Otherwise, this modem is easy to use, the lights are easy to read and the modem lays flat right under the router. That rented cable modem shuffled a lot of data in its time. Even if your cable provider does still maintain support for older cable modems, your connection speed will be limited by using an older modem. Of course, renting your cable modem does have its advantages. If yours does, there’s probably something wrong with its software, hardware or the line it is communicating over that is confusing the heck out of it and causing it to lock up. My comput er still saw the router sending a signal but the computer could not associate to it.

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Cable modems aren’t the kind of things that tend to break regularly, outside pinksys catastrophic failures. So what else is there to explore? Linksys doesn’t even give you that much. It only uses one power outlet, and creates a central station for all your connectivity solutions. I have nothing witty or sarcastic to say here.

It works flawlessly and I have even seen a noticeable speed increase. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

Linksys BEFCMU10 42.88 Mbps

Easy installation, and reliable. Bwfcmu10 Mbps Wireless Access Points. There isn’t much you have to do, and if you can connect three cables to a box with clearly marked, very different connectors, you too can install the Linksys BEFCMU The cable standards haven’t changed that much and established cable modem networks don’t disappear overnight.


This item is a really great alternative by Linksys if you want to own your own modem. See all 7 brand new listings. Nodem your cable modem ever breaks, the cable company will probably just hand you a new one and send the broken one off to their magical factory to be repaired. The cable company actually has control over all of the fun stuff, all you can usually do is reboot the modem, view a log modm its activities and see some real-time statistics concerning your connection.

If a cable modem you happen to own breaks, then tough luck.

Just plug it is and it works, I didn’t even have to use the install CD. Compact Design, with a “Do it all” attitude This is the first I have seen of a Modem, wireless, and router all-in-one package.

I’m not sure how hackable this thing is, as I’m sure that both Linksys and the cable companies have put some roadblocks in the way to stop people from doing things they should not be doing with the public cable TV network. Even when yours ebfcmu10 hopelessly obsolete, it will probably still work just fine IF you can find something to connect it to.

I haven’t actually dumped the firmware.

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This item doesn’t belong on befcnu10 page. You cannot reboot the modem from the web interface. See details for additional description. You really can’t go wrong with it, as long as your cable provider supports and allows the use of your own cable modem.


Early units would look for a source of instructions via TFTP on any of their network interfaces. Show less Show more.

Best Selling in Modems See all. For the longest time, I did rent my cable modem from the cable company and it worked well enough. Setup is a breeze. The USB cabke worked fine.

Most people get them from their cable company, usually under some kind of rental arrangement or rarely even at no extra charge. Curiously, given the austerity of its built in web pages, the BEFCMU10 does obtain the time and date from your cable provider and will at least time stamp the entries modsm its log.

I was working on my wireless laptop, put it aside and when I opened it again 15 minutes later I couldn’t get connected to the internet. Definitely get a cable modem of liinksys own if you have cable internet. It is subdivided into three pages with information about the modem, information about your connection and a event log that you can clear.