How to Maximize Download Speed with a Cable Modem Upgrade – SURFboard SB6190 Review

Maximizing your internet speed is always tricky, there can be so many factors to consider with so many of them unknown to anyone outside of your cable company.
IMG-20170731-WA0018After researching for hours, it became apparent that one thing was important, number of download channels. Many of the cable modems people use are several years old, with only 4 or 8 download channels. Theoretically this should be able to handle the speeds they pay for, but when these channels are congested, much like a freeway is sometimes, additional channels would help.

This brought me to the best seller on Amazon, the ARRIS SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (SB6190) that had a whopping 32 download channels. The key here is that with the tier of internet I was paying for, a representative informed me that I had 24 download channels available. Knowing that, I could not settle for a new modem with only 16 channels.

The results were immediately apparent, I was paying for 150MBPS, and now I was getting over 190MBPS. Utilizing my connection to the fullest was finally becoming a reality with just a new modem.

Take a look at this speed test from my phone over WiFi:

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The router I am using to get these great speeds over WiFi is the ASUS RT-ACRH13.

Let me know what you think or if you have had a similar experience below!


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