This is the first I have seen of a Modem, wireless, and router all-in-one package. 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. This modem coupled with Comcast provides so-so download speeds and fairly good reliability with VPN connections. Broadcom’s documentation in particular indicates that a Linux based firmware implementation is what they would recommend. After a quick powercycle of the modem and router I was easily connected with all devices again. There isn’t much you have to do, and if you can connect three cables to a box with clearly marked, very different connectors, you too can install the Linksys BEFCMU

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Today Augustthey seem to be handing out Arris modems. Most relevant reviews See all 84 reviews. The first few always seem to bear a January date, but that’s linmsys too surprising considering that there is no built in real-time clock or backup battery.

Greyghost | Linksys BEFCMU10 Cable Modem Review

If a cable modem you happen to own breaks, then tough luck. 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. Skip to main content.

Sometimes you can linkdys a repair, although the highly integrated nature of the modem’s internals may rule out all but the simplest repairs.

For the longest time, I did rent my cable modem from the cable company and it worked well enough. The worst part—in my experience—was calling the cable company.


If yours does, there’s probably something wrong with its software, hardware or the line it is communicating over that is confusing the heck out of it and causing it linksya lock up. After a quick powercycle of the modem and router I was easily connected with all devices again.

What used to be about thirty seconds of no connectivity turned into several minutes, several hours and eventually days. You have to buy another one or hope that it is under warranty.

Show less Show more. See all 7 brand new listings. Even when yours is hopelessly obsolete, it will probably still work just fine IF you can find something cabel connect it to.

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Linksys puts a sticker on the bottom of their cable modems and routers warning you that tampering with the insides voids the warranty. That rented cable modem shuffled a lot of data in its time. Definitely get a cable modem of your own if you have cable internet.

This modem coupled with Comcast provides so-so download speeds and fairly good reliability with VPN connections. They should just sit there and shuffle data from your computer to the Internet and back again.

This is a great concept long overdue. I’m not sure how hackable this thing is, as I’m sure that both Linksys and the cable companies have put some roadblocks in the way to stop people from doing things they should not be doing with the public cable TV network.

Linksys BEFCMU10 42.88 Mbps

You cannot reboot the modem from the web interface. 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 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. UPC has been gently removed. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.


Because people have asked, this is mostly educated guessing. It has that same simple to connect interface.

Of course, renting your cable modem does have its advantages. There’s not much to say It only uses one power outlet, and creates a central station for all your connectivity solutions. I turned off my wireless on my smart phone and when I turned cabls back on the wi-fi failed there too so I knew that it must be the hardware. Mode, 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 Early units would look for a source of instructions via TFTP on any of their network interfaces.