Pros Reliable for the most part, I rarely ever have to power cycle (Turn it off for 5 minutes to get it working)and I do count on it for working full time from home. However I am hard wired directly to the modem.
Cons As for the WIFI capabilities, I am not so confident. I'm only commenting here as I'm on a search for a better device... I suspect the range is not so great, I've had to move it a few times to get good WIFI signals in my 2200 SQ FT house. Hmmm.
Summary If your using it in an open... unobstructed space and dont need to rely on it's wireless capabilities it is a good device. For the most part the WIFI has been good so I give it a 3 star rating, but I have had low signal readings when I test it around the house. "Could" be related to how many people are on in my area. But i pat $80 for top speeds from SHAW.
Pros It worked for 30 days easy to set up if you are computer savy
Cons Zero product support from Cisco as iits called and Enterprise product
Manuals form Cisco references are wrong and its not supported at all
I have tried two and got the same problem product line is defective
No not buy this
Summary This gateway is not a native Cisco product its from Scientic Atlanta so they don't "own" or stand behind it. Cisco will only support Enterprise users when it can be purchased via the web through other outlets. My dealiing with Cisco was beyond poor. Note that Cisco makes Linksys so be aware product QC and support is not correct.
Pros My husband's computer is hard-wired and he has fewer issues. Signal strength is decent. Ours sits atop a highboy in a room on the second story of our house. I can get a signal on the main floor, even the basement. That is the ONLY positive I have.
Cons Unreliable. It will "flake out" frequently, requiring you to cycle it. I've found this is needed about once a week. (?!) You'll see the wifi on your device connect and disconnect repeatedly. Once you cycle it, you're fine for another week.
Summary "Abysmal". CNET, when you are right, you are REALLY right.
With all the other reviews, this fire doesn't need anymore fuel, but after trying to connect to my VPN at work through this thing today I am ready to kill someone. I could gouge out my own eyeballs from the frustration alone right now. Further proof: I read CNET reviews but this is the first one I've written. I hate this modem so much, I actually took the time to sign up just to whine about it.
You couldn't PAY me to take this modem. I have been trying to get the ISP to take it back or substitute it. Even if I could get my husband to hook up the old router and just use that, I would be happy. But alas, 'tis not so and therefore I am at the mercy of this wretched equipment.
For the skeptics that think it's my signal, I changed my cell phone and tablet over to the Bell wireless router that we also have and it is SEAMLESS! (Don't ask me about the redundancy in my home - talk to my boss.)
Bottom line: this thing sucks. It's not even big enough to be used as a boat anchor. Pity.
Pros This replaced a Cisco modem using Apple Extreme as a router and/or wireless hotspot. Once connected to Mediacom's Internet service I got
Cons This replaced a Cisco modem using Apple Extreme as a router and/or wireless hotspot. Once connected to Mediacom's Internet service I got slow ethernet service to my iMac and spotty Internet connections despite fast stats at Speedtest.net. Even wireless u
Summary The fix for me was to go to a Motorola modem and return to my Airport Extreme. I don't know if the device was not set up right by Mediacom or the DPC3825 is a lemon. After reading the first review I'm glad I didn't waste my time trying to get support. Apple by the way tried to assist me.
Pros none none none none
Cons do not use for wireless if you plan on using computers for gaming youtube ext
Summary this thing is no good at all i have shaw 100 mbps and plugged in i get 81 mbps on wireless i average on .25 to 12 mbps