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5 minutes ago, Zippy said:

Correct if the 7620 is in the bad list I would for sure stay away from it.. Anything with a puma chipset.. Specially if your a gamer.. Most cable companies are now or have deployed DOCSIS 3.1. And if deployed proper and dialed in correctly you would benefit from it.. But if you would rather play it safe then I would understand your reasoning in keeping with DOCSIS 3.0 modems..

So it’s a safe bet to look at the approved modems that Spectrum offers for my 200/10 speeds, & go with one of those as long as it’s not on the bad boy list? Assuming if they recommend it, it’ll be at least the 16x4 channel version for the speeds? Do I really need 24x4 or is 16x4 plenty?

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22 minutes ago, CrossFitKila717 said:

So it’s a safe bet to look at the approved modems that Spectrum offers for my 200/10 speeds, & go with one of those as long as it’s not on the bad boy list? Assuming if they recommend it, it’ll be at least the 16x4 channel version for the speeds? Do I really need 24x4 or is 16x4 plenty?

It would be safe to look at Spectrums approved list of modems. But also do your homework to make sure it doesn't have a puma6 chipset. Because for some odd reason Spectrum and other cable providers are still giving out modems with the puma6 chipset.. Likely because most people wouldn't notice there is an issue. But if your a gamer you would notice right away with very poor gameplay riddled with jitter and ping spikes. A 16x4 modem would be plenty for your speeds. But the more channels one has the better flexibility one has when congestion in Spectrums network becomes congested.. Hope what im trying to tell you makes sense and not confusing you..  The modem you currently have seems to be doing a good job right? and that's a 8x4?

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Check with your ISP to see what they support as far as DOCSIS 3 or 3.1. 

The 7620 is NOT on the bad modems list and is Broadcom based. 

If the ISP will still allow the 7610 on there system at the supported speed, then keep it. However when you upgrade speeds, you'll probably need to upgrade your modem to 24 or 32 channel or DOCSIS 3.1 supporting modems at that point. 

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On 6/20/2017 at 9:53 PM, iAmMoDBoX said:

Every ISP supports the 7610 without a problem. The problem comes when you try to go over 100 Mbps plan with Time Warner/Spectrum because they put an artificial limit on 8x4 modems. So the simple solution is to not go over 100 Mbps because 1) you're trying to optimize your gaming experience 2) 100 Mbps is completely overkill for any game. I'll trade speed for stable ping any day, thanks.

So I just saw this from previous post from ModBox.......so according to this, I should go with more channels???

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4 minutes ago, e38BimmerFN said:

Check with your ISP to see what they support as far as DOCSIS 3 or 3.1. 

The 7620 is NOT on the bad modems list and is Broadcom based. 

If the ISP will still allow the 7610 on there system at the supported speed, then keep it. However when you upgrade speeds, you'll probably need to upgrade your modem to 24 or 32 channel or DOCSIS 3.1 supporting modems at that point. 

The 7610 is not on the approved list for speeds of 200/10, which I currently have (it’s the lowest tier now unfortunately). It is on the approved list for speeds of up to 100/10.....I used it anyways because I wanted to see if it still worked since it’s a great modem & I didn’t want to use their supplied, free modem. “Seems” to be working fine but was a little weary since it’s not approved for my current speeds. 

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Then the 7620 would be supported if that model is on there list. Also the Arris 6183 is a good modem as well. Also a broadcom modem. Only if your wanting to increase your speeds. 

Again if your happy with what you have, then keep it. If you wanting to go with 200/10, then the 7620 or the 6183 will work just fine. I have the 6183 and a 7420 and they both work find on my 200/10 ISP service. However I have two games on my system and do lots of streaming so 200/10 is needed for my needs. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, e38BimmerFN said:

Then the 7620 would be supported if that model is on there list. Also the Arris 6183 is a good modem as well. Also a broadcom modem. Only if your wanting to increase your speeds. 

Again if your happy with what you have, then keep it. If you wanting to go with 200/10, then the 7620 or the 6183 will work just fine. I have the 6183 and a 7420 and they both work find on my 200/10 ISP service. However I have two games on my system and do lots of streaming so 200/10 is needed for my needs. 

 

 

 

I already have 200/10.....I’m stuck with that. I forgot to mention im getting full speeds (actually 210/11) when I have sliders on the duma set to 100. So, I feel as though I don’t need to upgrade as this seems capable. But just wanted to be certain since there may be hidden problems if it’s not “considered” compatible due to speeds. 

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Personally if Spectrum in your area is using DOCSIS 3.1 then I would buy a modem that is DOCSIS 3.1. Just my two cents.. The more channels you have to bond the better. In time everyone will have to have a 3.1 modem. We use to own the cable company here and have sold out to Charter Spectrum. And DOCSIS 3.1 is what I would go with as long as Spectrum will allow you to have it.. This varies by location and what is allowed by Spectrum in your area..

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Overall you'll be fine with what you have going. If your ISP is supporting the speeds and modem currently then keep it. Just know that they may require you to go with a newer model modem that supports more channels. As time goes one, older 4x4 or 8x4 modems will no longer be supported as ISPs will improve there systems for faster speeds that support higher channels, 24 and 32 and DOCSIS 3.1 is becoming the norm going forward. So for now, if your getting to spec speeds with the 7610, and your ISP lets you use it, then keep it going. Just keep in mind, any changes in the future may require a different modem capabilities. 

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Hey ModBox! I fully trust your opinion on this as investing in a TP-Link modem was easily one of my best purchases. Can I please have a recommendation on what modem to use for a gigabit cable connection? Thanks.

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4 hours ago, mambarino said:

Hey ModBox! I fully trust your opinion on this as investing in a TP-Link modem was easily one of my best purchases. Can I please have a recommendation on what modem to use for a gigabit cable connection? Thanks.

 

MB8600-- Motorola. I use this one and haven't had any issues with issues. Just a suggestion.

https://www.mbreviews.com/arris-sb8200-vs-motorola-mb8600/

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9 hours ago, mambarino said:

Hey ModBox! I fully trust your opinion on this as investing in a TP-Link modem was easily one of my best purchases. Can I please have a recommendation on what modem to use for a gigabit cable connection? Thanks.

NetGear CM1100 is a good modem. Broadcom based and Zero issues with it. Just another suggestion. Also check with your ISP to see what they support for BYOM.

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I'm on a BT Homehub and can't handle the spiking any longer 😕
I'm from the uk and not sure what to purchase
Can someone point me in the right direction
 

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Just now, dizzeespellz said:

I'm on a BT Homehub and can't handle the spiking any longer 😕
I'm from the uk and not sure what to purchase
Can someone point me in the right direction
 

Unusual for a HH to spike, it would be handy if you download and run PingPlotter so we can see what is happening as it may be something else that is the cause and buying a new modem might not solve it.

If it is a router issue I would first check what cabinet type you are on, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find yours Cabinet types

Below are modem suggestion you would need to plug it into your Netduma product to get routing.

The buy a modem with a matching chipset for the best compatibility

My cabinet is a Hauwei (Broadcom chipset) I use the Hauwei HG612 (there are other Broadcom modems)

For an ECI cabinet that uses the Lantiq chipset there is an ECI modem or the Draytek Vigor 130

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It's only when watching any online video on another device, it causes a console to spike to 100> ms
Also UPNP or manual port forwading is not working
Maybe I've just not set things up properly if the BT Homehub should be fine?

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Just now, Netduma Alex said:

Oh well if the spiking is occurring because of other devices in the house, the anti-bufferbloat options in DumaOS might be able to sort that out.

Yes to this, dizzeespellz have you set up congestion control correctly?

How to Congestion Control

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On 4/2/2017 at 3:56 PM, iAmMoDBoX said:

 

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers/C7000.aspx

 

Incompatibility means you will either get massive ping spikes, speed slow downs, router rebooting, some devices ignoring congestion control settings...

 

Most of these modems I've gather from lists that show them using the buggy Intel Puma 6 chipset. You want to stay far away from that mess.

The CM600 is powered by the Broadcom BCM3384 

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