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MOTOROLA SBG6580 SURFboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway RJ-45 DOCSIS 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0, Euro-DOCSIS 3.0
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: My first review 4 monts ago : 5 eggs / no problem at all
8/19/2012 8:29:40 AM

Cons: Just before Christmas Comcast pushed out a firmware update to my modem ( SBG6580-6.5.0.0-GA-00-226-NOSH )
Port forwarding stopped functional after this update :o(

Everything was 5 eggs before :o) with firmware ( 3.5.8.2-GA-00-488-NOSH). I never had to restart my modem in the past 4 months because of internet problems ...

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MOTOROLA SBG6580 SURFboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway RJ-45 DOCSIS 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0, Euro-DOCSIS 3.0
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Super Wi-Fi performance ( i set the wireless radio power to 25% , and got 4-5 bar signal strenght in my house , 3-4 around the house)

Cable modem, router, and wireless access point all in one
4 Gigabit Ports (support jumbo frame)

Firewall
Parental Control
Web Content Filter
Guest network
Time of Day Access Policy
IP Filtering
Mac Filtering
Port Filtering
Port Forwarding
Port Triggers
DMZ host
RIP Setup

User Setup ( Each specified user may also be enabled as a "trusted user" which means that person will have access to all Internet content regardless of filters that may be set up.)

Cons: !!!NONE!!!
I decided to take a chance on this product despite the many negative reviews.

If you have any problem with this modem first go to the settings page 192.168.0.1 (default login: admin/motorola) turn off the firewall test your connection , then start to "play" with the firewall settings. Maybe you can fix your problem there :)

Also make sure you dont have any bad quality splitter, bad connection between cables in your incoming cable line !

Other Thoughts: Was somewhat concerned after reading some of the reviews here, but my experience with this unit has been positive: easy to install and configure and provides excellent connectivity and wireless networking results.

Some have said they bought the lesser Motorola unit and then bought an extra Wireless N router. This seems like an unneccessary expense to me , and I didn't want to deal with two boxes :o)

I was pleasantly surprised that I had it installed, activated and configured for both Ethernet and wireless networking in less than 15 minutes.

I got it with firmware 3.1 xxxxxx , during activation with comcast , they pushed a new firmware 3.5.8.2-GA-00-488-NOSH to the modem.

Im paying for 30Mbps down & 5Mbps up , getting 35.5Mbps down and 5.5Mbps up from Comcast in my area with this modem.

The modem power consumption is around 8-10Watts , its warm to touch but not hot ...

If you are looking for an all-in-one cable modem, router, and wireless access point, this is it !

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ZOTAC Z68ITX-A-E LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: What a fantastic mini Itx board .
It's a board I would suggest that people consider if they're wanting a small Z68 platform with a lot of features and speed.
My setup is :
LUXA2 LM100 Mini Itx Case
Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC
Slim Sony Optirac BD-5730 Blu-Ray Drive

The cpu and the memory i used to build my system is not on the " offical Z68ITX-A-E TESTED cpu/memory list " but everything working superb :o)
Windows 7 Ultimate Experience Index is : 6.4 without any "fine tuning" .
Processor : 7.6 / memory : 7.6 / Graphics : 6.4 / Gaming Graphics : 6.4 / Hard disk : 7.9
The graphics experience index is from the cpu built in graphics (Intel® HD Graphics 3000)
The system "Cold" boot time is less than 10 second !!!
Windows 7 ultimate installation from usb drive took 12 minutes . Zotac drivers from cd 15minut

Cons: Poor OC options
The manual was not clear on if you could run with just the 4 pin connector. ( yes you can )

Other Thoughts: I don't have the right power connectors on my power supply for the this motherboard. The MB has an 8 pin connector (CPU) and my power supply has a 4 pin connector.
The manual was not clear on if you could run with just the 4 pin connector. My setup working fine with a 4 pin connected to a 8 pin connector.

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Jozsef G.'s Profile

Display Name: Jozsef G.

Date Joined: 12/04/02

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 11/13/07
  • Last Review: 12/21/12
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