Please let us know here if TWC in your area does indeed go all digital TV tomorrow (Oct 13) instead of the later date (Nov 11) listed in the letter I got last weekend.
My standard speed TWC internet shows from a speedtest 17.7Mb/s download speed today, a new high for me - its been 15-16Mb/s in recent months after they updated the speed from a year or two ago at 10Mb/s. Getting close to the "turbo" rated speed of 20Mb/s.II did a speed test several times last week using several speed test apps and my Extreme internet had increased between 22% and 25%. Maybe someone else can check their speeds as well.
Pretty small and compact, about the size of normal motorola modems, maybe smaller (It's smaller than a SB5100 D2.0 modem). It's a pretty tiny modem. Also, Zoom and SMC also have modems for the same price as the SB6183 on amazon. Dimensions are 8.5 x 2.5 x 7.8 inches, so it might just fit. 1.8 x 5.3 x 6.5 inches are the dimensions for the SMC which is pretty small. I am not sure if the sb6183 dimensions include the packaging, but it is tiny. I think my former SB6141 is smaller. I believe all 16x4 are built on the same chip, so it does not really matter which one you buy and they all seem to be supported by TWC.Whats the height dimension of the SB6183 cable modem?
I have limited height space on a shelf where I keep my current modem, it appears the Netgear model is too high.
San Diego will go all digital on november 11, due to the fact that some in Rancho Bernardo did not get a letter in time. I have a letter that says that date, so that is when it will happen. Maxx to follow a few months after.I am in 92121 area, received letter conversion would happen Oct 16. Alas it is the 17th and still have all analog channels.
Very easy to authorize a new modem through TWC. When I activated my SB6183, all I had to do is go online and use their website. I did need a Cable bill for the account number, but TWC makes it as easy as possible. Does not matter if you have a wireless router as all modems will be locked into a walled garden, until it is activated as a Comsonics modem as the billing system can only identify customer owned modems as comsonics. If you have a TWC login, you can activate your modem using that, but it was tempermental and I had to use billing information such as my account info through a cable bill.I ordered a SB6141 cable modem on sale for about $50, should get here tomorrow.
It is listed on the TWC website as supported up to 100Mb/s which is more than I should need, I'm looking for support for if MAXX upgrades the standard speed internet to 50MB/s and its an upgrade from my old DOCSIS2.0 SB5101 modem that isn't supported much over 20Mb/s.
What is the current procedure to get the new modem authorized?
I see the TWC website online authorization procedure seems to assume you are upgrading from a rented modem and that you must return it, but I'm upgrading from my own purchased modem not a rental. I don't want them to think they should get my purchased older modem back.
Also I'm connected thru a wireless router - do I need to connect the new modem directly to the computer to get it authorized or can I just connect it thru the router in place of the old modem right away?
Might this require the old fashioned calling up TWC and give them the new modem's MAC address instead of using the newer online authorization method?
Exactly, it will deactivate and I actually did just that and gave my cousin my SB6141, as I upgraded to a SB6183 (someday might upgrade to MAXX 200 or 300).What will happen to the older cable modem after the new modem is activated?
Will it be de-activated by TWC automatically or would that have to be done somehow separately?
So if I wanted to give it to someone they could in turn activate on their own internet account?