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.
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.
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!
i just picked up the advanced Hitron, and i did notice that it is a different model than the one on their site because this one is missing the usb input in the front, regardless internet works great around the house, no longer have patchy areas. I dont use port forwarding but sure would have loved if the USB was active so i can properly use the HDD and printer.
did you ever get the port forwarding working on Hitron CGN-3 router? I can't get it to work even after spending numerous hours on it as well as searching on the internet. Technical Support from rogers is useless as this is beyond their level. to speak to a real tech person, they want to charge me.
Thanks guys. Their technical support is absolutely useless. All they can help you is to connect to the internet and that's about it. Beyond that, they want to charge, which is ridiculous. Why bother offering something to the customers that they can't even support.
Finally after playing around with the firewall settings, I got it working.
Since Vonage had made me disable the Firewall settings, I had a suspicion it was causing the issues. So I enabled it again and set it to Minimum. Here are the current settings:
Minimum Security (Low):
No application or traffic is blocked. This is the default configuration
Allow (WAN-To-LAN): all
IDENT (port 113)
Ping From WAN: Deny
Hope it helps.
I was playing around to get my WD MY Cloud to work with the CGN3 and it was the firewall that caused the grief. The descriptions of the settings are not clear. When I set it to Minimum, it started working. The Firewall seems to be more focussed on preventing outbound more than inbound. Need to research more.
Does anyone have the link to the User Manual for the CGN3. The CGN2 manual is close enough but may not be complete.