that, I bought this modem (which is on the TWC approved device list). Icalled them, gave the MAC address, and I was up and running. When the modemconnected, the downstream LED turned blue, which according to the manual, means thatthe channel is bonded. This is a very good thing.With this modem, I get 20 mbit on the dot, 24 hours a day. Every speed test I have runconfirms (including the 200 MB test on testmy.net). Last night, I downloaded about 15 GBof data with a sustained 20 mbit rate the entire time. Its pretty amazing how effective it is.My speed is never ABOVE 20 anymore, but it is NOT BELOW either. I believe that thechannel bonding makes it easier for the ISP to enforce bandwidth caps, but it also makesthe connection more reliable. Ill take that deal any day.I HIGHLY recommend this modem for TWC customers in DOCSIS 3.0 areas. Dont believethe customer service reps -- it absolutely is required. It sucks that TWC wont provide thehardware we actually need to fully use their service, but thats just the way it is.5.0 out of 5 stars Works with TWC, April 24, 2012By GreystnyThe SB6141 is listed on TWCs list of approved modems. No issues with install. Easy toaccess menu to view power levels.Fast and works as advertised. Highly recommend. Motorola SB6141 + TWC =5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent!, April 25, 2012By excelxI just bought this modem and got rid off the SBG6580 due to its weak wireless signal, plus ialready own a good dlink wireless router.Called time warner cable, gave them the mac address and it was up n running in a less thana minute =] it totally rocks!TWC was charging me 7 bucks a month for the sb6580 rental fee, i live in los angeles and ican confirm this new modem works with TWC internet. Page 2 of 4
Works with Time Warner Cable,5.0 out of 5 starsbumped my speeds about 30%, May 29, 2012By Mickey789 "Mickey789" (Collegeville, PA United States)This does work with Time Warner cable. I called, gave them the serial number and MACaddress, and I was up and running pretty quickly. Actually, first there were two nice peoplewho tried to help, and finally I got to talk with real tech support (this guy knew what he wasdoing). He said that someone had ALMOST gotten it right, but left it just sort of finished. Inany case, I was on the phone longer than I expected, but I was pleased that the TWC folkswere polite, professional, and tried hard to get me online. Once I did get online, my speedsjumped from about 22Mbps downstream and about 2 Mbps upstream to about 30-32 downand a very steady 5 up (my plan is 30/5).Whats funny is that TWC themselves say that a DOCSIS 3.0 modem is necessary for theirExtreme and Wideband plans, but they dont supply it. The tech guy explained to me thatthe boot file in the modem I had recognized that it should be running flat out, based on myspeeds, and thats why I was close, but off what I was paying for.He was friendly, but my question to TWC is this: If you KNOW that customers cant get thespeed they pay for on the Extreme and Wideband plans without a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, whynot supply it?? TWCs first speed test on my new modem showed me to be at 36downstream, and my own speed tests later showed me at 30 or a little over (I wonder ifthey throttled it back based on that first test?).In any case, this is a great modem. Even looks nice. Just be prepared with the MAC addressand serial number (the P/N serial number) when you call Time Warner. My downstreamspeeds jumped by about 30%, and my upstream more than doubled. A great little modemthat even has lights that turn blue to indicate when your downstream or upstream signalsare "bonded"--the tech guy explained to me that that meant that it was working in syncwith my TWC plan to get the highest speed I could get. Highly recommended.5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy!, May 5, 2012By Ima Rascal "Rascal" (Earth)Ordered Saturday and received Monday! Called TWC gave them the MAC ID. They swappedout the old MAC for the new and I was up and running in less 10 minutes. DOCSIS 3.0compliant which is a plus! Measured my speed (via two online speed test sites) after theupgrading to this new modem and was pleasantly surprised. Used with an exisiting wirelessnetwork. Just plugged it into the router after the modem completed booting and refreshedand everything was working as it should. Couldnt have been easier and I couldnt behappier!If you are looking to switch out your rented Time Warner Cable modem, then Iwould highly recommend you to buy the Motorola SB6141 instead of the Motorola Page 3 of 4
SB6121 or SB6120. The Motorola SB6120 and the SB6121 are basically the sametechnologically except for the casing. The Motorola SB6141 however has twice thedownload speed of the Motorola SB6121 or SB6120 but cost less than $10 more.With the Motorola SB6141: You can enjoy the fastest speed you can get NOW from your provider (get what you pay for!) This is a modem with speed faster than any you can get in the market right now Will protect your investment. It can handle the speeds that many providers will be coming up with in the near future Extremely easy and fast to install If you are renting your modem, you could recover your investment in about a year and it is savings for you after thatGiven the small difference in price to get twice the speed, I would go for theMotorola SB6141. Click here to get the Motorola SB6141 from Amazon now.Click here to get more extensive Motorola SB6141 review or here to get moreinformation on the Motorola SB6121. Page 4 of 4