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This review is from: TP-LINK TC-7610-E DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Easy-open package)
Pros: Design - Lightweight and slim, making hiding it very easy.
Install - Very easy. Took about three minutes to get everything up and running. Directions and Quickguide made the process painless. A one minute with Comcast
Download Speed: Marketed as 343Mbps. Testing showed an average of 299Mbps. For video streaming on two devices at the same time, there was no buffering or any other issues.
Gigabit Ethernet Port - To be expected in modem nowdays.
Docsis 3.0 - Vast difference in speed over Docsis 2.0, it is up to 8X faster.
Cons: No Phone Input - If you have Comcast Triple Play, you will not be able to use it with the modem. Most will NOT see this as an issue, as phone lines has become near useless in homes.
Too light weight - cannot get it to stand up. Add in the wires pulling in every direction and you have a device that needs to be propped up at all times. TP is trying to keep costs down, so I understand the need to not add weight and drive up costs. My current modem has the same issue, as it is top heavy.
Runs a little hot - Couldn't have it tip over on the carpet, as it overheated a had connection issues. Current modem has the same issue. Ended up put it on the piece of glass I have for support and insulation from the carpet.
Web Interface - Always on. Not a supporter of a device that is defaulted to be always open to view online.
Other Thoughts: Everything I threw at the modem, it handled, and just as good as my more expensive modem.
The lights are very bright, so they ended up being hidden behind a desk.
Pros: Read Speed: 82MB/s!! As close to advertised as possible. Range was 77-83MB/s, with 82MB/s coming up the most.
Read Speed with Camera: Lightning fast pull up of pictures that had been taken. No lag at all, making taking pictures much easier and fun.
Shockproof, waterproof and x-rayproof: Dropped in a glass of water for 5 min. No issues. Four foot drop had no impact. Standard testing for a phone drop.
1080 Content: Testing was done with 1080 content, and it had no issues with the amount of data.
Devices: Worked on phone, tablet, DSLR Camera and HD camcorder.
Speed In Use: Phone Camera - Next picture ability was a noticeable upgrade over other SD cards while in use on my phone, keeping me from missing shots. Excellent speed while recording videos on my HD Camcorder.
Cons: Write Speed: 10-13MB/s.
Other Thoughts: Have loaded and reloaded the card 12 times and have not encountered any error issues or loss of performance.
Formatted actual capacity is 58GB, not 64GB. That is normal for SD cards.
No buffering issues while reading 1080 video files.
This review is from: Netgear C6300 AC1750 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router 2 in 1
Pros: 2-1: There are fare fewer wires laying on the floor, and it is easier to know what wires are going where. For someone concerned about space, this is the perfect combo to have, as you don't have two devices.
Size: It is no bigger than my current Netgear router, yet still has the modem.
Speed: 300Mps, like you would expect and as advertised by Netgear. Use of multiple devices at one time didn't effect speed or cause any drop issues. Had a laptop running a movie from YouTube, iPad also streaming a show and the other laptop streaming music. Excellent performance.
Dual Band: As with most routers today, it has 2.4 and 5Ghz bands to select. 5Ghz range was half that of the 2.4, as expected.
Range: Router performed the same as my current Netgear router, with good, not great coverage, with walls having a decent amount of impact. 3500sqft house, and was able to get 2 bars at the far edge, which is 40 feet away.
Netgear Genie: The program is a huge help. Saves you many times, as it will find the issues.
Cons: Update: Firmware update froze and had to be rebooted.
Dropped signals: At the edges of range, the modem would drop very easy. Had issues with smart TV's and dropping signals that my other Netgear router doesn't have.
Setup: Combo unit had issues with trying to get on Comcast broadband. Took five times of resetting the system.
UBS: Only 2.0, not 3.0, which it should be for the money.
Other Thoughts: Setup: Desktop iCore system. Comcast broadband.
It was great to be able to have fewer wires hanging around the floor due to having a 2-1. The performance was comparable to my current Netgear and Moto 3.0 setup, with no noticed difference. Was hoping for better range, but it was the same, with more dropped signals.
If I didn't have the current same setup, which I feel is the best value for the performance, then I would buy this combo. Netgear makes great value products.