Review: ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Retail Packaging – White (Credit: AMAZON/Arris)

ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging - White
  • Wired modem only, does not include WIFI router or VOIP Telephone adapter, Gigabit Ethernet port to connect to computer or Router for fast downloads
  • Requires cable internet service, if not sure your provider is cable call them to confirm.
  • Compatible with major U.S. Cable Providers

Some people tend to stick to the cable modem that their Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers them. It would be nice if the modem that we are actually paying for on a regular basis works well. I wouldn’t mind to lose some bucks for renting something that actually works. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for many people out there with their good ole modem. The worst part is that the defective modem minimizes the internet speed, only getting a portion of what we were promised to get. Even worse part, we get intermittent or almost no connection at all.

The good news is that we always have the freedom to switch to a more reliable cable modem. Enter the ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. So what’s in it for us anyway? Does it work for everyone?

What’s the catch?

For starters, this Arris Surfboard model is for internet cable service. If you are not sure regarding the type of your internet service subscription, better call your ISP before planning to buy and install the modem. Moreover, people should know that the Arris SB6141 Cable Modem does not include WiFi Router or a VOIP Telephone adapter. Separate purchases can be made if you want.

The Arris Surfboard SB6141 model is compatible with major U.S. internet cable providers. The list includes Comcast, Cox, Charter and Time Warner. However, it is not expected to work with Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse.

Depending on your internet cable package regarding data transfer speeds, the Arris SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem will allow up to 343Mbps download rate and up to 131Mbps for uploading. Speaking of DOCSIS 3.0, this technology actually offers bonding up to 8 downstream channels and 4 upstream channels, thus letting us enjoy pretty slick internet speed. Being a fresh cable modem out there, the Arris SB6141 Surfboard model is compatible with today’s latest internet standards, IPv4 and IPv6.

 

Why should you get one?

It is actually pretty handy to use Arris SB6141 Cable Modem and replace whatever cable box your service provider has given you. Don’t worry about the process of plugging in different cables. Just figure out which ports in the modem should be plugged in with the internet cable or the power source.

Another plus for choosing the Arris SB6141 model is that it supports the latest internet standard, which is IPv6. Moreover, this cable modem is backwards compatible with earlier internet protocol versions. It is also worth mentioning that the SB6141 model’s DOCSIS 3.0 technology allows it to utilize up to 8 downstream models, thus giving you 343Mbps max internet speed. As your ISP decides to upgrade your internet package one day, the modem’s sizeable download speed limit will avoid having to buy another modem.

What could make you regret buying this modem?

Of course, you still have to watch for connectivity issues. Look out for the cable modem’s durability. You may experience instances of the internet connection going on and off, and sometimes you may have to restart the cable modem to stabilize connection. This may be the case in four to five months after purchasing the modem. Although, it is also better to check if the connectivity issues were actually caused by your ISP and not the modem.

Other cable modem to consider

If you are looking for a modem that works for wired and ethernet connections, consider having Zoom 8×4 Model 5345 Cable Modem. It also boasts the same DOCSIS 3.0 technology as Arris SB6141 model, and download speed going up to 343Mbps.

Verdict

As an internet user who depends on the world wide web most of the time, I will make sure that I can enjoy the fastest internet speed that I’m allowed to have. Buying an all-new cable modem to replace your ISP’s modem-for-rent will be the best decision, if you’re after maximizing your internet service package. Arris Surfboard SB6141 Cable Modem might be just the one I need with its promising features, not to mention that it is affordable compared to other products that offer just the same technology but are quite expensive.

 
ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Retail Packaging - White
  • Wired modem only, does not include WIFI router or VOIP Telephone adapter, Gigabit Ethernet port to connect to computer or Router for fast downloads
  • Requires cable internet service, if not sure your provider is cable call them to confirm.
  • Compatible with major U.S. Cable Providers

 

 

 

 

 

Post Author: Miguel S

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