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ARRIS / Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG901 DOCSIS 2.0 Wireless G Cable Modem - Retail Packaging

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  • Requires CABLE Internet Service, if not sure your provider is CABLE call them to confirm
  • Compatible with ALL Major CABLE providers like Comcast, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom, Bright House
  • Internet download speeds up to 38 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps based on your Cable provider service
  • Wi-Fi Router - 802.11g (backwards compatible with 802.11b) and single 10/100 Eternet port
  • Front-panel LEDs indicate status and simplify troubleshooting
  • BROWN BOX models NOT VALID for this item, should report to Amazon immediately and RETURN to Seller
  • Docsis 2.0 with backward compatibility with 1.x
  • Good for basic streaming SD Video and multiple users.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Motorola
  • Model: SBG901
  • Data Link Protocol: ieee_802.11g
  • Weight: 1.55 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7 x 3 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002M3SJ6U
  • Item model number: SBG901
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (393 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,709 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 18, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Environmentally-Friendly Motorola SURFboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway
Why tie yourself down? Feel good about purchasing a "green" product and build your own wireless network with this high-speed 802.11 b/g access point. Get more out of your time online with its improved wireless capabilities. Surf the Web and view pages quickly, download video with blazing speed and play online games faster than your opponents with this SURFboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. Up to 100 times faster than traditional dial-up. No dialing up – no phone line required. Easy-to-install and simple-to-use. The best news is that this product was built and packaged in a responsible and manner




Motorola - 2.4GHz Wireless-G Cable Modem Gateway

A home network enables you to share information between two or more computers. You can connect your home network to the Internet through the cable TV system. The SBG901 supports 30% Wireless Acceleration using Xpress™ and Afterburner™ technology with internal antennas and acts as the central connection point between your computers and the Internet. It directs (routes) information between the computers connected to your home network. A built-in cable modem transmits information between your home network and the Internet. An SBG901: • Combines four separate products — a DOCSIS® cable modem, IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless access point, Ethernet 10/100Base-T connections, and firewall — into one compact unit • Enables you to create a custom network sharing a single broadband connection, files, and peripherals, with or without wires • Provides easy to use Installation Wizard to setup home network.



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    Product Features
  • Environmentally-Friendly
  • All packaging products are made from recycled materials
  • The shipping carton is made of recycled corrugated material
  • 100% of package contents is created from recycled materials
  • Energy Star Compliant
  • Smaller Power Supply (PWB) for reduced environmental impact
  • 802The mobility of a wireless LAN and simplicity of "No New Wires" technology
  • Supports 30% Wireless Acceleration using Xpress™ and Afterburner™
  • Internal bi-directional antennas provide improved wireless coverage and reduces the risk of breakage
  • Improved Wireless throughput, >23 Mbps, or >34 with Acceleration
  • Easy-to-use, multi-language Installation Wizard enables quick connectivity and wireless security set up
  • Broadband Internet access is always on, always connected
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connectivity compatible with almost any PC or Mac network-ready system
  • Backward compatible with 802.11b equipment
  • Updated, space saving enclosure with internal antenna
  • Enhanced security with Wi-Fi protected access and up to 128-bit WEP encryption
  • New GUI for easy customer set up and management
  • Ethernet cable included
  • Note: Ask your cable company if they support DOCSIS cable modems. DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) is the industry standard for cable-based Internet access service
  • 1-year limited warranty


What’s in the Box
Inside the Box - Motorola SBG901 SURFboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway, CD-ROM containing Installation Wizard and User Guid, Ethernet cable, Power adapter, Warranty card

Product Description

The SURFboard SBG901 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway offers a fast connection, a secure network, and the convenience and flexibility of wireless Internet access — all in one! And when you're online the 802.11g wireless technology means you're not tied down with wires. Roam throughout your home or office — and even take your laptop computer out in the backyard (up to 1312 feet) — without losing your network connection. At the same time, the commercial-grade firewall will keep hackers and viruses from attacking your network. Give your entire family or small office all the benefits of a secure wireless network with the SBG900 — your effortless broadband network solution.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Please save your money and buy something else.
Amazon Customer
Connection is extremely slow and constantly drops at random times throughout the day.
Israel70
I have 2 laptops and a Roku Netflix Box connected wirelessly with no issues.
desert rose

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

179 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Lyndon Wong on December 8, 2010
Installed the SB901 wireless cable modem with Comcast ISP in the Bellevue region, and struggled with it for a month. Two laptops, one running Windows XP, another running Windows 7, would sporadically lose wireless Internet connectivity on almost every session (every day). The wireless access point would remain connected to these laptops, but Internet access would fail. Restoring access involved 'kick the box' measures like re-booting the laptop, or disconnecting from and reconnecting to the wireless access point (no real idea what was restoring access). A Mac OSX laptop seemed to fare better for reasons unknown -- but this is not an endorsement of OSX over Windows (we use everything).

With a little quick & dirty research, found the following (which you can take with a grain of salt):

(1) Some users of Motorola products that combine both cable modem and wireless router functionality (such as the SB901) report having wireless connectivity issues (see the 1 and 2 star Amazon reviews for this product - you can also find similar reviews for other Motorola combo products).

(2) Unsubstantiated rumor: Motorola has a reputation for making excellent cable modems and mediocre wireless routers. Linksys and Netgear have a reputation for making excellent wireless routers, but not so good cable modems. Hey, it's a rumor, so nobody should get bent out of shape over this.

(3) More unsubstantiated hearsay: Products combining cable modem and wireless router functionality in a single unit tend not to perform as well as separate, dedicated products. Dedicated, separate products make technical support and diagnosis of connection problems easier. Separate products also enable the customer to choose best-of-breed solutions from the best vendors.
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Ron Molinaro on December 18, 2011
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Never have bothered to write a review before but maybe this will help someone. You know how reviews usually go, half the people love it and half the people hate it and you still have to flip a coin. Anyway, hating to rent anything I bought the SBG 901 to replace Charters SBG 941 which was doing a fine job running download at 10 to 13+ Mbps and upload at 3+. The unit never dropped me off the net requiring a reboot. The SBG 941 is apparently not available to consumers but I had read in one of the reviews the SBG 901 was a consumer version.

Anyway, for a non geek type the setup was easy, install the disc, follow the screens and finally call the provider with the MAC address. Ok, I'm up and running but have lost speed. Several days later speed is half of what I had and I'm getting dropped off the Net and having to reboot the router several times a day.

Had decided to send it back but then thought maybe I can get tech support from Motorola. Can't find a number on line but Amazon has it. 847-523-5000 Motorola tells me that the SBG 901 will do everything the SBG941 would do with performance. The problem may just be that that I have to try another channel on the router. (it has 11 channels) Great patient support guy who showed me how to get into the router and change channels. He would have stayed on the phone with me but once I understood what we were doing I said thank you and good by. Spent about a half hour changing and speed testing all channels. Am now back to running the same as the Charter rental unit and not being dropped off the net.

If you want to try it yourself the router address is 192.168.0.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By VF on December 19, 2009
Purchased yesterday and set it up without any problems. It is now compatible with Comcast. This was an issue previously, but Comcast has now certified its use. Performance is great and very convenient having build in wireless, no need for a separate router, especially if you are mostly wireless, which my family is. I also ran several speed tests and got up to 20Mbps download and 3.4Mbps upload. Very pleased and a dramatic improvement from my older Comcast supplied Scientific Atlanta Modem. Highly recommended!!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By bluerls on February 1, 2012
I toiled away for months with a terrible internet connection using this device. I tried countless solutions and was on the verge of buying a new device until I came upon the following solution that very quickly fixed my connection issue:

1. Type 192.168.0.1 into your browser. Hit enter. You will be taken to the SBG901 modem/router's home page.

2. Log in to the Motorola page using "admin" as your name and "motorola" as your password.

3. Click on the firewall link at the top of the page.

4. De-select the "IP Flood Detection" option near the bottom of the page.

5. Problem solved!

Apparently, the IP flood detection causes dropped data packet rates. This essentially means that when you go to a new web site, only some of the data you request is returning to you. So your connection is terrible as a result. Removing IP Flood Detection solves this. Apparently, unchecking it does not really affect your browser security. You can google IP Flood Detection if you are wary of this.
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