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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Recommendation: Whats the best cable modem? Reply with quote Back to top

I have a Motorola SB5120 and I am now running into the imfamous call drop out problem. I searched the forums and many people suggested just buying another modem. Are any cable modems known to work better with Vonage?

Here is my setup:
cable > Moto SB5120 > Linksys RT31P2

I have TimeWarner Cable modem (recently bought out from Comcast)

Firmware SB5120-2.19.0.6-SCM05-NOSH
Firmware RT31P2 1.30.01

Here is the Vonage upload/download test when NOT using the Voip I get:

Speed test statistics
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Download speed: 6803032 bps
Upload speed: 984712 bps
Quality of service: 65 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 67 ms
Average download pause: 2 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 55 ms
Average round trip time to server: 91 ms

Voip test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 4.5 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 9.5 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported Voip lines: 16
Estimated MOS score: 3.9

When I am using the Voip I get a 10X drop in the upload rate (verified this multilple times):

Speed test statistics
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Download speed: 6642288 bps
Upload speed: 117352 bps
Quality of service: 97 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum download pause: 51 ms
Average download pause: 2 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 55 ms
Average round trip time to server: 175 ms

Voip test statistics
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Jitter: you --> server: 5.2 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 9.5 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Number of supported Voip lines: 1
Estimated MOS score: 3.9

I have run this comparison several time and I always see about a 10X drop in my upload rate.

When I consider this data and all the problems reported for the SB5120 I think the problem is in the SB5120.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I used to work for a large name cable company, and we always had the best speed and reliability from the SB 5100 and SB 5120 modems. I'd stick with the modem you have now and look more towards your RT31P2 router. If you look around the forums a bit and do some searches, you'll find a lot of people who have had problems with them. Currently, I have the same router you do, and the only tolerable way I can run my network is to go from my cable modem to a cheap 3rd party router and then from my 3rd party router into the Linksys (with all my machines off of my 3rd party router, and not my Linksys Vonage box). I'd try that setup for a while if you can to see if it does you any better. Also, if you're lucky enough to still be under your 1 year warranty for the Linksys Vonage router, call them right away and request a replacement to a different kind of router.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you are only a gamer or a netsurfer, then this modem is just for you. However, if you are looking to file share on a premiere p2p network, then you will be more than disappointed as it will only approach dial-up speeds. This problem has been well documented with many SB5100 users around the globe, and it is because of this that it has become the cable modem of choice for bandwith pinching ISPs.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: What??? Reply with quote Back to top

Bellatrix wrote:
This problem has been well documented...


I'd like to see this "documentation".
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I suspect your problem is the RT31P2, not the cable modem. The SB5120 is a VERY common cable modem.

If you are determined to change it, I like the Linksys BEFCMU10 series, I have an old DOCSIS 1.0 unit that continues to give me an excellent connection after almost 5 years of service.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

docsis recommended is ver 1.1
and about drop calls... try to avoid the use of a surge protector... I mean, plug the Vonage device to the wall outlet
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