DOCSIS 2.0 vs DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Speed Test

Moving to a Faster Cable Internet Plan

I recently upgraded my cable internet package with Mediacom to the Prime Plus package. After the upgrade my speedtest.net results were showing somewhere around 30-35 Mbps. The provisioning tech with Mediacom seems pleased with this, but suggested I should look into upgrading from my existing DOCSIS 2.0 RCA DCM425 modem to a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem. He said I should just go to my local office and request the newer modem.

Rather than continue to rent a modem from Mediacom, I purchased my own modem, a Motorola SB6141 to get rid of the modem rental fee on my account. The speed tests on the video are at roughly the same time, with only the modem swap separating them. Subsequent speed tests have revealed similar speed. If you are having trouble hitting over 35 Mbps on your DOCSIS 2.0 modem, you will want to discuss getting a DOCSIS 3.0 modem from your provider (or purchase one of our own).

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My Internet was slower than advertised.
I decided to get a new cable modem.
Here is my test.
DOCSIS 2.0 vs DOCSIS 3.0
RCA DCM425 DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modem
Motorola SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

DOCSIS 2.0 Results
Download 34.02 Mbps
Upload 5.82 Mbps

DOCSIS 3.0 Results
Download 56.51 Mbps
Upload 6.10 Mbps

Major Change
Download Speed
22.49 Mbps Increase
Just from changing my Cable Modem.

Change this Facebook Setting NOW!

Back at the end of January, Facebook added secure browsing (https) to the list of security features and you should make the change now.

Up until the addition of https your Facebook credentials were passed as clear text to Facebook. This is especially troublesome if you are surfing on an open wireless network at say a coffee shop, because it allows people sniffing the wifi traffic access to your Facebook credentials.

Changing Facebook to use https adds a layer of encryption to your web communications that makes it much harder to crack your account. Luckily the changes are easy (though in normal Facebook fashion buried in menus) and will be largely transparent to the user.

From your home screen Click:

Account

Account Settings

From the Main Settings Tab, Click Change on Account Security

Place a check in the box under Secure Browsing (https), Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible

Click Save