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Arris SB6183 or SB6190 for Xfinity 100mbps connection

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Arris SB6183 or SB6190 for Xfinity 100mbps connection

Hello Forum Users,

 

I did quite a bit of research on which modem to buy to replace my current modem. Now I am not sure which one to chose between Arris SB6183 or Arris SB6190.

SB6190 might be better for future-profing (higher speeds and 32/8 channels) but have heard aroub latency problems. I would like to get your recommendation on whcih one should I invest in.

 

Also I have been reading about DOCSIS 3.1. Is it worth investing at this time for my connection speed. Internet is used for a lot of streaming, but no gaming.

 

Service Provider: Xfinity

Speed: 100mbs

 

Thanks

Expert

Re: Arris SB6183 or SB6190 for Xfinity 100mbps connection

You dont need a DOCSIS 3.1 modem for a 100mbps connection so between the SB6183 and SB6190, I would go with the SB6183.

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Re: Arris SB6183 or SB6190 for Xfinity 100mbps connection

Don't get a 6190 !! It has the Puma 6 chipset glitch. See this;

 

Reason to not get them.

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/03/intel_puma_chipset_firmware_fix/

 

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31079834-ALL-SB6190-is-a-terrible-modem-Intel-Puma-6-MaxLinear-mis...

 

https://www.approvedmodems.com/do-not-buy-list.html

 

A 6183 is adequate for 100 Mbps. 

 

FWIW, personally, I would not invest in a DOCSIS 3 modem at this point with the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec right around the corner and already upgraded in some areas. I would get a DOCSIS 3.1 capable modem like these;

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-CM1000-Ultra-High-Speed-Cable/dp/B01I5TJGSE/?tag=ds0233-20

https://www.amazon.com/Arris-DOCSIS-SURFboard-Certified-Comcast/dp/B01N6SKK1G/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-MB8600-Certified-Comcast-XFINITY/dp/B0723599RQ

 

The 3.1 modems remain backwards compatible with yet to be upgraded 3.0 systems.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Arris SB6183 or SB6190 for Xfinity 100mbps connection

 and  for your recommendations. 

, Thanks for the detailed response. Some of those issues you have posted is what I have been reading about and was not sure how big of an issue were those. I guess I will go with SB6183 for now and down the line when there is a need for 3.1, I will invest money on it.