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Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: Microman
Date: May 19, 2017 11:08AM
I missed a refurbished deal at Staples on this SB6183. I was going to buy at the 29.99 price, but it just went to 44 or 49, so deal is dead.

Target has the SB6141 for $30.

I see the SB6183 goes to up to 300 speed and SB6141 up to 100 speed.


Will I or anyone notice any difference between the two.
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Re: Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 19, 2017 11:26AM
I have an SB6141, and the last time I called my ISP (Comcast) when I had troubles, the online rep tried to tell me that my modem was obsolete. He was obviously trying to get me to rent one of their modems, however, if I were in the market for a modem today, I wouldn't buy this model.
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Re: Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: Forrest
Date: May 19, 2017 11:41AM
According to Comcast the retail SB6141 is an Approved modem. I think the confusion over this model is Comcast states the OEM version of the SB6141 is not approved.

I still use my retail SB6141 with Comcast - works fine. I have 25 Mbps service.
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Re: Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: wave rider
Date: May 19, 2017 12:24PM
I get a smile when I note my 6183 is using 16 channels to pass along the packets. It may help if there are a lot of other users on your neck of the cable creating congestion.



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Re: Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: May 19, 2017 08:46PM
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freeradical
I have an SB6141, and the last time I called my ISP (Comcast) when I had troubles, the online rep tried to tell me that my modem was obsolete. He was obviously trying to get me to rent one of their modems, however, if I were in the market for a modem today, I wouldn't buy this model.

Same.




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Re: Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: Microman
Date: May 19, 2017 10:10PM
But $29.95 on closeout at Target
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Re: Arris SB6141 vs SB6183 modems, will I notice any difference
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 19, 2017 10:53PM
Get what you need. I have a Docsis 3.0 Netgear 8/4 works fine with my 50/10 plan. If you plan on getting a faster plan in the future get the SB6183.
The SB6141 is an older model, so that's why most people wouldn't buy it now, I bought one off a forum member as a backup a while back, my netgear keeps chugging along.



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