Motorola SURFboard SB5101U DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem Review
Another great cable modem from Motorola, the SURFboard SB5101U. Although it still use old DOCSIS 2.0 technology, but the speed is still fast enough to handle a wide range of your online activities and better than DSL modem, with up to 38 Mbps of download speed and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps, you can comfortably use this modem for surfing the web, download HD videos with incredible speed, share photos or clips on Facebook, Instagram, etc and online games can run faster too. This cable modem can be installed easily via USB or Ethernet port and you do not need phone lines at all.. Monitoring the current modem status is also made easier with its front panel LEDs.
The SURFboard SB5101U Cable modem is sold at an afforadable price and can operate fine connected to either a USB or an Ethernet port as well as ensure its compatibility to any operating systems on your PC or Mac environment. You can also build your small home or office network with it with the use of additional networking hardware, this modem can supports up to 63 users. Packed with 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port for high speed, where the download speeds can reach up to 100x faster than analog phone modem which is only 28.8 Kbps.
In the front panel, you can find five LED lights that indicates status of cable modem status as well as real-time data, you can always up to date with your connection. This modem also uses data encryption and commercial-grade firewall system to protect user’s privacy and data.
What’s in the box ???
– Motorola SB5101U SURFboard Cable Modem,
– Installation CD-ROM
– USB drivers,
– Power adapter for its power supply
– Ethernet cable,
– User’s manual
– Warranty card
Important Note: before you buy this cable modem, make sure to contact your ISP to ask compatibility this modem with their Internet service.