We’ve been using the same cable modem—a Motorola Surfboard 3100—since 2000, and it seemed like it was starting to go a bit batty in its dotage, requiring reboots every month or so. Time to agonize over spending the money on a new modem. Since, of course, the reboots could be simply due to Cox—”My friend in the digital age”—having problems, a new modem might be $75 wasted. But what the heck, might as well give it a shot.
One Linksys cable modem purchase later, it was time to see if anything had changed.
Here’s the verdict from speedtest.net about the Internet connection with the old modem:
Not too shabby.
And here’s the result with the new modem:
Holy Docsis, Batman!
The moral of the story is that if you’re using a Docsis 1.1 cable modem, it might behoove you to get with the program and get a Docsis 2.0 modem…
Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?