Cable modems typically download their operating parameters and in some cases, firmware updates over TFTP. It went under in a basement flood and emerged alive after some drying-out time. It’s a very rare event for us to have to power cycle this device to get our internet back. Once the MAC address of your new modem has been registered, you should be off and running. Linksys doesn’t even give you that much.

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Every now and again, their Motorola Surfboard SB would drop its connection and have to work at getting it back again.

I have been involved in tech jobs and specifically cable modems and befmcu10 for about 4 years now. Sometimes you can make a repair, although the highly integrated nature of the modem’s internals may rule out all but the simplest repairs.

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You have to buy another one or hope that it is under warranty. Notice the “artistic” Bel logo that’s part of the coaxial connector. It would just be nice to have the capability of performing a remote boot if your modem is located somewhere inconvenient or you are three stories away from it.

You may also like. I recently purchased one of these as second unit in case my primary gets struck by lightning, which happened to my neighbor a few weeks ago. Cable modems moem download their operating parameters and in some cases, firmware updates over TFTP. And while I don’t generally recommend the Linksys wireless routers, the modem’s design does let you stack it with a wired or wireless Linksys router.

Even cablf yours is hopelessly obsolete, it will probably still work just fine IF you can find something to connect it to. If the standards change and your modem is no longer linksya, well, you’re out of luck.


There isn’t much to speak of inside. I was working on my wireless laptop, put it aside and when I opened it again 15 minutes later I couldn’t get connected to the internet.

At some point, they started using Ambit modems that seemed to work fine if you didn’t mind the fact that the Ethernet port on them was pretty well nonfunctional.

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It’s very likely that you will have to register your new cable modem before you can use it, and this requires a call to the cable company. My wife and I both depend on our cable modem to work from home so rather than be without or have to fork over retail prices to the Office stores if something did happen to the orginal BEFCMU I have nothing witty or sarcastic to say here.

My comput er still saw the router sending a signal but the computer could not associate to it. After a quick powercycle of the modem modrm router I was easily connected with all devices again. It is subdivided into three pages with information about the modem, information about your connection and a event log that you can clear.

If yours does, there’s probably something wrong with its software, hardware linskys the line it is communicating over that is confusing the heck out of it and causing it to lock up. And for anyone not using it. Cable modems aren’t the kind of things that tend to break regularly, outside of catastrophic failures.

Looking at the main board reveals a smattering of components, including some RAM, a flashable ROM, the cable tuner module and a few Ethernet support components. The cable standards haven’t changed that much and established cable modem networks don’t disappear overnight. It only uses one power outlet, and creates a central station for all your connectivity solutions. Linksys puts a sticker on the bottom of their cable modems and routers warning you that tampering with the insides voids the warranty.


You cannot reboot the modem from the web interface. Best Selling in Modems See all. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

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What used to be about thirty seconds of no connectivity turned into several minutes, several hours and eventually days. The one I’m ccable using was purchased new in and still going strong.

And that’s not a huge loss, as cable modems don’t require such maintenance very often. Of course, renting your cable modem does have its advantages.

Another positive feature is that you can stack it with other Linksys products like routers to reduce desk space used. The cable company actually has control over all of the fun stuff, all you can usually do is reboot the modem, view a log of its activities and see some real-time statistics concerning your connection.