[sclug] Cable modem

Derek M Jones derek at knosof.co.uk
Wed Apr 30 11:33:43 UTC 2008


I have just found out why I am not getting the full
4M download speed from Virgin Media.  My Cable modem,
a 3Com CMX is only rated to 3M.  I have had it for
almost 10 years, so I cannot complain.

I have looked at various newer models.  But I see from
the Virginmedia site that only certain models are
approved.  I know that new customers get a small cable
modem box from Virgin, my sister has one.

The Virgin boxes provide a USB port, not an ethernet port.

Does anybody know what speed the Virgin boxes are rated (ie,
will they go up to the 20M currently being touted)?

If I buy a new cable modem is it a simple matter of connecting
ti, or will Virgin want to know its MAC address (and is it a
hassle to get them to update the information)?

Derek M. Jones                              tel: +44 (0) 1252 520 667
Knowledge Software Ltd                      mailto:derek at knosof.co.uk
Applications Standards Conformance Testing    http://www.knosof.co.uk

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