This item is a really great alternative by Linksys if you want to own your own modem. See details for additional description. My comput er still saw the router sending a signal but the computer could not associate to it. I’ve had it attached to my router for about 2 weeks now and I’ve already had a “fail”. Another positive feature is that you can stack it with other Linksys products like routers to reduce desk space used.

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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. I have been involved in tech jobs and specifically cable modems and routers for about 4 years now.

In light of the fact that I needed a working Ethernet port since my connection pours directly into a router that has only Ethernet portsI decided to buy a cable modem of my own. Notice the “artistic” Bel logo that’s part of the coaxial connector. Just plug it is and it works, I didn’t even have to use the install CD. Show less Show more.

Linksys BEFCMU10 42.88 Mbps

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. Best Selling in Modems See all. So what else is there to explore? They went from using Motorola modems that worked well to RCA ones that also worked well.


Trending Price New. And it also became increasingly temperamental. It only uses one power outlet, and creates a central station for all your connectivity solutions.

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. This item is a really great alternative by Linksys if you want to own your own modem. This item doesn’t belong on this csble.

Greyghost | Linksys BEFCMU10 Cable Modem Review

I had other brands go bad twice in that span of time. What used to be about thirty seconds of no connectivity turned into several minutes, several hours and eventually days. A few of the front panel LEDs are also multi-color units.

Brand New in sealed box. Once the MAC address of your new modem has been registered, you should be off and running.

I was on hold for about a million years as I made the mistake of underestimating the sheer number of people who become unhappy when they cannot watch pay-per-view wrestling. You cannot reboot the modem from the web interface. Midem your cable modem ever breaks, the cable company will probably just hand you a new one and send the broken one off to their magical factory to be repaired.

It went under in a basement flood and emerged alive after some drying-out time. It is subdivided into three pages with information about the modem, information about your connection and a event log that you can clear.

I have nothing witty or sarcastic to say here.

This generally isn’t something a firmware upgrade can fix unless of course the modem’s chipset had the needed functionality present but disabled or unsupported in older software releases. I know that Linksys is a wonderful brand with very few problems so I decided to purchase this slightly older model because it has a history of doing well. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, linskys the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.


There are actually lots of cable modems to choose from on the market. I wanted a modem of my own and not have to rent from the cable company anymore. Get cable internet if your DSL is not reliable, which was why I switched to cable. Cable modems aren’t the kind of things that tend to break regularly, outside of catastrophic failures. 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.

I’ve had it attached to my router for about 2 weeks now and I’ve already had a “fail”. If the standards change and your modem is no longer supported, well, you’re out of luck.