My 5 year old Motorola 6120 went bad last week and after having the Cox technician in my house I Ask him between the 6141 and the 6183 what will be best and he told me for $30 more I would go for the other one and you should be good for the next 4 or 5 years even if we keep upgrading. We recently got 100 Mbps downstream upgrade here in Ladera Ranch so as you can see in the picture I'm getting on my Pc 110 to 120 Mbps downstream and 5 to 10 upload. My Laptop gets 75 Mbps down and 5 upload, he told me according to our plan I should have 8 channels down and 4 up and this one has 16 down so I'm good. All you have to do is plug the cables and call your cable company to give them the MAC address of your modem and serial number I was ready in about 15 minutes to surf the net
We have 3 computers including one iMac, 3 cells, 1 iPod, 1 iPad, 1 media player, game console and 3 blu ray players hook to the wall and streaming Netflix and no problem whatsoever on any device. My only concern is if you check on the picture this modem gets very hot 103F towards the back on any given day just browsing and doing our usual stuff is on my closet but is well ventilated, my older one didn't get hot at all compare with this guy but maybe is normal. I turn off at night modem and router since both are plug to an outlet surge protector just in case. Cox tech told me don't turn off the modem and always leave it on, just turn off the router if you want to stop the internet but I don't see the need for it if I'm not using the internet and all our devices are off. Specially since this little guy is like a big hot blue disco ball with those bright blue led lights, is insane you can see that on the picture as well I wished they would give an option to dim the lights at least at night it would be good I can't imagine someone having this on their room.
Another good thing is you can check on your browser the status of your modem with lots of info in regard to all the channels plus product info, event logs, addresses and configuration so it has plenty of information in case something goes wrong.
So far I'm very happy everything is good in case you wonder my router is a 4 year old Netgear WNDR3800 running strong too. Hope this review helps anyone who is looking into this modem.
Big thanks to the Best Buy employees for helping me find this guy since the closest one to my house didn't have any, they check on their computers and told me to go to the one in Irvine who had one left and I got it. This one is selling like hot bread so always ask if they don't have any in stock.
Only giving 4 stars because of the lights and heat.