The Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J is an impressive cable modem that works well with most of the cable internet providers out there. It delivers a performance of the highest pedigree and has been designed according to the standard specifications that are expected from a cable model of this quality.
The combination of compatibility and great design makes the Zoom 5341 one of the best DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems out there. It sure has some drawbacks, such as the fact that it runs hotter than some of the other cable modems, and but this shouldn’t put you off from buying it.
Now, is the Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J universally compatible? Probably not – it is compatible with 3 of America’s biggest cable internet providers, such as Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cox. However, it is not compatible with Charter, which is an important cable internet provider in the United States. The Zoom 5341J is compatible with Bright House Networks, Cable One and RCN as well.
How fast is the Zoom 5341J? Pretty fast – that’s because the Zoom 5341J uses an 8 x 4 channel bonding, which offers an excellent download speed of 343 Mbps an upload speed of 131 Mbps. But mind you, these are only theoretical speeds. You will not witness high speeds such as this in the real world because of many reasons. Network congestion is a major problem in most households in most of the urban areas around the world. Another problem is the overhead on the modem, which can be a real dampener, as far as the speed is concerned.
In spite of that, the Zoom 5341J should be able to give you a realistic download speed of at least 250 Mbps, which is nothing to scoff at. Indeed, the Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J is one of the fastest cable modems out there.
It takes hardly 29.8 seconds for the Zoom 5341J to go from an unpowered state to a fully functional one. This makes the Zoom 5341J only a shade slower than the ARRIS Motorola SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, which takes only 26.6 seconds to do the same. There are in fact cable modems that take over 45 seconds to achieve full functionality, which goes to show just how fast the Zoom 5341J is.
Of course, high speed comes with a drawback, and in the case of Zoom 5341J, it is that it heats up pretty quickly. It is one of the hottest cable modems we have seen – its housing has an average temperature of 97.9 degree Fahrenheit. That’s very hot indeed, and it probably means that the Zoom 5341J should do better to handle the electricity that runs though it more efficiently. This is one of the reasons why the Zoom 5341J may not give you the same lifespan as some of the slower cable modems in this category.
But the positives of the Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J by far outweigh the negatives. For example, it comes with a power button toggles between on and off and offers a lot of saving on your power bill. This can mean a lot because most homes have a lot of devices that are plugged in or getting charged. The Zoom 5341J comes with a reset button which you should make use of when troubleshooting to solve network problems.
The Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J is one of the best cable modems in the market and is compatible with most cable internet providers. It delivers very high internet speeds and comes with power saving options such as an on/off button and a reset button which you can use for troubleshooting. It does have some drawbacks such as the fact that it overheats pretty quickly. Otherwise, the Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J offers full value for your money. Recommended!