HI, does Shaw offer the Motorola SB6120 modem? Also we currently have the Motorola SB5101it which was installed by Shaw, do we own it?
They used to, but now they are extremely rare, why do you ask?The Cisco in bridge mode, is a bit better of a modem.
OK, they're offered online. The SB5101 is a 2.0 and the SB6120 is a 3.0 plus has wifi plus they are selling on the Internet for 50.00 to 80.00 dollars. Does shaw support the higher 3.0?
The SB6120 does not have WiFi, and is a 4x4 DOCSIS 3 modem,
The Cisco is the one with WiFi and is a 8x4 DOCSIS 3 modem router combo.
I suppose my original question should be does Shaw support the 3.0?
also, I have another question regarding the SBV5220 which was installed by Shaw as well. is that necessary Thor the telephone and Internet? What exactly is it for?
SBV5220 That is for the telephone service.
Yes, Shaw supports DOCSIS 3
You can't buy your own modem (that doesn't come from Shaw) and use it, the modems have to come from Shaw - Is that why you are asking?
OK. So, why do we need two modems for one computer since the SBV5220 is a modem for both cable Internet and phone service? We have two modems for one computer. Are we being charged for more bandwidth since shaw has us using two modems when one is sufficient to do the job?
One modem is for the telephone service (just the telephone service), the second modem is just for internet service.
If you have multiple internet modems active, then there is a good chance you are being charged for both. If one is internet and the other phone, you are not being charged extra, this is how it is supposed to be.
They are seperate, mostly so that the internet and telephone can be completely seperate from each other on the cable network - internet congestion can't interfere with telephone service for example.
So the cable hooked up to our sbv5220 is for nothing? Our sb5101 is the one hooked up to our computer.
The SBV5220 will be for your telephone service
THis does not explain why a cable is hooked up to the sbv5220. I can just plug the phone into the phone socket in the wall. What's the difference with the modem hooked up? Please explain why I need modem for the phone?
The phone modem is what provides services to your phone jacks. If you have phone jacks throughout the house that you plug your phone into, they are able to do so because the phone modem is feeding them the phone signal. You could plug one phone into the modem and use it that way or you can plug the house wiring into the phone modem and it allows for all the phones to pick up the signal.
You can go ahead and unplug the phone modem and you'll notice you should promptly lose your dial tone. It's just like how you have multiple computers connected wirelessly to one modem. You can turn off the wireless modem, but you'll lose the wifi connection.
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