Opinions on Motorola SURFBoard SB5100 Cable Modem?

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

  1. KittenKrusher macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2005
  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    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


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
    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

    Apr 16, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    The only reason why I dislike this modemis becuase i use it with comcast. I hate comcast.

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