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#1 TheyCallMeGunny

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

This is a Comcast exclusive: Only available to rent through Comcast, available nowhere else.



More an overview than a review: But I can DEFINITELY recommend this to others. I love having everything in one solution.

This is considered a "Wireless Gateway" by common definition, which is both of the following:
DOCSIS 3.0 modem
Wireless B/G/N Triple Band Router w/ Internal Antenna

Hardware Specifications:
400MHz internal CPU
128MB DRAM
32MB Flash
Internal Battery with front panel display meter.

Features:
4-port ethernet output.
2-port phone output.
1-port USB output.
WPS ready.
Smooth piano black finish.
Firewall Suite Built-In, with easy to use GUI.
Self-Updating, Self-Activating.

Sorry for choppy audio, my SD Card is shot, so I had to borrow the one from the Wii (which has too slow write speeds to record HD properly.) As for me having trouble speaking: I'm exhausted. Try recording with a 5 year old within 3 feet of you, it takes about a hundred attempts.

Edited by dragonsdontfly, 08 May 2012 - 11:13 AM.

CPU-- AMD Phenom II X3 B55 @ 4.2Ghz

MB-- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

RAM-- 8GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3 1600Mhz @9-8-9

GPU-- 1GB GTX 560 Ti @980Mhz (w/ Twin Frozr II)

HDD-- 4,044GB (Multiple varying 7,200 RPM drives, SATA II/III)

PSU-- COUGAR CMX 700 (700W Bronze)

CHASSIS-- NZXT Phantom White, Modded

 


#2 TheyCallMeGunny

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

My advertised connection speeds:

25Mbps Downstream
6Mbps Upstream

Connected devices:
Gaming Desktop (in signature)
Wii (usually running Hulu Plus)
2 Android phones (one heavily used, one lightly used)
An older desktop computer with wireless card.

Speedtest.net ratings (with other devices connected but mostly idle state):

14ms ping
25.30 Mbps DS
3.50 Mbps US

Was slightly higher with only the desktop connected: 28/5-point-something. I don't remember exact decimals.

--Comcast's advertised 6Mbps upload speeds include the "powerboost", so I'm not sure what my advertised upstream bandwidth is without the powerboost factor.

In online gaming, my ping has ranged from 10ms to 59ms. Overall has been playable every match (except once when steam started updating one game while I was playing another, using a full 1.8MBps... Got very goofy then. But steam isn't supposed to update when you're playing anyways, so not the gateway's fault.

Edited by dragonsdontfly, 29 March 2012 - 02:16 PM.

CPU-- AMD Phenom II X3 B55 @ 4.2Ghz

MB-- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

RAM-- 8GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3 1600Mhz @9-8-9

GPU-- 1GB GTX 560 Ti @980Mhz (w/ Twin Frozr II)

HDD-- 4,044GB (Multiple varying 7,200 RPM drives, SATA II/III)

PSU-- COUGAR CMX 700 (700W Bronze)

CHASSIS-- NZXT Phantom White, Modded

 


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

Are you renting it from comcast or did ya buy it from them?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:04 AM

Are you renting it from comcast or did ya buy it from them?


Renting. If I buy one, I'll grab it from my usual retailers (newegg, walmart, etc.) But newegg doesn't have this, neither does anyone else as far as I can see. The model number comes up as an entirely different product through all my google searches.

CPU-- AMD Phenom II X3 B55 @ 4.2Ghz

MB-- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

RAM-- 8GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3 1600Mhz @9-8-9

GPU-- 1GB GTX 560 Ti @980Mhz (w/ Twin Frozr II)

HDD-- 4,044GB (Multiple varying 7,200 RPM drives, SATA II/III)

PSU-- COUGAR CMX 700 (700W Bronze)

CHASSIS-- NZXT Phantom White, Modded