If you are renting your cable modem, you shouldn’t have to deal with your cable modem dying. But if it does, you can reach out to your Internet service provider (ISP) for a replacement. But if you bought and own your cable modem, that’s another story.
There are 5 signs to look out for to know if your cable modem is dying, failing, or “going bad.”
- Connection indicator lights have turned off even if you can still surf the web.
- Data transfers/downloads are slow.
- The connection speeds are slow.
- The modem is making a lot of loud or weird noises.
- The modem turns off or stops functioning.
It’s important to note that some of these problems are a result of other things. For example, weak power sources, low bandwidth, or ISP issues. However, if your cable modem is showing any of these warning signs, it is likely time to upgrade. You can try troubleshooting, but sometimes trying to fix a modem that is on its way out isn’t cost effective. Cable modems have life spans and you are better off replacing your old one.
Ask your ISP about Hitron’s DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1, Wi-Fi 6 ready cable modems and cable modem routers today. For more information about cable modems, cable routers, or other home networking solutions check out Hitron’s Learn Page.