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Product Summary

Mfg Part#: 515290-107-00
Rakuten.com Sku: 203018534
UPC: 612572144312
UPC 14: 00612572144312
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Product Description

Easy to use. The Motorola SB5101 cable modem unlocks the potential of offering high-speed data service to consumers. Consumers can get their favorite Web sites quickly, download graphics with unbelievable ease, and enjoy real-time interactive PC gaming and expand console gaming with broadband Internet access from the cable modem market leader - Motorola.

Motorola’s next-generation SB5101 cable modem is powerful, convenient, flexible, simple to install, and easy to use. It incorporates DOCSIS® 2.0 technology, providing up to three times the upstream capacity of DOCSIS 1.0 or 1.1 - allowing consumers to surf the Internet at as much as 30 Mbps.

Motorola’s SB5101 cable modem is convenient for operators and end-users alike - high-speed Internet access is always at one’s fingertips. Always on and always connected, a cable modem is much faster than a traditional dial-up modem. It enables one to enjoy the Internet the way it should be - surfing, downloading, working, shopping, gaming, and e-mailing is made faster and easier with the SB5101.

Features

Features
Tech Features Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX LAN
1 x F-type WAN
1 x USB
Tech Features Host Interface USB
Tech Features Product Name SURFboard 5101 Cable Modem
Tech Features Manufacturer Website Address www.motorola.com/us
Tech Features Manufacturer Motorola, Inc
Tech Features Product Type Cable Modem
Tech Features Product Model 5101
Tech Features Manufacturer Part Number 515290-100-00
Tech Features Data Transfer Rate 38 Mbps Downstream @ 256QAM
10 Mbps Ethernet
100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
Tech Features Product Line SURFboard
Tech Features Form Factor External
Tech Features Dimensions 6.20" Height x 2.30" Width x 6" Depth

Tech Specs

Tech Specs When connected to a DOCSIS 2.0 cable network, capable of up to 30Mbps upstream capacity
Tech Specs Real-time gaming access
Tech Specs USB or ethernet connectivity simplifies installation and enhances versatility
Tech Specs Top-mounted stand-by switch disconnects the USB and Ethernet connection without disconnecting the cable modem from the RF network
Tech Specs Includes power adapter, installation CD, USB and ethernet cables

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    Not working 8/28/2013

    The modem doesn't function at all! My friend's modem with the same model works perfectly fine with my cable.

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    A must for cable internet users 2/7/2009
    Mike from Sugar Land, Texas  

    I bought this to replace my ISP supplied modem which was poorly made (cheap), slow and often lost connectivity. The Motorola SB5101 made my webpages load at lightening speed and I have not dropped a connection yet. This is by far better than anything the ISP has provided and will save me $3 per month on modem rental fees to boot! Highly recommended.

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    Great Product 8/16/2008
    Ken Vidrine from Lafayette, LA  

    Plug and play, what more can you ask for, very fast modem.

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    Good Product 8/12/2008

    I used this modem to replace an older Motorola modem. Easy to install but I did have to call my ISP to reset. That was a pain, but everything works well now.

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    Great Modem 7/28/2008
    K.C. from Miami, FL  

    I've had this modem for about a week now and I'm very pleased with it. I switched from AT&T (formerly Bellsouth) to Comcast and my connection is much faster. I'm getting close to 6Mb/s download speed and 1.2 Mb/s upload speed.

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    Good value 7/7/2008
    Sai N from Monmouth Junction, NJ  

    I just bought this modem because it was on the approved list for Comcast. It works flawlessly. The technician came in , connected the modem and it has been working perfectly ever since. I am not certain about longevity - but it is certainly better than leasing (renting) a modem from Comcast.

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    Works great 6/26/2008
    teela95 from Philadelphia, PA  

    I change from SB5100 to SB5101 and the speed doubled for download and upload. I could not believed that it would make that much different. I have Comcast as my internet provider and I had to call them to setup the SB5101. It took about 1 hour, but most of that time was waiting. I very happy with this product

    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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    Great Value 6/8/2008

    This Motorola Surfboard modem works great. Very easy set up. Sure beats renting from my cable company.

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    You will not be disappointed 6/4/2008
    Brian from Massachusetts  

    Between rental fees from the cable company and my wife's complaints about losing the Internet connection, I decided to replace the piece of junk the cable company provided with the Surfboard. Installation was easy - once I figured out that I had to turn off my wireless router first. Have never lost the connection since setting it up (about 2 weeks), and the speed is far better than the old modem. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Just received my Item & I am pleased 5/31/2008
    E.R La France from Sebring Fl.  

    I recently purchased a cagle modem from Buy Com. & I am pleased with the way they reveied my order & set it to me.

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    Usual high Motorola quality 5/26/2008
    CortxVortx from Indiana  

    I had to replace my previous modem due to a bad ethernet port. So I came right to Buy.com. Of the recommended modems, the Motorola had a reduced price, while the other had a mail-in rebate. I HATE mail-in rebates, so the decision was easier. Love the upright design, and it is very stable, even with the ethernet cable snaking over to the router. I've had it for two weeks now, with no problems.

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    Great Item 5/12/2008

    Great performance booster, cable modem at home was 6 years old. Did some research with ISP this was one of the cable modems on the compatible list, easy to setup and connect, just a easy phone call to ISP to register MAC address, performance is better than ever great product at a great price!

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Best Cable Modem 4/7/2008
    Jim from St. Louis, MO  

    I bought one of these modems over 3 years ago on the advise from a broadband tech that when he does service calls, the modem is never the problem when it is a Motorola modem. It still does an excellent job. The modems I bought previously from the cable company went bad after 2 years. Why rent the modem from your cable company when you can buy one and it will pay for itself in 1.5 years?

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    Great Deal 2/26/2008
    allen from Wheeling, IL  

    The item was as described and arrived promptly. Of question is that according to Motorola, the Surfboard 5101 is new than the Surfboard 5120 yet the 5101 is $3 less expensive that the 5120 on the Buy.Com site. Explain?

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    have one for my other computer 2/23/2008

    I know this is the correct one the cable system uses, this is the main reason I ordered this one. Cheaper than renting or buying from cable system.

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    Excellent Product 2/16/2008
    Regina B. from Independence, KY  

    #1 Great Modem at an excellent price and also free shipping! Researched this modem prior to purchase and it is everything it states it is! Ease of installation and excellent connectivity! Thank you to Buy.com for their terrific prices and great selections. Anyone who does not shop here is simply wasting their money!!!!!!! I am now going to purchase speaker wire that would cost twice as much in any retail store and I still get the great quality I require.

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    Super Product and Service 2/13/2008

    Excellent performance and ease of installation. It was extremely easy to set up. On sale at a remarkable savings so was delighted that I could find such a great deal on it. The delivery time(free shipping) was excellent also. I would recommend this product to anyone in need of a new one.

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    Worth replacing your old cable modem! 2/1/2008
    Bill from Louisville, KY  

    This was my first experience with BUY.COM. I bought this cable modem to replace my 6 year old shark fin modem and im very pleased with my decision. My download speed has doubled. For sure worth the money and with the free shipping I got and the great service, I will do future business with buy.com. Thanks

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    Good Stuff 1/23/2008

    Excellent product. Used with Comcast Cable High Speed Internet. You have to call tech support to provide the MAC address, then they can reach the modem and copy the configuration file into it. Spend about 10 minutes with the technician. Don't pay the lease, get one yourself and Buy.com has the best price on the Internet.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Excellent Product 1/7/2008

    The SB5101 was easy to install and works great. Certainly a recommended product!

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    Easy to use, but tips easily 12/31/2007

    This modem is extremely easy to use, and since it is vertical it has the small footprint I was looking for. My one complaint is that it is so lightweight that it tips over easily. Any stray cable dragging across the desktop will tip it over. So far, this hasn't resulted in accidentally pushing the "Standby" button, which is located on the top, but sooner or later I'm sure it will happen.

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    Why rent? 12/25/2007

    I have rented a cable modem for too long. The modem was set up and registered in less than 5 minutes. It appears just a good as the one it replaced and I have had no issues with it.

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    Great Value 12/21/2007

    I got this at almost half the price of retailers. Was easy to set up and works fine so far.

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    gonga 12/20/2007

    you can not beat this price anywhere for a top rated modem

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    Good price; Free shipping 11/30/2007

    I bought this cable modem to replace my aging one. I thought the price was reasonable, and you can't beat the free shipping. Installing this product was a breeze, much easier than to get the cable company to register it on their network. GOOD DEAL, GOOD PRODUCT.

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    Slick to Install 11/30/2007
    Warr from Oceanside, Ca  

    Very simple and easy to install. Plug it in, register the MAC & Customer Serial number and it is done.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    MOTOROLA CABLE MODEM 11/29/2007

    Very good product, I received it very fast from Buy.com. Thank you!

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    Simple to use, good value, just works! 11/29/2007

    I bought this modem so I could switch from DSL to Cable internet, and found that buy.com had the best pricing. After ordering, I received the shipment very quickly, and everything worked right out of the box without any hassles! I am not sure how this modem stacks up against other cable modems, but I have been very happy so far (we have been using it for about 1 month now).

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    Great Cable Modem 8/20/2007

    I needed to replace rental unit and this one is much quicker. Good value, easy to use, and reliable.

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    Works as advertised 8/14/2007

    Not sure if my download speeds have increased but I know that they haven't decreased. I especially like the fact that I don't have to send an additional $5 to Comcast for renting a modem. I figure I'll break even after a year.

    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Good cable modem. 8/12/2007
    PP from Chandler, AZ  

    I have been using this modem for a month. It has been working very well. I recommended buying this product 'Motorola Surfboard SB5101 Cable Modem'. I got the best price from Buy.com. I only encountered a minor installation problem. By the time when I was trying to switch my USB cable to use the Ethernet cable. I must remove USB driver first, otherwise it won't allow me to see the modem.

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    Buying at Buy.com is easy and safe 8/11/2007
    Ben M. Susan from Boca Raton, Fl 33428  

    I am a computer teacher at a high school technical academy and have told many of the teachers and administrative people that if they want to purchase electronics or computer related items to definitely go to buy.com and check out the prices. I am very saisfied with all my purchases at buy.com and have even used their Mastercard that I obtained from them.

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    Motorola Surfboard SB5101 Cable Modem 6/4/2007
    rborczak from Surprise AZ  

    I have used Cox Cable Broadband since it was available and purchased their cable modem. It had worked fine until recently when Cox upped their speed. After upgrading to Vista Home Premium, I started to get dropped internet connections where I received message I had to reconnect. This bacame frustrating and I contacted Cox who advised that my early cable modem was too old. I purchased the above modem from Buy.com and it corrected all my dropped connections, but more then that, it stopped all previous frozen screens and slow window changes. Terrific, and it was just a matter of reconnecting the new cable box and away we go. Oruce is great! But more important, I ordered the item on 6-20-07 at 6:28 PM and received it on 6-21-07 early afternoon. I was amazed. OK, so it was in the same city area. But you cannot beat that kind of service by Buy.com. My favorite store.

    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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    Worked fine out of the box. 5/31/2007

    This modem worked fine out of the box, as soon as I cleared it's MAC address with my cable internet provider. It was an upgrade to the same brand modem I bought 5 years ago, and is a lot faster. I would highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Easy to use 4/18/2007

    The surfboard is light, the directions are clear, and it was installed in no time at all. I liked the price, the super fast delivery, and the way it works. I am very very pleased.

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    motorola surf board cable modem 4/10/2007

    Item arrived promptly with no defects. I would definitely recommend buy.com

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    Great Service 4/7/2007
    Mr.G from Brooklyn, NY  

    I love Buy.com service I did a few orders with this company and they have handled them great, thanks buy.com

    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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