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Windows 7: Docsis 2.0 vs 3.0 speed difference.

23 Dec 2013   #11
mystery250

Windows 7 64
 
 

Didn't really answer my question, though - which would be a better upgrade modem wise?

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Debating on getting either the motorola 6121 or motorola 6141 - would it be worth it to get the newer 6141 over the 21?

Right now, I'm directly connected via ethernet (connected from the modem to the router via ethernet cable and then from the router to me via ethernet). Speed doesn't seem to bother the others in the household as much as it does me, but I get tired of having stuff buffering every two seconds, especially Netflix.

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Not necessarly; try first seeing if there is updated firmware for your current router that may improve the speeds of the connection to the router. If not; then depending on how old your current router is; yes, you may want to consider upgrading the current router.
I would say yes it sounds like you could use at the very least a dual-band router from your preferred manufacturer. A dual band router will definitely have more speed capability and i believe will also have more overall throughput speed; meaning it will just have a better connection overall. However, to get the best connection possible; when upgrading you want a router also that has gigabit ethernet which generally helps for faster speeds when connecting via router.



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24 Dec 2013   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Would I also need to upgrade my wireless router?
You shouldn't have to if it works OK now. I'd go with the newer 6141 modem though.

Or not, after looking at the specs they seem nearly identical except the color.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...24281%24%24%24
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