Maximizing Your Cable Modem for Faster Speeds

October 17, 2020

You’re probably reading this because you’ve recently experienced some problems with your cable modem.  Whether you have been renting your cable modem or if you have purchased your own cable modem, up until now, your cable modem has been performing its job, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It’s easy to forget just how important your cable modem or cable modem router is to your internet connectivity until there’s a problem.

If your cable modem has been in your home for more than 3 years, it’s likely outdated.  What do you mean outdated?  Already?  It’s true.  Technology changes quickly, and it’s important to ensure that your cable modem is up to date.

The newest standard for cable modems is DOCSIS 3.1.  You should check with your cable provider to see if your connection supports DOCSIS 3.1.  If they do, then you are able to take full advantage of Gigabit speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology.  If they aren’t quite there yet with DOCSIS 3.1, you can still upgrade to a DOCSIS 3.1 modem since they are backward compatible with DOCSIS 3.0.  You will still be able to enjoy the speeds currently available from your Service Provider while remaining ready to take advantage of faster Gigabits speeds once your provider offers DOCSIS 3.1.

Recent Posts

Best Xfinity Compatible Modems

If you’re an Xfinity internet customer, finding the right modem can make all the difference in your online experience. Most Xfinity customers opt for the default modem/router offered by Comcast, however, purchasing your own modem can improve your connection speeds,...

What is needed for 2.5G Ethernet?

2.5G Ethernet, also known as 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, is a standard for Ethernet networking that allows for data transfer speeds of up to 2.5 Gigabits per second. In simpler terms: 2.5G Ethernet supports up to 2.5 Gbps speeds and uses an Ethernet connection to do it....

How do I check the health of my modem?

It’s not uncommon for a modem to show symptoms of degrading health, which leads to underperforming. If your cable modem is acting up, you might need to restart or reboot it. However, if that doesn’t work to improve your Internet connection, something bigger might be...

What is 2.5G multi-Gig port?

A 2.5G multi-Gig (multiple-Gigabit) port is a type of port that is designed to support high-speed data transmission that’s higher than 1 Gigabit, such as 2.5 Gbps. Multi-Gigabit Ethernet ports exist on your devices like modems, routers, and switches. To use the port,...

What is the difference between 1G and 2.5G Ethernet?

The quick answer to this question is that 2.5G Ethernet is 2.5x faster than 1G Ethernet. But there’s a bit more to know about it than that. Here’s what you need to know: 1G and 2.5G are what is called Multi-Gig Ethernet speeds. Multi-Gig Ethernet ranges from 1Gbps to...

These Hitron products are now available on Amazon!

You can own high-quality, Carrier-grade products!

Coax Cable Tester

DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

MoCA 2.5 Coax to Ethernet Adapter

Let me know when the OS2210 is available?