Opinions on Motorola SURFBoard SB5100 Cable Modem?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 59031, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. KittenKrusher macrumors regular

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  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    #3
    I have one as well, works good. USB connection to macs is a little troublesome (at least when I tried to get my brother's 15" pb to connect, my ibook uses the router for now [working on the wireless addition]), just use the ethernet port and you'll be happy.
     
  3. camomac macrumors 6502a

    camomac

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    #4
    i have heard (from a comcast installer) that the SB5100 is not as reliable as the SB4100.

    the comcast installer said that some of the SB5100's are flaky, but the SB4100 are pretty rock solid.

    i personally have a SB4100 and in the 5+ years i have had it, it has never given me any problems.


    you can get a SB4100 pretty cheap on ebay. :D
     
  4. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    #5
    The only reason why I dislike this modemis becuase i use it with comcast. I hate comcast.
     

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