Arris SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

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Arris SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Price: $49.99
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Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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Note Price Drop!

I’ve noticed the prices are coming down on DOCSIS 3.0 modems. Is there a DOCSIS 4.0 on the horizon?

DOCSIS 3.1 modems will be coming out in a relatively short while. But, the 3.0 modems will be in service for a good long while, yet. And the 3.1 modems will be exceptionally expensive at first.

Watch out.

TWC currently is forcing firmware on these modems that disabled IPv6 due to a bug (which has since been fixed by the Motorola, but for some reason TWC refuses to update to that firmware) and claims these modems do not support IPv6.


and: (look in "Download speeds up to 300mbs)

FYI to fellow Wooters, be aware that I have had 3 of these modems in the past 4 months - they are VERY temperature-sensitive, and any kind of even moderately high environmental temperatures (e.g., 80 degrees F in my comm closet) will kill one of these very quickly. These were Amazon purchases, and fortunately all were taken back / exchanged until I got smart enough to go with a totally different modem.

Quite simply, I would not recommend this for purchase.

What are you buying now?

Yes very interesting as I want to squeeze all the speed out of my access as possible!

FWIW, I have the Motorola-branded version of this (the SB6141 which I Wooted over two years ago as a refurb) and it sits in an office that has definitely been warmer than 80 in the summer and I’ve never had it cut out. Perhaps I’m lucky, or maybe Arris changed the internals with some less-tolerant components, but mine has been solid.

That said - I’d also be curious to know what you switched over to in case this guy dies on me.

I have this model Arris and have had no problem with temperature at all, and it is in a high spot in my home that gets quite warm. I paid $99 for this product, so this is a great deal!!

The SB6141 is an entirely different modem internally. No information about a 6141 should be used to make a decision about the 6183.

The SB6183 IS susceptible to overheating in closed areas. It practically requires airflow in warmer then normal situations. (85F and higher IMO) If you leave it in open air, it’ll likely be fine. Don’t put it in a rack or enclosed space though.

They are fast, but I eventually sent mine back because of the heat issues and ended up going to the 6190. More Upstream and it doesn’t overheat in my network stack.

Maybe it’s because of the over heating that they have so many referbs and these have been fixed.

I’m going to stick a small fan on mine. Just like routers of yore…

The modem I just bought has intermittent internet dropouts that have seemingly gotten much more frequent over the last few days. Has anyone had any issues with theirs? Is this something that has been noted when the modem is “on the way out”?

It took a day for mine to settle in. For some reason it would allow a hard line connection through my wireless router but wifi was out. After a day trying all my old wireless routers my original one started working.