Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem Review

The Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem is not a bad cable modem, but it is not an exceptional one. However, for the most part the advantages outweigh the disadvantages when it comes to Cisco DPC3010. Let’s see why that’s the case.

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Cisco DPC3010Cisco DPC3010 is not compatible with many top cable internet providers, and this is its biggest drawback. For sure it is cable of providing high internet speed because of its highly effective 8 x 4 channel bonding. It is certified by UL and CableLabs – which is another positive in its favor.  While the Cisco DPC3010 may not work with every major cable internet provider out there, it does have a lot to offer to those networks that it is compatible with.

Let’s talk about what impressed us the most about the Cisco DPC3010 – its design. For sure there are a lot of cable modems out there that are more pleasing to the eye, but we found the Cisco DPC3010 to be very sturdy. It is also very well ventilated which keeps the chips inside always cool.  Indeed, as far as design functionality is concerned, he Cisco DPC3010 is as good as it gets.

However, the fact that the Cisco DPC3010 is so well ventilated does not mean that it doesn’t ever get heated. The Cisco DPC3010 pretty much a victim of its own high speed, because of which it runs hotter than many other cable modems at temperatures of around 94 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem is similar in a lot of easy to Linksys Advance. Remember, Cisco owns Linksys, which means both modems are made by the same company. There are still many differences between a Cisco modem and a Linksys modem. For example, the Cisco DPC3010 is more technologically advanced and produces much superior speed under most conditions.

Now, there really isn’t much of a difference between the two modems in real terms, except that Linksys Advance works with Comcast and the Cisco DPC3010 does not. This is actually surprising because the previous version of the Cisco DPC3010, the DPC3008 used to work with Comcast.

A major issue that some customers have with Cisco DPC3010 is that it has a relatively high failure rate, especially in comparison to its competitors. It is to assuage such doubts about the product that Cisco offers a one-year warranty with the Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem.

We like the one-year warranty offered by Cisco as it should give customers enough time to find out if there are any defects associated with the product. There are other cable modem manufacturers that offer 2-year warranties, but that’s not an issue at all.

The reason is, with most cable modems if they have any factory defects, it becomes noticeable within the first two weeks of use. You don’t really need to wait too long to find out. If you find that Cisco DPC3010 is defective, you can get in touch with the Cisco customer support team by phone, email or live chat – Cisco’s technical support is open 24/7, 365 days a year/

The Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem offers very reasonable upstream and downstream speeds and has an advanced processor, which allows it to offer a much faster performance. The Cisco DPC3010 also comes with a USB port, which allows you the option of adding a hard drive to your home internet network.

Conclusion

The Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem has a very sturdy design, which is one of the best in its category. It works very well with some cable internet providers, such as Mediacom, but is not compatible with Comcast, Charter and Time Warner Cable. This is certainly a drawback. But apart from that, the Cisco DPC3010 is a high quality DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem that offers full value for your money.

Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 Cable Modem

Cisco DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 Cable Modem
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Design

9/10

    Price

    10/10

      Ease of Use

      9/10

        Pros

        • Hi-Speed USB

        Cons