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DLabit29
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4 years ago

5th upstream channel?

I have an Arris SB8200 Docsis 3.1 (32x8) 

When checking my router status page, I've always seen 4 upstream channels. I was away for the weekend and now that I'm back, I just checked it and now I see 5 upstream channels.

What's this mean for me?

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    • DLabit29's avatar
      DLabit29
      Contributor

      But this is out of nowhere. I've always been able to see 4 upstream channels. Now I see 5

      • Dave9's avatar
        Dave9
        Contributor III

        Adding upstream channels happens out of nowhere. It's a good thing.

    • Mike5381's avatar
      Mike5381
      New Contributor

      The more bonded channels you have the better. Nothing to worry about. At the same time consumers are not in control of how many bonded channels we get. Its a combination of your modem's capabilities and your service area's capabilities and Cox' networking decisions. We are just along for the ride on this one.