I've got a Motorola Surfboard SB4200 that is almost 2 years old and now may be the cause of some connection problems I'm having.
Does anyone know roughly how long these things are supposed to last? I've heard from one or two people that 2 years is about the normal lifespan of one of these things.
I have a Toshiba cable modem its about three years old,been on 24/7. Was having connection problems,replaced with a all in one modem/firewall/ router/wireless/gateway,Linksys,about 120 US$ works great now.
My modem only holds a connection for 1-2 hours and then freezes up. They said one problem may be the proximity of the wireless router to the modem. There could be some interference. I moved them far apart and still have the problem. The four green lights just freeze up.
Some of the older RCA were known to sometimes suffer from a problem with the power cable not making a good contact where it plugs into the modem...if it's a comcast supplied modem why not swap it out for a new one...