Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless Cable Modem

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Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless Cable Modem

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Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless Cable Modem allows you to get more time online with its amazing wireless capabilities. This Motorola SURFboard Wireless router allows you to build your own wireless network. Stay one step ahead of your friends as this SURFboard gateway modem provides quick internet access, video downloading, uninterrupted gaming, and more. In addition, this wireless SURFboard requires no dial up process making it much faster than the traditional dial-up connection. It has (WPS) Wi-Fi protected setup, along with other security features. Simple to use and easy to install, this gateway modem is the ideal choice for your home network. Living room, backyard, or patio, your computer can come with you, up to 1,312 feet from your house. Experience the difference in surfing with this Motorola broadband network solution.
Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless Cable Modems:
  • Backward compatible with 802.11b
  • Internal, bi-directional antenna
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet
  • Up to 128-bit WEP encryption
  • Includes Ethernet cable
  • Three products in one: high-speed cable modem, 802.11g wireless access     point, faster ethernet router
  • Advanced firewall protection for secure networking
  • Compatible with major U.S. cable companies
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    Model No.: 556315-005-00
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.25 x 7.0 x 3.0
    Walmart No.: 550495721

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    Rated 4.1 out of 5★ by 94reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5★ by Reliable gateway I purchased this to replace a Linsys WCG200 that I was daily having to reset because it was locking up. No surprises there as many other users have reported the same problems with it. The Linksys also has a problem with not passing VPN, even though there's an option to select for it. Again, many other customers have complained about the same problem.The Motorola SBG901 gateway performed reasonably well, not locking up once, as had the Linksys. The one exception to excellent performance is that the wireless signal is a little weak and doesn't propagate well through a large two story home. I've read other customer review complaints about this same issue. It should suit your needs fine if your home is small-medium sized.The firewall and other security options work well and are more sophisticated than other gateways I've tried. VPN passthrough also works as advertised. My one complaint is that the documentation is weak. There are multiple options available for which little to nothing is mentioned in the documentation about.I returned the SBG901 to my local Walmart, not because of the wireless performance, but because Motorola came out with the SBG6580, which is DOCSIS 3 compatible, supporting much higher cable speeds. My ISP just introduced DOCSIS 3 and I want to upgrade to it soon. Unfortunately, the wireless performance of the SBG6580 is no better. The SBG6580 is my third Motorola gateway, and the third with disappointing wireless performance. That's surprising, given that Motorola built it's reputation on radio communications. My solution is to turn off the wireless in the Motorola and rely on a Netgear wireless gateway I have hooked up to the Motorola.Attempting to return the SBG901 to my local Walmart store proved to be a royal pain, even though I did everything the site instructed me to do (print out the return receipt, take the merchandise and receipt to a local Walmart store, etc.). The store, including the store manager, didn't have a clue how process a return, and their store system didn't allow them to accept the return. Their store system wouldn't scan the barcode on the return receipt (the manager said they've routinely had the same problem with returns, even though it's supposed to be a simple process). After multiple failed attempts they were very apologetic and gave me a refund anyway. needs to resolve that issue with their local stores. 09/03/2010
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Motorola SBG901 Wireless modem I've been extremely happy with this product and the online price was too good to pass up!! The setup was fairly easy, although the downloaded manual was not always helpful to me, a computer "non-techi". The modem's performance is great. I don't have any problems getting a strong signal anywhere in my bi-level home even though the modem is located at the end of the house. The wireless works for both of my computers and also my all-in-one wireless printer/copier/scanner. 11/29/2010
    Rated 4 out of 5★ by worth buying worth buying. i didn't want to pay comcast $5/month for renting a cable modem + wifi router. bought this 2 in 1 equipment which is easy to use once the MAC address is registered with comcast! 12/15/2010
    Rated 3 out of 5★ by Convenience at the sacrifice of download speed The modem was convenient to combine the modem and wireless router's functions together, but when attempted to download heavy files (ie. movie files, etc), the download speed was painfully slow at 200kb/s, while the old motorolla was exceeding over 2000 kb/s. So I had to return it for better choices. 01/02/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Saving money and fewer plugs I purchased this same modem about 1 1/2 years ago but Comcast didn't support it at the time so I returned it. I just purchased it again at a bargain price of $78 (online price). This unit works great (as expected) and I am now able to save $7 per month by not having a leased modem. Plus, I got to retire my older router and free up an outlet. 10/26/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best value cable modem & wifi router in one This modem works well if you are looking for a cable modem and a wireless router. It's all in one small unit, so it doesn't take up as much room as a separate modem and router. It's also cheaper if you buy it online and pick it up rather than buy it off the shelf in the store. The one problem I had during setup is that it's difficult to set up the wireless part if the computer you have it connected to doesn't have any wireless devices on it. The user-friendly software that comes with it won't allow you to continue with the wi-fi setup if it can't detect any wireless devices. Fortunately, I was able to go to the Motorola website and get step-by-step instructions on how to set up the secure wi-fi feature. It now works well. 10/20/2011
    Rated 1 out of 5★ by Terrible. This modem stopped working after a couple of days. I suspect it's got such good reviews because it's quite difficult to find a replacement.. i.e.: a modem that has a built-in wireless network.For what it's worth, it was very easy to setup when it did work. 08/16/2011
    Rated 1 out of 5 trash modem/router bought this because i have comcast and thought wow a modem and wireless network in one. Im pretty tech savvy and all but this modem is garbage. when more then 2 sources link to it it will restart and kick everyone off. its the worst piece of junk ive ever seen. honestly should have just bought a decent modem and seperate router. this is the biggest stress causer ive ever had. 02/20/2012
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