Yes, Motorola modems have always been reliable, but its hard to believe that 6180 seems a bit dated as it only supports 8x4 channels. When somebody on current Ultimate and CGN3 can get up to 16 downstream channels.
And Hitron modem I mentioned before is exactly the same as modem component in CGN3, that it it supports 24x8 channels.
I only mention that one because the D2 surfboard modems from Motorola were rock solid. Ever since they switched to the D3 modems, there have been major issues with signal strength and dropped connections. Rogers does not seem to get this!
Haven't seen anyone post this yet...was looking for it myself as I am having mine delivered on Friday.
I'll let you all know how it turns out.
CGN3 has excellent wireless. I had it for three weeks and just returned yesterday because it has some important to me router functions disabled, namely port forwarding and USB ports. If you do not need to forward ports and do not need to share an external USB drive or printer through your network - CGN3 is all your need. Wireless performed exceptionally on both bands. Signal was very strong.
Hey, as per my knowledge all modems from rogers have the USB port disabled, not sure why but it would come in handy. also i want to go for the new Hitron CGN3 only for the stronger wifi range since the cisco one seems patchy in the basement.
Wireless performance on Cisco DPC3825 and Hitron CGNDM (yes, as one of the forum users correctly mentioned, the current Hitron gateway being offered is actually CGNDM application gateway (based on the pictures of the product from Hitron web-site) would be like day and night. I suggest going for it. But make sure you do not need to forward any ports. This feature is not available on Hitron!