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Posted: 8/5/2011 2:13:48 PM EDT
How much difference does it make?
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 3:41:23 PM EDT
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Quoted:
How much difference does it make?


downloads porn faster
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 4:53:50 PM EDT
[#2]
Big.  We got a "free" download speed boost when they turned on DOCSIS 3.0.  Went from 6 Mbit to something higher (they're coy about the exact number, but I've measured up to 21 Mbit with Shaperprobe) right away.

The larger benefit of DOCSIS 3.0 is that another standard will not be needed for quite some time = your modem will be good as long as it lasts.  DOCSIS 3.0 can support a connection speed limited only by the number of channels available & characteristics of the provider's network.  There's no longer a protocol limitation, as there was with DOCSIS 1.0 and 2.0.
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 5:01:56 PM EDT
[#3]
Well my internet company used to offer these internet services...

3Mbps down 256Kbps up
7Mbps down 512kbps up
10Mbps down 800kbps up

They have offered these for the last 8-10 years. We finally got smart and stopped renting a modem so I got a high performance DOCSIS 3.0 modem so we now dont pay $6 a month for the modem. A few months ago the "signal" light went from green to blue signalling that DOCSIS 3.0 was availible, I checked my internet company's website and they did upgrade everything. Now these are the packages they offer....

15Mbps down 1Mbps up
25Mbps down 2Mbps up
60Mbps down 6Mbps up.


When I called them I told them I wanted to upgrade to the new services. Our bundle was left the same except I added 2 HD TV boxes and upgraded to the 25Mbps plan, and our bill is $50 CHEAPER a month.

So we more then doubled our internet speed because of DOCSIS 3.0, and we are saving $50 a month because we used to get their top of the line internet, now we get their middle of the road internet, so I would call it a huge upgrade.
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 5:25:37 PM EDT
[#4]
I'm on a 15/2 package and was wondering if I'd see a difference switching from a 2.0 to a 3.0.
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 5:41:15 PM EDT
[#5]
I remember when cox cable said we needed a DOCIS3.0 to get the 32mb+ speeds.  so we get it... best speed we got was 25, hooked straight into the modem.  so we went back to our 18mb service, got the old modem back, and got 28mb thru wireless again.
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 10:04:27 PM EDT
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I'm on a 15/2 package and was wondering if I'd see a difference switching from a 2.0 to a 3.0.


If you are not upgrading speed you wont notice anything different. You might see a more stabler connection (ie your speed doesn't fluctuate as much)
Link Posted: 8/5/2011 10:45:23 PM EDT
[#7]
Pretty solid difference:

Link Posted: 8/6/2011 8:13:32 AM EDT
[#8]
I pay $49.95/mo for Cox.

I had a Motorola DOCSIS 2.0 modem, got about 6mbps.

I spent $100 on a Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 modem, and average 30mbps, bursting to 50+ depending on the network.

Still paying $49.95/mo.

Link Posted: 8/6/2011 10:01:25 AM EDT
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I pay $49.95/mo for Cox.



I had a Motorola DOCSIS 2.0 modem, got about 6mbps.



I spent $100 on a Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 modem, and average 30mbps, bursting to 50+ depending on the network.



Still paying $49.95/mo.



That's the kind of info I'm looking for.



A few more anecdotes like yours and I can sufficiently rationalize the expense.



 
Link Posted: 8/6/2011 12:38:02 PM EDT
[#10]
anything over 30megs will be a docsis 3.0 modem
Link Posted: 8/6/2011 1:09:57 PM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:

Quoted:

I pay $49.95/mo for Cox.

I had a Motorola DOCSIS 2.0 modem, got about 6mbps.

I spent $100 on a Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 modem, and average 30mbps, bursting to 50+ depending on the network.

Still paying $49.95/mo.

That's the kind of info I'm looking for.

A few more anecdotes like yours and I can sufficiently rationalize the expense.
 


Do you own your modem? If you got it from your cable company then you are most likely paying for it per month so buying your own DOCSIS 3.0 modem is worth the $$$ After 1-2 years it will pay for itself. I got a top of the line Motorolla one and it paid for itself after 18 months
Link Posted: 8/6/2011 2:06:01 PM EDT
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Quoted:



Quoted:


Quoted:



I pay $49.95/mo for Cox.



I had a Motorola DOCSIS 2.0 modem, got about 6mbps.



I spent $100 on a Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 modem, and average 30mbps, bursting to 50+ depending on the network.



Still paying $49.95/mo.



That's the kind of info I'm looking for.



A few more anecdotes like yours and I can sufficiently rationalize the expense.

 


Do you own your modem? If you got it from your cable company then you are most likely paying for it per month so buying your own DOCSIS 3.0 modem is worth the $$$ After 1-2 years it will pay for itself. I got a top of the line Motorolla one and it paid for itself after 18 months


I was actually given this modem about 4 years ago.



I'm just curious if taking advantage of the new DOCSIS 3.0 infrastructure will benefit me.



 
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 8:53:03 AM EDT
[#13]
I'm curious about this as well.  Time Warner told me that if I upgraded to the Extreme I would need to use thier modem because thier Docsis 3 does is not compatible with the Docsis 3 modems you buy on Amazon etc.  

I'm currently on Turbo which is Docsis 2.0, but he did let slip that a Docsis 3.0 modem would work with that particular service.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:16:26 AM EDT
[#14]
Anyone have a recommendation for a 3.0 modem that also has voice capability? When I was on newegg I didn't see any that looked like they would do it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:27:38 AM EDT
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Anyone have a recommendation for a 3.0 modem that also has voice capability? When I was on newegg I didn't see any that looked like they would do it.


Motorola SBV6220 I have the non voice modem, SB6120, and it works great.

I would contact your provider first because mine sets them up separately.

I finally got upgraded.....

Went from this



to this



As for browsing the web I don't notice any difference. The one thing I have noticed is downloads are definitely 2.5 times faster and uploads are WAY faster. When I upload things before my entire internet would come to a halt and I couldn't really browse, but now I can browse at full speed, but that is because of the extra bandwidth.

For you guys saying your speed bursts to way above what you paid for, is that common?  My provider is very good on keeping my connection where it should be. I pay for 25/2, they cap it at 27/2.2 and it is always around 24-26/2-2.1.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:35:36 AM EDT
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Quoted:
Quoted:
Anyone have a recommendation for a 3.0 modem that also has voice capability? When I was on newegg I didn't see any that looked like they would do it.


Motorola SBV6220 I have the non voice modem, SB6120, and it works great.

I would contact your provider first because mine sets them up separately.


Thanks, looks like the only place listing them on google shopping is a place I never heard of, Electrohut.  My cable company provides the 3.0 modems if I upgrade to the next level of service. This is what I'm getting now.
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