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i want to avoid rental fees on equipment. i am thinking of buying netgear cax80. i recently upgraded my internet to ultimate 500. i guess my old modem/router is not capable of the higher internet package. any help is appreciated.
marvelfangirl10 said:i guess my old modem/router is not capable
What's the make and model of your old modem/router? Cox does authorize the DOCSIS in the CAX80 on their network. Do you have AX devices? Do you subscribe to landline service?
Bruce said:Cox does authorize the DOCSIS in the CAX80 on their network.
FYI Cox does. See link below. I would suggest a separate modem and router though.
It's like a amphibious car, make a pretty lousy car and boat. I would suggest the Arris SB8200. Not only has it been around a long time, but it's the one they support for Cox Business so the firmware gets more updates IMO. Beyond that, if you want to future proof above 1Gbps speeds from Cox, look into the Arris S33, which has a 2.5Gbps port.
As for the router, need more info. What kind of devices do you have? What's your price point?
Remember the TV & VCR combos? I think it'd be a gooder example. I remember people bought 'em because it was the recording process of the future! Then its crappy VCR would break. All gone recording process.
I think most homes would be wired for fiber before Cox would provision for 2.5 Gbps. 1 gig is a lot of data per second. Who'd need this much? 10 people on 1 router streaming Tremendously High Def programs? I think the most demanding download app I can think of is 35 Mbps.
Anyway...doesn't this unit have a 2.5 Gbps port?
Bruce said:I think most homes would be wired for fibe
FTTH is not in Cox's future anymore. Too expensive. The future is Node+0 or possibly RFoG.
Bruce said:Who'd need this much?
If you build it, they will come. Another words, if Cox offers the speed, there will always be "those customers" that want the newest and best, no matter what the cost. It also gives Cox bragging rights for being faster then Fios.
FTTH, no, but it's more of a possibility than multi-gigabit plans. I should look up Node+0. Full Duplex...Quadruple Simplex! I made this 1 up.
Yeah..."those customers" would want the "insurance" of multi-gigabit...but I don't feel a normal household would ever max it. I mean...1 billion bits per second?
Bruce said: I should look up Node+0
It basically means more fiber nodes for less congestion. See link for more info.
Ahh, of course...gallium nitride!
The current notation...Node+1, Node+2, Node+3, etc...is the number (+N) of line amplifiers on the coax between the Node and your NID. Node+0 eliminates the line-amps because the Node will solely amp the signal to your NID.
More nodes, newer amps...geesh, how much is fiber?