Motorola SB6141 Review
The Motorola SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem provides high-speed access to the Internet and other online services. You can use your high-speed cable modem to directly connect one PC in your home or business to the Internet. This SB6141 modem available in Black and White Color, is very easy to install and use, easy to view power levels, fast and works exactly as motorola advertised.
It’s reasonable if many people satisfied and I believe Motorola SB6141 has sold in thousands of units, just in US alone. There are many great comment and feedback about this excellent and affordable Surfboard Modem. You can see the reviews from real user and to compare price via the link below.
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MOTOROLA SB6141 CABLE MODEM
Motorola SB6141 Review
Utilizing the power of DOCSIS 3.0, Motorola SB6141 enables channel bonding of up to eight downstream channels and four upstream channels, which allows an operator to offer its customers advanced multimedia services with data rates of over 300 Mbps for received data and over 100 Mbps when sending data.
Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 Cable Modem has some great features and specification like:
- Dimensions: 5.24″ x 5.24″ x 1.65″
- Input Power: North America 105 to 125 VAC, 60 Hz
- Docsis 3.0 with backward compatibility with 2.0 and 1.x.
- Gigabit Ethernet connectivity Ensures compatibility with most PCs
- Rear panel color coded for ease of installation.
- Front panel, easy to read operational LEDs to indicate status and simplify troubleshooting.
- Ideal for streaming HD Video and gaming on multiple devices at a time.
Modulation: 64 or 256 QAM
Capture Bandwidth: Dual 96 MHz Capture windows
Bandwidth: DOCSIS <= 48 MHz, EuroDOCSIS <= 64 MHz
Operating Level Range: -15 to 15 dBmV
Bonded Channel RF: Level Tolerance 10dBmV, Input Impedance 75 ohm (nominal)
Frequency Range: DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS 108 to 1002 MHz (edge to edge)
Security: DOCSIS 3.0 Security (BPI+, EAE, SSD)
Network Management: SNMP v2 & v3
Provisioning: Supports IP addressing using IPv4 and/or IPv6 (dual stack)
MoCA Interference Rejection: 1 GHz Low Pass filter at tuners input
Modulation: QPSK and 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 QAM
Channel Width: 200 kHz, 400 kHz, 800 kHz, 1.6 MHz, 3.2 MHz, 6.4 MHz
Symbol Rates: 160, 320, 640, 1280, 2560, 5120 ksym/s
Output Impedance: 75 ohm (nominal)
Frequency Range: DOCSIS 5-42 MHz (edge to edge), EuroDOCSIS and optional DOCSIS 5 to 65 MHz (edge to edge), Optional DOCSIS and EuroDOCIS 5-85 MHz
PC: Windows Vista, 2000, XP or 7 or Linux with Ethernet connection (older versions of Windows, although not specifically supported, will work with this cable modem)
Macintosh: Power PC or later; OS 9 or higher, Ethernet connection
UNIX: Ethernet connection
Home Networking: Ethernet router or wireless access point.
Inside the Box
No matter how good a product is, there will be always some weakness. However the SB6141 modem is a great product that has evolved from its solid predecessors the Motorola SB6121 and SB6120, so there are few flaws. In fact these should not be termed “Cons” as it is not the weakness of the Motorola SB6141 but rather the accessibility provided by the ISP Comcast:
- Comcast does automatically not support the SB6141 at the point of writing. In the other hand some customers have managed to get Comcast to manually provision their SB6121 for them. Once that has been done, reset signal will be sent to the modem and you have to repower it to get it working. Also to make sure that you buy the appropriate Comcast package to make full use of the Motorola SB6141′s capabilities i.e. you pay for the speed.
These are some of the Pros of the Motorola SB6141:
- Easy to set up.
- It is now supports AES traffic encryption for enhance security.
- Has a build-in internal filter to reduce potential interference from MoCA signals’ inter-modulation beats.
- Cheaper than its predecessors the Motorola SB6121 and Motorola SB6120.
- Capable of channel bonding up to eight downstream channels and four upstream channels.
- Shares the same firmware image as the hugely popular SB6121 and SB6120. This helps to reduce operator qualification time and eliminates configuration management problems for the ISPs