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5 out of 5 eggs So need for instructions. 07/21/2016

This review is from: Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (8x4 Bonded channels)

Pros: -Ultra compact and easy to hide behind a desk or on top of the router.
-Easy connectivity with a router. No need for extra settings, just plug and play.
-Compatible with all major cable service providers. NO FIOS.
-Compatible with MAC.
-8 download x 4 upload channels.

Set up was easy, like plug and play, modem did not take more than 3 minutes each time I tested it, compatible and tested with Comast and Cox (NoVA area). In each case set up was fast and reliable, speeds did not slow down even with 4K video downloads. In all 3 occasions the router provided with the cable company was fully compatible with the modem and no issues were ever encounter during web browsing or streaming movies.

Finally, after testing this in 3 of my family member's homes (I do not have a cable service provider, but FIOS and even though I tried, it didn't work), it is a much better modem than the one that it was provided by the cable company, much smaller and easier to manage.
I did use my Linksys EA6100 AC1200 Wi-Fi Wirless Dual-Band+ Router, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled in my last test which is where it's staying permanently, and the speeds have increased just slightly, but are not dropping or slowing down as it did previously with the hardware provided by "this" company. So, cable modem and routher, both Linksys are connected each other with a 6" CAT5 cable for a better cable management and the Wi-Fi range has increased.

Modem rental fees can go as high as $120 a year, this cost half that and not only is smaller, faster and better, but it's fully compatible with any cable service provider. Plug any router of you choice and you're ready for fast and reliable downloads.

I also purposely unplug the power from the wall to assimilate a power outage and all 5 times the modem was able to get connected without a hitch. Unlike the old days which it was a nightmare to get reconnected. Personally, back when I had cable modem I stopped renting and bought a Linksys modem along the Linksys WRT54GL and never an issue with connectivity, as always Linksys has been very reliable.

Cons: -NONE

Other Thoughts: This modem is so small, double sided tape should do the trick to mount this anywhere, it's so lightweight, it can easily be mounted on top of the router and connect with a 6" (or smaller) CAT 5 cable for better cable management.

TP-LINK TL-WDN4200 N900 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, 2.4 GHz 450 Mbps / 5GHz 450 Mbps, One-Button Setup,Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 Certified Refurbished
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Pros: No need for drivers...........AND for those that have NOT paid close attention, 2.4GHz and 5GHz are both at 450Mbps, so if you can't connect to the 5GHz 450Mbps? No worries, you're connected to the other 450Mbps signal and speeds will be just as fast.

I get 3,4, 5 bars and in all the down/up speeds are fast, close to the rated speeds my service provider advertises.

I have now three of these units and all 3 have worked great so far. For the price? It can't be beaten.

Cons: Nothing.

Other Thoughts: Have tried this on Win 8 and 10 and in both instances, no problems or issues of any kind while connected to the internet. Connected to three different routers and still as good as it should be, even two public.

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: Small enough to perfectly fit inside the case w/o overhanging like my previous board did.

Set up was easy, no difficulty in setting up, supported my CPU right out of the gox, Intel Pentium G4400. RAM was fully compatible, OCZ 120GB SSD, HyperX FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 2133 along a GeForce 710 and a LG Blu-Ray player. All in a Silverstone ML03B, powered by a Corsair SF600 (needed an extension 24 pin cable). Currently using a wireless network adapter, TP-Link TL-WDN4200 N900.

The software included works great and the sound quality is great for an integrated sound chip. Only ONE fan connector but didn't need an extra fan, system is whisper quiet, fanless video card and stock heat-sink/fan.

Cons: NONE.

Other Thoughts: The Kingston Hyper FURY memory compatiblity is excellent, used the kit in 3 different motherboards and in all occasions it was recognized and running at full speed, although in one of the 3 motherboards I had to set the speed manually, but overall is a great memory kit for Intel Pentium processors. If I were to build an i5 or i7 K series, I'd get the 3000 kit minimum.


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Date Joined: 12/31/01


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