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Amazon has Linksys Advanced DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem on sale for $19.99.
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  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 4x faster than DOCSIS 2.0
  • Delivers download speeds of up to 340 Mbps: upload speeds of up to 120 Mbps
  • Compatible with Comcast, Connector: Cable: F-type female 75 ohm
  • Supports the latest IPv6 Internet Protocol
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty. Please refer the User Manual before use

https://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Advanced-Comcast-Connector-DPC300...
 


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Is this a Cisco branded device now or is this still Linksys (now owned by Belkin)?

Usually ships within 2 to 5 weeks

Does this work with Charter?

It is approved for Spectrum. Note that this is 100Mbps modem. Will be sufficient for most of the households, but if you have faster internet connection, you may want to look for a 300Mbps modem.

taylorlily2 said:   Is this a Cisco branded device now or is this still Linksys (now owned by Belkin)?
  belkin owned Linksys?

i posted a belkin msg to this similar item yesterday. maybe this is a repost?
 

dks123 said:   It is approved for Spectrum. Note that this is 100Mbps modem. Will be sufficient for most of the households, but if you have faster internet connection, you may want to look for a 300Mbps modem.
  
read the specs a little closer, and you will see it is capable of 340 Mbps down. the upload limit is 120. plenty fine for 99% of users

MeIsCheap said:   
dks123 said:   It is approved for Spectrum. Note that this is 100Mbps modem. Will be sufficient for most of the households, but if you have faster internet connection, you may want to look for a 300Mbps modem.
  
read the specs a little closer, and you will see it is capable of 340 Mbps down. the upload limit is 120. plenty fine for 99% of users

  
For Comcast customers, it'll be limited to 200Mbps down.
For Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) customers, it'll be limited to 100Mbps down.  

https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/device/belkin-dpc3008-403
https://www.timewarnercable.com/content/dam/residential/pdfs/sup...


 

MeIsCheap said:   
dks123 said:   It is approved for Spectrum. Note that this is 100Mbps modem. Will be sufficient for most of the households, but if you have faster internet connection, you may want to look for a 300Mbps modem.
  
read the specs a little closer, and you will see it is capable of 340 Mbps down. the upload limit is 120. plenty fine for 99% of users

  
That's the max theoretical bandwidth if you got all the bandwidth on the shared channels the modem is using so in practice you'll never get that speed which is why most ISP's will only allow you to use them for plans that max out at 1/3-1/2 that max speed.

cestmoi123 said:   
MeIsCheap said:   
dks123 said:   It is approved for Spectrum. Note that this is 100Mbps modem. Will be sufficient for most of the households, but if you have faster internet connection, you may want to look for a 300Mbps modem.
  
read the specs a little closer, and you will see it is capable of 340 Mbps down. the upload limit is 120. plenty fine for 99% of users

  
For Comcast customers, it'll be limited to 200Mbps down.
For Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) customers, it'll be limited to 100Mbps down.  

https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/device/belkin-dpc3008-403 
https://www.timewarnercable.com/content/dam/residential/pdfs/support/internet/twc-compatible-modems.pdf


 

  
well that ain't cool. Thanks for the info. I think that is sort of scummy to not allow the full capability of the product, only forcing you to buy another modem that they prefer.

taylorlily2 said:   Is this a Cisco branded device now or is this still Linksys (now owned by Belkin)?
  What difference does it make?

Does anyone know if this router is dd-wrt compatible?

damicomj said:   Does anyone know if this router is dd-wrt compatible?
It's a cable modem, not a router.  So, the answer is NO.  

MeIsCheap said:   
cestmoi123 said:   
MeIsCheap said:   
dks123 said:   It is approved for Spectrum. Note that this is 100Mbps modem. Will be sufficient for most of the households, but if you have faster internet connection, you may want to look for a 300Mbps modem.
  
read the specs a little closer, and you will see it is capable of 340 Mbps down. the upload limit is 120. plenty fine for 99% of users

  
For Comcast customers, it'll be limited to 200Mbps down.
For Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) customers, it'll be limited to 100Mbps down.  

https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/device/belkin-dpc3008-403 
https://www.timewarnercable.com/content/dam/residential/pdfs/support/internet/twc-compatible-modems.pdf 


 

  
well that ain't cool. Thanks for the info. I think that is sort of scummy to not allow the full capability of the product, only forcing you to buy another modem that they prefer.

  
It's not scummy at all. 340mbs (for this modem) is the max theoretical bandwidth for fully utilizing all 8 channels the modem supports for downloading. Those channels are shared with everyone on your node (typically your neighborhood) so the odds of you getting 100% of all 8 of those channels is pretty low. Limiting the plan to 1/2 to 1/3 of the max theoretical speed of the modem ensures you can actually reasonably expect to get the bandwidth your plan supports. There is pretty much no way they can guarantee that they can actually provide you 300mbs on this modem in the real world. IMO allowing you to use a modem that they know couldn't reasonably provide the speeds you are paying for on your plan would be scummy.

The tech tested the line and determined that the modem was as fault. Side note: The modem itself seems to run rather hot, I wonder if that was a contributing factor.

Good.Thanks OP.In for one.



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